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Citi Field: Federal Baseball.com Behind Enemy Lines At The New York Mets' New Home.

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(ed. note - "A friend of mine had an extra ticket to the St. John's/Georgetown Big East Baseball matchup which was serving as a "soft opening" for the New York Mets' new home, Citi Field, in Flushing, Queens, NY. I apologize for the photo quality. While the iPhone is the greatest phone ever made, it does not have a quality camera...What follows after the jump is a quick pictorial report on the first of two ballpark openings to take place in New York this Spring...")

Citi Field...

The entrance to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda...modeled after Ebbets Field's entrance...

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The brick walkway is way too "Mets"...a friend, who happens to be a fan of the Mets, wanted to buy one of these, I said the inscription should read, "Thanks, Mr. Buckner."

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Directions to get around the Citi...

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The Jackie Robinson Rotunda: Alright, the inside of this is absolutely beautiful...

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#42...

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The walkways are lined with Mets of yore...If you look closely you can see my childhood hero, Gary Carter...uh, well I liked him as a Montreal Expos' catcher, but whatever....

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The first glimpse of the playing field...and scoreboard...

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The left field pole and the view down the line...

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The Home Run Apple...

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Perfect...

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I'll let the Mets' Official Site explain this bridge in the outfield...

"• A structural steel "bridge" motif throughout Citi Field reinforces the Mets' connection to New York's five boroughs while also symbolically linking the team's storied tradition to its future. Design elements call for exposed trusses, light towers, scoreboard structure, and a roof canopy that recall the ballparks of yesteryear."

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A little piece of Shea...(At least I think it is...they built a new apple so...)

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Hope I didn't spoil the new stadium experience for NY Mets' fans...can't wait to get to see the Nationals play here...Friday night, April 24th...