Citi Field — 13 months to go
I went to Citi Field yesterday, and here’s what I saw, starting with the view from the #7 train as it pulled into the station:
One of the main ramps from the elevated station had been removed–a ramp that once provided an excellent view–but I still got a good look from a familiar staircase:
Let’s go Mets, indeed.
Citi Field was surrounded by a chain-link fence. Sometimes I stuck my camera through or held it high above for a clear shot, but not here:
Behold Citi Field’s main entrance–the Jackie Robinson Rotunda:
The clockwise trek around Shea/Citi was underway…
Shea never looked so old and tired:
Light at the end of the tunnel:
Another look at both stadiums:
There were flatbed trailers ALL over the place, loaded with pre-assembled brick arches and beams (and there wasn’t anyone telling me not to walk right up to them and take pics):
Fun in the Flushing sun:
North side of Citi Field:
The upper deck still needs some work:
East edge of the Citi Field complex:
I have no idea what this is going to be, but I think it’s in deeeeeeep right-center field:
The surrounding neighborhood welcomes Citi Field to its thriving community:
Yo, dat’s brite!
Future parking lot:
View from underneath the elevated subway tracks:
Thirteen months until I get to snag there:
By the way, if you want to see how fast the construction has been moving, here’s what Citi Field looked like 11 months ago.