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Mets first out of the gate with Citi Field opening tonight

It’s the second time the New York Mets have opened a new ballpark and the first since the original launch of Shea Stadium in 1964.
Tonight is the regular-season launch for the $800-million Citi Field, as the New York Mets open a new ballpark for the first time since the 1964 launch of Shea Stadium.

The Mets went small with the new ballpark; it holds only 41,800 fans. And while that decision wasn’t universally hailed — ticket prices are definitely on the high side, and many loyal season-ticket holders were upset with their new seat locations — the Mets are willing points for incorporating elements of Ebbets Field in the new facility.

We’ll be out to visit the new ballpark in coming weeks.

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