The stadium had a good crowd but far from being sold out as the lower level seats seem to be quite empty. (probably due to the insanely expensive prices for seats). But in spite of lighter crowd, the stadium was hopping. Fans cheering, making noise, even booing (loudly) in response to bad calls, bad pitches and missed hits! Yankee Stadium feels like baseball.
Our seats were good, similar to where we sat at the Yankees game. citiFIELD was a very nice, smaller stadium and it was filled up more than Yankee stadium was on Thursday. However, we noticed right away the lack of vendors going through the stands but most strikingly the lack of enthusiasm of the fans. Fans minimally cheered on their own and then only briefly when the organ played to get people to ‘make noise’.
My husband feel asleep in his chair.
I guess there is a unique pulse to every stadium. We have been to four so far including Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park in Philly and citiFIELD. citiFIELD is a beautiful park, but hands down the quietest we have ever visited. Fans prefer different experiences, but I personally prefer the loud rowdiness of fans enjoying the game, doing the wave, eating hotdogs and having a nice cold beer!