'Ugly Betty' shoots at Citi Field
Center row, from left to right: Daniel Eric Gold, America Ferrera, Christopher Gorham, Dreama Walker
Eric Mabius and Sarah Lafleur (Photos: Marc S. Levine/New York Mets)
By Kyle Stack
It took a show based in Queens to become the first TV program to shoot scenes at the Mets’ new Flushing ballpark, Citi Field.
ABC’s “Ugly Betty” shot part of its May 21 season finale at the Mets game Friday. During those scenes, Betty (America Ferrera) “starts to really examine her relationship with Matt [her boyfriend] and her ex, Henry,” said producer Jim Klever-Weis.
“Betty” filmed mostly before and after the game. The character Daniel (Eric Mabius) even threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
During play, the Delta Sky 360 club — the most exlusive seats in the ballpark — was a backdrop for shooting.
“It’s a nice branding exercise to reach additional audiences — not your typical demographic Mets game,” said Dave Howard, executive vice president of business operations for the Mets.