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Tiger Stadium-like overhang at Citi will limit some views

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In addition to discussing the Citi Field ticket situation with Mets executive Dave (Half Hollow Hills East) Howard here, I also asked him about concerns over seats with obstructed views in the new park.

Howard acknowledged children and less-than-tall adults might have to lean forward or sit on a booster pad in some front-row seats in the promenade with views partially blocked by a display board hanging from the facade.

What about the overhang into fair territory in rightfield, from which most fans will be unable to see the ball as it reaches the wall underneath them?

"The 'Porch' is a throwback, signature element borrowed from Tiger Stadium," Howard said. "Technically, if that ball is hit to the wall just below you, unless you’re sitting in the very front rows of that level, you won't be able to see it. We understood that.

"The space is very popular with customers. And we have state-of-the-art video equipment to show replays and more than 800 flat-screen, high-definition televisions.

"When you do an overhang like that it’s one of the downsides, but we felt it was such a unique and interesting element we were OK with that."

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