6.08.2011

Meanwhile in Queens...

CitiField

While most of the American soccersphere was focused on a football stadium in Detroit Rock City last night, 39,000 + made their way to a baseball stadium in Queens to watch soccer. Only in America y'all.

Citi Field, home of the NY Mets, made its soccer debut last night when Greece met Ecuador in a 1-1 draw. It's almost always awkward when a soccer pitch is placed over a baseball diamond but this wasn't too bad. Or at least it wasn't as bad as what the Wizards had to deal with in CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Get used to seeing it though as you're going to see soccer at Citi again very soon.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

As an SKC fan... although the CAB wasn't the greatest venue, LSP was/is well worth the wait.

But yes, 39K in Queens vs the 28K in Detroit just makes you shake your head... "Only in America" is spot on.

Eddie said...

Soccer at Citi very soon. What could you possibly mean by that, SF?

jon said...

Eddie, read the linked article and you'll know...

Rich said...

higher attendance than any mets game this season NOT against the phillies or yankees....

coachie ballgames said...

it's a no-brainer. if the metrostars had played at shea from the start they woulda had 50,000 a game. Queens, if it were a stand-alone city, would be the fifth largest city in MLS. The five boroughs of New York City love soccer, give them soccer and they will go. Crossing the Hudson is crossing a river too far.
Cosmos in Citi. Make it work.

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price per head said...

that was not bat at all in my opinion, it was a very interesting and exciting game, I personally enjoyed it! :D