NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yes, the Mets are exploring the possibility of selling tickets for a “quiet” section at Citi Field.
The Amazin’s posed the question to their fans in an email survey Wednesday: “The Mets are considering adding a designated ‘quiet’ seating section with lower volume PA announcements and no music or cheerleading. How likely would you be to purchase tickets in that section?”READ MORE: Little Girl Seen Wandering Alone On Long Island Found Say, Police Say
It “would apply to a section in the second-deck, left-field seats,” which sell for between $20 and $78 apiece under the team’s dynamic pricing plan, according to the New York Post. The paper quoted a few Mets fans who panned the concept, calling it “stupid,” “boring” and “just not baseball.”
But there’s more to the story.
The idea is to make Citi Field more welcoming to families with autistic children, the Mets told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton.READ MORE: Roofing Students Help Build Home For New Jersey Family In Need
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The franchise wanted to know if the interest in such sections extended beyond their autism awareness days, morning show co-host Craig Carton said Thursday morning. The Mets held their 10th annual Autism Awareness Day on May 6, a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“If that’s the sole reason you’re considering it, well, bravo!” said Carton. “You want to allow all kids … to enjoy a baseball game. So why not just say that?”
When asked about “quiet” sections on Twitter, one fan responded, “I think giving the parents of kids with autism a chance to see a ball game without having major issues is exceptionally noble.”MORE NEWS: New York City Announces $50 Million 'Community Care Plan' To Expand Senior Services
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