I’m not much of a drinker and never have been very good at it. In the past my only claim to booze fame was winning a few games of quarters, mostly by being a good shot, playing smart and thinking up imaginative rules, which I would then enforce mercilessly until someone vomited. That was among the least embarrassing things I have done when drinking. I suppose this is why I don’t have trouble aging. My youth showcased a great deal of stupidity. And also why I don’t often have more than one or two drinks in a social situation.
I’m also a big guy, six foot four and 250 pounds soaking wet. So it takes more than one drink for me to feel any kind of buzz. So forget drinking at the ballgame. I’m not paying $15 for two Budweisers. (And neither should you.)
But McFadden’s at Citi Field has a special going on that was so ridiculous that I had to e-mail them and find out what the catch was.
Listen to this: A VIP Package at McFadden’s Citi Field includes: one hour of open bar, an order of chicken wings, a ticket for a free drink after the game, and a ticket to the game–and not just a ticket but a ticket to the 100 or 300 level! All for somewhere between $30 and $60, generally depending on whom the Mets are playing.
Buying directly from the Mets, a 100 or 300 level ticket alone costs more than that. At $60 this is a total steal, at $30, well, you start to think like me…wondering what the catch is.
I e-mailed McFadden’s and asked them if the tickets needed to be bought in bulk, or whatever, because this seemed like just too good of a deal to be true. In response, Stephanie Collins, the Marketing and Events Manager, sent me this reply:
“It’s all true! Buy! Buy! Buy! Before they are sold out!”
I just visited Citi Field recently without knowing this and am kicking myself. I would like to have a beer or two at a ballgame and have a little buzz going, but it just costs too much. Had I known… (sounds of me repeatedly kicking myself in the ***). Now, if I go again, I have to find someone to drive me.
I’m very often amazed at what I find when I look.
McFadden’s at Citi Field website: http://www.mcfaddensballparkny.com/