NY Mets Helping Kids With Autism

The New York Mets are pondering the idea of designating a “quiet section” inside Citi Field, to make the stadium more friendly to families with autistic children.

I guess baseball fans can argue the pros and cons, but this non-baseball fan thinks it’s a good idea…

At least in theory.

The Amazin’s posed the question to their fans in an email survey: “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?”

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 idea is to make Citi Field more welcoming to families with autistic children, the Mets told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton.

Of course, considering the way the Mets usually play, Citi Field is usually pretty silent, anyway. POW!

13 thoughts on “NY Mets Helping Kids With Autism

  1. Metoo

    I hope this plan is implemented at more MLB parks, also. Great idea, Mets, even though I’m a Yankees fan.

  2. John D

    Sounds like a good idea to me.

    I heard that the Phillies were going to try something similar. They were going to set aside a section of the stadium for people who don’t want to get assaulted by drunken fans.

  3. realwest

    Howdy Wyatt! I didn’t know what to make of this article at first.
    Then I read the comments at your link, especially this one:
    “Ridiculous. These autistic kids need to stop being coddled and forced more to deal with the real world. They can adapt. It takes a little longer but it’s a lot like letting a child never grow up and does them more harm in the long run. Want to enjoy a game and you’re autistic? Learn to deal with it. That’s life.”

    And honestly, after reading that, I say BRAVO to the Mets organization.

  4. Wyatt Earp Post author

    John D – Yeah, section 206, Row 1, Seat 1. That’s it.

    Real – Sadly, there is no shortage of douche canoes in the world. The comments at that article prove that theory.

  5. Dannytheman

    I thought this was a joke.. When we used to not want a kid to play ball, we would tell him he was playing Left Out!! Which is where the Mets are putting these kids.

    I think they should have a section for stupid woman who don’t understand the game section. Who do I call?

    Wyatt, it’s the only game where the defense controls the ball. It is different from every sport.

  6. bob (either orr)

    Will they forced to listen to new part-owner Bill Maher’s “comedy” routines?

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