You could spend hundreds of dollars for tickets to watch the Yankees or the Mets play baseball.
If the game is more important to you than the players who play it, you can have fun investing in your time by watching young, future stars play, and you can do that for around $15 per ticket in Brooklyn ($10 cheaper than last season and, by the way, professional baseball on Staten Island is on hiatus).
This year the Cyclones are in the High-A East League. The schedule is a ‘short’ season, running from mid-May to mid-September, opening day being May 18.
Major League Baseball re-jigged its minor league operations across the country, eliminating leagues and teams that had been in existence for ages. Fans are unhappy that they didn’t get to vote on this.
MCU ballpark is quite new, and the views are classic: over the Cyclone’s outfield fence can be seen the 1930s Parachute Drop (pictured). Being at the centre of the Coney Island entertainment district makes an outing there multi faceted—you can take a pre-game Atlantic Ocean swim, ride the Cyclone roller coaster, play arcade games, go to the aquarium, people watch on the boardwalk—there are many options.
This is a certain kind of classic American art and culture experience that is certain to be fun.