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Best Small-Town Stadium New York 2002 - KEYSPAN PARK

KEYSPAN PARK

KEYSPAN PARK

1904 Surf Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11224

718-449-8497

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Home to two-year-old Mets farm team the Brooklyn Cyclones, small and homey KEYSPAN PARK offers a perfect view of the Coney Island beach, and it's blissfully free of the corporate gloom that overshadows the city's larger stadiums. Not that there aren't sponsors, but you're more likely to see ads for a local DJ who does weddings and bar mitzvahs than for Diet Coke. The Cyclones themselves fumble a lot, which makes them more human than the overpaid guys in the Bronx and Queens—and it's more fun to yell at them because they can probably hear you. Great seats cost under $10, and the endless array of inter-inning antics, Macarena-like dances, and local promotional giveaways (such as the free car wash for the dirtiest car in the parking lot) all add the feel of a small-town, community-oriented party.
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