Baseball is one of the all-time great US sports so when DS Virgin Racing rolled into New York this week, we thought we’d pay a little visit to one of the giants – the NY Mets.
Drivers Sam Bird and Alex Lynn were shown the VIP treatment upon their visit to the Citi Stadium in Brooklyn, beginning with a guided tour of the dug-out and playing field before meeting players Jerry Blevins (pitcher) and Dom Smith (batter). After exchanging team shirts, it was then down to Sam and Alex to hit the batting cage to see how they’d fare. Finally, the evening ended with front row seats at that evening’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies
As well as being the team’s home ground, the stadium is also a pioneer for sustainability. Indeed, the NY Mets Citi Stadium was built with 95% recycled steel, has ultra-efficient field lighting that cuts energy consumption by as much as 50%, and an on-site irrigation system that saves an estimated 4 gallons of water per year!