New York Mets Consider Adding 'Quiet Seating' For Families with Autistic Children


When the New York Post reported that the New York Mets had recently emailed fans a survey and included the question, “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?”, the response wasn’t overwhelmingly favorable.  The Post reported responses that included the words, ‘boring’, ‘stupid’ and even the phrase, ‘that’s just not baseball’.

But further explanation seems to be softening the responses.

The Mets, who held their 10th Annual Autism Awareness Day on May 6th, are said to be considering the ‘Quiet Section’ for families who have children with Autism.  The section naturally wouldn’t be silent, but would be more conducive to families who’s children are sensitive to louder environments.  Tickets would range from $20 to $78.

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