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Delta Offers Free Water Taxi Service To Mets, Yankees Games
Published April 28, 2010
|Delta Offering Free Water Taxi Service From
Manhattan To Citi Field, Yankee Stadium
Delta, the official airline sponsor of the Mets and Yankees, is "teaming up with New York Water Taxi to provide complimentary transportation from Pier 11 in Manhattan to all games at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium through the rest of the 2010 season," according to Tim Britton of MLB.com. The taxis, "adorned with the team and Delta logos, are equipped with air conditioning, a bar and satellite television, and can accommodate 147 passengers." The taxis "will leave 90 minutes before game time and arrive at least 30 minutes before first pitch." Water taxi tickets "will be available up to two hours before departure." There is no return service (MLB.com, 4/27). In N.Y., Ken Belson notes the water taxis will be available "for most night games," and spots on the boats are first come, first served. Beer, snacks and "Fly Ball" cocktails "are available on board, and passengers can watch pregame coverage on large-screen televisions." Delta Senior VP for N.Y. Gail Grimmett said that the company "hopes the boat rides reinforce the airline's sponsorship deals with the two teams" (N.Y. TIMES, 4/28). In N.Y., Mitch Abramson notes the $2.5M double-decker boats "are equipped with indoor/outdoor seating." Former Yankees CF Bernie Williams and Mets RF Jeff Francoeur yesterday were on hand to "christen the first day of free water taxi service" during a "small bottle-breaking ceremony at Pier 11" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/28).