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Report: Mets plan 'quiet section'

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The New York Mets are floating plans for a "designated quiet-seating section" in Citi Field that would help families with autistic children.

The team emailed a survey to fans Wednesday, asking about their ballpark experience, including queries about the scoreboard, between-inning entertainment, music and even interactions with Mr. Met.

One question read, "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?"

According to radio station WFAN, the team on Thursday said the question was prompted by suggestions from parents of autistic children, who explained that such a section would heighten their kids' enjoyment of the game.

This proposed quiet zone would apply to a section in the second-deck, left-field seats that now go for between $20 and $78 a ticket, depending on the opponent.

The Mets confirmed the team was "evaluating the concept" of a "quiet section."

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