The 1,800 Legends Suite seats in the first nine rows ringing the plate, which cost between $500 and $2,625 each, were more than half empty at the start of the game as dozens of waiters and waitresses filled the aisles serving those who were there. Others patrons lingered over meals on the second floor of the duplex Legends Suite Club behind home plate.
Not a single spectator was in the final 30 first-row seats down each foul line during the first inning, and only a handful of those seats were filled later, when the rest of the section was perhaps more than half full.
Just behind them, separated by a walkway and wall that resembles a moat, were padded field level seats that go for $325 as part of season tickets and $375 individually. They, too, were about half-empty.
There were many spots available in the Audi Club ($75 plus an automatic $65 prix fix meal) and the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar ($90), although the back of the bar was full. While the first row of the Bleachers Cafe seats ($125) was about two-thirds filled, the second row was nearly empty. And only the smallest of the seven party suites in right field appeared to be in use.
Other than that, the rest of the stadium was packed.