Friday, July 17, 2015

Recreation in the Yucatan: BASEBALL!



The Leones de Yucatán are a Triple-A level baseball team playing in the Mexican League. Their home games are played at Parque Kukulcán in Mérida, Yucatán. 

Compared to the US or Canada tickets are very affordable and most Thursday are ladies night when women get in free. Last night was our second Thursday night game...we love a bargain! For 125.00 MXP (or about 8.00 US) we sat right behind home plate up about 6 rows. And remember as women get in free on Thursday that was per couple! BTW, parking was a whopping 15 pesos! (1.00 US)
We arrived last night with Canadian friends Dwight and Fran. Two other couple who were to attend, were unable to because last minute illness (we had attended a bar the night before and maybe the bar food was a little sketchy) So we climbed into our seats and prepared to enjoy the game. Now here individual seats are not reserved but the section where you will sit is, so you just go find the best seat in your section! 


The night was pretty and the crowd was getting settled in. 
Just to mention about the vendors...I have never seen so many different types of food sold at a ballpark...churros, turnovers both sweet and savory, kibis, totas, chips peanuts, popcorn, sweets for the kids, beer, water, soda, cappuchino , wings, dips..you can can find almost everything!

However one of the favorite snacks both here at the ballpark and any Yucatan event is marquesita, a Edam cheese filled rolled wafer....fresh and hot it's delish!




 And then the rains came!



Oh well, next time we may get to see the whole game!

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely, fun, post!

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  2. Those snacks look amazing - I love churros. Too bad you got rained out though.

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