Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, gets some upgrades

TechCrunch went out to the ballpark this week — specifically Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Granted, it wasn’t the most tech-centric event, but the stadium has seen some changes between seasons — including the addition of a big LED Coca-Cola sign, which looms over the new Coca-Cola Corner in right field. Apparently, the sign is the second largest “freeform display” in Major League Baseball.

While you’re in Coca-Cola Corner, you’ll be able to keep up with the social media conversation and show off off your batting skills at a virtual home run derby, which is powered by Microsoft Kinect technology. And throughout the rest of the stadium, you’ll see new interactive displays from another Mets sponsor, Nikon. (Verizon, which owns AOL and TechCrunch, is also a sponsor.)

The Mets will play the year’s first game at Citi Field on April 8, against the Phillies.