About the New York Mets
There’s nothing like a day at the old ballgame: the cheering fans, the cold beer, the pop flies and home runs. And there’s nothing more fun than cheering on the Mets during their 53rd season -- and in their new home at Citi Field in Queens, an easy subway ride away from Manhattan.
Two-time World Series champs, the Mets deliver plenty of action on the field, with a roster that includes star infielder David Wright, home-run king Lucas Duda and on-fire second baseman Daniel Murphy. And a trip to a Mets game is an unforgettable event.
What’s more, the venue is part of the thrill. Opened in 2009 as a replacement for Shea Stadium, Citi Field is a state-of-the-art facility with something going on everywhere you look. Bring a hearty appetite, because there are amazing dining options. So if you want chili dogs or sliders, they’ve got you covered. But that’s just the beginning. There’s a food court with all kinds of cuisines, including Mexican and Chinese. There’s also a Shake Shack, restaurateur Danny Meyer’s now-legendary “stand” offering mouth-watering dogs, burgers and custards. Plus, there are exclusive clubs and high-end restaurants reserved for ticket holders in certain sections.
This one’s a home run for the whole family or a group of friends, with nine innings of excitement, memories and magic. So be the star player in your group and score tickets today!
Citi Field Amenities
• Mets Hall of Fame and Museum: See trophies from the team’s World Series wins in ’69 and ’86 as well as lots of autographed memorabilia
• Taste of the City: This bustling food court offers barbecue, Mexican food, Chinese and Korean cuisine and even Belgian frites
• FanFest: Located behind the center field scoreboard, this entertainment area has a wiffleball kiddie field and tons of video games, along with a dunk tank. Who knows? You might even spot Mr. Met.
Did you know?
The Mets were founded in 1962 as an expansion team to replace the New York Giants (who went to San Francisco) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (who also headed west to L.A.).
Built at a cost of $900 million ($989 million in today’s dollars), Citi Field has a capacity of more than 45,000, including standing room.
Baseball fans or anyone who loves sports in general. Most New Yorkers are fiercely devoted to either the Mets or Yankees, so you can expect an exciting vibe here, with fans cheering on their home team with gusto.
Good for kids?
Without a doubt. Boys and girls, young and old -- everyone loves a day at the ballpark.
Citi Field Location Information:
12301 Roosevelt Ave.
Corona, NY 11368
7 to Mets/Willets Point station