There's nothing like spending a day at the ballpark and rooting for your favorite team amongst the frenzied crowd with a hotdog in one hand and beer in the other. Citi Field is well-known for being the home turf of the New York Mets and an amazing venue for traditional gameday events and non-baseball-related celebrations. Guests can easily get turned around in this marvelous 400,000-square-foot venue, especially if visiting for the first time. Opening day is right around the corner so fans should read up and prepare as soon as possible if they want to kick off the new season in style.

How Do I Get To Citi Field?

The stadium is in Flushing, Queens at 41 Seaver Way. The Q48 bus runs along Roosevelt Avenue next to the stadium. The 7 train can be take to Mets-Willets Point Station in about 30 minutes. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) can also transfer to Mets-Willets Point from Penn Station which would also be about a 30-minute ride. 

If traveling by car, taking the Whitestone Expressway to Whitestone 13D or Grand Central Parkway to Grand Central Parkway 9P or 9E is recommended. Follow signs, NYPD, and traffic personnel directing you to designated Citi Field sites. There are five parking lots near Citi Field. 

Arriving early helps cut down on traffic congestion. Google Maps or the MLB Ballpark app are good for accurate directions. Car parking costs $40 during the regular season and $60 post-season or for special events. More detailed information about parking and transportation in general can be found here and here.

What's Their Schedule Like?

The season's first game is slated for March 28th at 1:10 pm against the Brewers. The last game is set for September 22nd at 1:40 pm against the Phillies. Check out the Mets 2024 schedule to plan a trip around your schedule. 

How Are Ticket Prices Looking?

Costs vary drastically depending on what game you're attending, where you sit, and if you're a member of groups like the Diamond Club. The cheapest tickets tend to be around $15, while the most expensive ones can reach up to $850. 

What About Seating?

Good seats are subjective here. If you want the cheapest options available, those are going to be quite different than seats giving you the best view of the game. There is something for everyone in terms of making the most of your experience. 

Families should check out section 140 at the Field Level. It has a dunk tank and occasional appearances from the famed team mascot Mr. Met! For great views, the 309-329 section includes padded seats and a great perspective of Manhattan and Corona Park. Some of the cheapest seats are in the 533-538 section at $10-$15. Section 406-423 is both affordable and offers decent views, giving it the best value at Citi Field overall. There are also seats set aside for members of various clubs.

Is There Food?

Of course! You can find a more comprehensive dining guide right here, but some standouts include: Shake Shack, Vegan City, Nathan's, Tacocina, Mister Softee, and so much more! 

Anything Else I Should Know?

There are over 800 wheelchair-accesible seats available for purchase through calling the box office. The Mets' accessibility guide has more information.

For guests visiting from out of town for a few days, Times Square offers plenty of hotel accommodations to chose from. The Intercontienntal Hotel Group is a popular chain that provides plenty of hotel branches to choose from within a reasonable price range.

Center Field Plaza has a mini-baseball field for kids to practice on.
The stadium is also home to the Hall of Fame & Museum delving into the history of the Mets. It is small but worthwhile if you're looking for something else to do before or after a game. 

For any other questions or concerns, visit the MLB's official homepage.