Swing by Citi Field for a New York Mets Game

The New York Mets play their games at Citi Field in the Queens borough of New York City. With a capacity to seat 42,000 people, the stadium replaced previously used Shea Stadium and was first opened for play in 2009. Prior to the season, the team hosts its spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Facts about the New York Mets

The New York Mets are part of the National League East Division, along with the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and Philadelphia Phillies. During Spring Training, the team plays in the Grapefruit League. Spring Training is the time during which the team determines its roster for the upcoming season. You can get a first look at players vying for a spot on the team during spring training before the team determines the final roster and the season begins. The Mets have won two World Series titles in team history. They share the city with several other professional sports teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets, and New York Giants.

Where is the stadium located and how is it accessed?

Citi field is located in the Queens borough of New York unlike the Spring Training Facility in Florida. Queens is opposite of Manhattan from East Rutherford, NJ, where the New York Jets play their football games. You can access the stadium through several different mediums of transportation, including subway, ride-share, and driving. Public transit can be used to access many sporting events, such as games for the New York Jets and Yankees. The New York City subway runs to Citi Field, giving you a cost-effective way to get to the game if you do not want to drive. In addition, the stadium has designated parking as well as ride-share lines.

What are the food options available?

Citi Field has a wide variety of dining options. In addition to standard stadium fare, several unique options are available. These options vary in their inspiration and origins with both fusion and international options available. You can sample food of many different types, ranging from fresh seafood to hand-breaded mozzarella sticks. In addition to food, the stadium has a wide selection of drinks. Beer options range from national brands to local craft beers if you want to get a sampling of what local breweries have to offer. Some of the traditional ballpark options offered are listed below:

  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Fries
  • Nachos
  • Popcorn
What is seating like in the stadium?

Citi Field has seating options all around the playing field. Whether you prefer to watch games from behind the home plate or from the outfield bleachers, there is a spot for you. Select seating such as those directly behind the home plate at field level in the Metropolitan Platinum section have luxury amenities such as a dedicated staff to take food orders and bring items directly to you. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available throughout the stadium. There are also a battery of luxury suite options suitable for large parties and events.

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