Citi Field

Capacity: 41,800     Opened: 2009

 

Head over to Citi Field in Queens to see that other New York team play. Mets fans have a rowdy reputation, but we found they were actually a pretty tame bunch!

 

What makes this stadium unique?

Citi Field incorporates bridges in its architecture and Shea Bridge in the outfield mimics Hell Gate Bridge which links Manhattan to Queens. The outside of the ballpark pays homage to Ebbets Field which was home to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda in the main entrance honors the late legend with quotes, pictures, and a large lit up #42 to take pictures in front of. Adjacent to the rotunda is the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum, which displays the two World Series trophies and other Mets’ memorabilia. In front of the stadium is the original Home Run Apple from Shea stadium. There is a new and improved Home Run Apple that pops up in the batter’s eye after every Mets’ home run, during the 7th inning stretch, and after a win. Citi is the only ballpark to paint their foul poles. They are orange instead of the standard yellow. Head to section 126 to watch batting practice and get a close up look at the field. Be sure to sing “Meet the Mets!”

 

Dining and Nightlife

  1. Pine Restaurant of Queens

    Pine Restaurant of Queens

    3710 114th Street
    Flushing, NY
    11368

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    The Pine is a true Mets bar made popular when the Mets played in Shea Stadium. Stop by for a beer or two and reminisce.
  2. Dugout Grill

    Dugout Grill

    126-12 34th Avenue
    Corona, NY
    11368

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    Dugout Grill is down the street from Citi Field and Home of the Famous Half Pound Burger. The Costa Rica comes recommended, sub in the turkey burger for those health conscious. Dugout also serves breakfast, perfect for early starts!
  3. Leo’s Latticini

    Leo’s Latticini

    4602 104th Street
    Flushing, NY
    11368

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    Mama’s features mouthwatering homemade Italian sandwiches that are also available in Citi Field, but better enjoyed in their original habitat!
  4. Cascarino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Ristorante

    Cascarino’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Ristorante

    1460 College Point Boulevard
    Flushing, NY
    11356

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    What’s a trip to NYC without pizza? Cascarino’s comes highly recommended by locals for authentic pizza and Italian cuisine without the high New York prices.

 

Transportation/Parking

NYC has the best public transportation, so definitely use the subways to get around. The 7 will take you right to Citi Field at Mets-Willets Point stop. Make sure you jump on the express if you’re coming from Manhattan to save time! After the game there are plenty of express trains back into the city stopping at Grand Central Station and Times Square. If you stay in Jersey you can ride the NJT into New York Penn Station (watch out there’s a Newark Penn Station as well) or the PATH to the World Trade Center stop. Parking at the stadium is $19.

 

Weekend for Two
LaGuardia Airport Hotel (2 Nights) $174
Tickets (2 Upper Pavilion Tickets) $10
Breakfast Complimentary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Cascarino’s: Large Stuffed Italian Combo Pizza, Cannoli, 2 Glasses of Wine)
Saturday Lunch (Leo’s Latticini: 2 Sandwiches, 2 Sodas)
Saturday Dinner (Dugout Grill: Costa Rica Burger, New York City’s Finest, 2 Sides of Fries)
Pre-game at Pine Restaurant of Queens (4 Drinks)
$0
$52

$20
$21

$30

Subway Cards (2) $20
Total $327

*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.

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