Located in Queens, Citi Field is easily accessible from Manhattan and is home to the New York Mets baseball team. Citi Field opened in 2009, replacing the Mets' former home - Shea Stadium.
About Citi Field
The Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Hodges and Stengel entrances open 2 1/2 hours before the scheduled game time for visitors who want to watch batting practice. All other entrances open 1 1/2 hours before game time.
Arrive early to avoid delays passing through Citi Field security. Here is a Citifield Map that highlights attractions, concessions, merchandise, and services at Citifield. You will need to navigate to each level of the field to see the map for that area.
Smoking is prohibited in the stadium, except in these locations:
- Plaza Level - Left Field Gate
- Field Level - Center field staircase landing across from the back of the CitiVision video board
- Promenade Level - The top of the ramp across from section 527
Coolers, glass and plastic bottles, and cans, as well as bags larger than a purse or child's backpack are not permitted. If you want to bring your own food and drink, keep these policies in mind -- juice boxes offer a good drink solution (they're even available with iced tea, etc) and packing a few small snacks in your child's backpack could be an option. If you bring anything that is forbidden you'll have to return it to your car before entering the stadium.
Tailgating rules prohibit alcohol and open fires (including barbecues), as well as impeding pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
You might want to review the Citi Field Fan Map before you go to Citi Field. It does a great job of highlighting Citi Field attractions, as well as the many options for food available at Citi Field.
Where to Eat At Citifield
Citifield, the home of the New York Mets, has many concessions, restaurants, and clubs where you can eat on game day.
- Nathan's hot dogs, fries and corn dogs throughout the park
- Shake Shack - great burgers, hot dogs and frozen custard
- Blue Smoke - pulled pork and ribs served up at two locations
- Mama's of Corona - Italian heros and desserts
- More Options: Citifield Concessions on Citifield Fan Map
Citifield's clubs offer restaurant options for fans. Access to the clubs and restaurants is restricted to particular seat holders, so check details on their website.
- Delta Sky360 Club - located behind home plate, the Delta Sky360 Club is open to Delta Club Platinum and Gold seat holders and offers complementary drinks and snacks. There is a fine dining restaurant, two bars and a casual snack bar.
- Champions Club - with two locations, one behind first base, another behind third base, these Citifield restaurants each feature pictures and memorabilia from the NY Mets 1969 and 1986 championship teams.
- Acela Club - reservations are recommended at this fine-dining establishment inspired by Drew Nieporent of Tribeca Grill and Nobu fame.
- Caesar Club - Cafe Rome offers visitors casual dining, as well as a full-service bar, couches and flat screen TVs.
- Promenade Club - A casual dining restaurant and two bars are available behind home plate on the promenade level.
Directions To Citifield
Citifield is located in Flushing, Queens. It's easily accessible from Manhattan by public transportation. Address: Roosevelt Avenue. Flushing, NY 11368-1699.
- Subway to Citifield: Take the 7 to Mets-Willets Point station. Travel time is about 30 minutes.
- LIRR (Long Island Railroad) to Citifield: Take the LIRR to Mets-Willets Point station from Penn Station. Travel time is about 30 minutes.
- Driving to Citifield: Citi Field is located near the Grand Central Parkway, the Long Island Expressway and the Whitestone Expressway.
- More: Complete Mass Transit Directions to Citi Field
- Driving Directions: Driving directions from NY, NJ, CT and throughout the five boroughs.
Ferry to Citi Field
- New York Water Taxi provides free ferry service to Citi Field thanks to Delta Airlines. You'll need to return via subway, as service is only offered to the game.
- Sea Streak provides round-trip ferry service to Citi Field for select weekend home games from New Jersey.
Things to See at Citi Field
- 2KSports FanFest - Open from 2.5 hours before game time through the 7th inning, 2KSports FanFest features a DJ, dunk tank, batting cages and even a chance of seeing Mr. Met before game time.
- Mets Hall of Fame and Museum - Features interactive displays, as well as World Series trophies and rings, and plaques for each of the members of the team's Hall of Fame.
New York Mets Official Website: http://newyork.mets.mlb.com