The easiest and most economical way to get to the Mets stadium is to take the #7 subway train to Mets/Willets Point Station.
You get dropped off right on its doorstep and it only costs $2 to get there. The #7 train is 18 minutes from NY Penn Station.
You can also catch it from Times Square, 5th Ave and Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
With the amount of traffic in the NY area, taking the subway is by far the way to go with the least amount of headaches and frustrations.
Located in the same area as the US Open Tennis Center which can be seen just beyond the stadium parking lot.
Citi Field is close to La Guardia Airport.
Throughout the course of the game, you will see the planes continually fly directly over the center field wall.
US Open Tennis Center
In the past, I’ve heard it said how rude New Yorkers can be, but that wasn’t my experience. Everyone I met on my stay there and at the Mets stadium were VERY nice. So, if you go there expecting rude and offensive people, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised!
For almost any game at the Mets stadium you can walk up the day of the game and be able to get a ticket. Their fans can be very passionate, but it seems that you can get a ticket most of the time by just walking up to the ticket window. The price of a ticket is very reasonable. Upper level tickets will cost around $25. That’s a good price for a game in New York.
You can view the New York Mets schedule here on our website and check out the Mets spring training schedule. After you 'View Tickets' for the game that you're interested in, you'll see a seating chart. If you hover your mouse pointer over any section of that seating chart, you'll see an actual picture of that section.
At Citi Field, the 500 level shaded seats are closer to the top. If you can get seats in row 10 or higher you should be shaded from the sun, protected from the rain and not get drenced in your seat.
The picture to the left was taken in section 509, row 11 between home plate and first base. Later, a torrential rainstorm delayed the game for over an hour. The row in front of me was able to stay in their seats without getting wet, but the row in front of them... not so much!
The food choices at Citi Field are abundant. They have options for virtually everyone, from Gluten free fare and whole wheat pizza, to Japanese food and burgers and hot dogs. You’re not permitted to bring any of your own food or beverages with one exception.
You can bring in one, soft, plastic, factory-sealed water bottle of 20 ounces or less into the stadium with you.more...
This is one area that sets the Mets stadium apart from a lot of other stadiums, that they cater to the kids and have activities for them to be involved in before the game.
The area is known as Mr. Mets Kiddie Field
One of the activities is a
dunk tank where the kids attempt to dunk an adult into
the water, who just happens to be wearing the opposing teams jersey.
The dunk tank is great fun and the kids love it.
At the Mets stadium, they also have a 2K Sports T-ball field set up for the kids to play on. Along with it is a video screen where they can watch themselves play just like the "big boys" do! The video screen is located over center field.
There are kids and Mets stadium staff on the otherside of the wall ready to retrieve any balls that make it over the fence.
Batting Cages and Video games
The other places that make the Mets stadium a true family experience that the kids will enjoy are the batting cage, a base-running challenge and video games area.
The young kids can put the helmet on, pick out a bat and swing away. The balls they use are yellow, softball size, so it makes it more fun and easier for the kids to hit.
Ready to catch the homerun balls hit over the fence at the T-ball field
The video room is an area that even Dad or big brother will enjoy. They have large recliners to sit back in and play the latest MLB sports video game. It's almost like being at home.
2K Sports Video Games
For Ladies Only
The Mets have added a shop that is just for female New York Mets fans. They have a store called Touch by Alyssa Milano at the stadium.
Health Information Team
Citi Field is the first ballpark in Major League Baseball with a permanent location where fans can get health information.
Located on the Field Level in the right field corner, the Health Information Team will have doctors and other medical professionals on staff at every game to provide guidance and counseling.
Fans can get information on a wide variety of health-related topics including exercise, heart health, nutrition and women’s health.
The Health Information Team is a unique service for fans resulting from the New York Mets President Saul Katz’s support of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, The Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Katz Women’s Hospital.
Surprisingly, with a health and wellness center at Citi Field, fans are allowed to smoke at the games in a couple of designated areas.
Smoking is allowed in the following areas:
- The Plaza Level at the left field gate
- The Field Level at the center field staircase landing across from the back of the video board
- The Promenade Level at the top of the ramp across from section 527.
Anything larger than 16"x16"x8" is not allowed to be brought into the Mets stadium; hard-sided coolers; all metal cans; glass bottles; open containers; commercial grade audio, video and photographic equipment; alcoholic beverages; illegal substances; laser pointers; noisemaking devices; fireworks, animals (except for assistive purposes) or weapons and anything of a similar nature.
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