Citi Field is an open-air baseball stadium located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in New York City. It opened in 2009 and is the home field of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Mets. The capacity of Citi Field is 41,922 and its features include a Mets Hall of Fame and Museum and a variety of dining options.

Citi Field is a baseball stadium located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in New York City. It opened in 2009 and is the home field of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Mets. The stadium was built as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which opened in 1964. Citi Field was designed by Populous. The $850 million baseball park was funded with $615 million in public subsidies, including the sale of New York City municipal bonds that are to be repaid by the Mets with interest. The payments will offset property taxes for the lifetime of the park.

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How to Get to New York

New York is one of the easiest US cities to fly direct to from the UK, it is served by 2 airports, New York JFK (JFK) or Newark (EWR) airports and you can fly from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London City (LCY) and Manchester (MAN). You can fly with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airways, Delta, American Airlines, and a plethora of other airlines.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from New York, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

Citi Field is easily accessible by public transit. You can take the Long Island Railroad Port Washington Branch to the Mets–Willets Point station. You can also take the New York City Subway 7 train to the Mets–Willets Point station. Additionally, the Q19, Q48, and Q66 New York City Bus lines have stops near Citi Field. With so many options you could make use of free apps such as Moovit to get real-time timetables, maps and directions to the arena using local public transportation systems.

Rideshare services are also available in the vicinity with a designated drop off/pick up zone at the arena.

Staying in New York

Citi Field is in the Flushing neighbourhood of Queens in New York City. The area has a lot to offer tourists, popular attractions beyond Citi Field include the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the USTA National Tennis Centre, the Unisphere, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. Some options close to Citi Field include the SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport and the Holiday Inn.

New York Mets Tickets

The New York Mets sell their tickets via and the MLB Ballpark App.

SeatGeek has replaced StubHub as the official ticket resale partner for MLB.

Baseball fans can still use other resale ticket marketplaces to buy and sell tickets to MLB games. MLB will verify those tickets so buyers know they’re getting a legitimate ticket.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platforms fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the Ballpark App to your phone as it contains a lot of Gameday information for the Ballpark you are visiting and a place to check in and record all the baseball games you have been to.

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