The New York Mets moved to Citi Field in 2009 after playing at Shea Stadium since 1964. Citi Field is located in Queens, New York on Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which hosted the World’s Fair in 1939 and 1964. Citi Field is located near Shea Stadium’s former location — in fact, Parking Lot D at Citi Field covers most of the area of Shea’s former playing field. The exterior of the stadium is very similar to historic Ebbets Field, which was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Citi Field is the fifth newest park in Major League Baseball. Its capacity for baseball is 41,922, which is actually 15,000 seats fewer than Shea Stadium, which was built as a multipurpose stadium for baseball and football. Citi Field’s original dimensions allowed for little offense, and the park initially developed a reputation as a pitcher-friendly stadium. The Mets altered the dimensions for the 2012 season to promote more offense, and the offensive numbers of many Mets players improved as a result.
The Mets’ new ballpark has already hosted a number of important events. Citi Field was the site of the 2013 MLB All-Star game, in which third baseman David Wright represented the Mets in the starting lineup, and Mets pitcher Matt Harvey started the game for the National League.
In 2015, Citi Field hosted its first World Series. The NL Champion Mets played in the Series against the Kansas City Royals. The Mets won the first World Series game at Citi Field but ultimately lost the series in five games.
Citi Field hosts the NHL’s annual Winter Classic on New Year’s Day in 2018. The New York Rangers will play against the Buffalo Sabres (due to a tax arrangement between the Rangers and Madison Square Garden, Buffalo is considered the home team). Other non-baseball events, like friendly soccer matches, have been played at Citi Field, but the Winter Classic marks the first hockey game at the stadium.
Frequently Asked Questions About Citi Field Events and Tickets
What events are at Citi Field?
Citi Field is primarily used as the home of Major League Baseball's New York Mets. However, Citi Field does host a number of other events. See full Citi Field schedule above.
How much are tickets at Citi Field?
Citi Field ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Citi Field tickets can be found for as low as $10.00, with an average price of $59.00 but can vary depending on the event.
What is Citi Field's address?
Citi Field is located at 41 Seaver Way, Flushing, NY 11368
What city is Citi Field in?
Citi Field is located in Flushing
What is the capacity of Citi Field?
Citi Field has a capacity of roughly 41922, though it will depend somewhat on the event type.
When was Citi Field opened?
Citi Field was opened in 2009
Can you purchase tickets at the Citi Field box office?
Yes, you can purchase tickets at the box office. Please visit the official box office site for more details.
What is the phone number for Citi Field?
Citi Field's phone number is 718-507-8499
Does Citi Field offer concessions for sale?
Yes, you can purchase concessions at Citi Field. Please visit the official site for more details.
Where can I find details on will call?
You can find details about will call on the Citi Field's official site.
When do gates open?
It depends on the event but gates at Citi Field will typically open 1.5-2.5 hour(s) before the event.
Are bags allowed at Citi Field?
Yes, bags are allowed at Citi Field, but there are exceptions and we strongly recommend visiting the official Citi Field site for the latest details.
Are laptops allowed at Citi Field?
Yes, laptops are allowed at Citi Field, but we recommend visiting the official Citi Field site for the latest details.
Is late entry allowed at Citi Field?
Yes, late entry is allowed at Citi Field, but we recommend calling the venue at 718-507-8499 if you'd like to be sure.
Are cameras allowed at Citi Field?
Cameras are allowed at Citi Field but professional cameras are not permitted, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their camera policy.
Can I bring outside food to Citi Field?
Yes, you can bring outside food to Citi Field, but we recommend visiting the venue's official site for more details.
Are outside drinks allowed at Citi Field?
You may bring outside beverages to Citi Field with the exception of alcoholic beverages, please visit the venue's oficial site for full details on their policy though.
Are animals allowed at Citi Field?
Only service animals are allowed at Citi Field
At what age do you need a ticket to enter Citi Field?
Citi Field requires a ticket for any child who is 32" in height or above. Please visit the official site for more details.
What is the phone number for disabled services at Citi Field?
Does Citi Field offer assisted listening devices?
Yes, Citi Field offers assisted listening devices (ALDs). Please contact the venue at 718-565-4360 to learn more.
Does Citi Field have parking?
Yes, Citi Field has parking. You can purchase parking on the venue's official site.
How much does parking at Citi Field cost?
The cheapest parking near Citi Field is usually at least $5