Now that spring is here, Mets games are one of the hottest attractions in New York City. Check out our Citi Field stadium guide for the best ways to get there, plus what to eat before, during and after the game.
Where is Citi Field?
Citi Field is located within Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York. For details on getting to the stadium from New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, plus more information on parking and what to do if you arrive late, click here.
Citi Field stadium parking
Parking details – Go here for details about stadium parking, Access-A-Ride, black car service, bus parking, commuter parking, game and event rates, hours of operation and more.
AAA in the parking lot – AAA Northeast provides free emergency services to stranded motorists in Citi Field parking areas. These services are available to all guests and include recharging drained batteries, changing flat tires and being towed to affiliated AAA auto repair stations. The club truck and driver will be on the premises for all home games from the seventh inning until one hour after the completion of the game.
Take mass transit – If you prefer not to drive to Citi Field, you can always take public transportation. Find information here if you plan on getting to the stadium via bus, train or even bike (the stadium has safe parking areas for bicycles).
Food at Citi Field
One of the best parts of a game day outing is stuffing your face with food. And the food at Citi Field is some of the best. Check out our list of the top must-try baseball stadium foods in the Northeast for more.
The Centerfield Promenade has fantastic food options, including Box Frites, Blue Smoke, El Verano Taqueria and Shake Shack, all of which are subsidiaries of Danny Meyer’s Union Hospitality Group. The legendary Manhattan restaurateur’s eateries are known for their outstanding service and excellent food. The Citi Field outposts can sometimes have long waits, but the food is worth it. Shake Shack burgers are miles ahead of most baseball concession fare, Box Frites offers tons of dipping sauces with its fries, and Blue Smoke features some of the tastiest barbecue north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
If you want a beer and a bite before the first pitch or just after the ninth inning while waiting for the traffic and crowds to thin out, check out McFadden’s Irish Pub.
And of course, for a good old-fashioned baseball game experience, nothing beats a Nathan’s hot dog. And they’re sold at multiple spots in the park. Who doesn’t love a good hot dog at a baseball game? Click here for a list of some of the best in the country.
Food options outside Citi Field
If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat outside the stadium, nearby Flushing is famous for its Asian restaurants. Nan Xiang Dumpling House, in an unassuming storefront location, has tasty food at great prices. And Joe’s Shanghai is famous for its soup dumplings and has a full complement of Cantonese dishes. You can also try out some of the delicious old-school Italian cuisine in Corona at Park Side Restaurant. Rumor has it players used to pop into Park Side frequently for post-game eats during the ’80s, so you might be able to pump the bartender for vintage Keith Hernandez gossip.
And if you have more time to spare before or after the game, take a walk to see remnants of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
For an even better experience, download the MLB.com Ballpark app before your visit. It’s an essential companion when visiting your favorite Major League Baseball ballparks. It perfectly complements and personalizes the trip with mobile check-in, social media, offers, rewards and exclusive content. Select MLB ballparks allow you to experience upgrade components and also offer mobile food ordering.
For helpful tips and recommendations on things to see, do and eat in and around all three Northeast Major League Baseball stadiums, be sure to check out our full Northeast Baseball Guide at AAA.com/Baseball.