Citi Field Stadium Guide

Mets tickets are one of the hottest attractions in NYC. Check out our Citi Field stadium guide for travel and parking tips, where to eat and more.
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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.

Buying Tickets

You can buy Mets tickets from the official MLB website or at the stadium’s box office (open on game days until the 7th inning and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday on non-game days). You can also take advantage of special AAA member discounts on MLB games with AAA Tickets.

Check the 3D seating map of the stadium to see what the view looks like from every section.

Getting to Citi Field

Citi Field is located within Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens and easy to get to.

If you plan on driving, the Mets website provides directions on how to get to Citi Field from other boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey.

If you are taking public transportation, the MTA has all the details on getting to the stadium via bus or train.

And if you prefer two wheels, did you know that you could also bike to Citi Field? There are 11 bicycle parking racks surrounding the stadium where you can safely park.

Citi Field Stadium Parking 

Citi Field has lots of on-site and remote parking available. Note that only credit, debit and mobile payment (Apple Pay or Google Pay) are accepted to pay for parking.

Most of the lots open three hours prior to the game, so feel free to bring a few coolers, set up a grill and tailgate.

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 Approved Auto Repair Shops. 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.

Get more information on parking lot locations, rates, Access-A-Ride services and more.

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Concessions and Restaurants at Citi Field 

Ever since opening in 2009, Citi Field has been known as a top baseball stadium food destination.

The Centerfield Promenade has fantastic dining 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 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’re hungry and willing to splurge a bit, you might want to spring for the Pat LaFrieda filet mignon steak sandwich. Created exclusively for Citi Field, it comes stacked with Black Angus filet mignon, melted Monterey Jack cheese and caramelized onions on a toasted French baguette. Found at stands in sections 139 and 416 and at Pat LaFrieda’s Chop House in the Delta Sky 360 Club (open to certain ticket holders).

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Food Near Citi Field 

Outside of the stadium, Flushing is famous for its Asian restaurants. Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao has some of the best soup dumplings in the city. 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.

Can’t-Miss Moments

Visit the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum and relive some of the best moments in Mets history. See the 1969 and 1986 World Series trophies, plaques for each member of the Mets Hall of Fame and more. A must for fans of all ages, access to the museum is free to everyone with a ticket on game days.

Fans can also meet the beloved team mascots, Mr. and Mrs. Met. Visit Fan Fest in center field during select times on game days for an amazin’ photo op!

Extras

Download the MLB 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.

And if you need a hotel, find great rates with AAA on nearby lodging.

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.

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