Frequently asked questions

Where is Citi Field?

Citi Field is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City. Its address is 41 Seaver Way, Queens, NY 11368, USA.

Where to park at Citi Field?

There are several parking lots at Citi Field. You can park on-site in the official lots for $40 per car/$80 per large vehicle at regular season Mets games. The rates increase to $60 per car/$120 per oversized vehicle at postseason games or special events.

How old is Citi Field?

Citi Field opened in 2009 as a replacement for the old Shea Stadium. As of 2024, it is 15 years old.

Can I tailgate at Citi Field?

Tailgating is allowed in certain lots under specific conditions, subject to venue security checks and socially responsible behavior:

Why was Shea Stadium replaced?

The New York Mets’ previous home, Shea Stadium, was replaced to provide the team and area with modern amenities and better access routes. It was demolished in 2009 to create additional parking space for the newly built Citi Field.

Is Citi Field bigger than Shea Stadium?

Citi Field has a capacity of 41,922, over 15,000 fewer seats than Shea Stadium, the previous home of the New York Mets baseball team.

Why are Citi Field seats green?

The seats at Citi Field are green in tribute to those at the Polo Grounds — the original home of the New York Mets. Other tributes, such as the orange foul ball poles, are dedicated to the Mets’ other home, Shea Stadium.

Is Citi Field cash only?

Citi Field is a cashless stadium, with all outlets accepting credit cards, debit cards, and mobile payments. Reverse ATMs are available for guests with cash at section 114 by the Team Store.

Can you bring food into Citi Field?

Citi Field has no official food policy, and many fans report being allowed to take food stored in clear bags. Officially, guests are permitted one sealed water bottle up to 20 oz. Please call the venue and check if you’d like specific information on other food items.

Is it safe to walk to Citi Field?

The area around Citi Field is safe for fans to walk around. However, as you would in any major city, please exercise caution if walking alone or at night.

Are purses allowed at Citi Field?

Fans are allowed to take purses to Citi Field, subject to the venue’s maximum bag size policy of 16” x 16” x 8”. All bags may be searched on entry.

Do the Yankees and Mets share a stadium?

While the Yankees and Mets both carry the New York name, they do not share a stadium. The Mets play at Citi Field in the borough of Queens, while the Yankees play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

What does standing room only mean at Citi Field?

Some events may advertise standing-room-only seats at Citi Field. This usually happens at highly popular events, such as season openers, rivalry games, or playoff matches, and means the guest is allowed inside but does not have a designated seat.

What is Citi Field capacity?

Citi Field’s capacity for baseball games is 41,922. This may change for other events, such as concerts and soccer games.

Where to stay when going to a Mets game?

There are many hotels in the local area within easy reach of Citi Field. Please see our hotel suggestions for more information.

Are dogs allowed at Citi Field?

Service animals are always allowed at Citi Field. Pet dogs are usually prohibited but are permitted at Citi Field during the “Bark At The Park” events. The next scheduled event is on September 17, 2024, versus the Washington Nationals.

What is the Citi Field schedule 2024?

The 2024 lineup at Citi Field includes:

 Plus many more sports and musical events.