Citi Field Information

Designed by Populous, later becoming HOK Sport, and named by naming rights purchaser Citigroup, the New York financial services company, the Citi Field Stadium is the long-awaited replacement for the Shea Stadium. With construction completed in 2009, it is now the home baseball park of the Major League Baseball’s New York Mets.

Stadium Overview

Citi Field is located at 41 Seaver Way, Flushing, NY 11368, in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City. It’s a versatile venue that hosts sports and musical events.

The venue opened in 2009 and is best known as the home ballpark of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. The capacity for baseball games is 41,922, with some additional standing room at sell-out events.

Since opening, Citi Field has gained a reputation as a top-tier venue. It continues to host many high-profile events, such as:

  • New York Mets games
  • New York City FC soccer matches
  • International soccer games
  • Musical concerts.

Citi Field Facilities

The Citi Field Stadium includes state-of-the-art facilities and world-class comfort for Mets and other sports fans, as well as being a popular destination for visitors to the New York metropolitan area. The open-air ballpark pays tribute to the Mets’ National League heritage and connection with New York City via its unique design features.

With a seating capacity of more than an incredible 41,900 people, 54 luxury suites, and a range of restaurants including the Delta Sky360° Lounge, Delta Sky360° Club, Hyundai Club, Foxwoods Club, Porsche Grille, and Promenade Club, the Citi Field Stadium is the ultimate modern sports venue.

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Citi Field history

Plans began in 1998 to replace the former Mets home, Shea Stadium. While this old venue had a long and storied history, it was not optimal for hosting modern world-class events.

Eventually, a site was chosen, and construction began in 2006. Citi Field then officially opened in 2009, with a college baseball game between St. John’s and Georgetown providing the curtain-raiser. The Mets played an exhibition match against the Boston Red Sox, before their first MLB regular season gameday against the San Diego Padres.

Since opening, there have been several further changes and upgrades, including:

  • The 2010 renovation of the bullpen area in right-center field, with more Mets colors and banners put up around the ballpark
  • 2012 field dimension changes to encourage home runs and be more hitter-friendly
  • In 2019, the stadium’s address was changed to 41 Seaver Way in honor of Tom Seaver
  • A new scoreboard measuring 17,400 square feet, the largest in MLB, was installed in 2023.

These upgrades ensure Citi Field continues to be a world-class entertainment venue.