A definite improvement from the old Shea Stadium, we are big fans of this new open air ballpark. If you’re a history buff, stop by the impressive Jackie Robinson Rotunda and the Hall of Fame museum, both on the home plate side. If you have kids, the 2k FanFest on the Field Level in Center is a must-stop pre-game.
Food and Drink:
There are some fantastic food options in Citi Field. Check out World Fare Market on the Field Level – you’ll find several options inside including Chinese and Korean Cuisine, Sushi, Veggie and Gluten-Free foods, as well as Mama’s of Corona. Serving Italian favorites from the famous Queens deli like heroes and cannolis, you’ll also find Mama’s of Corona elsewhere on the Field and Promenade Levels. Nathan’s Hot Dogs can be found throughout every level as well and are always a good choice.
The Center Field area is another big spot to get some great grub. If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll find fresh fish at Catch of the Day and Shake Shack is a must for burgers. Also in Center is Big Apple Brews which serves numerous top-notch (reasonably priced) beers in addition to the Budweiser you’ll find all over. You can grab a Stella Artois, Kirin Ichiban, Hoegaarden, or O'Doul's. Speaking of alcohol, we’re also big fans of Rum Bar outside the World’s Fare Market, as well as the Craft Beer stand near 106.
You'll find 3 Kosher Grills inside - one on the Field Level and two on Promenade Level.
If you have field box seats or better, there are a few really great restaurants you might want to check out pre-game such as the Acela Club, although many require reservations.
There are also Kids’ Menus available on the Field and Promenade Levels (Sec 114, 121, 408, 421).
New to 2012: Vegetarian Tacos at El Verano, Buffalo Dog at Box Frites, Pastrami-Topped Nachos at Brooklyn Burger, to name a few.
The upper deck seats are only about $20 and still give you a good view of the game. One of the best views is from the Pepsi Porch on the Excelsior level, an overhang in right field.
Great food in this park. Huge park but also inviting. Prepare to tailgate. Not much around neighborhood but inside the parking lot is awesome everyone partying
One of the best by far. Great food, clean and awesome fans despite the losing record.
The Park and Neighborhood:
Opened in 2009, the new Citi Field is steps above the old Shea stadium, and you may want to give yourself plenty of time to check it out. Go to our "Info Inside the Stadium" section for some recommendations once inside.
There are some great restaurants in the Flushing area for pre or post game food, particularly Chinese, Italian, and some Latin American fare. If you’re feeling outdoorsy, enjoy a pre game picnic in nearby Flushing Meadows Park on the other side of Roosevelt off Grand Central Pkwy. More conveniently located, there’s also McFadden’s – a restaurant/pub right at Citi Field for some easy pre-game drinks.
Someone desperately needs to build a huge bar/restaurant right across the street so fans have a place to wait out the crazy post game traffic, both in the parking lot and for the train. But still check out the "Before & After the Game" map for some specific suggestions of spots in the area if you don't mind travelling a bit on foot away from the park.
Public transportation is very practical - take the #7 train to Mets/Willets Point (accessible only on game days and special events). Before leaving for the game, we encourage you to check Mets.com for the latest information on the #7 subway line, the Long Island Railroad, local traffic, as well as parking areas.
Lot E (Roosevelt Ave and Shea Rd) is for general parking, although there are also 5 lots outside the fence of Citi Field that accommodate general parking. For most games, the cost is $19 for cars and only season ticket holders can purchase parking in advance. As for tailgating, no open flames or alcohol is allowed.
We don't really recommend driving but if you do arrive by car, check the Mets parking page for updated info on the easiest ways to arrive.