WELL, BASEBALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY, BUT BEFORE WE GET TOO FAR INTO THE SEASON, WE HAVE A FEW THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CITIFIELD! EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A FAN OF THE METS, WE THINK YOU’LL FIND THESE TIDBITS INTRIGUING!
Located at 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368, CitiField is home to the New York Mets. Built in 2009, the ballfield was constructed directly across from beloved Shea Stadium which was deconstructed in late 2008. The new ballpark brought luxurious comfort and amenities to the Mets games that the older Shea Stadium just wasn’t able to provide.
4 Things You Need to Know About Citifield Before Baseball Season Gets Into Full Swing!
1. Public Transportation Will Get You To The Game
Parking at a ballfield is a nightmare, parking at a ballpark in New York…there just isn’t a word for that. Sure, there are parking accommodations at the ballpark, but why go through the hassle when you can take public transportation and be there in no time? You can get to the park by bus, metro, train, or subway and your use of public transport is also beneficial for the environment!
2. CitiField Isn’t Just For Ballgames
Citifield isn’t just active on game days, the ballpark stadium is also a regular host to other events too! We bet you didn’t know that you can hold weddings, tradeshows, corporate events, charity events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, and plenty more at this modern new ballpark!
3. CitiField Offers Pre-Paid Parking Passes
If you are going to brave the roads and drive out to the game, you can purchase a pre-paid parking pass online before you leave! This will help to speed up your parking process and make sure that you’re not left with nowhere to park causing you to miss the first few innings! You can purchase your pre-paid parking pass for CitiField on the official CitiField stadium website here.
4. CitiField Accommodates All Fans!
This new ballpark was built with many things in mind, including accessibility to those with unique accessibility needs. As a newer stadium, the new construction incorporates various accommodations including no charge assistive listening devices, multiple LED displays that offer open captioning, the ability to stream closed captions directly via smartphone, designated accessibility points for those requiring elevator access, wheelchair storage stations, noise-canceling headphones for fans with unique sensory needs, ramps for wheelchair access, multiple family access bathrooms, specifically designated ADA seating sections, accommodations for service animals, and wheelchair services if a wheelchair is required at any point during your stadium visit.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CITIFIELD?
Want to learn more about Citifield ballpark? There are plenty of resources online to find out more, but we recommend starting with the official Citifield information page!