Citi Field: The ultimate guide to the New York Mets ballpark – Curbed NY

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When the New York Mets moved from their longtime home at Shea Stadium to a brand-new stadium just a baseball’s throw away, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, some fans were skeptical. Shea wasn’t perfect, but it was home. Would the new ballpark—named not for the team or a famous player, but a bank—live up to the hype?

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But fans needn’t have worried. Citi Field, which hosted its first game (against the San Diego Padres) on April 13, 2009, is in many ways an upgrade over the Mets’ first home. It’s more modern, with plenty of excellent food and drink options—who doesn’t love Shake Shack?—and it’s also a fantastic place to watch a baseball game. (Or a concert—it’s hosted Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, and Beyoncé over the past few years.)

Thinking of becoming a fan or switching allegiances? The more the merrier. To get you started, here’s what you need to know about Citi Field—consider this your cheatsheet to the ballpark, whether you’re a newbie or [...]

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