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While they haven’t been as successful as their Bronx rivals in recent years, the Mets can certainly be happy about their newish stadium, which opened in 2009. With great sight lines, fun activities for kids and a prodigious selection of food and booze (including Shake Shack and Blue Smoke outposts), even those with the barest interest in the game will enjoy themselves at the park, which in recent years has also doubled as a concert venue with appearances by mega-stars like Paul McCartney and Nas.
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Take it from a Yankee fan who loves his team, Citi Field is in another class from the New Yankee Stadium. The product on the field notwithstanding, this ballpark is one of the prettiest in baseball. The atmosphere is much more welcoming than the museum-like Yankee Stadium and boasts one of the best food selections in sports. You can't go wrong with a burger from Shake Shack or barbeque from Blue Smoke. If you're looking for a good pre- or post-game meeting place, McFadden's around the back of the ballpark is a great option with reasonable drink prices for a bar attached to the stadium.
Best baseball stadium in NYC, blows Yankee Stadium away. There are so many amazing food options - Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Pat LaFrieda, Mama's of Corona, Two Boots Pizza - leave your peanuts and Cracker Jacks at home. Ideal for group outings, families, and entertaining clients. Make your way to the centerfield concession area where you will find an unbelievable amount of beer choices, both foreign and domestic. For true Mets fans, check out the Mets Hall of Fame located in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. After the game is over head to McFadden's keep the party going as they normally have pitchers of PBR for $10.
I once took a friend to Citi Field who had never seen a baseball game. He exclaimed, "This is the best food court ever! And hey—there's a ballgame going on!"
The relatively new stadium, modeled after Ebbets Field, replaced the fan-and-city–beloved Shea Stadium in 2009. Whether you come for the top notch food—Shake Shack, Pat LaFrieda, Pomme Frites, or a good ol' sausage & peppers—or for the perpetually struggling but beloved underdog Mets, you're bound to have a good time. But hey, our pitchers are amazing, and they're always exciting to watch in person. #DeGrominate #DarkKnight #Thor
PRO TIP: Want to see behind-the-scenes action off and ON the field? Hangout in the (empty) dugout? Be ON the field? Citi does tours during the off-season. They're a ton of fun and a great walk through the Mets' history. Dig around on the Mets' site for information.