Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

In 2009, the New York Mets began playing baseball at Citi Field, after spending 44 years right next door at infamous Shea Stadium. To say that the franchise’s home field has dramatically improved might be the understatement of all-time. Despite its history as a baseball, football and music venue, Shea was an eyesore. Citi Field, on the other hand, is an outstanding, modern baseball facility.

Below is a pictorial breakdown of the 42,000-seat Queens ballpark, courtesy of a series of iFolloSports.com original photos. The complex is located in the Flushing Meadows neighborhood, one mile from LaGuardia Airport and adjacent to The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The stadium is seven miles east of Manhattan.

Citi Field’s exterior is designed to replicate Brooklyn’s fabled Ebbets Field, home of the Dodgers from 1913 to 1957.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

The main entrance to the building is the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, located directly behind home plate. The area features a series of tributes to the American icon, as well as a Mets pro shop and hall of fame.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

The park’s spacious concourses are filled with a wide array of New York centric concessions, along with standalone bars and tributes to the Mets world championship teams of 1986 and 1969.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

Citi Field offers several indoor club areas for fans:

Exterior look at the Delta 360° Club and Hyundai Club, found just behind home plate. A portion of the park's 54 luxury suites are visible in this photo, along with the press box. 

 Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

Exterior look at the Acela Club, located in the LF corner.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

Inside the Foxwoods Club, which offers panoramic views of the city.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

Inside the Promenade Club, which offers a view of the field from way above home plate.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

The Shea Bridge, located in the outfield, pays tribute to the namesake of the Mets former stadium (William A. Shea). The structure is designed to resemble the city’s Hell Gate Bridge.

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

 

The area behind the CF scoreboard provides an outdoor restaurant and bar experience for fans, with views of the game available via a screen on the back of the board. 

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

Citi Field Is A Must-see For Baseball Fans Visiting NYC (Photos)

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