Buying tickets to a New York Mets game is easy to do online. Visiting a baseball game on your New York trip is a real American thing to do. Even if you don’t like sports I would still recommend it for the atmosphere. New York Mets play in an impressive Citi Field Stadium in Queens. The baseball season runs from April to October.
A reasonable price for a good seat is between £15to £60 a ticket. Tickets for matches that are held on Saturdays and Sundays are usually somewhat more expensive than tickets for weekdays. If the Mets don’t play on the date that you want, the New York Yankees might.
You can buy tickets to New York Mets by taking a look at this overview and selecting the date you would like to go to a match. You can pay for the tickets by credit card or PayPal. Most tickets are mobile e-tickets that you can show on your phone to enter the stadium. It is not possible to print these mobile tickets. E-tickets that are sent to you in the form of a PDF can be printed. You can do this at home, or at the centrally located office near Times Square. Some tickets are physical tickets, which you can have sent to you or collect for free at the office in New York.
If you want the fastest option, choose a (mobile) e-ticket. If you have ordered physical tickets, collecting the tickets yourself is the best choice. I recommend that you choose one of these options to avoid having to pay shipping costs. You are guaranteed to receive real tickets and they will always be delivered on time.
The tickets are available at discounted prices as they are from season ticket holders who are not able to attend the game themselves. Sometimes the tickets are more expensive than the original price, this means that the New York Mets game has been sold out.
Where Should I sit at a Baseball Game at Citi Field?
When going to a Mets game at Citi Field, you’ll of course want to be able to see and experience as much as possible. In the below overview I have marked the areas that I recommend for the best views in red.
If you are mainly going for the atmosphere, then you could also go for tickets in the 500 section (above the area marked in red). The lower the row number, the more you will be able to see.
The only tickets that I really don’t recommend are for seats at the back of the field. If you sit here, you can only partially see the playing field.
The Mets stadium Citi Field can easily be reached by subway. I wouldn’t advise taking taxi as it isn’t practical. Also, you’ll have to cross the bridge, which makes the taxi ride even more expensive. Subway line 7 stops right in front of the stadium. The stop is called Mets – Willets Point station. Don’t be afraid that you’ll miss your stop – almost everybody gets out there. Before and after the game, the subway can get a bit crowded, never too crowded though.
What can I bring to Citi Field?
You’re not allowed to bring backpacks to Citi Field. All other types of bags are permitted, if they do not exceed 16 x 16 x 8 inch (40 x 40 x 20cm).
When Should I Arrive at the Game?
Ideally, make sure to be seated before the beginning of the national anthem which is definitely part of the whole experience. That’s why you should aim for arriving about 30 to 60 minutes before the game starts. On some days when you arrive early you’ll get a freebie, like a bobblehead or a promotional t-shirt. Take your chance to have lunch or dinner at the stadium. There’s a great selection of different kinds of food, besides the standard burgers and hotdogs, even inclusive for vegetarian and vegan diets.
How to get Back to Manhattan
The easiest way to get back to Manhattan is to also take the subway. Line 7 stops at Grand Central Station, Times Square and Fifth Avenue.
Eric’s Tip: Baseball is for everybody. Women, children and families are more than welcome. Bring your kids to a game and they will never forget it. If you don’t know the rules the game might feel long. Personally, I usually leave around the eighth inning after the singing!