Just like the old Mets ballpark, which was located just a baseball's throw away, the new Citi Field is easy to get to using mass transit. In fact, using mass transit is recommended. To get to Citi Field from Penn Station or Woodside use the Long Island Rail Road, as there is a stop right at Citi Field. Want to use the subway? Great! Hop on the No. 7 subway, which serves baseball fans from Grand Central's Metro North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut. Citi Field is located in Flushing on Long Island.
Driving to Citi Field? You'll probably be parking on the site of the old Shea Stadium. If you get there an hour or more early, there are different directions than for those fans who arrive less than an hour until game time, so make sure you have both routes to the stadium in advance. For fans showing up less than an hour until game time, satellite parking options are available. Once you take the Shea Stadium exit, you can follow the police directions to areas around the stadium where private parking lots are in ample supply.
Citi Field actually has fewer seats than the old Shea Stadium, but fans will like the increased leg and isle room, added bathroom facilities and increased concession stands at Citi Field. The architecture of the stadium harkens back to the old Ebbets Field, which had a brick façade along much of its exterior walls. The park was designed to be a classic #28;pitcher's park#29; with a large outfield.
Citi Field is the home venue of the Major League Baseball New York Mets, so a large majority of the Citi Field tickets are for Mets home games. It was built in a #28;baseball-specific#29; design. Citi Field will have improved sight lines, parking access, facilities and seating comfort. The stands can hold about 45,000 people. The design for the stadium came from HOK Sport, and part of the cost of building the stadium came from taxpayer funds.