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.
It is the policy of both the New York Mets and Aramark to conduct its operation in compliance with all applicable laws regarding the sale and service of alcoholic beverages and in a manner intended to promote responsible consumption. The sale and service of alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 or any visibly intoxicated person is prohibited. A maximum of two drinks sold at a time to a customer per transaction; this limit may be modified to less than the specified number at the discretion of Aramark management for special events or special circumstances. No vending of alcohol after 7th inning or earlier at ARAMARK management discretion. No alcohol sales at concession stands or suites after 7th inning, or earlier at Aramark management discretion. Alcohol cut-off in all Citi Field restaurants and clubs is 45 minutes after the conclusion of game, or earlier at Aramark management discretion or at the request of the New York Mets management. The legal drinking age in New York is 21. To ensure that minors are not served, Aramark will require valid identification and proof of age from every customer. Required proof is driver#25;s license with picture, military I.D. with picture or passport with picture. Designated Aramark supervisors and managers will monitor alcohol sales at each event to enforce compliance with these policies. Appropriate signage will be displayed at each alcohol sales location to advise customers of the guidelines and rules.
All persons entering the ballpark who are 32#29; or taller require a ticket. Children under 32#29; tall do not require a ticket but must sit on a parent#25;s lap during the game without obstructing the view of other fans. There will not be a seat provided without a ticket. The 2KSports FanFest is a great attraction for kids of all ages and is located on the Field Level in center field, and is fun for the whole family. Centered around Mr. Met#25;s Kiddie Field, a scale version of Citi Field, the 2KSports FanFest features a batting cage, base running challenge, dunk tank, video game kiosks, a live DJ and more! Mr. Met has also been known to make appearances there. Weather permitting, the 2KSports FanFest will be open 2 ½ hours prior to ever every Mets home game, and will remain open until the 7th inning.
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.
Tickets purchased through StubHub and designated for "Stadium Pickup" can be picked up at any open Citi Field Ticket Window with signage indicating that the window is available for StubHub ticket pickups. Tickets can be picked up in advance of the game date or on the game date up to the middle of the 5th inning.