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Experience the Park Citi Field Fan Guide
Get to the Game
Citi Field is served by two train lines, the bus, a nearby expressway and even a ferry. There are also a few spots to lock your bike if you feel like experiencing the city on two wheels.
The Mets strongly encourage the use of public transportation, especially as construction of the new Citi Field, and now demolition of old Shea Stadium, has made parking even tighter. Many fans take the #7 train, which stops right at the park. That’s convenient, but be forewarned that it’s not a short trip if you’re coming from Manhattan. The Willets Point/Shea Stadium station (are they changing that name?) is the second to last on the line, or the 19th stop if you’re on a local. Thankfully, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently introduced express trains after the games that cut that number to 5-6.
Fans can also take the regional Long Island Railroad to games, with the Port Washington branch stopping at the park on game days. The train originates at Penn Station in Manhattan and takes just about 15 minutes to get to the park. That convenience will cost you, though, as a roundtrip ticket of about $12 is three times as expensive as the subway. Make sure to buy the ticket before you get on board.
The MTA’s Q48 bus also stops at the stadium, and fans can also take the Seastreak ferry. It departs from Highlands, New Jersey, and also East 35th Street in Manhattan, but you have to be pretty committed. The trip from New Jersey will take about 75 minutes and costs $35 one way. For more information please call 800-BOATRIDE or 732-872-2628.
Citi Field is located just off the Grand Central Parkway, and you can take the Northern Boulevard/Shea Stadium (now Citi Field) exit right into the parking lots. The Mets’ web site has some helpful tips when coming to a game by car, and parking information and a handy area map.