Citi Field was opened in 2009, as the new home of the Mets, replacing the aging Shea Stadium, which housed the Mets from 1964-2008. I watched the construction for years, and was so excited to go to the first ever game held in the stadium, on March 29th, 2009. It was an exhibition game between the St. John Red Storm and the Georgetown Hoyas. I also went to the first MLB game there, a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, and the first ever win at Citi Field in the regular season, on April 15th, against the San Diego Padres.
Citi Field is such a beautiful stadium, if you have never been to it. Citi Field has a place behind the scoreboard, for kids and family to hang out. There is a small version of Citi Field to play on, batting cages, a dunk tank with a person with the opposing teams jersey for that game on, a candy store, and some excellent food, like Shake Shack, and Blue Smoke, which is a BBQ spot.
That is another great thing about Citi Field, is that there is so much great food there. There are a few clubs that you can hang out in, that give a great view of the city, and all of Queens. It is really breathtaking, and I suggest that you all try it if you can.
I will be going to the game Monday night, and I am excited to see the National League Championship banner proudly flying in the newly renamed Coca-Cola Porch, and the sign next to all of the previous years of winning. The Mets got their National League rings today at the Stadium, and it was really fun to watch. I am excited to see their home Opening Day tomorrow against the Philadelphia Phillies, and I am hoping for a win!
Have you ever been to Citi Field? Would you ever want to go to Citi Field? If you have gone, what was your favorite thing to eat there?
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