The Citi Fields in Queens, New York. Photo Credit: wikitravel.org
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5:30PM Saturday - Sunday: 9AM - 5PM
Phone: (718) 507-6387
Since it’s construction in 1964, the world-renowned Shea Stadium was the home of New York’s Major League Baseball stars, The Mets. When Citigroup announced the build of a brand-spanking new stadium in 2008, Shea became a dusty pile of rubble in the shadow of a new super-stadium – Citi Fields. With a capacity for over 42,000, Citi Field’s is only markedly smaller in terms of seating room, however there are also a plenitude of pitch-side standing areas, as well as field facing sports bars. Perhaps one of the most refined architectural masterpieces of any U.S stadium is the Jackie Robinson Rotunda – the spherical glass domed gateway to the sports complex. Built to commemorate the legendary baseball player of the late 40’s, the Rotunda is a proud testament to the prejudice barriers which have been demolished in sport. For the ultimate Citi Fields experience, book yourself on a “Back Door Sports Tour” for a fascinating journey through baseball history, both past and present.