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Citi Field Fast Facts


INTIMATE WORLD CLASS FACILITY
  • Baseball-only design
  • Approximately 45,000 total capacity
  • Seating angled toward the infield and positioned lower and closer to the field
  • 360° circulation on Concourse level with full field views
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
  • Wider seats and more legroom between rows; wider concourses for easier access
  • More restroom facilities and concession areas to reduce lines; more elevators to facilitate movement
FAN-FRIENDLY PARK
  • Expanded Fan Fest family entertainment area
  • Sit-down restaurant in left field with field-view seating
  • State-of-the-art video boards and sound system
  • Significant access enhancements with full ADA compliance
BETWEEN THE LINES
  • Natural grass playing field
  • Field dimensions and distinctive asymmetrical outfield wall make this a traditional pitcher's park
  • Right field "porch" in fair territory extends eight feet out over the field
EASY ACCESS
  • Parking lot will be more efficient with new points of entry.
       • 8,500 spaces between on-site and adjacent off-site parking
       • 3,680 spaces in remote lots in surrounding areas
  • Existing Subway and Long Island Railroad access in close proximity to main entrance
CLASSIC DESIGN
  • Exterior facade and main entry rotunda inspired by Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1913-57)
  • Red brick, granite and cast stone comprise the construction materials of the exterior facade
  • Exposed steel will be a very dark blue and the seats will be dark green
  • Landscaping, lighting, banners, and plaza finishes will be designed to enhance the ambient environment for the fans
NEW YORK CITY CONNECTION
  • Mets' connection to New York City will be reflected in areas throughout the new Citi Field
       • Jackie Robinson Rotunda
       • Empire Suites
       • Champions Club
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Project managed by Queens Ballpark Company, L.L.C.
  • Designed by HOK Sport; construction management by Hunt-Bovis
  • Completion set for Opening Day 2009