History of the New York Mets team
The New York Mets team was created 1962 . The name "Mets" comes from the abbreviation "Metropolitans" in memory of the New York Metropolitans Baseball Club (nicknamed the "Mets") founded in the 1880s.
The New York Mets' sporting debut was disastrous. But seven years after its creation, the team won his first World Series victory ; a feat that gave birth to the expression « Amazing Mets » (= "Fabulous Mets").
In 1986, the Mets won a second world title and in 2000, they won a first National League title.
The New York Mets play at Citi Field located in the Queens borough next to Shea Stadium, the team's former home stadium.
A few words about Citi Field
Inaugurated in 2009, Citi Field is therefore the home of the New York Mets team. It is located near Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a pleasant place to visit. With a capacity more than 40 people, Citi Field is smaller than Yankee Stadium (home of the Yankees), but it's still an impressive place. It has several restaurants and in addition to baseball games, Citi Field hosts all kinds of events: concerts, business meetings, weddings ...
Citi Field also enjoys a good geographical location : in the district of Queens not far from La Guardia airport and public transport. To join it, it is therefore very simple!
New York Mets: information on attending a game of this team
Here is the Mets game schedule:
If you want to attend a Mets meet, I give you some tips below for finding tickets at the best price and choosing a good seat.
Where to buy tickets at the best price?
As with a Yankees meeting, the best solution to find tickets at the best price is Internet. In fact, by buying them directly online, you will benefit from attractive prices and you will be sure to have your place. On the other hand, if you plan to buy them directly on site, take these elements into account:
- The queue can be long. If there are a lot of people, then you might have to wait a while, which is a shame.
- Tickets are sold more expensive on site than online. To save money, the “internet” option is therefore the best.
- Places are leaving quickly. By choosing to purchase your tickets at the counter, you are not sure whether you will have a seat.
The purchase of your tickets on the internet therefore remains the safest, most convenient and fast solution. For this, I advise you to go through the site superbillets.com, a site in French, easy to understand and which offers interesting price tickets. In addition, by going through the internet, you will have much more time to choose the place you want.
As soon as your tickets are purchased, your tickets will arrive by e-mail or directly in your mailbox.
Do not hesitate to buy your tickets in advance to take advantage of even more attractive prices!
Which place to choose to make the most of the meeting?
To have an excellent view of the pitch and to be immersed in the atmosphere of the match, it is important to choose a good seat (neither too far nor too close to the stadium).
So, I advise you to choose a place located between numbers 309 and 330 or between 406 and 425. These are quite close to the field and offer you a beautiful view of the stadium. The numbered places in the 500 are far away.
What time to go to Citi Field?
Try to arrive between 30 and 60 minutes before the start of the meeting. This will allow you to settle in well and attend the national anthem, which is also a magical moment.
How to get there ?
The easiest way to get to Citi Field is by metro. The Online 7 will allow you to join the station Mets – Willets Point Station which stops right in front of the stadium (if you are afraid of missing it, fear not, because people are going down there).
If you need to return to Manhattan at the end of the game, also take Line 7. This serves Fifth Avenue, Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.
Attend a Mets game for a 100% American experience!
Attending a New York Mets meet is a amazing experience ! You can watch famous players compete against each other and experience a stadium just as impressive as Yankee Stadium.
Throughout the meeting, you will be immersed in a exceptional atmosphere in the middle of locals who also came to support their team. Moreover, to feel like a New Yorker, do not hesitate to dress in the colors of the New York Mets!
Even if you're not a baseball fan (not just the New York team), attending a Mets (or Yankees) game is something you have to experience at least once. With friends or family, you are not ready to forget this moment! Very good match!
And if you're wondering how long a game lasts, here's an article on how long a baseball game lasts.