- Address: 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, New York
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 29 March 2009
- Main use: Baseball
- Tenants: New York Mets (baseball)
Extra stadium info – Citi Field
The construction of the stadium, which is located in Queens, started in 2006. Its construction costs were $850 million. The Citi Field became a venue for several events, like baseball, concerts, cricket, field lacrosse, football, hurling, ice hockey and wrestling. It opened with a college baseball game. The stadium’s record attendance was broken in 2013, when 45,000 people showed up for a baseball game.
The venue hosted its first football match in 2011. 39,000 people showed up for the match between the national football teams of Ecuador and the Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece. The Italian side Juventus Football Club won the second football match at the Citi Field. They won the game after defeating the Mexican side Club América 1-0 in front of 20,000 spectators. In 2017, the stadium named Citi Field hosted its first-ever Major League Soccer game of New York City Football Club. The football match between NYCFC and the Columbus Crew ended in a 2-2 draw. 20,000 people attended the game.
The New York Mets
The New York Mets used to play their home games at the William A. Shea Municipal Stadium before they moved to the Citi Field in 2009. They faced the Boston Red Sox in their first match at the Citi Field. A few days later, the Mets played their first MLB game at the Citi Field against the San Diego Padres. The visitors from California won the match. The New York Mets drew an average home attendance of 38,000 in their inaugural Major League Baseball season at the Citi Field. The Mets became the second baseball club from New York with 1 million followers on its main social media page, after rivals New York Yankees.