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The Mets are a Major League Baseball team and play their home games in the New York metropolitan area. The Mets are one of the older teams in Major League Baseball, having competed since its inception almost 150 years ago. The Mets play in the National League, one of two leagues that MLB operates in North America, the other being the American League. The Expos were an NHL team that played in Montreal from 1969 to 2004 before becoming defunct for financial reasons by 2006. Here we will see Where Do The Mets Play Their Home Games?
Where Do The Mets Play Their Home Games?
The Mets play their home games in the city of New York. They play in the National League and have done so since 1962. Their home games are played at a stadium in Queens, New York, Citi Field, which has a capacity of 41,922. The stadium is located on Flushing Bay near the Bowery Bay-East River Delta and measures 319 by 144 meters (1,047 by 479 feet). The distance from the home plate to the centre field is 423 feet(129 meters). Citi Field was the third stadium constructed in the historic borough of Queens, New York. The first was Shea Stadium, and the second was Flushing Meadows Park.
Where The Mets Played Before Citi Field?
The New York Mets played before they moved into Citi Field in 2009 at Shea Stadium stadium. In 1964, the team moved from another stadium called Polo Grounds into a new stadium called Shea Stadium, which is where they played for 40 years until 2008. The team played their first game at Shea Stadium on April 17, 1964, against St. Louis.
The Mets played their home games in the stadium called Shea Stadium for 40 years before moving into Citi Field in 2009. Shea Stadium was the home to many famous baseball teams, including the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams. Shea Stadium hosted two of the first four World Series and two All-Star games, including one in 1983 on July 18. On October 6, 2008, the last ever game at Shea Stadium was played between the Mets and Florida Marlins. The Mets won the game outsourcing the opponent 7–1. The Mets were the first team ever to hold a World Series title at Shea Stadium.
Location Of The Citi Field
The Citi Field is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the borough of Queens in New York City. The location is close to LaGuardia Airport and the Long Island Expressway. The stadium was modelled on the “bleachers” at a stadium called Hoboken Zuidpolders. Citi Field was built by a construction company called Hunt Construction Group. The stadium cost roughly $850 million to build and took roughly two years to complete from start to finish, from 2007-2009.
Citi Field measures 319 by 144 meters (1,047 by 479 feet). Its height from bottom to top is 45 meters (147 feet). It has a capacity of 41,922. Before the Citi Field was constructed, Shea Stadium was the home to the Mets from 1964 to 2008. The stadium’s final game was played on October 6, 2008, between the Mets and Florida Marlins. Team owner Fred Wilpon and his family were given a statue of Jackie Robinson for their contributions to building this stadium. Wilpon is currently involved in a lawsuit with his partners, who want to evict him from owning the team because of an embezzlement case he’s involved in with Bernard Madoff, who is serving 150 years in prison for his crime.
The New York Mets “Shea” Stadium
On April 17, 1964, the New York Mets (then an expansion team) played their first-ever baseball game in Shea Stadium. Their opponents were the St. Louis Cardinals on this day. The stadium was originally built in 1964 and was initially named after former New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner. It was later renamed after the former owner of the stadium and then-New York Mets owner, Willets Point Cablevision executive William Shea, who purchased the rights to its naming rights from Wagner’s widow in 2001 for $23 million over ten years.
His son is John M. Shea, the composer of the “Meet The Mets” song.
In 2008, Shea Stadium underwent a renovation to make way for the New York Mets to move into Citi Field in 2009. This renovation was so that it would reflect the team colours and logo better. It cost $200 million.
Where Do The Mets Play On The Road?
The New York Mets play away games at other stadiums in other cities across America. They have a travelling team that travels with them for all away games and ensures everything goes according to plan. The team has at least two games played at Citi Field every season. The Mets play their first-ever game of the MLB season in their home stadium. The other match played in Citi Field by the Mets is the last game of the season against a team from another city. A few years ago, the Mets began to play an annual “home-and-away” series against the Boston Red Sox, often called “the City Series”.
The New York Mets also play away games at National League ballparks, similar to many teams in baseball. For example, the New York Mets played away games at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, from 2012-2014. The Mets played at Rogers Centre in Toronto, which is located in Canada, for a few years before moving back to Citi Field.
In conclusion, the New York Mets play at Citi Field, also known as “Shea Stadium” in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and are led by their manager Terry Collins. The stadium has a capacity of 41,922 and was given a $200 million renovation to make way for the Mets to move into Citi Field. The official name for the stadium is known as “Citi Field”.