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10 Must-see Fields to Visit Before You Die


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Citi Field
Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough, New York City.
Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough, New York City.
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People in Manhattan may lament the bridge and tunnel crowd, but at Citi Field in Queens, the bridges are celebrated in the main architectural motifs of the park. Built adjacent to the site of historic Shea stadium, Citi Field also celebrates the Mets as the antithesis of that other New York baseball team. Citi Field is small, tickets are cheap and it almost never sells out, making it the perfect place to go for a Tuesday afternoon of playing spur-of-the-moment hooky from work.

Just like at Shea Stadium, when a Mets player hits a home run, a giant apple rises from behind centerfield. Of course, that rarely happens since the Mets are typically pretty bad. But, if you're in New York, think George Steinbrenner was the antichrist, hate the monstrosity of money and greed that the Yankees currently play in and want to catch a baseball game, the humble Mets and their park are waiting for you. How do you like them apples?