Citi Field to host qualifier for Nathan’s hot dog eating contest


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Photos courtesy of Shea Communications

The top male and female finishers at the event, to be held on Sunday, June 14, will go on to compete in the famous food-eating competition in Coney Island.

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Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall


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Rendering courtesy NYCEDC

State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.

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Mets host first sleepover at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Call it the Citi Field of sweet dreams. The Mets hosted their first ever sleepover at Citi Field on August 10. Hundreds of fans brought pillows, sleeping bags and even tents to sleep on the grass and enjoy the Mets 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on the jumbo screen in the outfield. “I was […]

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Spend the night with Mr. Met: Citi Field Sleepover announced


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The Mets are hoping to make fans’ dreams come true— with a sleepover. The team announced its first-ever “Citi Field Sleepover” will be on Saturday, August 10 at the ballpark. Tickets for the sleepover started to go on sale today at 10 a.m., and a presale was available yesterday for Mets season ticket holders. Only […]

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Former MLB players, celebrities compete in All-Star softball game at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Former Major League greats mixed with A-list celebrities for the annual All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 14 at Citi Field. Many local recognizable stars participated in the game, while the Mets had four former franchise players on the field including Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, John Franco and Darryl Strawberry. The legends […]

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Mrs. Met returns to Citi Field


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Photos courtesy of New York Mets

Behind every great Mr. Met there is a Mrs. Met and she’s back. Gone for a few years, the better half of the iconic Mr. Met appeared at Citi Field recently, surprising fans, many of which may have never even known she existed. Mrs. Met was apparently on sabbatical from the team, but will make […]

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Mets’ Captain David Wright to start in All-Star Game at Citi Field


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The ballots are counted and it appears fans around the country made the Wright choice. Mets third baseman  David Wright will be starting for the National League team in the MLB All-Star game, which will be played at Citi Field on July 16. The Amazing’s captain outpaced San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval, who bested Wright […]

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