By: Michael Ganci

Subway Series to Draw Big Crowds: Use Mass Transit


The following is courtesy of the New York Mets:

Expecting a full house for all three games this weekend, the Mets are encouraging fans to arrive early for the Subway Series at Citi Field against the Yankees.

The club is expecting capacity crowds and recommends fans avoid heavy traffic expected in the area by taking public transportation. All gates will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch (5:10 p.m. on Friday, 11:05 a.m. on Saturday and 6:10 p.m. on Sunday).

Prior to Sunday’s game, there will be kids games, inflatables, face painting and music on Mets Plaza starting at 6 pm as a part of Family Sunday.

The 7 Subway is the fast, convenient and “green” way to travel to the game. The Mets-Willets Point stop is adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

Direct LIRR service to Citi Field is available from Penn Station, Woodside and all stations on the Port Washington Branch. Those traveling from Long Island or southern Queens on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing trains at Woodside, just a five-minute ride from the ballpark. Fans from NYC or New Jersey can board any Port Washington Branch train at Penn Station, which is just a quick 19 minutes away on the LIRR. Citi Field is just 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington.

For those coming from the northern suburbs, all Metro-North trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines connect with the 7 Subway at 42nd Street Grand Central Station.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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