Check out Citi Field behind the scenes

The following is a press release from the Mets, regarding their Citi Field tours:

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 13, 2010 – The New York Mets today announced the launch of Citi Field Tours, offering fans a guided behind-the-scenes look at their home, including the Mets Clubhouse, Dugout and the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum. Group Tours begin Friday, May 28 and regular Tours start Saturday, May 29 to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.

Tickets can be purchased at Mets.com/tours or by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. Citi Field Tours are free for Season Ticket Holders making advance reservations with the Mets Ticket Office at (718) 507-TIXX. In-person ticket sales start Thursday, May 27 at the Citi Field Advance Ticket Windows located outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

Fans will tour the press box and productions areas, visit the Empire and Sterling Suites, step onto the field on the warning track (weather permitting), visit the Bullpen, take photos in the Mets Dugout, and see the Mets Clubhouse. The one-hour tour will conclude at the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum.

Individual tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for children 12 and under and senior citizens 60 and over.  Tickets for groups of 10 or more purchased in advance are $8 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under and senior citizens 60 and over. (Internet and phone orders are subject to service fees.)  Thursday and Friday tours are only available for groups. Saturday and Sunday tours are open to individuals, plus groups with advanced reservations. Additional ticket information including a schedule of Citi Field Tour dates is available online at Mets.com/tours or by phone at (718) 507-TIXX.

“We are launching Citi Field Tours to provide our fans with a behind-the-scenes experience of Citi Field,” said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Mets. “We’ve had great interest from our fans since opening the ballpark last year, and we are delighted to be able to provide them a closer look at their team’s home.”

Saturday and Sunday tours depart every 30 minutes, beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. from the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Complimentary parking for all tours is available in the Citi Field Official Lot (Lot G), with the entrance on 126th Street off of Roosevelt Avenue.

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