Mets Baseball is Back!! #MetsFamilyFun

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In our house, the official first day of spring isn’t March 21st. The first day of spring is the day that the Mets begin their new season at Citi Field! This year, we celebrated the return of warm weather and baseball by taking the boys to their first game of the season on Sunday, April 6th. Now, we have obviously been to Citi Field before, but this year, there are so many wonderful upgrades to the park that even my four year old son took notice!
Given that we attend games with both kids, my husband and I have grown accustom to hanging out in the fanfest area of the stadium – or as my son calls it – the kids zone. The dunk tank and mini field are always favorites for our family. This year, my little man also took a few swings in the kids batting cage that they offer, and my husband even got in on the action in the larger batting cages!
photo 3While my boys are easily pleased just being at a Mets game, I seem to take notice of all of the ways that the Mets make being a parent of younger children (at a baseball stadium) so effortless and enjoyable. For starters, there are family restrooms in almost every corner (making the baby’s diaper changes a cinch). The stadium employees all walk around giving high fives and stickers to the kids and go out of their way to engage them in small sports talk. They really seem to enjoy making all of the kids feel special while at Citi Field.
The Mets also have a kids club which my kids are now a part of. The Kids Club provides a ton of benefits to my boys such as private meet and greets with Mr. and Mrs. Met, and the opportunity to get tickets to games and other Mets Merchandise. Just for signing up this weekend, my boys even got their names up on the scoreboard! photo 1 (6)
When it comes to eating at City Field, you can’t go wrong, no matter what types of food you decide to eat. They have such a variety of options, you’ll never have to eat the same thing twice. They even have a designated Kids Kitchen with options that cater specifically to little bellies (with little prices to match)!
Of course, the best part of the day seemed to be right after the game, when my boys got to participate (at no extra charge) in the Mr. Met Dash. This is one of the perks of Family Sundays – when kids 12 and under have the chance to go out onto the field and run the bases. Our son said he was pretending to be David Wright as he rounded third and stepped on home plate.
All and all, it was another exciting day for our family at Citi Field. The kids had so much fun with the whole experience, they didn’t even notice who won the game.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a Mets fan, consider this: it’s not always about the game itself, as much as it is the experience that goes along with it. The Mets organization does not fail to give you and your family an experience to remember.GetAttachment

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