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What to Wear to a New York Mets Game?

What to Wear to a New York Mets Game?

What to Wear to a New York Mets Game?

Whether you live in the New York area, the surrounding metropolitan cities, or are simply visiting from out-of-town, attending a New York Mets game can be one of the most enjoyable and exciting experiences you’ll have.  With the area surrounding Citi Field having been recently renovated, you’ll find a plethora of food and drink options to keep you busy both before and after the baseball game.

And whether it’s your first time to Citi Field or you’re a season ticket holder, attending a New York Mets game can be loads of fun for the entire family.  But before you head out to the local game, you may be wondering, what exactly should I wear to a New York Mets game?

Below, we’re going to review what to wear to a New York Mets game and provide you with options to ensure you blend in perfectly with the local crowd and other Mets fans.  And because the Mets wear a mix of white, blue, royal blue, and orange these clothing pieces will go perfectly with many of your other outfits as well!

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Things to do Around Citi Field

Let’s be honest, in the heart of the Queens in New York City, there are a plethora of options and things to do both before and after a Mets game.  Whether you’re getting to Citi Field by foot, taxi, or the subway, you’ll have plenty of options for food, drink, and entertainment.

  • Queens Zoo – the Queens Zoo is a mere .8 miles from Citi Field and is a great, family friendly activity to do before the Mets game.  You can experience animals from both North and South America and even partake in some live animal feedings.  With tickets starting at under $10 for adults and under $7 for kids, it’s a practical and fun experience for everyone involved!
  • New York Hall of Science – the New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.  Close to Citi Field, it occupies one of the last remaining structures from the 1964 New York World’s Fair and is the only hands-on science and technology museum in New York City.
  • Flushing Meadows Pitch & Putt – Flushing Meadows Golf Center is located in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens and is right next to Citi Field and the United States Tennis Center.  Consisting of an 18 hole “pitch & putt” golf course and a modern mini-golf course, it’s a great option for both experience and novice golfers from around the world.
  • Blue Smoke – Blue Smoke is a restaurant near Citi Field which serves up mouthwatering barbecue, sides, and homestyle baked goods.  Known for their warmth and hospitality, Blue Smoke is led by executive chef Bret Lunsford and draws inspiration from the southern US.

General Weather Conditions in New York

Once you’ve found a list of things to do both before and after the Mets game, it is important to plan your outfit.  However, doing so requires understanding the general weather conditions and climate in New York and near Citi Field.

Generally, New York, being in the northeastern portion of the country, has a humid subtropical climate.  And although the temperatures do dip into the lower 20’s between December through February, those are months that the MLB is offseason.

During the MLB season, and for when the Mets play at their home stadium, that is between the months of April through October, the weather generally remains within a low of 45-degrees to a high of 84-degrees.  Of course, these conditions can fluctuate, but generally the weather in New York can get chilly during the winter months and humid during the summer ones.

Preparing for a New York Mets Game

Due to the fluctuations in weather in New York, you should prepare yourself for hotter and colder conditions.  Although the temperature does drop a bit as the sunsets, with the longer summer days, you may still feel the warmth and tinge of the sun against your skin as the game starts.

As such, it is always recommended to apply sunscreen before heading out to a game and when in the sun for prolonged periods of time.  Sunscreen is one of the best forms of protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays

In addition to reducing the risk of sunburn, sunscreen can dramatically reduce your risk of skin cancer.  Statistics have shown that by the age of 70, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer.  However, you can lower your risk by using sunscreen with a minimum rating of SPF 30 or higher when you are planning on being out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

Similarly, be sure to drink copious amounts of hydrating liquids, including water and sports drinks to help against the heat.  These drinks will also help to keep you hydrated and will ensure that you remain active and awake during the game.

However, as New York City does experience extreme cold conditions, including rain and snow, you should also prepare for those weather conditions.  Bringing an umbrella with you to the game can help or you may opt for a rain jacket.  Similarly, many visitors to Yankee Stadium will don a plastic, reusable raincoat.

A Baseball Cap

One of the best, and easiest, pieces of clothing to wear to the Mets game is none other than a baseball cap.  Not only will a baseball cap help you to avoid the beating sun on your forehead and in your eyes, but most baseball caps feature the logo of the team you are rooting for.

Personally, we’ve purchased and wear the New Era MLB New York Mets Team Classic Cap.  A throwback to the Mets’ simpler logo design, it features the famous ‘NY’ logo in orange above a blue background.  Simple and classic, this is perhaps the best New York Mets cap for any true fan.

If you’re looking for a New York Mets cap which is a bit more modern, we really like the New York Mets Black Neo 9Twenty Hat.  Featuring a black Mets logo against a black background, you’ll still be able to showcase your fandom but in a more modern way.

New York Mets T-Shirt or Jersey

When it comes to upper wear, honestly the best options when going to a baseball game are to rep the team’s jerseys or a t-shirt with their logo.  Both options are easy and generally affordable and will also allow you to showcase your team fandom.

However, we personally have never been fans of wearing team jerseys due to their relative tightness around the arms.  In addition, team jerseys can be quite costly, sometimes coming to several hundreds of dollars.  Rather, we generally opt for a short or long-sleeved shirt with the team logo, name, or phrase.

When it comes to choosing a shirt to wear to the Mets game, we personally prefer long-sleeve shirts.  Again, while the weather can reach the mid 80’s, the weather in New York can rapidly drop.  And you really don’t want to be left out in the cold and uncomfortable while the game progresses.

Personally, we really like this long-sleeved Mets shirt by Nike.  With the words, ‘Amazin’ Mets’ inscribed near the chest of the shirt and the Mets logo emblazoned directly beneath, it is a simple yet effective shirt.  With a simple navy-blue colored background and orange inscription, you really can’t go wrong with this shirt.

Joggers or Athletic Pants

Interestingly enough, we typically opt to go for a pair of joggers or athletic pants when going to a Mets game.  The reason is that while the weather may be warmer, rain showers can occur at almost any time. And we’re really not fans of wearing wet jeans.

However, we generally like to go for comfort over style, especially while at the ballgame.  And if the weather will be warm and hot, you don’t want to feel sweaty and uncomfortable throughout the duration of the game.  Rather, upon confirming that the weather will remain warm and sunny, opting for shorts or pants which are a bit loose and will allow your legs to breathe and not feel enclosed is a great option.

By far our favorite joggers are from Vuori.  A bit more expensive than other options, these joggers are insanely comfortable.  In fact, you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing at all with them on.  Vuori makes great joggers for both men and women and with a plethora of color options, you’ll be able to find the perfect ones to fit with your Mets gear. 

You may also consider Lululemon pants, which are a great option for both men and women, and provide extremely breathable fabric.


Lastly, if you are planning on attending a New York Mets game set for the middle of the day, it may be worthwhile to bring along a pair of sunglasses.  With the sun directly overhead, it may be difficult to view what is happening on the field without sunglasses.

Further, sunglasses should be able to help you avoid squinting and causing strain to your eyes.  And while you could opt for a pair of smart glasses, you really don’t have to and a simple pair should suffice for the day.   

And while there are plenty of sunglass options, we like to keep it simple and classy.  A pair of aviators always gets the job done and looks stylish in the process.