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Hospitality

Citi Field’s Clover Club set for major expansion

Featured image credit: Adrian Hernandez on Unsplash

Featured image credit: Adrian Hernandez on Unsplash

The New York Mets Major League Baseball team has announced plans for a complete renovation of the Clover Club space at Citi Field.

The club, which is located behind the home plate, will triple in size and feature gourmet dining, a new VIP boutique, individual lockers, a 50-foot bar and a variety of seating options.

Food options will include crab, steak and dessert stations. The Mets also announced that 43% of non-premium season ticket memberships will stay flat for 2024, with full season ticket members to save 26 per cent on average versus single game tickets.

The announcement of the expanded Clover Club comes after the Mets built a new 17,400-square-foot scoreboard at Citi Field ahead of the 2023 season. According to the Mets, the scoreboard is the largest across all professional ballparks.

Jeff Deline, executive vice-president and chief revenue officer for the Mets, said: “We have one of the best ballparks in the world, but we just need to tweak some of the amenities around it.

“So right now, the Clover Club is now 2,900 square feet. It will be almost 10,000, so it will triple in size. I think it will rival any club in New York. It should be as good as or better than anything that is built today.”

Deline added: “I’ve been in sports for 27 years. Every decision that we make – whether it be the Clover Club or concessions – it’s always the fans first in mind. Look, the baseball game will always be there. People will watch and tune in. But as we try to attract new fans to the game, they need more to do.

“They want to tour around the stadium in the two to three hours at the game. They want to go to different areas that we continue to build and reimagine. It’s more of an adventure and a day out. It’s not always about baseball. It’s got to be an outing.”