Mets announce coat drive – but hat’s this “off season construction at Citi Field” about?

Yeah sure Coat Drive – but what are the Mets up to?  “Due to off-season construction at Citi Field, Seaver Way is closed to vehicles.”


 As part of their MetsGiving initiatives, the Mets are teaming up with New York Cares for the 17th Annual Mets Coat Drive  on December 6 in the Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Mets personnel and Mr. Met along with New York Cares volunteers will collect coat donations to keep those in need warm during the cold winter months in New York. Fans bringing a new or gently used winter coat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2024 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series).

From 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., there will be a special appearance from the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan in Lot A. Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and the truck’s holiday lights, receive a free can of Coke Zero Sugar, and more.

Due to off-season construction at Citi Field, Seaver Way is closed to vehicles. Free parking for the Food Drive will be available in Lot A. Lot A can be accessed by traveling to the intersection of Shea Road and Boat Basin Place, proceeding south towards Gate 8. Just before the gate, turn left and approach the guard booth where you will be directed to park in Lot A.

For fans taking public transportation, the Seaver Way sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. Fans coming off the subway may walk through Lot G and along Seaver Way sidewalk to access the K Korner.