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Mets Rain Delay Survival Guide: What to do during the deluge

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: The sun sets during a rain delay at Citi Field on August 7, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: The sun sets during a rain delay at Citi Field on August 7, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 16: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets and his team look on during a rain delay against the Toronto Blue Jays during their game at Citi Field on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

How to Kill Time Until Play Resumes

While there are plenty of are places to wait in Citi Field during a rain delay, without a game to watch, it can get pretty boring pretty quickly.

A rain delay is a good time for a bathroom break if you need one, but that doesn’t really take up a lot of time.

If your standing near a television screen inside the stadium, they usually show an episode of Mets Classics like they would on tv at home, although volume can be hard to hear.

One easy thing to do at Citi Field that will take up a lot of time is to get on one of the concessions lines. Especially if you’re going to be standing around anyway for the game to resume, you may as well get an overpriced hotdog out of it.

Another spot to go visit is the Mets Hall of Fame, located near the front entrance of the Stadium. You can learn a bit of Mets history, check out the team’s World Series trophies and take a few pictures plaques of the team’s most famous players and coaches.

A rain delay also gives fans the opportunity to go check out the team stores located around the Stadium. Seeing as there is no baseball being played, the delay provides a chance for fans to check out the souvenirs sold at the stadium and consider making any impulsive purchases.

One cool place to check out, in particular, is the Mets Memorabilia shop located on the field level section down the first baseline, which sells autographed pictures, balls, and bats, as well as some game-used uniforms, among other things.

Also, in center field beneath the Shea Bridge is the bullpen, so as it nears closer to game time, fans can go and watch the pitchers warm up before taking the mound.

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