It’s about more than just the game when you visit the Mets’ home, Citi Field. When we visited the ballpark recently, not only did we see a fabulous game, we also did a lot of really cool activities. We all thought it was a great way to spend a day and suggest other kids do the same thing.

There are many fun things to do at Citi Field. We were very excited to go to the FanFest, the area behind the stands and the outfield. When we got there, we did so many activities. There was a video game, a dunk tank and a Wiffle ball stadium. We had so much fun playing these games.

The first game we played was MLB 2k10. We played the home run derby. In our game, Jason Bay beat David Wright in home runs 4-2. The game was on an Xbox 360. You can also play it on the PlayStation 3. We sat in really comfortable chairs when we played. One had the 2k sports logo on it. The other one has the Mets logo on it. It was fun — and we felt really important.

We did all this before the game started. During the game, we ate a phenomenal slice of pizza and had a soda. We also had hot dogs. In the seventh inning, we had ice cream. And we had fried dough after the game. We really had a food fest. After the pizza, we played Wiffle ball. We hit eight home runs. We had nine swings off a tee.
Next, we entered a contest. Whoever could throw the fastest would win four tickets to Hershey Park. The winner threw 47 mph. He was on the big screen.

Because it was a Mets vs. Braves game, there was a Braves fan sitting in the dunk tank. It was really fun.

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Kidsday reporters, from left, Owen Mitchell, Matthew Kam and Robert Connors at the FanFest area in the outfield at Citi Field. Photo Credit: Newsday Photo/Pat Mullooly

The last thing we did was visit the Mets Hall of Fame. We saw the Mets’ all-time greatest players’ plaques. We took a picture next to plaques of Tom Seaver and Ed Kranepool. We also saw a World Series trophy and took a picture next to it. We enjoyed our stay at Citi Field a lot.

Weather permitting, the FanFest is open 21/2 hours before every Mets home game, and stays open till the seventh inning. If you are lucky, Mr. Met will stop by, and you can have your picture taken with him.

Want even more information? Visit the website: newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp