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Mets encourage World Series ticket holders to take mass transit, arrive early for games at Citi Field

Fans get off the Long Island Railroad at

Fans get off the Long Island Railroad at the Willets Point/Mets station before Game 2 of the NLCS between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The Mets are encouraging ticket holders attending the World Series games at Citi Field to take mass transit and arrive early.

Game 3 is Friday at Citi Field, followed by Game 4 on Saturday and Game 5 on Sunday. Games 3 and 4 have 8:07 p.m. first pitch times, while Game 5 has a first pitch start of 8:15 p.m. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for all three games.

The Mets sent out an advisory on Wednesday morning asking fans to plan ahead due to expected capacity crowds for the three games. The Mets also said there will be "enhanced security along with additional on and off-duty officers."

Here are the suggested travel options from the Mets:

-- The 7 Subway to the Mets-Willets Point stop, which is adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

-- Direct LIRR service to Citi Field is available from Penn Station, Woodside and all stations on the Port Washington Branch.

-- Ticket holders traveling from Long Island or southern Queens on other branches can reach Citi Field by changing trains at Woodside, which is then a five-minute ride to Citi Field.

-- Ticket holders coming from NYC or New Jersey can board any Port Washington Branch train at Penn Station, which is then 19 minutes away on the LIRR. Citi Field is 17 minutes from Great Neck and 27 minutes from Port Washington.


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