Citi Field Sportsbook Lounge Coming To Metro Grill, Thanks To Mets-Caesars Partnership

Written By Mike Mazzeo on April 6, 2022
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Caesars Sportsbook is coming to Citi Field. 

The Mets announced that Caesars is named the team’s official sports betting partner, and the sides plan to open a new sportsbook lounge at the stadium later this season as part of their multi-year deal. 

The 13,000-square-foot Caesars Sportsbook at the Metro Grille will be located on the Excelsior Level and feature a multi-tiered dining room and outer patio seating, with panoramic views overlooking left field. 

 Chris Holdren, co-president of Caesars Digital, said in a statement:

“New York is a key state for us following the successful launch of our Caesars Sportsbook app in January. The Mets’ fanbase is one of the most loyal in baseball and this partnership offers us the chance to treat those passionate fans like Caesars. We look forward to opening our space at Citi Field during an exciting time for the franchise.”

This isn’t a retail sportsbook but potentially could be in the future as local policymakers are seeking to add kiosks at stadiums, arenas and racetracks in NY.

Read More: Yankees to open DraftKings betting lounge at Yankees Stadium.

As part of the agreement, Caesars Rewards members will also have access to VIP experiences. 

Also included, according to the release: access to official New York Mets logos and marks, TV-visible in-game signage, and broadcast and digital content across Mets’ properties. 

Caesars NY presence grows

Caesars continues to be aggressive in the NY sports betting market, as it also is a sports betting partner of the Bills, Knicks, Rangers and Madison Square Garden. Former Ranger great Henrik Lundqvist also serves as a brand ambassador for the sportsbook. 

Now that online sports betting is legal in the state, local teams continue to take advantage, recognizing opportunities to make additional revenue via partnerships while increasing fan engagement. Mets’ owner Steve Cohen also has had talks with Las Vegas Sands about the possibility of a casino being built next to Citi Field, so the multi-billionaire recognizes opportunities in the gaming space. 

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Mike Mazzeo is the Lead Writer for PlayNY, arriving after covering several of New York's professional sports teams in a variety of roles for the past decade. Previously, he served as a beat writer and columnist covering the Brooklyn Nets (ESPN) and New York Yankees (New York Daily News). Mike also covered both the MLB and NBA nationally for Yahoo Sports. In addition, he served as a general assignment reporter for ESPN NewYork.com. He has also had bylines in the New York Times, New York Post, Newsday, Forbes and The Ringer. With PlayNY, Mike brings extensive coverage and unique story angles to what is projected to be one of the biggest and most lucrative online sports betting markets in the country. It's been an arduous and confounding process to get here, but 20 million New Yorkers (many of them die-hards) are now legally able to bet on their favorite sports teams across the state via online and mobile platforms.

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