The jumbotron is seen with an aerial image of the stadium broadcast on it prior to the start of opening day between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea stadium as the Mets home field.
Get with the program
This might be worth something someday. A vendor sells a program outside of Citi Field before the new ballpark's first regular season game.
Walk this way
Fans walks inside Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field during opening day.
Fans walks inside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field during opening day.
Former Mets players Mike Piazza and Tom Seaver greet fans before throwing out the first pitch.
What a view
The sunset from Citi Field should be quite a sight for years to come.
Mound of trouble
Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey had a tough time with the Padres and couldn't get New York a win.
Have a blast
David Wright did his best to get the Mets a win in the Citi Field opener, hitting this three-run home run to tie the game. The Padres later went back ahead and won.
It's his home too
A cat runs on the field during the Mets' Citi Field opener against the Padres on Monday. The cat later disappeared into the stands.
The Padres spoiled the party on Monday by holding off the Mets for a 6-5 win in the first regular season game played at Citi Field.