To enhance visitors’ game day experience, Gensler’s New York and Los Angeles offices worked in tandem to upgrade several key club and suite spaces at Citi Field. The new field-level Cadillac Club at Payson’s is designed as a speakeasy with a disguised entrance that leads to an intimate hideaway experience, featuring a private bar and tiered club seats for an elevated game-watching experience. Two new suites and one existing on the Empire Level of the stadium, behind home plate, take cues from baseball-inspired colors and textures, immersing guests in the “Home Suite Home” concept. The new Empire Club offers a cocktail lounge, communal dining, and a feature bar with low lighting and gilded accents as a nod to the Art Deco era of its namesake.
Transforming an underused space in left field into a series of four platforms, the new Hijole Porch boasts expansive views of the ballpark. A living green wall and industrial-inspired elements liven up the landing, which offers a variety of stadium seating, new bar, and a self-serve market to provide expedient service for fans. Future phases of the Citi Field project will include upgrades to additional VIP clubs and other improvements for general admission fans.