Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Metropolitan Park

Project Vision

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Metropolitan Park

For the past three years, New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and his partners have been listening to their neighbors. After 16 community workshops, and meeting with thousands of local residents, the two most frequently mentioned community needs are jobs and green space. It’s time 50 acres of asphalt at Citi Field turn green. Let’s create something exciting in Queens that all of New York can be a part of.

The Community

Metropolitan Park is our park

We’re partnering with the local community to design a project that’s responsive to the needs of our surrounding neighborhoods. Queens is clearly on the rise. The story of this site can’t be told without the diverse and dynamic voices of our neighbors. These neighborhoods are as vibrant as the city has seen in generations. Future forward and authentically part of the city we call home.

“Hard Rock has been committed to New York since our first restaurant in 1984, and we're excited to extend our stellar reputation as an employer, community partner, and world-class entertainment company to the World's Borough.”

—Jim Allen, Hard Rock International CEO

Jim Allen

Our Values

In Queens, we do things the right way

We put neighbors first

We’ve had over 500 meetings with valued community leaders, partnering in 16 Visioning Sessions hosting thousands of guests. At each event, our neighbors were invited to share their opinions and brainstorm new ideas on how best this site would serve the community.

We value green space

In the most congested borough in New York City, creating new green space is essential. That’s why we’ll connect Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the underutilized waterfront of Flushing Bay, add ribbons of protected bike paths, and provide new recreational athletic fields for all to play on.

We connect communities

We have the opportunity to create something special for a borough on the rise. With a spirit of inclusion that is embodied by our neighborhoods, we can be a lighthouse destination that is home to a unique campus seen nowhere else. Connecting our vibrant surrounding neighborhoods that for too long have been isolated from one another.

We work hard

We canvassed neighboring small businesses to dream along with us. Not surprisingly, the opportunity for economic growth is something they’re excited about. When we promised an investment of over $6 billion to create 10,000 good-paying, permanent and construction union jobs, our support rate was at 94%.

And we play hard, too!

An integrated resort with gaming and entertainment is an economic engine that will make these 50 acres of asphalt a true global destination. Whether coming to attend an event or eat and drink at world-class bars and restaurants, Metropolitan Park will be a destination not just for baseball season, but 365 days a year.

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Music Memorabilia

At Hard Rock, memorabilia isn’t something to admire on a wall. Rock-n-roll is a spirit, not a specific sound, and memorabilia is that attitude on display. It’s a way to identify who we are and who we serve.

About Hard Rock

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 300 branded locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform.

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