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Mets announce special judges for Banner Day

Citi Field. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

The New York Mets announced on Saturday the very special guest judges who will be on hand for Banner Day on Sunday May 27, prior to the 1:10 p.m. Mets/Padres game at Citi Field. Coming out to lend a hand will be Mets Hall of Famers Dwight Gooden and Rusty Staub, along with Sports Radio 66 WFAN radio personalities Howie Rose and Evan Roberts.

The group will select the final three banners, and the final word will be decided by the fans-who will voice their opinion both at home and at the park. Mets faithful can vote via Facebook and Twitter to decide the winner banner.

Whoever is selected as the winning banner will receive a trip for two to the 2012 Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie.

Here are the guidelines for Banner Day, which was a tradition with the team from 1963-1996 when fans of all ages got to express their love for the team with homemade banners.

Banner Day participants must have tickets to the game

*Participants must check in at the Bullpen Plaza on 126th Street at 37th Avenue

*Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Space is limited.

*Banners must celebrate the Mets 50th Anniversary, expressing fans’ favorite memories or moments in franchise history

*Banners must be at least 22” by 28” in size

*Banners may not contain vulgar or abusive language

*Commercially produced banners are permitted, but banners may not contain commercial messages, web sites or Twitter handles

*Only the fans required to carry each banner will be permitted onto the field, up to a maximum of four.

*The Mets reserve the right to deny access to the field to any banner or person that is deemed inappropriate

Tickets for Banner Day are on sale now online at Mets.com at by phone at 718-507-TIXX

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