The New York Mets today announced Free Shirt Friday and Family Sunday lead the lineup of special offers and new attractions throughout the season at Citi Field. The Mets will host the third year of post-game concerts and added a third Fireworks Night to the schedule.
The Mets begin the season Monday, March 31 against the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. Limited tickets are still available at Mets.com/Tickets and (718) 507-TIXX.
FREE SHIRT FRIDAY
Every fan in attendance on 12 Friday home dates will receive a uniquely designed Mets t-shirt. For a complete listing including photos of all t-shirts, visit mets.com/FreeShirtFridays.
SATURDAY POST-GAME CONCERTS
Saturdays will feature the 2014 Mets Concert Series presented by Duane Reade with best-selling performer and Queens native 50 Cent (June 14), rock-n-rollers Huey Lewis and the News (July 12), R&B legends Boyz II Men (August 16) and pop-sensation Austin Mahone (September 27).
Every Sunday will feature family-themed giveaways to the first 15,000 fans, and the Mr. Met Dash, where kids 12 and under can run the bases after the game. Kids inflatables, face painters and balloon artists, courtesy of Send in the Clowns, will be on Mets Plaza before the game to entertain families.
There will be three Fireworks Nights at Citi Field in 2014. On July 4, there will be a special Independence Day celebration Fireworks Night presented by Citi. Fireworks will also light the sky above Citi Field Saturday, August 2 and Saturday, September 13 on Fireworks Night presented by Duane Reade.
There will also be three special bobblehead giveaways in 2014, each for the first 20,000 fans in attendance on each date. The first is Saturday, May 10 featuring a 1969 Commemorative Nolan Ryan bobblehead courtesy of Delta Air Lines, next is Saturday, August 30 which will be a Curtis Granderson bobblehead presented by Gold’s, and the final one will be on Sunday, September 28 featuring Casey Stengel courtesy of SNY & WOR.
Birthdays – As a happy birthday present from the Mets, fans can receive a complimentary ticket to that day’s game to celebrate their birthday at Citi Field. Fans must show a valid form of identification (birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, etc.) at the Citi Field Ticket Windows on their birthday to receive a ticket, subject to availability. The offer does not apply for games on Opening Day, March 31 or the Subway Series May 14-15. The offer ends September 28. For those celebrating birthdays when the Mets are on the road, on an off-day, in the off-season or on non-eligible games, a complimentary ticket can be redeemed for games on April 2-3, 21-24 and September 8-10.
Family Pack – For $24, fans can enjoy a ticket to a game in the Left Field Landing and a choice of a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog, Two Boots pizza slice, burger or veggie burger, to go along with Nathan’s Famous French Fries and a large sized 21 oz. Pepsi-branded soda. Fans can upgrade their seating location to the Baseline Box on the Field Level for $39 per ticket. For more information, visit Mets.com/FamilyPacks.
First Days – Fans who are coming to a Mets home game for the first time are encouraged to stop by Fan Assistance to receive a personalized First Game certificate signed by Mr. Met.
Kids Go Free – Pick up a copy of the Daily News starting April 3 and fill out a voucher to receive up to three free kids tickets with the purchase of a regularly-priced adult ticket for the April 18-27 games. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Citi Field Ticket Windows on the day of the game.
Military Mondays – U.S. Military personnel with active or retired military identification will receive complimentary tickets to Monday night games for themselves and up to three guests on the following Mondays: April 21, July 7, July 28, September 8 and September 15. The tickets will be available (night-of-game only) in the Ticket Office lobby in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, subject to availability.
Military Go Free – For the games outside of Military Mondays, the Mets will continue to provide active military personnel with complimentary tickets (day-of-game only) in the Ticket Office lobby in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, subject to availability. Accompanying non-military persons must purchase tickets, subject to availability.
Mr. Met’s Kids Club – The Kids Club has been re-launched with two membership levels. Blue memberships are free and come with one free Sunday ticket voucher and a Kids Club lanyard and rewards card. Orange memberships cost $29 and comes with four free Sunday ticket vouchers, a Kids Club t-shirt, a front-of-the-line pass for Sunday Mr. Met Dashes and a Kids Club lanyard and rewards card. Members are encouraged to check in every Sunday at the Kids Club Kiosk at Good Humor Fan Fest to qualify for special rewards.
Seaver Package – Groups of 25 or more will receive a Field Level ticket in Left Field Reserved and a Tom Seaver rookie year replica pullover jersey for $41 per person. The offer includes all games except Opening Day, March 31 and the Subway Series May 14-15. Packages are available at mets.com/Seaver.
Student Rush – High school and college students can purchase tickets for $10 with valid school identification for all home games except Opening Day, March 31, and the Subway Series May 14-15, subject to availability. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Mets.com/studentrush.
CITI FIELD DINING
Acela Club – The restaurant operated by James Beard Award Winner Drew Nieporent’s Myriad Restaurant Group will offer a new day game market table only menu for $29.
Empire State Craft – The stand will offer nine craft beers brewed in New York: Blue Point Black/White IPA, Bronx Pale Ale, Captain Lawrence KoLSCH, Coney Island IPL, Ommegang Witte, Original Sin Hard Cider, Queens Brewery Lager, and Southern Tier IPA. There will be two locations: the Field Level across from Sections 132 and 133 near Keith’s Grill, and in the Promenade Food Court behind home plate.
Flushing Farm – This new vegetable and herb garden will be grown on the green roof of Citi Field’s administration building on 126th Street. Its harvest will be incorporated into various menu options throughout the suites, clubs and restaurants.
Good Humor – The official ice cream of the Mets will have its products including the Good Humor Giant King Cone and Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bar served at concessions, in-seat service and vending throughout the ballpark.
Mister Softee – The official soft serve ice cream of the Mets will be served at concession stands throughout the ballpark.
Mr. Met’s Kids Kitchen – The new concession stand located in Good Humor Fan Fest will cater to children, with kid-friendly items including kids’ meals, fruit, milk, and ballpark staples.
Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors – LaFrieda Meats will become the official burger of the Mets, supplying the meat patties for concessions throughout the ballpark. LaFrieda will also debut a new meatball slider concept adjacent to its Pat LaFrieda’s Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich Stand on the Field Level by Section 139.
New Menu Options at Taste of the City:
· Shake Shack
o Chicken Dog – Shake Shack chicken, apple and sage sausage
· Box Frites
o Cheddar Bacon Frites – crumbled apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar sauce and fresh scallions
o Chicken Schnitzel – fried chicken breast, purple cabbage slaw, horseradish, and mustard sauce
· El Verano Taqueria
o Burrito – choice of the following options: chicken pipian, carnitas and vegetarian
· Catch of the Day
o Seafood Basket – cracker meal breaded Long Island sole, bay scallops, clam strips & shrimp served with bayside fries
· Two Boots
o V for Vegan Slice – artichokes, shitake mushrooms, red onions, pesto & daiya non-dairy cheese
CITI FIELD RETAIL
Jersey Customization Station – Fans can get their customized Mets jersey at the ballpark and watch the process from start to finish. The station will be located in front of the Mets Team Store Presented by Majestic on the Field Level behind home plate.
Mrs. Met Merchandise – Items featuring the Mets’ newest mascot will be available at retail locations throughout the ballpark.
The 7 Line Shop – Fans can purchase exclusive The 7 Line merchandise at the shop in centerfield behind the the Big Apple seats located next to Box Frites.
CITI FIELD ENTERTAINMENT
Good Humor Fan Fest – The newly renamed area on the Field Level in centerfield offers fun for the whole family with a scaled down version of Citi Field, batting cages, a dunk tank, video games and more. Good Humor Fan Fest features appearances from Mr. Met every game and is open from when the ballpark opens until the middle of the seventh inning, weather permitting.
In-Game Hosts – Alexa Datt, Christina Thompson and Branden Wellington will interact with fans, conduct trivia contests and other games as well as taking fans on virtual tours of Citi Field clubs and restaurants, and other limited access and behind the scenes areas of the ballpark.
Mets Hall of Fame & Museum – “Kiner’s Korner” will be dedicated to celebrating the life of Hall of Famer and original Mets broadcaster, Ralph Kiner. The display will feature one of his Emmy Awards, his 1986 World Series Championship ring, an index card of hand-written notes and the sign from his iconic show, Kiner’s Korner.
Fifty years have passed since the opening of Shea Stadium, and the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum will feature a special display highlighting some of the most significant moments from the Mets’ home from 1964-2008 including:
· 1961 Shea Stadium groundbreaking ceremony program
· 1969 team signed bat
· Willie Mays’s 1973 game-used batting helmet
· Mike Piazza home jersey from the 2000 World Series
· Mike Piazza’s jersey and catching helmet from the first game after the 9/11 attacks
· Endy Chavez’s jersey from “The Catch” in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS
· Last pitching rubber used at Shea Stadium
The Jersey Wall will return this year and display the uniforms of the four Mets captains in franchise history: Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, John Franco and David Wright.