The New York Mets today announced the full schedule of events surrounding the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 World Series Championship team. Below is a complete guide of events scheduled to take place at Citi Field.
1969 50th Anniversary Ceremony – Prior to the game, the New York Mets will honor the 1969 team with a special ceremony, emceed by broadcaster Howie Rose. The team will welcome back Mets legends including Cleon Jones, Ron Swoboda, Jerry Koosman among others. Fans are asked to arrive early for the special event and to be in their seats by 3:00 p.m.Classic Car World Series Parade – The Mets will reenact the 1969 World Series parade on the newly named Seaver Way between Northern Blvd and Roosevelt Ave. The parade will feature vintage Ford convertibles carrying members of the 1969 championship team.
1969 Pennant Giveaway – The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive a blue and orange pennant to commemorate the 1969 weekend, courtesy of Citi.
1969 Replica Ring Giveaway – The first 15,000 fans who enter the Citi Field gates will receive a 1969 Replica Ring, courtesy of H.L. Gross Jewelers.Art Shamsky Book Signing – 1969 World Champion outfielder Art Shamsky will be signing copies of his book After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda prior to the start of the game. Books will be available for purchase in the Mets Team Store.
Great seats are still available. Interested fans can purchase tickets online by going to Mets.com/tickets, via phone at 718-507-TIXX or by visiting the Citi Field box office.