FLUSHING, N.Y., April 29, 2009 – The New York Mets today announced that single-game tickets for their June-October regular season games at Citi Field will go on sale this Sunday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com, LosMets.com, and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. Ticket prices start at $11.
In-person sales will begin Monday, May 4 at Citi Field, the Mets Clubhouse Shops in Manhattan (42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, across from Bryant Park) and at the Roosevelt Field Mall (Garden City, Long Island), and KeySpan Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
The 40th anniversary of the 1969 Mets World Series Championship Saturday, August 22 at 7:10 p.m. highlights the remainder of the schedule. Team members will return for an on-field pre-game ceremony. The first 25,000 fans will receive a commemorative item sponsored by Citi.
The Mets will offer fans more than 50 promotion, theme, and heritage dates giving away 400,000 items.
Highlights of the remainder of the 2009 regular season schedule include:
CITI FIELD INAUGURAL SEASON COLLECTIBLES
Mets Build-A-Bear Workshop Day – The first 20,000 fans will receive a one-of-a-kind Mets Build-A-Bear commemorating the team’s first year at Citi Field Saturday, August 1 when the Mets host the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m.
Citi Field Ballpark Tin presented by Lincoln Mercury – The first 25,000 fans at the Mets-San Francisco Giants game Sunday, August 16 at 1:10 p.m. will receive a Citi Field ballpark tin.
Citi Field Ballpark Replica presented by Harrah’s – On Sunday, August 23, when the Mets face the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10 p.m., the first 25,000 fans will take home a piece of history with a replica of the Mets new home.
Mets Visor presented by GEICO – On Wednesday, May 6, the first 25,000 fans will receive a Mets visor when the Mets host the division rival Phillies at 7:10 p.m.
Mets Collectors Cup presented by Premio – The Mets will provide a special collectors cup to the first 25,000 fans Friday, June 19 when they face the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m.
Mets Lunchbox presented by Verizon Wireless – The first 25,000 fans will receive a Mets lunchbox at the Saturday, July 11 matchup with the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m.
Francisco Rodriguez Bobblehead presented by Gold’s Horseradish – The first 25,000 fans can take home a bobblehead of the Mets closer and Major League Baseball’s single-season saves record holder when they buy tickets to the Mets-Chicago Cubs game on Sunday, September 6 at 1:10 p.m.
1969 World Series Celebration/Giveaway sponsored by Citi – Fans can celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mets winning their first World Series in franchise history with an on-field ceremony honoring team members before the Saturday, August 22 game between the Mets and Phillies at 7:10 p.m. The first 25,000 fans will receive a commemorative item courtesy of Citi.
Senior Stroll – Fans 60 and over can take a leisurely stroll around the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – following the Mets–Braves matchup on Wednesday, May 13 at 1:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash presented by Nestle Drumstick – All kids 12 and under in attendance will have the opportunity to run the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – during Mr. Met Dashes Sunday, May 31; Sunday, July 12; Monday, August 24; and Sunday, September 6.
Fiesta Latina presented by Budweiser – Fiesta Latina celebrates Hispanic culture throughout the Friday, July 31 game at 7:10 p.m. against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Mets will celebrate the diversity of New York with pre-game activities during heritage dates including: Greek Night (Friday, May 29); Chinese-American Night (Tuesday, July 7); Korean Night (Friday, July 10); Polish-American Night (Tuesday, August 18); Irish Night (Saturday, August 22); Jewish Heritage Day (Sunday, August 23); Taiwan Night (Wednesday, Sept. 9); and Oktoberfest (Friday, October 2).
HEALTH AWARENESS & EDUCATION
The Mets will host groups and provide information on health and wellness issues on the following dates: Autism Awareness (Saturday, May 9); Fitness & Nutrition Education Day (Wednesday, May 13); Alzheimer’s Awareness (Thursday, July 9); Organ Donation Awareness (Wednesday, August 19); Epilepsy Awareness (Saturday, September 19); and Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness (Saturday, September 20).
Mets Season Ticket and Plan sales are up 7 percent over last year with more than 2.3 million tickets sold, and tickets for April and May games are pacing 100 percent ahead of last year’s comparable-to-date sales.
Non-refundable service charges are applicable on Mets.com, LosMets.com, by phone, and at the Mets Clubhouse Shops. Fans will have the same access to available ticket inventory online at Mets.com and LosMets.com, as on the (718) 507-TIXX phone line.
The complete 2009 Mets schedule - including information on promotional dates, heritage and theme days/nights, and other special events - is available at Mets.com and LosMets.com.
The following is the most up-to-date listing of promotion, theme and heritage dates subject to change:
Mets Promotion* Opponent Day Date Time
Visor (GEICO) Phillies Wed May 6 7:10 p.m.
City Harvest Skip Lunch
Fight Hunger Night Phillies Wed May 6 7:10
Autism Awareness Pirates Sat May 9 1:10
Senior Stroll Braves Wed May 13 1:10
Fitness & Nutrition Education Day Braves Wed May 13 1:10
Freedom Alliance Night Nationals Mon May 25 7:10
T-Shirt (SpongeTech) Nationals Tues May 26 7:10
Greek Night Marlins Fri May 29 7:10
(Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula) Marlins Sat May 30 1:10
Faith Day Marlins Sat May 30 1:10
Lutheran School Association Day Marlins Sat May 30 1:10
Mr. Met Dash (Nestle Drumstick) Marlins Sun May 31 1:10
Collectors Cup presented by Premio Rays Fri June 19 7:10
Cap (Nathan’s) Rays Sat June 20 4:10
Brooklyn/Queens Catholic School Night Cardinals Wed June 24 7:10
Employee Appreciation Night Cardinals Wed June 24 7:10
Cap Trade (Chevrolet)** Yankees Fri June 26 7:10
Cap Trade (Chevrolet)** Yankees Sat June 27 7:10
Cap Trade (Chevrolet)** Yankees Sun June 28 1:10
Chinese American Night Dodgers Tues July 7 7:10
Alzheimer’s Awareness Dodgers Thurs July 9 7:10
Korean Night Reds Fri July 10 7:10
Lunchbox (Verizon) Reds Sat July 11 7:10
Gift Card (Dunkin’ Donuts) Reds Sun July 12 1:10
Mr. Met Dash (Nestle Drumstick) Reds Sun July 12 1:10
Camp Day Rockies Thurs July 30 12:10
Fiesta Latina/Koozie (Budweiser)*** Diamondbacks Fri July 31 7:10
Build-A-Bear Workshop Day**** Diamondbacks Sat Aug. 1 7:10
T-Shirt (Subway) Diamondbacks Sun Aug. 2 1:10
Camp Day Cardinals Wed Aug. 5 12:10
Magnetic Picture Frame (Verizon) Giants Sat Aug. 15 7:10
Ballpark Tin (Lincoln Mercury) Giants Sun Aug. 16 1:10
Polish-American Night Braves Tues Aug. 18 7:10
Organ Donor Awareness Braves Wed Aug. 19 7:10
Sports Bag (GEICO) Phillies Fri Aug. 21 7:10
1969 Celebration (Citi) Phillies Sat Aug. 22 7:10
Irish Night Phillies Sat Aug. 22 7:10
Citi Field Ballpark Replica (Harrah’s) Phillies Sun Aug. 23 1:10
Jewish Heritage Day Phillies Sun Aug. 23 1:10
Mr. Met Dash (Nestle Drumstick) Phillies Mon Aug. 24 1:10
Frankie Rodriguez Bobblehead
(Gold’s Horseradish) Cubs Sat Sept. 5 1:10
Mr. Met Dash (Nestle Drumstick) Cubs Sun Sept. 6 1:10
Taiwan Night Marlins Wed Sept. 9 7:10
Police & Firefighters Night Nationals Fri Sept. 18 7:10
Epilepsy Awareness Nationals Sat Sept. 19 1:10
Faith Day Nationals Sat Sept. 19 1:10
Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Nationals Sun Sept. 20 1:10
Employee Appreciation Night Braves Mon Sept. 21 7:10
Oktoberfest Astros Fri Oct. 2 7:10
Brooklyn/Queens Catholic School Night Astros Fri Oct. 2 7:10
*All promotions are for the first 25,000 fans except where noted
**First 5,000 fans
***First 25,000 fans 21 and over
****First 20,000 fans