(Citi Field – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Mets announced that the previously scheduled exhibition game at West Point on Friday, March 31 has been relocated to Citi Field.
The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. The change of venue follows last week’s snow storm in the Hudson Valley which impacted the playing field at West Point.
General admission tickets for Field Level seating are on sale now at mets.com/army or by calling (718) 507-TIXX. Tickets are $10 and net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Mets Foundation. All active and retired military members with military identification will be allowed to attend the game along with one guest for free.
Gates at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda will open at 11:10 a.m. with limited concession locations open. The teams will play a 7-inning game and parking in Citi Field’s Lots will be free.
“We are all very disappointed that the weather did not cooperate and provide our cadets and the West Point Community an opportunity to witness this incredible event,” Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. “I can’t thank the Mets organization enough for their support and willingness to move the game to Citi Field. We greatly appreciate the relationship we have built and hope the team can visit West Point for an exhibition game in the near future.”
This contest will be the Mets’ final game before the start of the 2017 Season on April 3 when they take on the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
It will also mark the ninth exhibition game between the Army baseball club and the New York Mets (1963, ’65, ’67, ’71, ’73, ’75, ’79, and ’84).