Since September 2009 our motto has been “for the fans, by the fans”.
The initial idea was to create a funny t-shirt to wear during the last week of the 2009 baseball season. That shirt read “I Survived” and was in reference to another losing season. Fans were intrigued by the design and founder Darren Meenan took to his basement and turned that one shirt into a full clothing line. By the summer of 2010 the operation moved from the basement to a warehouse in Jamaica, Queens. In 2013 The 7 Line took a trip down Jamaica Avenue, and now resides in New Hyde Park.
The brand has been featured in countless media outlets ranging from New York Times, Sports Illustrated, INC. Magazine, Newsday, CNN Money, SNY Mets Insider, ESPN Magazine, NY Daily News, NY Post, News 12 LI, Upworthy, an episode of 30 Rock and more.
Fast forward a few years and a new concept was added to our brand, The 7 Line Army. We sit together at games at least once a month at home and on the road. Thousands of die hard fans cheering on our favorite team. Our “Army” is without a doubt the largest traveling group of supporters in all of baseball.
In 2013 we organized six outings. Four at Citi Field, one at Wrigley and one at Yankee Stadium, the first "Bronx Invasion".
In 2014 we organized eleven outings. Seven at Citi Field and away trips to SF, Miami, Philly and Yankee Stadium. At this time The 7 Line became an officially licensed MLB brand with a kiosk inside Citi Field. The company remained 100% owned and operated by Darren Meenan and our small handful of employees continue to be exclusively Mets fans.
In 2015 we organized fourteen outings. Nine at Citi Field and away trips to Yankee Stadium, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore and Denver.
For 2016 we plan on invading KC, SD, MIL, DC and the 4th annual "Bronx Invasion". Win or lose we make our presence known and show the baseball world that Mets fans are up there with the most fun, loyal, dedicated and energetic.
If it wasn’t for each and every one of you who support our brand, none of this would have been possible. Your loyal support has been our motivation these past few years. Let's go Mets!
See you at the ball park!