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 at Citi Field 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 the Fall of 2014 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.
During the last home game of 2012 a new element was added to our arsenal, The 7 Line Army. 560 of us sat together that day to cheer on our guys. We were loud and proud to be Mets fans, and unknowingly that simple concept turned in to a movement. We now 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".
Just before the 2014 season we inked licensing deals with MLB and New Era Cap. This opened the flood gates and our creative juices ran wild. With the ability to use official trademarks, we took our apparel up a notch and to our knowledge might be the only fans who have such a deal. That same year we opened a kiosk at Citi Field to sell merch during every game. The kiosk is situated just behind our section for T7LA in center field. The company remained 100% owned and operated by Darren Meenan and our small handful of employees continue to be exclusively Mets fans.
In 2014 we organized eleven outings. Seven at Citi Field and away trips to SF, Miami, Philly and Yankee Stadium.
In 2015 we organized fourteen outings. Nine at Citi Field and away trips to Yankee Stadium, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore and Denver. We were also present at every home playoff game. Thanks to the Mets, a first for a fan group in baseball history.
In 2016 we invaded SD, MIL and DC (twice) along with our 4th annual "Bronx Invasion". This year we hit both games at Yankee Stadium back to back instead of just picking one game of the series.
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. To join or read more about T7LA, CLICK HERE.
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!