Thanks for your patience so far!
As you might imagine, we've been getting hit up daily by fans asking what's up for Opening Day. Unfortunately we had no answers, but since the Governor announced that both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium can fill 20% of their capacity, we finally have details to share.
Baseball is coming back!— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 18, 2021
The @Yankees & @Mets will start the baseball season with fans in the stands.
Professional sports in large outdoor stadiums can reopen at 20% capacity beginning 4/1.
Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test & follow strict guidelines. pic.twitter.com/abSQzi2otR
The 7 Line Army has been holding down center field every Opening Day (last year as cutouts) since 2013, and the tradition will live on! Of course the seats will be limited, but at this rate some is better than none.
For entry, you'll need to show proof of full vaccination, or a negative covid test.
The Big Apple Reserve holds just under 860 seats, and 602 of those seats were renewed by The 7 Line Army's 10 game package holders.
Like we stated during the renewal process, the fans who renewed earliest will have the first crack at Opening Day tickets. The Mets are putting a list together now based on renewal timing and the available seat total. We'll reach out to those fans soon about their potential access to these tickets.
T7LA Members that miss out on Opening Day, or just opt to not go, will have first crack for the second game on The 7 Line Army's schedule. That one is scheduled for Saturday April 24th vs the Nationals.
Hopefully by May the capacity % will rise, and more fans can be accommodated per game.
Of course this isn't ideal, but a step in the right direction!
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.