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Mets plan Fan Appreciation Weekend

The New York Mets are planning to hold Fan Appreciation Weekend October 2nd-4th, assuming Hurricane Joaquin cooperates.

I was hoping to make one last trip to Citi Field this year on Friday, but that’s looking less and less likely. (If Friday’s game is postponed or cancelled, then Chris Heston‘s no-hitter will be my final Citi Field experience of 2015–playoff tickets are out of my budget.)

Anyway, here’s what the Mets have planned, according to a press release they sent out today.

The New York Mets, 2015 NL East Division Champions, will celebrate their Amazin’ fans throughout Fan Appreciation Weekend in the final three regular season games this weekend when the Mets host the Washington Nationals. The weekend begins with Free Shirt Friday at 7:10 p.m. followed by Super Saturday at 7:10 p.m. and concluding with Family Sunday at 3:10 p.m. on October 4.

In addition to Free Shirt Friday and a Mets fleece blanket to the first 15,000 on Saturday, the weekend will include in-game giveaways featuring player-signed hats, balls and helmets as well as tweet your seat prizes – tweet back at us with the hashtag #CitiFood and you might win ice cream, courtesy of Good Humor, delivered to your seat. Sunday’s finale will include complimentary face painters and balloon artists located in Fan Fest (behind centerfield on the Field Level) from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Mets are offering additional promotions at Citi Field available exclusively on Twitter and within the free At the Ballpark app. Simply download At the Ballpark®, and check-in at Mets games for exclusive offers.

Fans are encouraged to take mass transit and get to the ballpark early to take advantage of the festivities and expected large crowds. For more information and a complete list of giveaways, visit

Friday, October 2, 7:10 p.m. – Free Shirt Friday

“Know Your Roots” Free Shirt Friday courtesy of Nylabone & Avoderm to all fans in attendance.

Saturday, October 3, 7:10 p.m. – Super Saturday

Mets fleece blanket courtesy of The Northwest Company to the first 15,000 fans.

Sunday, October 4, 3:10 p.m. – Family Sunday

  • Mets 2016 magnet schedule courtesy of Hyundai to all fans in attendance.
  • One lucky fan will be selected to throw out a first pitch.
  • Moonbounce, batting cage, speed pitch, T-ball, music & prizes on Mets Plaza outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda from 1pm-3pm.
  • Mr. Met kids dash (kids run the bases for free weather permitting) for 12 & under after the game.