Mets Family Sundays return this season to Citi Field, home of our beloved New York Metropolitans, and we highly recommend you take your kids out there if you are looking for a great time filled with good baseball, good food and good fun for all ages.
We’ve raved about Mets Family Sundays in years past and 2017 looks to be another winner. Here’s what on tap for Mets’ Sunday home games:
Fun off-the-field …
For the two hours before the game’s first pitch, you can hang out at Mets Plaza (the garden-like area in front of the main entrance where the old Home Run Apple is located) where you will find games, inflatables, face painting and music to entertain your young fan.
Once you enter the ballpark, your family may want to check out the popular FanFest area on the field level beyond center field. Here you can slug Wiffle balls out of scale Citi Field, dunk someone wearing the jersey of the day’s opponent, play various games, and maybe even get a photo with the one and only Mr. Met and his wife, Mrs. Met. Weather permitting, the FanFest area opens once the stadium gates do and remains so until the seventh inning.
… and on: The Mr. Met Dash
Children ages 12 and under can run the bases just like their fan favorite big leaguers after Sunday games at Citi Field (again, weather permitting). For free!
Mets Family Sundays giveaways
Arriving early on Sundays ensures you get one of the many cool gifts the Mets give their fans on these special days. Some of this year’s Family Sundays promotional items include team orange rally towels (April 8), kids’ batting gloves (May 7), and a Mets mini bat (July 16). Fellow dads – you get a treat for going out with the family on Father’s Day, June 11 — a Mets cap for you!
Bonus: Mr. Met’s Kids Club
While everything we’ve mentioned so far is included in the price of admission, you can get a few extra perks if you pay “a mere bag of shells” (as Mets’ radio announcer Howie Rose would say, fondly quoting The Honeymooners’ Ralph Kramden) to sign your child up for one of the two Mr. Met’s Kids Club memberships.
The $33 “All-Star membership” package gets you four free tickets in the Promenade Outfield section for a select game while the $53 “MVP” package upgrades you to the Field Level seats.
Regardless of which membership you buy, your child receives a “passport” and lanyard. Bring it on Mets Family Sundays for “Fast Pass access” through the line for the post-game Mr. Met Dash. Also, if you get the passport scanned at the FanFest area any time you go to a game, you collect stickers that make you eligible for cool prizes.
A Mr. Met’s Kids Club membership also gets you:
- Two “buy one, get one free” ticket offers, good for most games throughout the season
- Your name in lights on the scoreboard at a select game
- Four complimentary tickets to see the team’s Single A minor league team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, at a select game at their Coney island ballpark
- Access to other Mr. Met’s Kids Club ticket offers
- Drawstring bag
- Thunder sticks
- Door tag
- Mini squishy baseball
- Silicone wristband
So get out to Mets Family Sundays and let them know NYC Dads Group sent ya!