Showing posts with label Banner Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Banner Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fans Have a Chance to Vote for Banner Day



A Mets tradition, Banner Day includes a parade in which fans can show off  22″ by 28″ banners that express their love for their favorite team.

But when will it take place in 2013?

That’s up in the air at the moment, and it’s up to the fans to decide.

Banner Day is currently scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 26. After this was set in stone by the Mets’ promotional department, however, ESPN selected the contest for its Sunday Night Baseball telecast, making the start time 8:05 p.m.

The event is historically known for being held during the day, so the franchise is considering moving it to another day. The following day is Memorial Day, however, so the organization feels that fans might be OK with the event being held at night.

The Mets have offered two alternate dates for which Banner Day can be held, and fan voting is taking place on the Mets’ official website.

Fans can choose either Sun., May 26 vs. Atlanta at 8:05 p.m. — the original date – Sat., May 11 vs. Pittsburgh at 1:10 p.m. or Sat., June 8 vs. Miami at 1:10 p.m.

You can cast your vote here.

Voting will conclude on Friday, January 25, at 11:59 p.m.

Banner Day was held at Shea Stadium until 1996, when it was discontinued. The tradition was revived on May 27 of last season in honor of the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Banner Day Details, Rules



Hall of Famers Dwight Gooden and Rusty Staub will serve as judges for Banner Day on May 27, alongside WFAN radio personalities Howie Rose and Evan Roberts, the Mets announced Sunday morning.

Prior to the 1:10 ET p.m. game between the Mets and Padres at Citi Field on May 27, the judges will pick three finalists, then fans texting at the ballpark and voting at home via Twitter and Facebook will help decide the winner. The grand prize will be a trip for two to the Mets' Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in 2013.

The Mets also announced the guidelines for the return of Banner Day x-on Sunday, reinstating the Mets' tradition from 1963-96, when fans paraded around the field with homemade banners supporting the team. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on May 27, and space is limited. Tickets are on sale now. x-on Mets.com and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX.

Rules:

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Promo Day Alert: Banner Day May 27th



The New York Mets today announced Banner Day will return Sunday, May 27 prior to the Mets playing the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Tickets for Banner Day are on sale now through the Mets 50th Anniversary Banner Day Pack on Mets.com. The five-game pack starts at $50 and also includes games against the San Francisco Giants (Saturday, April 21), Cincinnati Reds (Friday, June 15) and Miami Marlins (Thursday, August 9 and Friday, September 21).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mets Announce 50th Anniversary Plans - They Bring Back Banner Day!


The New York Mets today announced plans to celebrate their 50th Anniversary next season unveiling a commemorative logo, introducing redesigned uniforms, revealing a series of promotional giveaways, and launching an interactive online campaign focused on Mets fans and their memories.

The Mets played their first game on April 11, 1962 and six Season Ticket Holders from the club’s inaugural season joined the Mets in making today’s announcement in the Caesars Club at Citi Field.

Mets third baseman David Wright, first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda were also present and each modeled the uniforms during the event, which was emceed by Howie Rose, the radio voice of the Mets.

Logo

The Mets 50th Anniversary logo incorporates the basic elements of the original blue and orange skyline logo, which was introduced 50 years ago today, with gold accents in celebration of the franchise’s golden anniversary. The logo will be affixed to player jerseys on the left sleeve, replacing the primary logo for the anniversary season, and on the back of blue game caps.

Uniforms

The Mets this coming season will wear new home pinstripe, white and road grey uniforms reflecting the look of the original uniforms from their inaugural season. The black dropshadow will be removed from the Mets script logo, letters and numbers. The pinstripe uniform will be the primary home uniform with the white and black alternate jerseys worn on select dates. The blue cap will be worn with the home pinstripes and white uniforms, and the road grey uniforms. The team will also wear a new blue and orange batting practice jersey.

The redesigned uniforms and a wide selection of Mets 50th Anniversary merchandise including t-shirts and patches are on sale starting today exclusively at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field, Mets.com and at Mets Clubhouse Shops. Fans purchasing a new jersey today at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field will receive 50% off any Authentic Collection jacket.

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