Mets vs Army Spring Training game moved to Citi Field
The Mets and Army will face off right before Opening Day.
The game between the Mets and Army has been moved from West Point to Citi Field, Army announced on Wednesday.
“We are all very disappointed that the weather did not cooperate and provide our cadets and the West Point community an opportunity to witness this incredible event,” Army West Point Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan told MLB.com’s Oliver Macklin. “I can’t thank the Mets’ organization enough for their support and willingness to move the game to Citi Field. We greatly appreciate the relationship we have built and hope the team can visit West Point for an exhibition game in the near future.”
The game will still be held on March 31st. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm.
The Mets have officially announced their exhibition game against Army to finish off Spring Training. The game will take place at Doubleday Field at Johnson Stadium on March 31st at 3:00pm. Tickets will go on sale at a later date through Army.
Spring Training is right around the corner. The Mets will be down in Port St. Lucie before we know it, and baseball will officially be back in our lives. Adam Rubin of ESPN is reporting a cool little tidbit about the Amazin’s Spring Training schedule today.
According to Rubin, the Mets will finish up Spring Training up north in West Point, not in Florida, as they face off against Army baseball on Friday, March 31st. This game is scheduled as the Mets’ last Spring Training contest before the season opens up on Monday, April 3rd against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
The Mets have not yet announced the Army game officially, so tickets are still not available for purchase. We imagine they’ll do so because this sounds like a really cool and unique game to attend. It’ll also likely get sold out rather quickly, so as soon as we know more about it, we’ll be sure to pass the details along.
As far as the Amazin’s Florida Spring Training schedule is concerned, that will wrap up a couple of days before their trip back up north. New York’s last game in the Grapefruit League will be on Wednesday, March 29th in Disney against their Opening Day rivals, the Braves.
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By the time the Army game rolls around, the club should also be back to full strength with their squad. The last game of the World Baseball Classic on the 22nd of March, so even if they have players in the Championship game, they should be back with the team by then.