With the New York Mets in a pennant race for the first time in Citi Field’s history, the team offered some additional hope to its long-suffering fans on Wednesday in launching a website for potential postseason game tickets.
Fans can visit www.mets.com/postseason and register for the opportunity to purchase tickets for October baseball at Citi Field should the Mets advance to the playoffs. Registration is free and there is no obligation to purchase tickets.
Fans have until noon on Sept. 10 to sign up for a chance to buy tickets for a possible National League wild card game or National League Division Series games in Flushing. Once the registration period is complete, the Mets will select registered fans through a lottery, and selected fans will be notified via email thereafter with additional information.
Beyond the Division Series, fans can also register for potential tickets to the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and the World Series. The NLCS registration deadline is noon on Monday, Oct. 5 (the day after the regular season ends), and the World Series deadline is noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Both deadlines are listed as applicable and dependent upon the Mets securing their playoff spot, the first time they would do so since 2006.
Coming off their most recent victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets sit atop the standings in the National League Eastern Division, with the Washington Nationals 6 1/2 games behind in second. The Mets and Nationals square off in D.C. next week in a three-game series, and the two rivals will close out the regular season with a three-game set at Citi Field on Oct. 2 to 4.
Many Met fans hope that the latter series, unlike in previous years, won’t be a must-win for the Amazins.