Mets announce 2016 Grapefruit League schedule
The 2015 National League Champion New York Mets will open their 2016 Grapefruit League schedule Thursday, March 3 vs. the Washington Nationals in Viera at 1:05 p.m. The Mets first home game will be Friday, March 4 vs. the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie, Fla. at 1:10 p.m. The Mets will play 29 exhibition games, including 14 home games at Tradition Field.
Season, group tickets and special ticket packages including the Yankees, Red Sox and weekend games will go on sale Monday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at Mets.com or by calling 772-871-2115. Single game tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m. More information is available online at Mets.com, StLucieMets.com or by calling 772-871-2115.
The Mets will host the Yankees in Port St. Lucie Wednesday, March 9 at 1:10 p.m. and will travel to Tampa to take on their cross-town rivals on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:35 p.m. The Mets will also play the Boston Red Sox Sunday, March 20 in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m.
Manager Terry Collins' team will play the Nationals six times, the Marlins six times, the NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals five times, the Atlanta Braves three times, the Detroit Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees and Houston Astros twice and will travel to play the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, March 23 in Dunedin.
The Mets today also announced the launch of the 2016 Amazin' Getaways Spring Training packages with four separate departures from New York scheduled for March 4, March 11, March 17 and March 25. All packages include hotel accommodations, rental car and game tickets.
The March 4, March 11 and March 17 packages also include an exclusive pre-game brunch and Meet and Greet with a Mets player. For more information about Amazin' Getaways visit Mets.com/AmazinGetaways.
The Mets will open their 2016 Major League season on Sunday, April 3 at Kansas City at 8:35 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. The Home Opener is Friday, April 8 vs. Philadelphia at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
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