FLUSHING, N.Y., July 26, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced the return of Banner Day, a long-time Mets fan-favorite tradition. With access to the field limited due to safety protocols, this year’s Virtual Banner Day will be a monthlong digital fan celebration starting today at noon with the Mets announcing the winner August 26.
Fans can submit their banners in the form of a photo or video starting today at 12:00 Noon at Mets.com/BannerDay. Submissions will close on August 9.
Fans planning to submit a banner must follow these guidelines:
- Fans must submit their banners on Mets.com/BannerDay either in the form of a photo or video
- Banners must not contain any inappropriate material and must follow all submission guidelines. Specs and instructions will be provided on Mets.com/BannerDay to ensure that all banners are created and uploaded correctly.
- All official submissions must be entered through the Mets.com form. Fans are then encouraged to share their banners on social media using #MetsBannerDay
The Mets will unveil the top 20 submissions August 11 and fans will vote on those submissions August 12-20 to determine the winner. The Mets will announce the winner August 26.
The first-place winner will receive a Pete Alonso autographed baseball, a Mets goodie bag, tickets to a 2021 game and a 2022 private tour of Citi Field (along with tickets to a game next season).
Banner Day was a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 with fans of all ages parading on the field showing their homemade banners made from bed sheets that professed their love for the team. Banner Day returned in 2012 as part of the Mets’ 50th Anniversary season and last occurred in 2015.