The Mets will play the first of their 35 Spring Training games against the Braves on Feb. 26 at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie. Eight of the games will be broadcast on the radio. Ticket plans are on sale now. Below is the official release from the Mets with more information. The schedule is available below the release. Click on it for a larger version.
FLUSHING, N.Y., November 30, 2010 – The New York Mets will open their 35-game, 2011 Spring Training schedule against the Atlanta Braves with a 1:10 p.m. contest, Saturday, Feb. 26, at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
New manager Terry Collins’ team will play the Braves eight times, the Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins seven times each, the St. Louis Cardinals six times, the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros each twice and the Minnesota Twins once during the exhibition schedule.
Season and Five-Game Plans for Mets Spring Training games are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale at Digital Domain Park Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets and information are available online at mets.com, digitaldomainpark.com or by calling 772-871-2115. Game times for all Spring Training contests are subject to change.
Sports Radio 66 WFAN, the Mets flagship station, will broadcast eight Spring Training games: Saturday, Feb. 26, vs. Atlanta; Sunday, Feb. 27, at Atlanta; Saturday, March 12 at Atlanta; Sunday, March 13 vs. St. Louis; Saturday, March 19 vs. Washington; Saturday, March 26 vs. Atlanta; Sunday, March 27 at St. Louis; and Wednesday, March 30 vs. Florida. The television broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Mets will have four split-squad dates: Sunday, Feb. 27, at home against the University of Michigan and at Atlanta in Disney; Tuesday, March 8 home vs. Washington and away against Houston in Kissimmee; Thursday, March 10, away at Jupiter to play the Marlins and at Viera to take on the Nationals; and Saturday, March 19, at home vs. Washington and at Disney to play Atlanta.
The Mets have a two-day road trip to Fort Myers to play the Twins on Wednesday, March 16 and the Red Sox on Thursday, March 17. The Mets have one night game scheduled for 7:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 vs. Washington in Port St. Lucie.
The Mets, in conjunction with Spring Training USA, also today announced the launch of the 2011 Amazin’ Getaways Spring Training packages with four departures from New York scheduled for Saturday, March 5; Friday, March 11; Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 26.
Each package includes a Meet and Greet with a Mets player or coach along with a custom Mets sports merchandise bag. Amazin’ Getaway packages start at $594 (including tax) per person and includes hotel accommodations, rental car, and game tickets. A limited number of fans can sign up for the Mets VIP Spring Training Batting Practice Experience at Digital Domain Park. For more information about Amazin’ Getaways visit www.mets.com/amazingetaways or call (888) 419-5556.
The Mets will start their 2011 Major League season Friday, April 1 at 7:10 p.m. at Florida. The Home Opener will be Friday, April 8 at 4:10 p.m. against Washington. The complete 2011 Spring Training schedule is attached.