The attendance for Opening Day at Citi Field was 41,053 and it was a complete sellout. The team later announced that another 1,000 tickets on top of that were given away to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Newsday reports that it was the 15th straight year the Mets sold out their home opener.
You could see plenty of empty seats once the pre-game ceremonies got underway, but by the end of the second inning the place was packed and the throngs of fans were vocal and could be heard throughout the broadcast. The 42,000+ all got to see a great game.
The Mets have always reigned supreme when it came to Opening Days and yesterday’s 11-2 win was no different. In fact, the Mets improved their Opening Day winning percentage to an MLB-best .654 (34-18). Wow…
It was a lot of fun live-blogging Mets Opening Day, but boy was that exhausting. Next time we do one I’ll leave it for the younger guys to run it. 🙂
One good thing that came out of it was that when we we started the live blog we were at 4,967 followers on Twitter. But by the time it was over, we zoomed past 5,000 followers and that was definitely cool. If you’re not already, you can follow us at @Metsmerized.
Later today we will be posting our Metsmerized Online 2013 Predictions! You won’t want to miss that!