Mets Great John Franco to Join Citi at Presale Promotion Events in NYC




The New York Mets today announced Citi will offer Citi credit and debit cardholders an exclusive opportunity to purchase Mets single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field before they go on sale to the general public through an online presale at The two-day promotion begins this Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. and ends Tuesday, February 28 at 11:59 p.m.

This presale is for single game ticket purchases only and customers must use their Citi credit or debit card to take advantage of this special offer.

“Citi is thrilled to make this exclusive offer available to our valued Citi credit and debit cardholders,” said Bill Brown, Manhattan Division Director, Citibank. “This is yet another benefit to having a Citi card and we look forward to seeing fans out at Citi Field cheering on the Mets this year.”

As part of a series of events with the Mets Alumni Association Presented by Citi, Mets all-time saves leader John Franco will make several appearances in New York City February 27 to promote the presale and meet with fans. Franco, who will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame June 3, will be joined by Mr. Met. They will visit the following locations:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Citibank flagship branch in Union Square (52 East 14th Street)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Citibank branch on 42nd Street and Madison (330 Madison Avenue)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – New York Mets Clubhouse Shop (11 West 42nd Street)

Additionally, all Citi customers who use their credit or debit card will receive a special 10% discount on all merchandise, excluding tickets, at the Mets Clubhouse Shop on 11 West 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues only, for the duration of the two-day promotion.

“We congratulate John Franco on his upcoming induction into the Mets Hall of Fame and are excited that he and Mr. Met will be joining us to kick-off this wonderful promotion for Mets fans and Citi customers,” Brown said.

A limited number of tickets for Opening Day (April 5 against the Atlanta Braves) and Subway Series games (June 22–24) will be available in this presale. Each Citi cardholder is limited to a maximum of eight tickets per game, subject to availability.

Tickets are available online only, but fans with any questions regarding the presale can call the Mets Ticket Services team at (718) 507-TIXX for assistance. Single game tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. online at and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. For complete ticketing information, visit

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