The Syracuse Mets held their media day on Tuesday afternoon, and ahead of the new season, the team has sold as many season tickets as they did the entirety of last season.
Team Spokesman Michael Tricarico said the new team is drawing positive engagement from new fans.
“We’ve had an amazing buzz, there has been a lot of excitement,” Tricarico said. “I’ve met a whole lot of Mets fans over the last couple of days, the past few months. I think the general consensus is that it’s exciting to have a New York team here in Syracuse.”
Merchandise sales are through the roof as well; the team’s open house event on March 3 was the second-best single day in the history of the team store. Tricarico believes the new relationship will be beneficial for both sides.
“For the New York Mets, now they have 3 minor league affiliates in New York state, with Brooklyn, with Binghamton, and now with Syracuse,” Tricarico said. “So I think it’s great, not only for the New York Mets and their players, but it’s great for New York Mets fans here in the state of New York.”
Weather permitting, Tricarico believes that the team has a good chance to sell out Opening Day on Thursday.