SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Tickets for Thursday’s Syracuse Mets game are sold out on Minor League Baseball official site.
The spike in interest can be attributed to news that New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom will play at Syracuse on Thursday as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
deGrom, who won the 2018 and 2019 National League Cy Young Awards, started the 2022 season on the injured list with a shoulder injury. He pitched for the Mets farm team in St. Lucie, Fla., last week and could return to the MLB ranks after just one game in Syracuse.
Syracuse hosts the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Triple-A Miami Marlins) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It takes 10,850 tickets sold for a game to be considered “sold out” at NBT Bank Stadium.
Attendance in 2021 never exceeded 10,000. July 4, 2021 had a crowd of 9,669.
The largest crowd in NBT Bank Stadium’s history was 14,098 in May 2010. It was fellow rehab pitcher Steven Strasburg of the Washington Nationals.
The most recent significant crowd was 12,296 in May 2018.
The weekly “Dollar Thursday,” which offers hot dogs and sodas for $1, is helping boost Thursday attendance. Beers are $2.
Fireworks are planned after the game.
Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol advises fans to arrive early. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. for the 6:35 p.m. game.
People are invited to consult Syracuse Met A-Z Guide for more information on what is allowed inside the stadium and everything you need to know for the best gaming experience.