Syracuse Mets Opening Night | News Live at 6
By Teagan Brown
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Mets opened up their season on Tuesday with a disappointing loss, but it was a satisfactory first night for fans. With no mask, vaccination or social distancing requirements in place, the crowd for baseball was larger than it has been the past two years.
In 2020 there was no baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and last year in 2021 a little over 2,000 people were allowed into the first game of the season.
Cicero-North Syracuse sophomore, Johnny Lisi, was just glad to be back in such an energetic environment.
“It’s good to see everyone back at Mets games,” Lisi said. “I mean I miss it, this is the most people I’ve seen here I think since 2019 so that’s a great sign.”
Throughout the entire stadium people could be seen hugging each other, singing Take Me Out To The Ball Game, and just enjoying the game. Syracuse University student and Syracuse native, Natalie Stopyra, was glad to be back and a part of that.
“It’s absolutely amazing, I love seeing everybody back, it’s nice to see everybody’s faces,” Stopyra said. “It’s great to just see everybody come together again for a baseball game, because it’s just America’s past time.”
For SU and ESF students who want to attend a game this season, Otto’s Army is partnering with the Syracuse Mets this season. Tickets will be $10 for students for the game on April 21, you can find more information on their instagram.