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Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 7:22 pm

The Syracuse Mets Kick Off Their Season

By Teagan Brown 

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Syracuse Mets made their return to NBT Bank Stadium last night, but with a few changes. 

The stadium was renovated in a 25 million dollar project over the past year and a half. While COVID-19 derailed the team’s season, the virus gave them the time they needed to improve their stadium and with it the fan experience. 

The opening night game was against the Scranton Wilkes Barre Rail Raiders, the Mets beat the away team 5-3. 

The stadium was filled with the energy of around 2,000 fans who were there in a limited capacity. In order to enter the stadium fans had to show proof of a negative test or proof of vaccination. 

The attendees also had to be seated in a socially distanced capacity and masks were worn at all times. 

Throughout the game concessions were available and in classic baseball tradition, t-shirts were thrown to the crowd. 

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon were in attendance at the game as well. Both participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony prior to the gates opening. 

The County Executive even threw the first pitch! 

The Mets will carry on in their season with updated health guidelines and rules, but fans are just excited to be back.