Pigs announce special 'Mets Plan' for 2019

Mets will bring Triple-A team, likely to feature Tim Tebow, to the IL North in 2019

By Chris Dunham Jr. / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 3, 2018 2:33 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs would like to be the first team to welcome the New York Mets' Triple-A affiliate to the International League North Division.

Starting in 2019, the Mets' Triple-A operations will shift from Las Vegas in the PCL to Syracuse. To celebrate, the IronPigs are pleased to offer special plans that give fans a seat for 10 contests between the IronPigs and Syracuse Chiefs next season at Coca-Cola Park.


Each plan costs just $110. Dates for the 10 contests will be released after the International League unveils the 2019 schedule later this month.

The Mets farm system features 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, former Phillies prospect Franklyn Kilome and four of the top 100 prospects in Minor League Baseball. 

Tebow has been a part of the Mets organization since 2017. This season at Double-A Binghamton, he hit .273 with 36 RBI and 6 home runs in 84 games before a broken hand prematurely ended his All-Star season. 

The 'Mets Plan' is the first mini-plan announced by the IronPigs for the 2019 season. Full-season Bacon, USA memberships, as well as 35- and 17-game offerings are already available at the Coca-Cola Park ticket office or by calling (610) 841-PIGS (7447) x3. Nine-game plan dates will be announced soon and will become available on Monday, August 20.

The Pigs open a three-game series vs. the Chiefs tonight, facing their IL North rivals at Coca-Cola Park for the last time as the Washington Nationals' top affiliate. Lehigh Valley has taken 6 of 10 contests from Syracuse in 2018 and are seeking a fourth consecutive season with a winning record against the Chiefs.

The 2018 Season is the IronPigs' 11th season at Coca-Cola Park and 11th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Fans can get closer to the team than ever before with a Bacon, USA membership -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to the annual holiday party, and more. For more information, call (610) 841-PIGS (7447) x3.

The 2018 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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