Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
Low-A Affiliate
The Official Site of the St. Lucie Mets St. Lucie Mets

Spring Training Ticketholder Guide

February 20, 2021

Dear Valued Season Ticketholder, Thank you for your continued support of the Mets as we embark on this unique Spring Training season. As you visit Clover Park during the month of March, you will notice several changes to both the ballpark and the games themselves that have been designed to

Dear Valued Season Ticketholder,

Thank you for your continued support of the Mets as we embark on this unique Spring Training season. As you visit Clover Park during the month of March, you will notice several changes to both the ballpark and the games themselves that have been designed to promote the health and safety of all fans, players and staff. The following is a brief summary of these changes.

Health and Safety Protocols

Clover Park will be operating in accordance with all MLB, local health department and CDC guidelines to ensure that all fans, players and staff are safe.

· Fans will be required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth at all times on ballpark property other than when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seat. Stadium ushers and staff will monitor the crowd and ask all fans to comply with the safety protocols.

· Hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markers have been installed throughout Clover Park and staff will continually disinfect and sanitize restrooms and common areas.

· Concession stands will be open with health and safely protocols strictly enforced. Every location will have a touchless payment option and the Mets encourage fans to use credit or debit cards at all locations.

Game Lengths

· Games that occur from the start of Spring Training through and including March 13th will be scheduled as 7-inning games, and may be shortened to 5-inning games (or lengthened to 9-inning games) upon mutual agreement of both managers. Managers will make that decision before 5 p.m. on the day before the game.

· Games that occur on or after March 14th shall be 9-inning games (and, upon mutual agreement of both managers, can be shortened to 7-inning games). Once again, managers will make that decision before 5 p.m. on the day before the game.

Spring Training Rule Modifications

· For all Spring Training games through and including March 13th, the “Retiring the Side” rule shall be relaxed, such that defensive managers may end an inning prior to three outs following any completed plate appearance, provided the pitcher has thrown at least 20 pitches.

· Starting with all Spring Training games beginning on March 14th the “Three Batter Minimum” rule will be enforced.

· Throughout all Spring Training games, pitchers who are removed during any game may re-enter at a later point during that same game. This exception applies to pitchers only.

· All Spring Training games, regardless of scheduled length (5 innings, 7 innings, or 9 innings), may end in a tie after the scheduled length of the game has been played.