PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The St. Lucie Mets are excited to announce their 2018 regular season schedule. The Mets will play 140 games in the Florida State League with 70 on the road, 69 at First Data Field and one at Historic Dodgertown.
The season opens on Thursday, April 5th with a home game at First Data Field against the Bradenton Marauders. The game will feature the return of Dollar Night with $1 beer, $1 hot dogs and the Mets refillable mason jar.
Tickets for Opening Night and all other individual games go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. At that time season tickets, flex plans, Sunday Brunch tickets and All You Can Eat tickets will also go on sale.
The Mets host 15 home games in April, 12 games in May, 14 games in June, 15 games in July and 13 games in August.
Monday-Saturday games will start at 6:30 p.m. The two exceptions are games at 10:30 a.m. on May 9th and July 25th. All Sunday games begin at noon.
An exciting feature this season will be all 10 Saturday home games concluding with fireworks shows lighting up the Treasure Coast night sky! The pyrotechnic displays are sponsored by Seacoast Bank.
Once again the Mets are honored to participate in the fifth annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game. The contest at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach is Sunday, April 15th against the Dunedin Blue Jays. The date marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. The Mets will serve as the home team at Holman Stadium. A special start time is slotted for 1:42 p.m. as a tip of the cap to Robinson's jersey number 42.
The Mets will entertain the Marauders on Wednesday, July 4th for a spectacular Independence Day fireworks extravaganza.
Throughout the season the Mets will hold a plethora of nights featuring nonprofits and community groups. On April 28th they will host Be A Hero Night featuring custom jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. All proceeds benefit Voices for Children and Guardian ad Litem.
May 14th will be the fourth annual Star Wars Night featuring character appearances, a costume contest and custom Star Wars jerseys worn by the players. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.
Thursday, May 31st will be Military Appreciation Night with players wearing custom military themed jerseys, flag ceremonies, recognition of veterans and a jersey auction. Proceeds go to the VVA Chapter 566 and their Veteran Health and Welfare Fund.
June 2nd will be the annual Boy Scout Camp Out game, which is open to all Cub and Boy Scouts. The Mets will be wearing custom jerseys to mirror the Scout uniforms, which will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting the local Scout Council.
On July 14th the Mets are hosting their annual Christmas in July celebration. The Mets will take toy donations to benefit local children's charities. Santa will be at the game to meet fans, take pictures and hear holiday wishes. A specialty jersey will be worn by the players and auctioned off during the game.
The home slate concludes with a six-game stand against the Tampa Tarpons and Fort Myers Miracle from August 21-26. The final seven games of the season will be on the road against Lakeland and Jupiter.
For the second year in a row, the Mets will be hosting more games against Florida State League North Division opponents. That means two visits from the Tampa Tarpons (Yankees), Lakeland Flying Tigers (Tigers), Florida Fire Frogs (Braves), Dunedin Blue Jays (Blue Jays), Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) and the Daytona Tortugas (Reds) as opposed to the one visit those teams made for years.
The Mets will still host their South rivals the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates), Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), Fort Myers Miracle (Twins), Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) and Palm Beach Cardinals (Cardinals) multiple times.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, over the phone at 772-871-2115 or online at www.stluciemets.com. More information regarding daily promotions and other special promotions will be released in the coming weeks.
For more information, call the ticket office at 772-871-2115.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.