Web Stories Sunday, April 21

Let’s go Mets, Mets, merchandise!

The team store at Citi Field has doubled in size and is now a 10,000-square-foot outpost for all things blue and orange. Fans can score exclusive Mets gear, customized jerseys and official merchandise from top-tier brands such as Nike and New Era.

“We love it,” said lifelong Mets fan Justin Leto, 45, who checked out the shop with his 7-year-old son, Jax, before Friday’s home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. “I love the entranceway. The whole thing is special. New York does it right.”

A fan sizes up the $395 Nike Elite Player Jersey at the new Mets team store at Citi Field. Aristide Economopoulos
Artist Michael Murphy, of Brooklyn, created the Mets art piece that hangs over the store. Aristide Economopoulos

The centerpiece of the store, which is located in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, is a 12-foot-wide art installation. It hangs from the high ceiling and reads “Mets” or “NY” depending on your vantage point.

The piece, designed by local artist Michael Murphy, was constructed entirely in Brooklyn, from 50 separate pieces of plastic polymer.

“I absolutely love it, I think it’s so cool … and as a New Yorker, I’m so damn proud to make a piece for the Mets,” said Murphy, who has previously collaborated with the Atlanta Hawks and is currently working on a piece with the Utah Jazz for the Delta Center.

The showpiece is a free attraction in a store filled with plenty of delights that will cost you. Here’s a look at other hot items for sale:

Customized jerseys

Fans can customize jerseys at the revamped Citi Field store, putting themselves into the game like never before. Aristide Economopoulos

Fans can join the team with jerseys bearing the names and numbers of their choosing. Personalized jerseys start at $215 for adults and $135 for kids. Those feeling less flush can grab replica uniforms of various famous Mets for $185.

Retro varsity jacket

The renovated Mets store at Citi Field has new looks for the 2024 season, like this retro varsity wool jacket that’s sure to turn heads both in and out of the stadium. Aristide Economopoulos

This $299 cozy wool classic by Pro Standard is exclusive to the team store and features a soft quilted lining and elevated team logos on the back and chest pockets. Detailed patches honor the Mets’ two World Series wins.

Hats galore

The massive store, roughly 50% larger the previous one, has dozens of new retro-themed hats. Aristide Economopoulos

There’s an extensive selection of hats, some of which are rare or exclusive to the store, from brands big and small. Options include New Era’s throwback golfer hat for $39.99, a snazzy white corduroy cap for $42.99 or a classic blue-and-orange mesh model honoring the team’s 1962 inaugural season for $39.99.

Mr. Met bobblehead

The Mets have three bobblehead giveaways planned for 2024, but visitors to the new team store can get their fix early. Aristide Economopoulos

The Mets are giving away a slew of freebies on their home turf this season, including jerseys, tumblers and pickleball paddles, as well as promotional staples such as bobbleheads of Mr. Met in a London telephone booth (May 11), outfielder Brandon Nimmo (July 12) and shortstop Francisco Lindor (July 29). But impatient fans who can’t wait for the giveaways can shell out $59.99 for a wiggling mascot model that’s exclusive to Citi Field.

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