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Syracuse Mets to expand seating in June

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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The Syracuse Mets say they’ll expand seating to fully vaccinated fans at NBT Bank Stadium beginning in June. The stadium will also still have sections for non-vaccinated fans as well. Masks will still be required for occupying indoor spaces such as restrooms, the Team Store, elevators, and stairwells, the team said. (Photo credit: zoeyadvertising.com)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Mets are expanding seating to fully vaccinated fans starting in June.

The team will boost overall capacity to the stadium with larger sections for fully vaccinated fans.

Non-vaccinated fans will still have sections in all levels of the stadium.

All fans are still required to wear masks while occupying indoor spaces such as restrooms, the Team Store, elevators, and stairwells.

Capacity will increase to 5,079 from the previously allowed 20 percent capacity of 2,163. NBT Bank Stadium at full capacity can hold 10,815 fans.

Fully vaccinated fans will now be able to sit in selected sections located in the lower seating bowl from dugout to dugout, including the four-top seating sections. Staff will check for proof of full vaccinations at the entry gates, and ushers will verify at the seating sections.

Children 15 and under are exempt and allowed into these sections with a fully vaccinated adult escort. These non-vaccinated young fans must wear a mask unless they are actively eating or drinking in their seat.

Non-vaccinated fans will have seating options in the 100, 200 and 300 levels in socially distanced seating pods and must wear their masks at all times unless they are actively eating or drinking in their seat. Fully vaccinated fans can sit in non-vaccinated sections but not the other way around.

June promotions

To celebrate the new capacity, the Syracuse Mets will have “Used Snow Fence and Broken Zip Tie” Giveaway Day on June 10.

“We like to have a little fun, and we thought this would be a silly way to celebrate the ability to open up to more fans. As we cut the zip ties and snow fence that have been used to create the socially distanced pods, we will save and give to the fans to remember this unique period of time we are all going through,” said Jason Smorol, Syracuse Mets general manager.

The team’s June promotions will also include a Pete Alonzo Bobblehead giveaway, a Moses Fleetwood Walker Bobblehead giveaway day, and two firework shows.