Banner Day Returns Sunday, May 27

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 1, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced Banner Day will return Sunday, May 27 prior to the Mets playing the San Diego Padres at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Tickets for Banner Day are on sale now through the Mets 50th Anniversary Banner Day Pack on Mets.com.  The five-game pack starts at $50 and also includes games against the San Francisco Giants (Saturday, April 21), Cincinnati Reds (Friday, June 15) and Miami Marlins (Thursday, August 9 and Friday, September 21).  

The revival of Banner Day is part of the Mets season-long 50th Anniversary celebration and banners should illustrate fans’ favorite memories and moments in franchise history.  Fans can visit Mets50.com to share their favorite photos and memories from past Banner Days. 

Banner Day was a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 with fans of all ages parading on the field showing their homemade banners made with bed sheets that professed their love for the team.

The Mets will announce more details about Banner Day including guest judges, prizes and logistics in the weeks leading up to the event.