Mets to hold 2014 Anthem Search contest Thursday

Mets to hold 2014 Anthem Search contest Thursday

Mets to hold 2014 Anthem Search contest Thursday

NEW YORK -- The Mets will host their 2014 Anthem Search competition this Thursday at Citi Field, with the winner performing the national anthem on Opening Day.

The first 100 contestants to arrive at Citi Field on Thursday are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice -- excluding the national anthem -- a cappella. SNY anchor Gary Apple and Z100 radio personality Skeery Jones will judge the competition, selecting a group of finalists to sing the Star-Spangled Banner over Citi Field's PA system. Mets staffers will then select one winner to perform the anthem on March 31, before the Mets open their season against the Nationals.

There are no age restrictions for the competition. More information is available at mets.com/anthemsearch.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.