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It’s a new Citi in 2016.
The Citi Field you left, as the Kansas City Royals celebrated their World Championship in November, is going to look different as the Mets begin their 2016 campaign.
The biggest change is the sign in right field. Pepsi ended its sponsorship deal during the off-season and in came Coca-Cola and thus the Pepsi Porch is now the Coca-Cola Corner.
The new 26ft x 84ft LED sign is going to be more interactive as there will be some videos playing throughout the words during the games.
The Corner will also have some interactive games, something not offered when Pepsi donned the name.
Also changing names is the Pepsi Party Patrol, now called The Citi Perk Patrol and they will be shooting a new shirt into the stands designed by The 7 Line.
Nikon is also another major sponsor this season, taking the signage on the main scoreboard last occupied by Budweiser. There will be five “Nikon Photo Spots” throughout the stadium and on the field level concourse, fans will have the opportunity to interact with the latest Nikon technology.
Ford takes over the fifth inning with a trivia contest and a Ford Character race featuring cars that look like the Pixar characters from the movie of the same name.
During the season, the Mets have a number of promotions, including old favorites, Free Shirt Fridays, Saturday Concerts Fireworks and Family Sundays.
The Mets will also be promoting the 1986 Championship team from May 27-29 and retiring Mike Piazza’s No. 31 on July 30.
And with that the only question that remains is where does his 31 go? Is it placed after the “Shea” on the wall or between the 41 and 42?
We will find out in a few months.