New York Mets spring training begins: Catch Miami Marlins, Houston Astros at Clover Park
Feb. 15 was the deadline for New York Mets pitchers and catchers to report to Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, marking the official beginning of the spring training baseball season in St. Lucie County.
Baseball fans can catch a glimpse of what it takes for Mets players to prepare for the regular season by attending free daily open workout sessions. Most generally begin at 9:30 a.m., but times are subject to change, so check the schedule on the Mets website or Twitter page.
Spring training runs through March 26 with games for the World Baseball Classic and Major League Baseball teams from three leagues: the National League East, American League East and West. On game days, visitors can still attend the daily workout sessions, but will have to pay a $15 parking fee.
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How to get Mets tickets to spring training games
Tickets are on sale online through the MLB website or the Clover Park box office, ranging from $25 to $35. The ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Clover Park is a cashless facility, so you must use a debit card, credit card or mobile payment option to purchase tickets, concessions, parking and merchandise. Clover Park is at 31 Piazza Drive in St. Lucie West.
Gates open to the general public an hour and 40 minutes before the first pitch. On workout days where there is a 1:10 p.m. game, the open workout ends at approximately 10:45 a.m., according to the Minor League Baseball website.
Who plays at Clover Park?
The Mets will play the 2022 World Series-winning Houston Astros in three games that start at 1:10 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 10 and March 22.
From Feb. 25 to March 26, you can catch the Mets play against the Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. Here is the 2023 Mets schedule:
Feb. 25: Marlins, 6:10 p.m.
Feb. 26: Nationals, 1:10 p.m.
March 2: Braves, 1:10 p.m.
March 3: Nationals, 1:10 p.m.
March 12: Rays, 1:10 p.m.
March 14: Nationals, 1:10 p.m.
March 15: Cardinals, 1:10p.m.
March 17: Marlins, 6:10 p.m.
March 19: Cardinals, 1:10 p.m.
March 25: Cardinals, 6:10 p.m.
March 26: Marlins, 4:10 p.m.
For the World Baseball Classic, the Mets will play the national teams from Nicaragua and Venezuela.
March 8: Nicaragua, 6:10 p.m.
March 9: Venezuela, 1:10 p.m.
Clover Park is home to the St. Lucie Mets minor league baseball team, whose season begins March 30.
Things to know about Clover Park rules
Parking costs $15, but get there early because the lot fills up fast.
Tailgating is allowed in the parking lot.
Gates open one hour and 40 minutes before the first pitch.
You cannot bring any outside food or drinks into the park, except for one sealed bottled water per person.
No bags or purses are permitted, except for diaper bags, medical bags or a small clutch purse or fanny pack.
No animals are permitted, except for certified service dogs.
Alcohol sales include beer and liquor at the Corona Beach House and the Pioneer Patio.
The entire park is a cashless facility, including tickets, concessions and parking. Cash is not accepted anywhere, only debit cards, credit cards and mobile payment methods such as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
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