Emerald Society Pipes and Drums celebrate 50th anniversary at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

Ed McLoughlin was sitting at one of the tables set up on what is normally the warming track of Citi Field’s diamond. In a green-tartan kilt, white shirt and black jacket, he was telling stories of a musical band for the FDNY that dissolved in the late 1950s. As he continued to discuss how the […]

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Olympian Gabby Douglas throws first pitch at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/Photo by Mike DiBartolomeo

It’s been a whirlwind journey for two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas since she returned stateside after the London games. She’s met Oprah Winfrey, first lady Michelle Obama, and appeared on a number of talk shows after capturing gold in team and individual all-around competitions — the first American woman to win both in the […]

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Ecuador routs Chile in front of thousands at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/photo by Terence Cullen

Draped in a Chilean flag outside of Citi Field, Manuel Rojas stood with his father as they were interviewed by Ernesto Diaz — who Rojas said was a big name in Chilean radio. Rojas, 18, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, predicted Chile would best Ecuador in the night’s international friendly match at the ballpark 2-1, despite the […]

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Ecuador to face Chile at Citi Field


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It’ll be a different kind of pitch. For one night only, the Citi Field diamond will play host to a match between the Ecuadorian and Chilean national teams on Wednesday, August 15, as the sport continues to become more popular in the city and the country. Chile is currently ranked 15th in the world, according […]

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REO Speedwagon takes the stage at Citi Field


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THE COURIER/Photos by Terence M. Cullen

Though the energy of Citi Field had died down by the ninth inning as the Mets fell to the Cincinnati Reds 7-3, a substitution in center field brought Mets and Reds fans back to life when REO Speedwagon came in to play. The band played the first show in the 2012 post-game concert series at […]

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Off-duty cop busted for trying to sneak into better seat at Citi Field


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You’re out. An off-duty cop was dragged out of a Mets game in handcuffs last night after he tried to sneak into a better seat at Citi Field, police sources said. Eduardo Cornejo, 30, was cornered by stadium security officials during the Mets game against the Cincinatti Reds at about 9:30 p.m., sources added. Cornejo, […]

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Mets to host 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field


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Next year, the Mets home will field an all star at every position. Commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at a press conference Wednesday, May 16. This marks the ninth time the Midsummer Classic will be played in the […]

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Mets change Citi Field dimensions


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Photo Courtesy of the New York Mets

The New York Mets are hoping that the principle of addition by subtraction will work wonders for the team’s win column. The organization announced on October 31 that they are shrinking the dimensions of the field of play in Citi Field for the upcoming season. Portions of the outfield wall will be decreased by as […]

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Scout Day at Citi Field


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Before the New York Mets closed out the 2011 season, Citi Field welcomed the Cub Scouts from Sacred Heart School in Bayside as the color guard for the game. It was a huge honor and privilege for the scouts, who carried the colors to centerfield while the younger scouts watched from the warning track. (Right) […]

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Mets honor veterans at Citi Field


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There are few experiences more humbling than being in a room surrounded by genuine heroes. Such was the scene at Citi Field on August 5, when United States veterans were honored at a luncheon hosted by Citi and the New York Mets Alumni Association. Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, Bud Harrelson, Ed Kranepool, Ed Charles, […]

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Mets legend inspires Citi Field Kids


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Never give up what you believe in and always keep trying, was the lesson Kean Jennings, 11, from P.S. 150, took home with him after the Citi Field Kids Program; a youth organization focused on making positive impacts on their communities. Approximately 200 enthusiastic students filed into the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, home […]

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Touro College graduation at Citi Field


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For a woman that overcame a softball-sized tumor in her chest – a speech in front of around 10,000 people was a walk in the park. Sabrina Gordin, 33, sat outside on a bench in front of Citi Field before her commencement ceremony began that day, trying to calm her nerves. But she’s faced bigger […]

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Touro College graduation at Citi Field


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For a woman that overcame a softball-sized tumor in her chest – a speech in front of around 10,000 people was a walk in the park. Sabrina Gordin, 33, sat outside on a bench in front of Citi Field before her commencement ceremony began that day, trying to calm her nerves. But she’s faced bigger […]

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