The New York Jets and New York Mets have rescheduled Jets Night at Shea for Tuesday, July 8, when the Mets host the San Francisco Giants.
Former Jets Pro Bowler Wesley Walker; Jets radio analyst Marty Lyons, a member of the fearsome New York Sack Exchange; Jets linebacker legend Greg Buttle, and Super Bowl III champions Emerson Boozer, Randy Beverly and John Schmitt will return to Shea Stadium. These players and others will appear at a 5:30 p.m. pregame fundraiser in Shea's picnic area to benefit area charities through the New York Jets Foundation and the Mets Foundation. A limited number of tickets to the picnic area meet-and-greet are $20 and are on sale now at Mets.com.
The Mets will salute their former Shea housemates — both teams won world championships in 1969 — during an on-field pregame ceremony that will include the first pitch and the "Shea Countdown" of games to be played in the stadium's final season. It will also include in-game video programming and the opportunity for fans to have their photos taken with both the Jets' and Mets' 1969 championship trophies.
The New York Jets Flight Crew will be on hand with the Jets' traveling, interactive Generation JetsFest adjacent to Shea and will join Mr. Met and the Pepsi Party Patrol for various promotions and giveaways throughout the game.
Jets Night at Shea, originally scheduled for April 28, was postponed due to inclement weather. Fans holding tickets from the April 28 game wishing to attend the July 8 Jets Night at Shea should follow the standard rain-check ticket exchange policy on Mets.com. Tickets for the April 28 game will not be valid for the July 8 game.
The Jets and Mets played at the Polo Grounds — the former home of the New York Giants baseball team before they left for San Francisco. The Jets played there for four seasons (three as the New York Titans) and the Mets for two seasons before both teams moved into Shea Stadium in 1964.
The Jets last played at Shea in 1983 before relocating to the Meadowlands. Both the Mets and Jets are constructing new facilities. Citi Field, the new Mets home, will open in 2009, and the New Meadowlands Stadium is scheduled to open in 2010.