New York Mets close spring training facility and announce ticket refund instructions

Simeon Woods-Richardson

The coronavirus outbreak has reached pandemic levels. That means that public gatherings and sporting events, even in professional leagues, are being canceled as we speak. MLB and Minor League baseball suspended operations, and spring training remaining games were called off. The New York Mets, in consequence, are announcing the steps that people who purchased tickets need to follow for a refund.

The Mets’ spring training ticket refund procedure dictates the following:

“If tickets were purchased using a credit card the amount paid will be automatically refunded back to the credit card used within the next two weeks. Tickets do not need to be returned to the Clover Park box office.”

“If tickets were purchased using a check please allow four-six weeks for processing. Tickets do not need to be returned to the Clover Park box office.”

“If tickets were purchased using cash please bring the game tickets to the Clover Park box office for processing Monday-Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. until March 31 in person.”

The Mets are making decisions on the go, as are dozens of teams

The news that Major League Baseball announced that the remainder of spring training has been cancelled and the start of the regular season has been delayed is forcing teams to make important decisions on the go. There were six remaining home games in Clover Park.

As a result of the latest developments, the New York Mets will implement the following protocols at Clover Park:

“The facility, including practice fields, is closed to fans until further notice.”

“Minor League Baseball announced a delay to the start of its season, meaning the St. Lucie Mets season will not begin on April 9th as originally scheduled.”

It is still not clear when the MLB and MiLB seasons will start, although the league’s two-week push back seems a little optimistic.