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The Mets have been busy getting Citi Field ready for the home opener on April 6th against the Miami Marlins.

New York’s beautiful — and ginormous — new scoreboard is ready to roll. If you’re a high roller and want to enjoy the game in the team’s new speakeasy club in right field, you can do that. And if you’re a college student without deep pockets (because are you really in college if you have money?), New York is also working on a plan to get you to the ballpark.

There’s another type of fan the Mets want to attract again in 2023: dog owners. “Bark in the Park” at Citi Field will be back for three games in Flushing this year, the team announced.

Here are the three games:

  • Tuesday, April 11th at 7:10p vs. San Diego Padres
  • Wednesday, May 31st at 7:10p vs. Philadelphia Phillies
  • Tuesday, September 12th at 7:10p vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

If you’re looking to grab some tickets, you can do that here. You’d have to imagine that Shea, the Mets’ Vet Dog, will definitely be in attendance for these contests, as well.

For those who want to bring their pup to Citi Field, you probably won’t need to bring a glove to catch any balls that head into the stands. After all, there was one very good dog from the end of last year’s regular season who went home with a Francisco Lindor home run ball. They always have their head on a swivel.

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Matt Musico is an editor for ESNY. He’s been writing about baseball and the Mets for the past decade. His work has been featured on numberFire, MetsMerized Online, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo! Sports.