By: Stache Staff

Mets announce that black jerseys are set to return for ‘Friday Night Blackouts’


FLUSHING, N.Y., July 15, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced the team’s black jerseys will return on Friday, July 30 when the Mets host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m. The Mets will wear their black Nike jerseys that night and all Friday nights at Citi Field for the remainder of the 2021 regular season.

In celebration of the return, the first 12,000 fans in attendance July 30 will receive a Black Francisco Lindor Mets T-Shirt presented by New Balance. Tickets are on sale now at With Citi Field back at full capacity, the Mets encourage fans to take mass transit and arrive early.

The Mets originally introduced the black jerseys in 1998 and they remained in the team’s alternate jersey rotation through the 2012 season. The Mets last wore a home black jersey July 21, 2012.

For more information on purchasing a black jersey, go to to fill out an inquiry form. MLB and the manufacturers manage the merchandise process and are working towards a retail sale in time for the holidays. Black T-shirts and caps and other merchandise will be available at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field starting July 30.

The Mets will wear black jerseys August 13 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers; August 27 vs. Washington Nationals; Friday, September 10 vs. New York Yankees; Friday, September 17 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

Memorable Mets Moments wearing the Black Jerseys through the years:

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