Major League Baseball’s New York Mets has announced a multi-year partnership alongside Caesars Entertainment, with the casino and entertainment group becoming an official sports betting partner of the franchise.
The collaboration features plans to open a sportsbook lounge at the Mets’ Citi Field home, in addition to an array of VIP experiences and hospitality assets for members of Caesars’ rewards program.
The former will see the company, which launched its mobile sports betting entity across New York upon market launch in January, target a grand opening of its sports wagering space at the arena during the 2022 MLB season, which is scheduled to end in early October.
The 13,000 square foot space will come to life on the Excelsior Level at Citi Field, with a multi-tiered dining room and outdoor patio seating complete with panoramic views overlooking left field.
Access to official New York Mets logos and marks, TV-visible in-game signage, and broadcast and digital content across Mets’ properties are also included in the partnership, which extends Caesars Sportsbook’s footprint in the region.
Caesars is an authorised gaming operator of the MLB and is currently live in 23 states and jurisdictions – 17 of which are mobile – and operates a variety of retail sportsbooks across the country, including those at New York destinations Turning Stone, Yellow Brick Road, and Point Place Casino through the Oneida Indian Nation, as well as at Caesars Harrah’s Resort and Tropicana in Atlantic City.
“New York is a key state for us following the successful launch of our Caesars Sportsbook app in January,” said Chris Holdren, Co-President of Caesars Digital.
“The Mets’ fanbase is one of the most loyal in baseball and this partnership offers us the chance to treat those passionate fans like Caesars. We look forward to opening our space at Citi Field during an exciting time for the franchise.”