COVID-19: Yankees and Mets Move Spring Training from Florida to New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Yankees and Mets baseball teams will resume spring training in New York. The Yankees will conduct spring training at Yankee Stadium and the Mets will conduct it at their home field, Citi Field. The Mets will host a soft opening this week for players who want to begin preparing. The teams will work with the State of New York to ensure proper health and safety protocols.

“COVID-19 has disrupted so many of the traditions New Yorkers know and love, and our inability to root for our home teams has been acutely felt all throughout this crisis,” Cuomo said. “Thanks to New Yorkers’ incredible efforts to slow the spread, we’ve determined it’s possible for the Yankees and the Mets to safely conduct spring training in the state this year and are thrilled to begin reopening America’s national pastime right here in New York. In a bleak time and in a season that obviously had significant hurdles to deal with, to have a spring training camp in New York is the first bit of really good news when it comes to baseball that we’ve had in a long time.”