BATAVIA DOWNS TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION WITH MEMBERS OF 1969 NEW YORK METS WORLD SERIES WINNING TEAM
Written by Alex Feig on August 15, 2019
BATAVIA – Representatives from Batavia Downs announced that the facility will be hosting a panel discussion and Q & A session with players from 1969 World Champion New York Mets. Mets legends Art Shamsky, Ed Kranepool & Ron Swoboda are touring the country to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of their unlikely, astonishing 1969 miracle campaign. The event will take place at 7pm on Friday, September 27th inside Batavia Downs’ Park Place Events Center and will be hosted by WGR’s Morning Show Host (and Mets fan) Howard Simon.
Regarded by baseball historians & enthusiasts as ‘The Greatest Season Ever,’ the previously, remarkably terrible franchise defied every prognostication (and several laws of physics) to surmount impossible odds in a historic year when Neil Armstrong also walked on the moon, & half a million music fans gathered in Bethel NY for Woodstock, while the War in Vietnam offered stark realities on the evening news.
“We are pleased to welcome these Mets legends to our facility,” said Henry Wojtaszek, President and CEO at Batavia Downs Gaming. “We look forward to hosting Mets fans from far and wide to relive this era of our history including this magical season.”
Tickets are $30 for General Admission Tickets and include entry into the event. GA ticket holders receive $20 in Free Play for the Batavia Downs Gaming Floor.
For those interested in the VIP experience, a $100 VIP ticket is available. VIP ticket holders will receive preferred seating, a meet and greet session after the event and an autographed baseball from the night’s guests. They’ll receive $50 in Free Play for the Batavia Downs Gaming Floor.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 16th at 10am on BataviaConcerts.com.
There will be concessions available for purchase of drinks and food. There will also be memorabilia dealers on site offering all kinds of Mets items.