CORONA — Citi Field blasted blues, greens and reds into the sky Thursday night and early Friday morning as officials tested new scoreboards, including a new 5,670-square-foot screen installed in the off-season.
The screen brings the total square footage of displays at Citi Field to more than 17,000 square feet, Mets officials said.
Crews run hourslong tests for the screens and every single light in the stadium during the weeks leading up to the season, said a security guard at the stadium, who declined to give his name Friday morning.
The new displays will officially debut on April 13, when the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies.
"There is a lot of advance work and preparation throughout the ballpark involving many different elements as we prepare for the opener on April 13," a Mets official said.