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Pepsi Ditches Mets for Cubs

By Katie Honan | November 10, 2015 1:26pm
 Bye Pepsi porch.
Bye Pepsi porch.
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The Mets may have swept the Chicago Cubs to make it to the World Series, but when it comes to soda, the team from Chicago came out on top, according to a report. 

The Mets' favorite soda, Pepsi, is pulling its sponsorship of the team, a spokesman said. 

PepsiCo, which has been with the Mets since they opened Citi Field, said they love "the great sport of baseball" and will continue to refresh generations of fans in New York and beyond — just not at Citi Field.

Which means the Pepsi Porch is in jeopardy.


Team outing to the @mets game! ⚾️ #citifield #pepsiporch

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"We’ve had a productive relationship with the Mets and wish them all the best in the future, but have decided to re-invest in baseball in a different way," the spokesman said.

A report in Sports Business Journal laid out more context to the breakup, noting their relationship with the Yankees and largest investment in the Cubs as a reason for them ditching the National League Champion Mets. 

The company renewed their sponsorship of the Yankees earlier this year, according to the report, long before Pepsi could have imagined the Mets would make it to the World Series and the Yankees would lose in a one-game playoff to the Houston Astros.


Let's Go Mets! #lgm #pepsiporch

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Pepsi is also putting in more cash for a "top-shelf legacy partner deal" to help the $575 million renovation of Wrigley Field, the 101-year-old home of the Chicago Cubs. 

That's a bigger deal to the company than the Pepsi Porch and Pepsi T-shirt launch, according to the Sports Business Journal, which added that Coca-Cola is eyeing a sponsorship.