The Mets will play an exhibition game against the Army baseball team at West Point on March 31, it was announced Wednesday.
It will be the ninth time the Mets have played at West Point, with the last meeting coming in 1984.
The game will be the Mets' final one before Opening Day at Citi Field on April 3 against the Braves.
"Sandy Alderson and I were so inspired by our visit to the West Point campus last year that we wanted our players to have that experience," New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. "The Mets are proud to be able to continue the strong bond we have with our military and this is a new way to show our appreciation for the sacrifices and bravery of our nation's armed forces. We are looking forward to the game."
"We are excited to have the New York Mets back at West Point before the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season," Army's Director of Athletics, Boo Corrigam, said. "We would like to thank the Wilpon, Katz and Alderson families for renewing this long standing tradition of us hosting a professional baseball organization. This is a great opportunity for our cadets and the entire West Point community."