Mets begin partnership with Coca-Cola

NEW YORK -- The Mets made their new relationship with Coca-Cola official on Monday, in a sponsorship deal that will replace Citi Field's Pepsi Porch with a "Coca-Cola themed seating area." The two companies made the announcement during opening bell ceremonies at the New York Stock Exchange.

"We are excited to partner with Coca-Cola as we align our brand with the most popular soft drink brand in the world," Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. "Like the Mets, Coca-Cola has a very loyal fan base, and we are proud to partner with them and look forward to serving their products to our fans for many years to come."

In addition to replacing all soft drink options at Citi Field with Coke products, the new deal includes the impending launch of commemorative 12-ounce Coca-Cola cans celebrating the Mets' 2015 National League pennant.

"Coca-Cola and the Mets share a passion to refresh baseball fans and enhance their entertainment," Coca-Cola North America president Sandy Douglas said. "This partnership combines our iconic brand with a championship-caliber team right here in the business and sports capital of the world."

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