Flushing, NY: The New York Mets have cardboard cutouts of fans on the seats playing the New York Yankees in a pre-season exhibition game on July 18, 2020 in the City of Flushing, City. (Photo by J. Jarid Williams Jr. via Getty

The NY Mets open against the Miami Marlins on Thursday in the 2021 season against the Miami Marlins and against the backdrop of the coronovirus epidemic.

CitiField has been used as a COVID vaccination site for Queens residents. On Thursday, it would welcome 8,492 fans after 557 days as the Mets played in front of fans at the stadium for the last time. Everyone entering the stadium must submit a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination.

NY Government Andrew Cuomo allowed Cityfield and Yankee Stadium to reopen on April 1 at 20 percent capacity.

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No paper tickets will be accepted and all transactions at the food and beverage stand will be digital.

Fans of two years and older should wear the requisite masks while eating or drinking at their seats.

More information about the Mets’ ticketing policy is available. http://www.mets.com/2021updates.

At 1:10 pm game time meteorologist Mike Woods is calling for a warm day with sunny skies.

Related: NY Mets’ opener against Washington Nationals postponed due to COVID concerns

The Mets’ (1-2) season opener between the Mets and Washington Nationals was postponed last week, with three players testing positive for the COVID-19 for the 2019 World Series champions.