The Mets and Yankees will move their spring training from Florida to New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The Yankees will be at Yankee Stadium, the Mets will be at Citi Field – their respective stadiums. The state will “review their protocols in place to make sure they are doing it safely and appropriately.”
The governor said it's really “exciting news” and he can’t remember the last time spring training was in New York.
The Mets have a soft opening this week, he added.
There has not been a final decision if there will be a Mayor League Baseball season but Cuomo said he is “hopeful."
He said he spoke with the owners of both teams and plans to "drop in" on spring training.
On reopening: Cuomo said New York City is still on track to further reopen into phase two in the coming days.
The city is at a 1.1% infection rate – which is where it was on Thursday.