The New York Mets plan to unveil a Tom Seaver statue at Citi Field on Opening Day 2022, the team announced.
“We are excited to unveil this one-of-a-kind tribute to Tom, but it has to be right,” Mets Team President Sandy Alderson said in a news release. “Given delays related to the pandemic, the artist asked for additional time to complete his work. After conferring with the Seaver family, we made the decision to unveil the statue on Opening Day 2022.”
Seaver, a Hall of Fame pitcher, died on Aug. 30.
“We are excited to celebrate the unveiling with more fans at Citi Field in 2022 and know that Tom would be proud,” the Seaver family said in a news release.
The move comes after years of discussion about erecting statues at Citi Field honoring great Mets players.