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Mets say goodbye to Pepsi Porch as Citi Field sponsorship deal ends

The Mets' sponsorship deal with Pepsi has ended, necessitating a name change for Sections 301-305 at Citi Field.

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Say goodbye to the Pepsi Porch, as the Mets and Pepsi are cutting ties on their relationship covering the naming rights of the notable area in the right field stands at Citi Field.

A sponsorship deal between the Mets and Pepsi has been in place since Citi Field opened in 2009. The red Pepsi Cola sign beyond the upper deck in right field, as well as the sections' "Pepsi Porch" title, have been stadium mainstays for seven seasons. Shortly after the park opened in April 2009, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon called it "one of my favorite aspects of the ballpark. Fans sitting in the Pepsi Porch will really feel like they are part of the action on the field."

Michael Conforto was the last player to hit a home run into the upper deck in right field under its now-expiring name, taking Kansas City Royals pitcher Chris Young deep in Game 4 of the World Series. While power-hitting lefties will continue to park mammoth home runs there, it's unclear what name the landing spot will receive—sponsored or otherwise—going forward.