Since September 2009 our motto has been “for the fans, by the fans”.
The initial idea was to create a funny t-shirt to wear during the last week of baseball in 2009. That shirt read “I Survived” and was in reference to another losing season. Fans were intrigued by the design and founder Darren Meenan took to his basement and turned that one shirt into a full clothing line. By the summer of 2010 the operation moved from the basement to a warehouse in Jamaica, Queens. The brand has since been featured in countless media outlets ranging from CNN Money, ESPN Magazine, New York Times and an episode of 30 Rock.
Fast forward a few years and we rolled out a new concept to our brand, The 7 Line Army. We try to sit together at least once a month at home and on the road. Hundreds of die hard fans cheering on our favorite team. In 2013 we organized four events at Citi Field, one at Wrigley and one at Yankee Stadium. This season we organized 11 outings. 7 at Citi Field and away trips to SF, Miami, Philly and Yankee Stadium. In 2015 we hope to trek to Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Colorado, Baltimore and another trip to Yankee Stadium. Win or lose we make our presence known and show the baseball world that Mets fans are up there with the most fun, loyal, dedicated and energetic. Our “Army” is without a doubt the largest traveling group of supporters in all of baseball.
In April 2014 The 7 Line became an officially licensed MLB brand with a kiosk inside Citi Field. The company is still 100% owned and operated by Darren Meenan. MLB is giving The 7 Line a chance that is very unprecedented, and we’re extremely grateful to have this opportunity. If it wasn’t for each and every one of you this would never have been possible. Your loyal support has been our motivation these past few years.
See you at the ball park!