Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Teams Up With New York Mets as Official Sponsor of Grounds Crew

Citi Field Crew Now Backed by Sears Trusted Advisors

Before the New York Mets take the field, they've got a team behind them ensuring that their playing surface is in optimal condition. The grounds crew at Citi Field is the team of trusted experts that keep the field in top shape for 81 games a season. And this year the Mets grounds crew has joined another group of trusted experts, the Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew.

The Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew is now the official sponsor of the New York Mets Grounds Crew. From April to October, when the Mets grounds crew takes the field, the Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew will support them every step of the way. Fans will see the grounds crew using products from Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew, including Craftsman brand products. They'll also notice in-ballpark signage and announcements on Citi Vision featuring the Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew.

"The Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew is honored to be the sponsor of the New York Mets Grounds Crew," said John Froman, President, Lawn & Garden for Sears Holdings. "The Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew is the team of experts you can trust for all your lawn care needs. Whether that's caring for the playing surface at Citi Field or an everyday backyard, our team has the innovative products and great values to help you get ready for any season."

During the season, fans will also be able to log on to to view a series of vignettes, sharing unique insight into how the team cares for the surface at Citi Field. They may even learn a tip or two that they can take to their own backyard.

"We are happy to be working with the Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew on the maintenance of the beautiful playing surface at Citi Field," said Dave Howard, Mets Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "It takes both the right equipment and the proper knowledge to keep the field up to the standards of our players and fans and the Sears team has the resources and experience to provide both."

Turn Your Backyard Into A Diamond

You may not be in charge of a major league field, but your own backyard can still have a professional look with some help from the Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew and the Sears Yard Guru. Available at, the Sears Yard Guru is a unique online shopping tool that compares the large selection of products and brands available at Sears with those available at "big box" retailers. Just answer a few questions about the size and terrain of your lawn, your transmission preferences and your usage plans, and the Yard Guru will produce a detailed guide on the models that are right for you.

You can also get your questions answered through's click-to-talk feature, which puts you in contact with a Sears Blue Lawn & Garden Crew member. Mower and tractor specialists are on call to review recommended products and help you find the store closest to you with the model you want. Through June 20, Sears also offers no-interest financing if paid in full within 12 months on in-season lawn and garden purchases over $299.

At Sears, Craftsman tractors and mowers provide the most features for your money. Guaranteed. If you find the same or lower price on a tractor or mower with the same or more features currently available for sale at a national home improvement retailer, excluding online only offers and retailers, Sears will match the price and give you a gift card by mail. See for full Craftsman Value Guarantee details. Sears offers the largest selection of powered L&G products among national home improvement retailers.

For more information on the full line of Lawn and Garden products available from Sears and to start shopping for spring, visit

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STARĀ® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at

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