Upgrades are taking shape at NYSEG Stadium, which is being overhauled in advance of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Class AA; Eastern League) 2017 season.
It has been a busy offseason in Binghamton, where the former Mets were re-named the Rumble Ponies in November. Shortly after revealing their new moniker, the Rumble Ponies presented some details on upgrades for NYSEG Stadium.
As announced in November, the changes to NYSEG Stadium will cover both player and fan amenities. LED lighting is being put into place, along with a newly-constructed batting cage and overhauled bullpens. For the fans, NYSEG Stadium will now feature picnic table seating down the left field line, along with a new kids area, a party deck down the right field line, and more.
The Rumble Ponies recently confirmed that work on the projects is well underway. More from Binghamtonhomepage.com:
Rumble Ponies General Manager Jim Weed says all of the pieces of the rebrand are coming together.
“This is an upgrade to the entire fan experience. All of these things are going to create an atmosphere that this is the place to be in the summer and spring time. I think it’s all coming together nicely, the brand, the stadium upgrades, it’s like a puzzle,” said Weed.
The project is valued at $2.5 million — $2 million secured by [state senator Fred] Akshar and $500,000 coming from Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes.
NYSEG Stadium first opened in 1992. The Rumble Ponies are scheduled to play their home opener on April 13, when they host the Erie SeaWolves.
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