NYSEG Stadium

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NYSEG Stadium
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NYSEG Stadium, September 2005
Former names Binghamton Municipal Stadium (1992–2000)
Location 211 Henry Street
Binghamton, New York 13901
Coordinates 42°06′10″N 75°54′18″W / 42.102769°N 75.904988°W / 42.102769; -75.904988Coordinates: 42°06′10″N 75°54′18″W / 42.102769°N 75.904988°W / 42.102769; -75.904988
Owner City of Binghamton
Operator Binghamton Mets Baseball Club, Inc.
Capacity 6,012
Field size Left Field: 330 feet
Center Field: 400 feet
Right Field: 330 feet
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground July 19, 1991[1]
Opened April 14, 1992[1]
Construction cost $4.6 million
($7.73 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Highland Associates[1]
General contractor Garbade Construction Corp.[1]
Tenants
Binghamton Mets (EL) (1992–Present)

NYSEG Stadium (former Binghamton Municipal Stadium) is a stadium located in the northern section of downtown Binghamton, New York. It is home to the Binghamton Mets of the double-A Eastern League. Construction began in July of 1991 after it was announced that the Williamsport Bills would be moving from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The ballpark opened the following season, in April of 1992, and has a seating capacity of 6,012 fans.

The stadium is named for NYSEG, the local electric and gas utility.

Features[edit]

The stadium is a split-level construction, with a concourse running around the middle of the seating area. The lower section closest to the field (8-10 rows) is all box seats; above the concourse, the first few rows around home plate are also considered box seats. The rest of the upper section is "reserved grandstand" seating. All seats are blue chair-back models. Six luxury boxes and the press box are located at the top of the seating bowl behind home plate. A small roof covers the luxury boxes and the top few rows of the grandstand seats.

Four tunnels allow access between the seating area and the concourse which runs underneath. This is where concessions and restrooms are located. There is also a group picnic area down the left-field line which can be rented out, as well as "Lupo's Dugout", another picnic area in right field which is sponsored by a local restaurant.[3]

The stadium was known as simply Binghamton Municipal Stadium for its first nine years of existence, but in March of 2001, the naming rights were sold to the New York State Electric and Gas company, a division of Energy East.[4]

Notable Events[edit]

The Mets' Bob Keppel pitched the first no-hitter in franchise history at NYSEG Stadium on August 2, 2003.[5]

A night baseball game in progress in a small outdoor baseball stadium.
The Binghamton Mets on the field against the Harrisburg Senators in September 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Knight, Graham (September 17, 2010). "NYSEG Stadium". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ MacMillan, Malcolm. "What to Eat at NYSEG Stadium". The Ballpark Guide. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lauber, Scott (March 23, 2001). "NYSEG Stadium: New Name, Same Home for B-Mets". Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton). p. A1. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lauber, Scott (August 4, 2003). "Pride Motivating Force in Keppel's No-Hitter". Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton). p. D3. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 

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