NYSEG StadiumEdit profile
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 August 1991 after it was announced that the team would be moving from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The park opened the following season, in April 1992, and seats 6,012 fans. 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. The stadium was known as simply Binghamton Municipal Stadium for its first nine years of existence, but in 2001, the naming rights were sold to the New York State Electric and Gas company, a division of Energy East. The Mets' Bob Keppel pitched the first no-hitter in franchise history at NYSEG Stadium on August 2, 2003.