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 Rumble Ponies of the double-A Eastern League. Construction began in July 1991 after it was announced that the Williamsport Bills would be moving from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The ballpark opened the following season, in April 1992, and has a seating capacity of 6,012 fans.
|Former names||Binghamton Municipal Stadium (1992–2000)|
|Location||211 Henry Street|
Binghamton, New York 13901
|Owner||City of Binghamton|
|Operator||Binghamton Baseball Club, Inc.|
|Field size||Left Field: 330 feet (100 m)|
Center Field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right Field: 330 feet (100 m)
|Broke ground||July 19, 1991|
|Opened||April 14, 1992|
|Construction cost||$4.6 million|
($8.21 million in 2018 dollars)
|General contractor||Garbade Construction Corp.|
|Binghamton Rumble Ponies (EL) (1992–Present)|
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 March 2001, the naming rights were sold to the New York State Electric and Gas company, a division of Energy East.
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