Mets name stadium First Data Field.
The New York Mets announced yesterday that their spring training home has been renamed First Data Field.
First Data is one of the world’s leading commerce technology companies.
The naming rights to the stadium are part of a 10-year agreement between First Data and the Mets.
The first game to be played at First Data Field will be tomorrow at 1 o’clock. The Mets will host the Washington Nationals.
There will be 18 spring training games played this year.
First Data Field will also be the summer home of the St Lucie Mets, New York’s Advanced-A minor league affiliate.
From the Press Release:
“We are proud to expand our partnership with the Mets, a world-class organization committed to winning on the diamond and providing an outstanding fan experience in the stands, whether at Citi Field or at First Data Field,” said Frank Bisignano, First Data Chairman and CEO. “While we root for the Mets under the Florida sun, our payments technology will help to power commerce for the Mets and their legion of fans.”
In November, the St. Lucie County Commissioners unanimously approved a new Facilities Use Agreement with the Mets. This will provide $55 million in renovations to First Data Field. Subsequently, it will keep the Mets in Port St. Lucie for the next 25 years.
Proposed improvements to the stadium will include:
- an outfield boardwalk
- a new entrance
- new major league and minor league clubhouses, offices and locker rooms