Binghamton Stadium Improvement Job Underway
Construction crews have started work on a $2.5 million project to enhance the city-owned baseball stadium in downtown Binghamton.
The improvements are being made ahead of the home opener for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, which is scheduled for April 13.
A new picnic party deck and a third base terrace will be built. Stadium lighting is being upgraded. A new batting cage and bullpen are being constructed. The right field entrance also is being redesigned.
Rumble Ponies general manager Jim Weed toured the construction area Wednesday afternoon with Binghamton Mayor Richard David and state Senator Fred Akshar.
Most of the project cost - $2 million - is coming from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. Evans Street Baseball, which owns the team, is contributing $500,000.
The stadium had been home to the Binghamton Mets since it opened in April 1992.
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