Elected officials along with Binghamton Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes  announced this (Monday) afternoon that $5.1 million in NYSEG Stadium upgrades are set to be implemented in time for the 2019 Eastern League season.  New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, Senator Fred Akshar and City of Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David joined Rumble Ponies' President John Hughes to make the official announcement. Information from the Rumble Ponies office states that $2.5 million will come from state funds, $2.5 million will come from the City of Binghamton and  team ownership will contribute an additional $100,000.  Targeted for renovations and improvements are:

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New seats with cup holders

Maintenance of the stadium's structural steel and concrete plus waterproofing treatment to prevent future deterioration.

The installation of new sod and drainage systems on the field

The installation of a new high-definition video board

Sound system improvements featuring new speakers

The renovation of the Rumble Ponies' home clubhouse

Replacement of home plate and field level fencing and netting

Along with stadium upgrades it was announced that the New York Mets

and Rumble Ponies are extending their player development contract through the 2022 season.  In addition the Rumble Ponies ownership is exercising its final five-year option and will extend its lease at NYSEG Stadium through the 2026 season.  The Rumble Ponies play their home opener at NYSEG Stadium on April 11, 2019 versus Erie.