Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Announces Name Change
It was announced last year that the New York Mets were purchasing the Washington Nationals affiliate the Syracuse Chiefs, and would start playing under the team's umbrella for the 2019 season.
The Syracuse Chiefs will now be known as the Syracuse Mets as announced in a press conference held today at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse. The press conference also provided news that the Mets will be extending their lease on the stadium for an additional 25 years, and $26 million in stadium renovations.
Governor Andrew Cuomo hinted at the Syracuse franchise moving on from the well known Chiefs moniker and adopting the ever familiar Mets name at a news conference in January.
The Binghamton Mets became the Rumble Ponies in a similar move back in 2016, the first name change in the franchise's 24-year history. The Rumble Ponies name change was met with various reactions.