The New York Mets season has begun, and the team is off to a great start. Through Easter Sunday, the Mets have one of the best records in baseball. The starting pitching has been outstanding, and the team’s depth has come in handy, as it has allowed new manager Buck Showalter to get creative with the lineup, give players occasional rest days, and allow everyone to contribute to the team’s success.
Although the attention is mostly on the Mets, the minor league baseball season has also commenced, which means that the Mets Low-A, High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A ball clubs are now taking the field as well.
There has been a lot of turnover in the minor leagues the past couple years. Starting with the 2021 season, there was a contraction with the minor league teams, reducing the total number of minor league ball clubs to 120, or four for each MLB team. The reason for this contraction, as MLB highlighted in their letter to Congress, was because of poor facilities, geographic inefficiencies, and too many players.
4) The Mets four minor league stadiums have their pros and cons, but Mirabito Stadium is the worst of the quartet.
This article takes a look at the Mets four minor league stadiums and assesses them by their facilities. This list considers factors such as setting, ballpark aesthetics, concessions, concourse, and surrounding area in creating this ranking, with the stadiums ranked from the worst to the best.
Number four on this list is Mirabito Stadium, which is the home of the Mets Double-A team, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. The stadium attempted to have a Wrigley Field vibe to it by situating it in a residential section of the city, but the problem is that the area that Mirabito Stadium is situated in is nowhere near as nice as the area Wrigley Field is in. The stadium also does not offer a scenic view; beyond the outfield wall is a railroad with freight cars that are stationed there.
The design of the stadium concourse is also nothing to get excited about. Its split-level construction does allow for the lower section to contain all box seats, but the main concourse in the middle is very narrow, creating a cramped atmosphere to the ballpark. The concourse also does not contain anything unique or noticeable aesthetically.
Mirabito Stadium’s saving grace is its culinary options. It is particularly well known for its chicken spiedie, which is one of the more popular offerings at the stadium.