The Syracuse Mets became the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets prior to the 2019 season. Syracuse put up a record of 75-66 in their first season under the Mets' umbrella. However, the history of the franchise goes back significantly farther. The team had been known as the Syracuse Chiefs since the 1934 season when they were an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The upstart Triple-A squad played in MacArthur Stadium every season from 1934 through 1996. The old MacArthur Stadium saw the hometown Chiefs win seven International League championships during the team's lengthy run at "The Big Mac," as fans called it. Though the team went through 11 parent organizations, including the Mets in 1962, the nickname "Chiefs" had become synonymous with Syracuse baseball. 2019 marked the first time in 85 years that Syracuse's professional baseball team was called something other than the Chiefs when the Mets made the switch to mirror their Major League organization. You can get your tickets to see the 2020 Syracuse Mets at StubHub!
Where do the Syracuse Mets play home games at?
NBT Bank Stadium is the home of the Syracuse Mets. The stadium opened in 1997 as the replacement to legendary MacArthur Stadium. The new stadium has already taken great strides to improve fan experience, including a massive LED video board that is one of the largest in all of Minor League Baseball. Upgrades are presently being performed, including putting bigger seats in the 11,117 seat stadium, a new restaurant and a bar that is opening behind the left field wall.
Have any notable players played for the Syracuse Mets?
Since the franchise has been in existence for over 80 years, there are several great names that have spent a portion of their career in Syracuse. Thurman Munson, Fred McGriff, David Wells, Tony Fernandez and Cecil Fielder are all Syracuse Triple-A alumni. Current Mets' slugger, Pete Alonso also spent time in Syracuse before being called up to the Bigs. Finally, former Florida Gator Heisman Winning Quarterback, Tim Tebow is currently playing for the Syracuse Mets.
Who manages the Syracuse Mets?
The Mets announced that 16-year Major League veteran Chad Kreuter would serve as the manager for the 2020 Syracuse Mets. Over the course of Kreuter's 16-year career, he played in 892 games for seven different franchises. This is Kreuter's fourth season as a manager in the Mets' organization but his first with Syracuse. Coach Kreuter spent the last three seasons as the manager of the Mets' Single-A affiliate, St. Lucie Mets. Kreuter briefly managed the Rockies' Advanced-A affiliate, Modesto Nuts in 2006 before he was named the head coach at the University of Southern California the same year. He remained with USC through the 2010 season before returning to the pros. Kreuter guided St. Lucie to a 68-66 record during the 2019 campaign.
Are the Syracuse Mets part of any rivalries?
The Syracuse Mets are members of two rivalries, both of them against teams that they share a division with. The I-81 series is the name given to the yearly meetings between the Syracuse Mets and the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The RailRiders are the Triple-A affiliate for the Mets' crosstown rival, New York Yankees. Syracuse is also embroiled in a rivalry with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Coincidentally, the IronPigs' parent organization, the Philadelphia Phillies, is also a rival of the New York Mets.
Where can I buy Syracuse Mets tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can grab their seats to see the Syracuse Mets and the rest of the International League take to the diamond at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub provides customers with options for electronically delivered tickets, 360-degree seat previews and a guaranteed secure checkout process.Back to Top
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