B-Mets sold, new owner pledges to keep club in Binghamton
On Monday, the Binghamton Mets announced the sale of the Eastern League Franchise to Evans Street Baseball Inc., headed by John Hughes, by former owner Michael Urda.
Previously. here had been rumors Urda intended to sell the franchise to a group looking to move the B-Mets away from Binghamton to Delaware. But Hughes stated his intent to keep the team in Binghamton following his purchase of the franchise.
“Having a Double-A, New York Major League Baseball affiliate in the Southern Tier is a tremendous opportunity, so great attention will be focused to ensure the team has top-grade facilities and the infrastructure necessary to develop Major League talent,” Hughes said in a statement. “We want to be a contributor to the rebirth of the Southern Tier and create a memorable, unique, fun, and affordable fan experience each and every time. As a leader who takes an active hands-on approach, I am committed to upgrading the fan experience, improving community outreach programs, and establishing NYSEG Stadium as a community jewel.”
The B Mets open the silver season on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:35 at NYSEG Stadium against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Season tickets and mini packs are on sale now and may be purchased in person at NYSEG stadium or by visiting www.bmets.com or calling (607) 723-METS.