Syracuse Mets – Formerly The Chiefs – Commit To Staying Put
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse Chiefs have a new name and a new commitment to stay put.
The Triple A team will now be known as the Syracuse Mets, a decision that comes after the New York Mets purchased the team last year.
The new name was announced Tuesday, when state and local officials announced a $26 million stadium renovation plan. Under the deal, the team agrees to remain in Syracuse for at least 25 years.
New York state and Onondaga County will each pitch in $12.5 million for the renovations to NBT Bank Stadium. The city of Syracuse will contribute more than $1 million.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Mets fan, spoke at the announcement wearing a Mets jacket that belonged to his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.