Renovations underway at Rumbletown

27 November 2018

The first round renovations at NYSEG Stadium are officially underway, as workers began disassembling the 26-year-old seats. With just under six thousand seats in the stadium, officials with the Rumble Ponies expect the process to take about three weeks.

It’s part of the multi-million dollar project announced by New York State Senator Fred Akshar and Binghamton Mayor Rich David. The project aims to improve the overall fan experience by replacing the aging seats, video board and sound system.

Officials say the plan also includes structural and critical upgrades, energy-efficient HVA equipment, turf replacement, water systems enhancements, renovated dugouts, renovated clubhouse and new netting around the field

“I think it was time. Everything was 26 years old. You know, the video board was like 12 years old. So it was just kind of time for a new upgrade, and I think the people of Binghamton and the fans deserve an upgraded fan experience,” said Rumble Ponies Managing Director John Bayne.

Organizers are hoping the renovations are complete by April 11.

“If you remember a couple years ago we came right down to the wire on opening day… It’s April eleventh next year, the plan is to have it all done by April tenth. So we’ve got a day to spare. But Binghamton weather will definitely play a factor.” Bayne added.

Bayne says because of the weather, the new seats will likely not be installed until February or March of next year.