METS STADIUM GETS
MAKEOVER, NEW NAME
Spring training fans will see
$57 million renovated stadium
The New York Mets and their Port St. Lucie
fans are in for a big surprise as they meet
the new and improved stadium for spring
The race to complete finishing touches on a $57
million remake of the 32-year-old stadium was ending
in time for the Feb. 22 home opener.
The stadium, known since 2017 as First Data Field,
in January was renamed Clover Park, a reference to
the Clover point-of-sale product First Data recently
acquired in a merger. Clover enables credit card
payments at thousands of U.S. businesses, including
sports arenas. It has been used at the Mets stadium in
Port St. Lucie since 2017.
The rush to finish the new Clover Park was carefully
orchestrated. More contractors, workers and
supervisors were brought in. People were paid overtime,
working into the night to ready the facilities.
Restrictions were lifted to allow work 24 hours a day,
seven days a week — if necessary.
Most of the remaining work will be landscaping
and other improvements outside the ball park. St.
Lucie County made the deal to renovate the stadium
to keep the team in Port St. Lucie until 2042. The >>
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A brand new entrance at Clover Park will greet New York Mets fans as part of the $57 million remake of the Spring Training home for the team.
BY GREG GARDNER