Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mets and Savannah Sand Gnats Reach Agreement

The New York Mets today announced a two-year player development contract with the Savannah Sand Gnats to become the Mets' Single-A South Atlantic League team. The Sand Gnats, most recently an affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will continue to play their games at historic William L. Grayson Stadium, which will undergo a $5 million renovation beginning in the weeks ahead.
"We are excited to relocate one of our minor league clubs to Savannah, which will serve as a vital part in the development of our young players," said Adam Wogan, Director, Minor League Operations, New York Mets. "We thank Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, City Manager Michael Brown, and the citizens of Savannah for their commitment to renovate Grayson Stadium which will better serve players and enhance the fan experience."

The renovation of Grayson Stadium - scheduled to be completed for Opening Day 2008 - calls for a new playing field, renovated dugouts and clubhouses, the addition of suites, additional concessions, a grass berm in left field, improved party decks, and an upgraded scoreboard. The ballpark opened in 1926 as Municipal Stadium and was rebuilt and renamed in 1941.

I already miss the Hagerstown Suns...

Official Release 9/27/06

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