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KeySpan Park is a minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. The home team is the New York Mets-affiliated Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York - Penn League. Official seating capacity is 7,500. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball. ... The Olympia Stadium: start and finish lines visible, defining the length of one stadium (in this case 192. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ... New York Mets National League AAA Norfolk Tides AA Binghamton Mets A St. ... The Brooklyn Cyclones are a minor league baseball team, affiliated to the New York Mets. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


Features include a concourse with free-standing concession buildings and overhanging fluorescent lamps in different colors, evoking an amusement park atmosphere. In addition, the park overlooks the Atlantic Ocean as well as the famous Parachute Jump. Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts. ...


The park opened in 2001 with a capacity of 6,500. Demand for Cyclones tickets was so great that the team added 1,000 seats in a right-field bleacher pavilion within three weeks after the park opened. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The name of the park comes from KeySpan Energy, a utility company whose primary holding is the former Brooklyn Union Gas. KeySpan paid for the naming rights to the park.


KeySpan Park was built on the old site of Steeplechase Park, an old-time Coney Island amusement park that last closed its doors on September 20, 1964 after its worst season in a quarter of a century and amid increasing gang and violent activity in Coney Island and the subways that run to the area. Steeplechase Park was an amusement park at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City from 1897 to 1964. ... Six Flags New England, an amusement park in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ...


The band Phish began its last tour during the Summer of 2004 with a two-night stand at KeySpan Park.


External links

  • Stadium Views - Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues (http://www.geocities.com/paulsminorleagueparks/Brooklyn.htm)
  • KeySpan Park on Brooklyn Cyclones Web site (http://www.brooklyncyclones.net/mainpark.shtml)

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Keyspan Park (402 words)
Keyspan Park is the brand new home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets class A team in the NY-Penn League.
The park is located on Surf Avenue in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.
Unlike other parks where they run the length of the concourse, at Keyspan they are double decked.
KeySpan Park - definition of KeySpan Park in Encyclopedia (234 words)
KeySpan Park is a Minor league baseball stadium in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City.
The park opened in 2001 with a capacity of 6,500.
KeySpan Park was built on the old site of Steeplechase Park, an old-time Coney Island amusement park that last closed its doors on September 20, 1964 after its worst season in a quarter of a century and amid increasing gang and violent activity in Coney Island and the subways that run to the area.
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