The Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs will become the Triple-A Syracuse Mets starting in 2019, it was announced Tuesday at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York.
New home and road uniforms were unveiled along with the new primary logo that features the words "Syracuse Mets" emblazoned over the State of New York. The team will wear a new "S" in a nostalgic font on their hats.
The Mets announced the purchase of the Syracuse affiliate last October, setting in motion the Mets' Triple-A team relocating from Las Vegas to Syracuse for the start of the 2019 season.
In addition to the name-change, new uniforms, and improvements and upgrades being made to NBT Bank Stadium, it was announced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the Mets and Onondaga County are close to finalizing a lease extension that will keep professional baseball in Syracuse for the next 25 years.
Check out the new uniforms and stadiun upgrade plans below...
A look at the plans for the new NBT Bank Stadium, home of the Syracuse Mets pic.twitter.com/tmb1kF2Dsg- SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) October 16, 2018
"We look forward to being in Syracuse as an organization and in the community with our top minor league club for many years to come," Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a press release. "We must thank Governor Cuomo for his continued support. Additional thanks to Joanie Mahoney, the great folks at the ESD as well as the Onondaga County Legislators for all their efforts."
The Mets' Triple-A affiliate was in Las Vegas from 2013 to 2018 after being located in Buffalo from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, they were in New Orleans (2007-08), Norfolk (1993-2006), Tidweater (1969-1992), Jacksonville (1966-1968), and Buffalo (1963-65).