First Data Field – New York Mets Spring Training

First Data Field – New York Mets Spring Training

Over 25 years ago, the Mets opened Spring Training at their new Thomas J. White Stadium, named for the real estate developer that lured the club to the locale. Since 2004, the stadium’s naming rights have been sold, remaining “Tradition Field” for most of that period. But at the last minute in February of 2017, the Mets inked a new naming deal with payment transaction giant First Data that saw the newly renamed “First Data Field” welcoming visitors for the first time that year.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park – Durham Bulls

Durham Bulls Athletic Park – Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls are easily one of the most famous minor league franchises in baseball. That fame comes from the 1988 film “Bull Durham,” a box-office hit that still tops critics lists as one of the best baseball films of all time. However, the club has a long and storied history before and since the movie. The first Durham team was known as the Tobacconists in 1902, ten years later the club would adopt the Bulls moniker.