August 27, 2001--Pittsfield Astros 9, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
Short Season Class A--New York Penn League
After more than 40 years, baseball has returned to Brooklyn. 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. Coney Island, of course, is home to the Astroland Amusement Park and the world famous rollercoaster the "Cyclone", which the team is named after. Once inside the park it very much resembles an Amusement Park. Red, green and yellow neon lights line the concourse, which is very spacious and only partly covered. The parts that aren't covered have a blue and yellow canopy. Luxury boxes cover the main section behind home plate. Unlike other parks where they run the length of the concourse, at Keyspan they are double decked. This looks a little strange but fits the park nicely. The concourse is also home to five concession stands scattered about the length of it. For $4.00 you can have a Nathan's Famous Hot Dog. You can have one for half the price if you go to Nathan's before the game. Even the light towers have the Astroland theme with the bright neon that circles them.
Stadium Rating : A+
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