Monday, January 13, 2020

Mets' Spring Training Home Gets New Name & Address

The Mets announced on Monday morning that the street address to their spring training home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, will be named after Mike Piazza, just as they renamed Citi Field's address to 41 Seaver Way last summer.

The team also announced that they stadium, which opened in 1988 and is the regular-season home of the St. Lucie Mets, the team's Advanced-A minor league affiliate, will be called Clover Park beginning in February 2020. The stadium was named First Data Field since 2017, and this change follows the 2019 acquisition of that company by Fiserv, a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology.

The new name highlights Fiserv's Clover platform, which enables payments at thousands of businesses, including more than 25 stadiums and arenas across the United States.

The St. Lucie Mets venue’s naming rights have belonged to First Data since 2017, as part of an exclusive, 10-year strategic marketing partnership. The Mets and Fiserv will continue the existing partnership.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Fiserv by showcasing their innovative Clover technology and appreciate their contribution to making our spring training home field a great place to watch baseball,” said New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.  

“From making it possible for people to access and manage their banking activities, to allowing them to easily purchase t-shirts at a local business and concessions at the game, Fiserv plays an integral role in people’s daily lives,” said President and Chief Operating Officer of Fiserv  Frank Bisignano. “We’re proud to be part of our communities as we enable people to engage in memorable experiences at the ballpark and beyond.”

Clover allows people to pay the way they want – with a debit or credit card, via Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay, prepaid card, or cash. The payment process is quick and easy, meaning fans spend less time waiting in line and more time watching the game.

Clover Park will host 16 spring training games in 2020, beginning on February 22 with the Mets’ matchup against the Miami Marlins. Following spring training, the venue will continue to serve as the summer home of the St. Lucie Mets.

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