Port St. Lucie has been the long time Spring Training home of the New York Mets and will undergo its fifth name change. First Data Field will become Clover Park by the time the Mets report to camp next month.
We are officially renaming our #SpringTraining ballpark to Clover Park beginning in 2020. This change comes as a result of Fiserv’s acquisition of First Data earlier this year. https://t.co/4fWC2iLFN3
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 13, 2020
The name change is due to Fiserv and their Clover platform purchasing First Data in 2019. The facility has been the Spring Training home to the New York Mets and home field for the St. Lucie Mets since 1988. Throughout the last 30 years the GCL Mets have spent multiple seasons playing their home games at Clover Park.
Changes Through the Years
The park’s original name of Thomas J. White Stadium came from the man who helped bring the Mets to St. Lucie. The name lasted until 2004 when it became Tradition Park from 2004-2009. Digital Domain Park was the name from 2010-2012, until Tradition Park came back for the seasons between 2012-2016. First Data claimed the naming rights from 2017-2020.
The park is undergoing renovations for this upcoming Spring Training as new concessions, clubhouses and additional seating are being installed. There are very high expectations for the 2020 Mets and it will all start in less than a month in St. Lucie.