First Data Field


  • Project Details: Training facility improvements and stadium renovations
  • Scope: 7,160
  • Owner: St. Lucie County, New York Mets, State of Florida
  • Architect: Ewing Cole Architects
  • HPM Services: Owner’s Representative
  • Value: $55 million


First Data Field, formerly known as Tradition Field, is the spring training home of the New York Mets. HPM has been hired to manage the construction of $55 million in facility improvements. The renovations to the facility will include a walkway connector around the outfield, a 50-room players’ academy and three little league baseball/softball fields that will be available for public use and for tournaments.

Training Facilities Improvements

  • New full-size practice field with artificial turf
  • New specialty training fields
  • Batting cages
  • Upgraded MLB clubhouse facilities


Stadium Renovations

  • Expanded main concourse with outfield walkway
  • New main concourse, concession stand, and restrooms
  • Renovated home- and visiting-teams clubhouses
  • Renovated facilities such as commissary, ticketing offices, and team store


Miscellaneous Upgrades

  • Railings for aisles
  • Seat replacement
  • Mets Player Academy, consisting of dormitories, a cafeteria, and an auditorium
  • New field for youth baseball and softball
  • Upgrade elevator
  • Pave and stripe parking lot
  • HVAC work
  • Ice machine and cooler replacements