On Sunday, June 24th, MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New York-Penn League), will be transformed into Adventure Bay for Paw Patrol Day on Coney Island. The team will be wearing special Paw Patrol jerseys during the game. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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‘Paw Patrol Day’ in Brooklyn
Cyclones Announce Seinfeld Night V
PRESS RELEASE – Each year, Seinfeld Night is one of the most popular games of the summer and we expect this year to be more of the same. Seinfeld Night V will take place on Saturday, August 4th at 6:00 PM.
Cyclones Win MacPhail Award
PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball today announced that the Brooklyn Cyclones, Class-A Affiliate of the New York Mets, are the 2017 recipient of the Larry MacPhail Award. The award is given annually to one MiLB franchise in recognition of their exceptional promotions and marketing efforts both on the field and in the community. It marks just the second time since 1966 that a New York-Penn League club has received the award. Continue reading
HR Apple Jack in the Box Giveaway Tonight in Brooklyn
On Thursday, August 24th the first 5,000 fans in attendance when the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New York-Penn League) take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7:00 PM will receive a Home Run Apple Jack in the Box.
Brooklyn Slices vs. Myrtle Beach Deep Dishers in Battle for Pizza Supremacy
PRESS RELEASE – In a society with countless choices, and even more opinions, there is one thing that we can all get on board with…pizza is the greatest food of all time. There is nothing that hits the spot quite like a steaming hot slice of cheesy goodness fresh out of the oven. The perfect combination of sauce, cheese, seasonings and crust mixed together into a seamless cornucopia of flavors, there’s nothing better! Continue reading
Cyclones to Host 90s Nickelodeon Night
On Wednesday, August 10th the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New York-Penn League) will celebrate 90s Nickelodeon Night featuring a Ren & Stimpy bobblehead giveaway and special team jerseys. Read more and view pictures here.
Star Wars Nights Across the Minor League Baseball Universe
Every team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:
“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.” Read more and watch videos here.
Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations: New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).
The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036
Cyclones to Become Coney Island Franks, Unveil Special Branding
PRESS RELEASE – When you say the words “hot dog,” there are three images that should immediately come to mind: summer, baseball and Coney Island. This season the Brooklyn Cyclones will check off all three of those requirements, when they celebrate everyone’s favorite ballpark food and change their name to the Coney Island Franks for one night only. Continue reading
Cyclones Announce Seinfeld Night 3 – ‘Make Kramerica Great Again’
PRESS RELEASE – For the last two seasons, “Salute to Seinfeld” Night has been one of the highlights of the Brooklyn Cyclones promotional schedule – even garnering Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Year in 2014. Continue reading
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Full House Tribute Night in Brooklyn
PRESS RELEASE – Thousands of people across the country spent their week binge watching Netflix, and now they find themselves craving more “Fuller House.” Well fear not! The Brooklyn Cyclones are set to pay homage to the “City by the Bay,” and their most famous residents – The Tanner Family – this summer at MCU Park. Continue reading
Cyclones Ballpark to Host 2017 WBC Qualifier
It was announced today that MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-a, New York-Penn League), will host a qualifier for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The four teams that will be competing in Brooklyn are Brazil, Great Britain, Israel and Pakistan. Read more here.
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Salute to Seinfeld Night II – Bigger, Better & Bania
PRESS RELEASE – Last season, the Brooklyn Cyclones celebrated “25 Years of Nothing” with their Salute to Seinfeld Night. The promotion garnered international attention, drew fans from 26 states, five countries and sold out in a matter of moments. But you know what? We were just getting started! Continue reading
Cyclones Announce ‘Saved by the Bell’ Night, Unveil Jersey
PRESS RELEASE – When you wake up in the morning and the alarm gives out a warning, there are some days that just turn out better than others. That will be the case on Wednesday, June 24th when the Cyclones kickoff their season-long Way Back Wednesday series with a celebration of “Saved by the Bell.” The entire evening will focus on Bayside High’s favorite Tigers: Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Continue reading
Cyclones Unveil 15th Anniversary Logo
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) will celebrate their 15th season in 2015. Below is a look at the logos from year one, year five, year 10 and the new 15th season logo:
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Ceremony Yesterday, Inaugural Game Tonight for FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts at MCU Park
PRESS RELEASE – In 2001, MCU Park opened its doors and the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional sports back to the borough for the first time in over 40 years. Now, Coney Island will once again play host to a historic moment in Brooklyn sports lore when the Brooklyn Bolts bring professional football back to the borough for the first time since Continue reading
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FXFL Football Team Coming to MCU Park
PRESS RELEASE – First, the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional sports back to the borough for the first time in over 40 years. Now MCU Park will once again play host to a historic moment in Brooklyn sports lore as the Brooklyn Bolts, a member of the newly formed FXFL, kick off their Inaugural Season this October. Continue reading
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Life in the New York-Penn League
It is outside our niche (talking about players and all), but you might find interesting a eight-part series of articles posted on WFUV.org radio about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers for the Mini Mets and Baby Bombers. Read or listen to Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
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The Brooklyn Cyclones: ‘The Best Dressed Team in Baseball’
PRESS RELEASE – Since 2001, the Brooklyn Cyclones have received a number of accolades for their community service, promotional excellence and innovative ways of making a trip to MCU Park unlike any other. But among all the titles that have been bestowed upon them – “Most Fun Ballpark in America” or “The Coolest Place on Earth” – there is one label that has been missing…until now! Continue reading
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Seinfeld to the Maximum in Brooklyn
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Seinfield television series Saturday night. Players took batting practice in puffy pirate shirts. A fan reeled in a slice of marble rye bread with a fishing rod from the suite level. George Costanza announced the third inning. And the first 3,000 attendees at the temporarily renamed Vandelay Industries Park received a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead. Read more here.
Cyclones Unveil Jersday Thursday Designs
PRESS RELEASE – You’ve waited long enough. So without further ado, we are happy to unveil our Jersday Thursday designs for the 2014 season. Continue reading
Cyclones to Host 2014 NYPL All-Star Game, Unveil Logo
PRESS RELEASE – The Brooklyn Cyclones and the New York-Penn League have announced that the 10th Annual NYPL All-Star Game will be coming to Coney Island during the Summer of 2014. MCU Park, which hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2005, will once again welcome the best the league has to offer on Tuesday, August 19th. Continue reading
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Cyclones Give Away Coney Island Skyline Jerseys Tonight
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) will close out their five-game series with the Staten Island Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 22, with a Coney Island Skyline Jersey giveaway to the first 3,000 fans.
Jewish Heritage Night at MCU Park
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) threw their mascot Sandy the Seagull a Bar Mitzvah as part of Jewish Heritage Night at MCU Park this past Sunday. Read more here. To further drive home the theme, each player donned the cap and jersey below:
Cyclones to Celebrate Ebbets Field’s 100th Anniversary
PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday, April 9th will mark the 100th anniversary of the first game played at historic Ebbets Field, storied home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. To commemorate this occasion, the Brooklyn Cyclones – the first professional sports franchise in the borough since the Dodgers headed west – will put a limited number of box seats on sale for their Ebbets Field Continue reading
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Cyclones, Mets Extend PDC
PRESS RELEASE – he New York Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones today jointly announced that they have renewed their Player Development Contract for four more years. The renewal will keep the Cyclones as the Mets’ affiliate through at least the 2016 season. The four-year extension is the longest allowed by Major Continue reading
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: MCU Park (Brooklyn, NY)
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Coney Island and MCU Park, home of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League). Read more and view photos here.
Cyclones Brought Pro Sports Back to Brooklyn Before Nets, Boulders Making the Grade
With all the hype about the NBA’s New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) move to the new Barclay’s Center, let’s not forget about the pioneering Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League). BigLeadSports interviews Cyclones GM Steven Cohen about the club’s success. Read more here. Meanwhile, Joe Favorito takes a look at the Bergening…er…burgeoning Continue reading
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Cyclones to Give Away 18,000 Jerseys for ‘Jersday Thursdays’
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) will be giving away “high-quality” replica and alternative-design jerseys to the first 3,000 fans at every Thursday home game (six in total) at MCU Park during the 2012 season. That’s 3,000 fans per game x 6 Thursdays = 18,000 jerseys. Wow! See designs and dates below: Continue reading
Christina Aguilera Offered Second Chance, ‘Stars Are Born’ Competition Unveiled
PRESS RELEASE – A missed field goal as time expires. A dropped pass in the end zone. A last minute interception. A “wardrobe malfunction.” Each year, it seems like someone makes a mistake and because it happens in the Super Bowl, the whole world is buzzing about it the next day. This year’s victim is four-time Grammy Award Winner and Staten Island, NY native Christina Aguilera whose slip-up Continue reading
More ‘Stadium Crawl’: Brooklyn Cyclones
Joe DeLessio and Will Leitch from the sports pages of New York magazine are on a “stadium crawl” mission to visit and rate a number of minor league ballparks in New York and New Jersey based on five categories, including Facilities, Quality of Play, Promotions, Adorability, and Miscellaneous. Most recently, the pair visited the home of the New York-Penn League’s Brooklyn Cyclones. Enjoy visit here. Thanks to John Cerone for the article.
‘Stadium Crawl’: Rating the Ballparks in NY, NJ
Joe DeLessio and Will Leitch from the sports pages of New York magazine are on a “stadium crawl” mission to visit and rate a number of minor league ballparks in New York and New Jersey based on five categories, including Facilities, Quality of Play, Promotions, Adorability, and Miscellaneous. The tour began on April 28 with a visit to the Continue reading
Cyclones Announce Unique ‘Most Popular’ Social Networking Promo
PRESS RELEASE – Are you the most popular person in Brooklyn? Prove it! You might get your very own baseball card and bobblehead if you’re right! The Brooklyn Cyclones have launched a unique social-networking campaign that invites fans to lobby for the title of “Brooklyn’s Best Friend” and win once-in-a-lifetime prizes, as well. Continue reading
KeySpan Park Renamed MCU Park
The New York-Penn League’s Brooklyn Cyclones have a new naming rights partner for their Coney Island ballpark. KeySpan Park is now MCU Park. The broad marketing deal with Municipal Credit Union provides MCU with signage throughout the stadium, branded giveaway nights, and information tables on the concourse. The financial details of the 11-year naming rights agreement were not disclosed. Read more here.
Cyclones’ Ballpark to Get New Name
The New York-Penn League’s Brooklyn Cyclones have agreed to end their ballpark naming rights deal that was slated to last until 2020. Because KeySpan Energy Corp. was acquired by National Grid PLC, the KeySpan name no longer exists. A new deal is expected to be announced soon. Read more here.