In the summer of 2001, the Brooklyn Cyclones were born, bringing baseball back to the borough after a 44-year drought. The team has gone on to win hearts and championships, helping to put Coney Island, and Brooklyn baseball back on the map! With Ocea... more
In the summer of 2001, the Brooklyn Cyclones were born, bringing baseball back to the borough after a 44-year drought. The team has gone on to win hearts and championships, helping to put Coney Island, and Brooklyn baseball back on the map! With Ocean Views, and the sounds of the nearby amusement centers, catching a Cyclones game is a unique experience regardless if you are a baseball fan or not!
The Cyclones hold approximately 150-200 General Admission tickets for day of game sales. Those tickets are available when the box office opens at 10 am, and there are usually some people already on line. Depending on who the cyclones are playing, and if there is a promotional item that night, there can be a great demand, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Brooklyn Cyclones at MCU Park is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Manhattan.
Almost a century before the boardwalk opened along the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island was on its way to becoming the nation’s most popular pleasure ground. In 1824, the Coney Island House was established as a seaside resort, and within a few decades it was attracting a steady stream of visitors, including celebrities. At the turn of the century, amusement parks—Sea Lion Park, Steeplechase Park, Luna Park, and Dreamland—offered rides, concessions and entertainment on a spectacular scale.
Today, Coney Island continues to reinvent itself with new businesses flocking to the always-developing hotspot. Most notable is the renovated and reopened Luna Park, which operated from 1903 to 1944 before closing, only to reopen to much fanfare and local excitement in 2010. Other historic attractions include Deno's Wonder Wheel, an unconventional, "eccentric" Ferris wheel; and the Cyclone, a wooden roller coaster so synonymous with Coney Island that it was declared a New York City landmark in 1988 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places three years later.
The Cyclone is so famous, in fact, that the Mets' minor league team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, take their name from the historic ride. The Cyclones—one of the New York Mets' minor league teams—play their games at MCU Park, located along the Coney Island boardwalk. On the far end of the boardwalk's main stretch, families enjoy the New York Aquarium, with its thousands of marine creatures, including beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins, and stingrays, and exhibitions like the Sea Cliffs, a 300-foot-long recreation of the rocky Pacific Coast.
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