Park History


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Bethpage Ballpark, located in Central Islip, is a 6,002 seat state-of-the-art facility that is home to the Long Island Ducks. The ballpark opened on April 28, 2000 with great fanfare to a past-capacity crowd. It has welcomed over 7 million fans and hosted more than 670 sellouts since. Among its many features are 20 luxury suites, spacious seating, a 126-seat bar/restaurant and an indoor batting tunnel.

When shovel hit dirt in 1999, the original name of the Ballpark was Suffolk County Sports Park. In 1999, European American Bank ("EAB") purchased naming rights from the ballpark's owner, the County of Suffolk, and the ballpark was christened "EAB Park" upon opening in 2000. The name stayed the same from Opening Day 2000 until EAB was purchased by Citibank in 2001. The ballpark was then known as 'Citibank Park' from 2002-2009. In 2010, Bethpage Federal Credit Union entered into an agreement with the County of Suffolk and has owned naming rights since.

Number of cubic yards of concrete: 7,500
Number of bricks: 41,990
Number of blocks: 54,690
Linear feet of railing: 2,710
Number of drainage structures: 116
Tons of steel: 406
Tons of re-bar: 250