The Cleveland Indians moved on and gave way to the Seattle Mariners and finally a return of the New York Mets for one season as they were awaiting the completion of their NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton. As Bowman Field's original configuration began to morph into the stadium it is today... Bowman Field became far more "intimate" of a setting compared to the massive grandstand that it once was. Because of that, the Eastern League could no longer keep it on its roster as the new and improved ballpark was 3,500 seats smaller than the Eastern League's newly instituted standard of 6,000 seats of minimum capacity. That was fine however as the new Historic Bowman Field would rise up from the ashes and proudly serve the New York Penn League as a Short Season Single-A ballpark which it still does today when it is not hosting Major League baseball games.