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Fenway
11-14-2006, 10:35 AM
For an estimated $20 million a year, banking giant Citigroup got a 20-year deal that will put its name on Citi Field, the 45,000-capacity ballpark now being built just east of the 42-year-old Shea Stadium. But the main entrance, modeled on the one in Brooklyn's old Ebbets Field, will be called the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, it was announced at yesterday's gathering.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/story/471142p-396500c.html

thedudeabides
11-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Here's some design pictures

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/nymbpk.htm

It doesn't look terribly exciting, but is a big improvement.

itsnotrequired
11-14-2006, 11:41 AM
For an estimated $20 million a year, banking giant Citigroup got a 20-year deal that will put its name on Citi Field, the 45,000-capacity ballpark now being built just east of the 42-year-old Shea Stadium. But the main entrance, modeled on the one in Brooklyn's old Ebbets Field, will be called the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, it was announced at yesterday's gathering.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/mets/story/471142p-396500c.html

$20 million a YEAR? Damn, that's a sweet deal for the Mets.

eriqjaffe
11-14-2006, 11:48 AM
Here's some design pictures

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/nymbpk.htm

It doesn't look terribly exciting, but is a big improvement.Hard not to be an improvement over Shea.

Fenway
11-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Hard not to be an improvement over Shea.

it will still have the damn planes from LGA

palehozenychicty
11-14-2006, 12:34 PM
it will still have the damn planes from LGA


True, but it can't get any worse than Shea. Planes or not.

Fenway
11-14-2006, 12:41 PM
True, but it can't get any worse than Shea. Planes or not.

Shea is worse than an open sewer


http://www.d4.dion.ne.jp/~smatt/Shea%20Stadium1.gif

AuroraSoxFan
11-14-2006, 02:42 PM
Damn fenway. Never been to Shea. You are right though. From the pic you sent it looks like quite a hole. they cant do much worse with Citi Field.

Foulke You
11-14-2006, 05:01 PM
One feature that I always thought was kind've cool about Shea was that you can see into the ballpark from the parking lot. There is an opening on either side of the outfield corners (like in the pic that Fenway posted) that allows you to peak inside. However, I've only been on the outside of the park in person, I've never actually seen a game there. Once I had a flight out of Laguardia to O'hare so I asked the cabbie to stop at Shea so I could take a quick picture. It didn't appear as awful in person as I'd heard, but as I said, I never saw a game there so maybe it's much worse inside?

Baby Fisk
11-14-2006, 05:12 PM
Here's some design pictures

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/nymbpk.htm

It doesn't look terribly exciting, but is a big improvement.
The alternate name is "Oriole Park at Flushing, Queens"

soxnut
11-14-2006, 06:30 PM
I love the exterior of the new park. I wish I wold have been alove to have had a chance to see Ebbetts Field. Even though I never got that chance. It is still one of my favorite ballparks.

SouthSide_HitMen
11-14-2006, 07:35 PM
One feature that I always thought was kind've cool about Shea was that you can see into the ballpark from the parking lot. There is an opening on either side of the outfield corners (like in the pic that Fenway posted) that allows you to peak inside. However, I've only been on the outside of the park in person, I've never actually seen a game there. Once I had a flight out of Laguardia to O'hare so I asked the cabbie to stop at Shea so I could take a quick picture. It didn't appear as awful in person as I'd heard, but as I said, I never saw a game there so maybe it's much worse inside?

The upper deck sucks at Shea but the lower deck isn't bad at all. The food concessions are worse than Wrigley Field's.

The stadium will "look" much nicer on the outside and inside and I am sure the concession areas and other aspects will be but but beyond the $100 box seats fans will be much further away from the field (similar to the UC). The same is true for the new Yankee Stadium where similar seats will be much further from the field, pushed back by the various levels of skyboxes.

thomas35forever
11-14-2006, 08:14 PM
The new ballpark looks like Ameriquest Field a bit.

Fenway
11-15-2006, 09:13 AM
Mets taking some heat in NY for not naming it Jackie Robinson Park. Let's be real here. Citibank is paying $400 Million over 20 years for the name and that is 2/3rds of the Mets stadium cost of $600M. Mets couldn't walk way from that.

Jerry_Manuel
11-15-2006, 10:33 AM
Mets taking some heat in NY for not naming it Jackie Robinson Park. Let's be real here. Citibank is paying $400 Million over 20 years for the name and that is 2/3rds of the Mets stadium cost of $600M. Mets couldn't walk way from that.

Mike and the Dog shot that silly debate down yesterday. They don't play in Brooklyn and the Mets have nothing to do with him.

ewokpelts
11-15-2006, 03:06 PM
Mike and the Dog shot that silly debate down yesterday. They don't play in Brooklyn and the Mets have nothing to do with him.actually...why did they even bother to name ANYTHING after jackie? he wasnt a met, and didnt the mets, when they joined the nl, want to tap into the fanbases of both the giants AND dodgers?