Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mets Stadium = Citi/Taxpayer Field?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two New York City Council members say that Citigroup should show its thanks for a federal bailout by sharing the naming rights to the new Mets ballpark in Queens. The struggling bank is slated to pay $400 million over the next 20 years to name the stadium Citi Field.

The bank made the commitment years ago, when it was flush with cash. Now that Citigroup is getting billions of dollars in federal aid, Staten Island Republicans Vincent Ignizio and Jim Oddo say the ballparkā€™s name should be changed to Citi/Taxpayer Field.

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