Tag Archives: Citi Field

Despite On-Field Success, Pepsi Ditching Mets

New York Mets LogoSay farewell to the Pepsi Porch and giant Pepsi sign at Citi Field.  Pepsi, a marquee sponsor at the ballpark since it opened in 2009, will not renew its deal with the New York Mets even though the team finally turned things around on the field.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Comparing the World Series Ballparks

Kansas City Royals LogoNew York Mets LogoAs the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2015 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic.  An interesting tidbit: Kauffman Stadium and Citi Field rank #4 and #7, respectively, in Mock’s ranking of all 30 MLB stadiums.  Read more here.

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Mets to Install 62% Larger Video Board

New York Mets LogoPRESS RELEASE – The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field centerfield video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. Beginning this week, Daktronics will design, manufacture and install at Citi Field one of the first 13HD LED centerfield video board displays inside a professional baseball venue that will be 62% bigger Continue reading

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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ‘Baba Booey’ Blunder

New York Mets LogoWe’ve always liked Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show and co-host of the Wrap-Up Show on Sirius XM, so we feel horrible about piling on to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Gary’s horrendous first pitch before a New York Mets game at Citi Field on May 9, 2009.  But — the ballpark news must go on!  Read more hereWatch Gary’s pitch here.

L-R, Fred Norris, Gary Dell'Abate and Howard Stern (a long time ago on the diamond)

L-R, Fred Norris, Gary Dell’Abate and Howard Stern on the WNBC softball team a very, very long time ago

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Mets Revenue Down Again

New York Mets LogoThe New York Mets’ ballpark-related revenue reported to regulators dropped for the fourth straight year in 2013, down nearly 34 percent since Citi Field opened in 2009.  Read more here.

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NYC Council Approves $3 Billion Willets Point Redevelopment Plan

New York Mets LogoGoodbye to the auto repair shops and junkyards located in the 23-acre “valley of ashes” next to the New York Mets’ Citi Field.  The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a $3 billion plan to turn a blighted area into retail, hotel and residential space.  Read more hereView renderings here.

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Mega-Mall Project Near Citi Field Moves Forward

New York Mets LogoA $3 billion Willets Point project cleared another hurdle Wednesday as the New York City Planning Commission approved plans that would make way for a mega mall near Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.  Read more hereView rendering here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

New York Mets Willets Point Mega Mall Project

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