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New York Mets
Located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New york City, Citi Field is home to Major League Baseball’s New York Mets.
The stadium replaced the Mets’ old home field, Shea Stadium which is located a crossed from the new stadium and was in use since it opened in 1964.
The stadium’s final price tag was $850 million, with the majority of funds coming from public subsidies, specifically $615 million in public funds.
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The field’s naming rights are owned by New York financial firm, Citigroup, and was designed by Populous, who was then known as HOK Sport.
• Capacity: 41,922
• Opened: March 29, 2009
• 120-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, New York 11368
• Construction on the stadium was completed after two years with ground being broken on the project on November 13, 2006 and the first Major League contest being played there April 3, 2009.
• The opening game at the new ballpark wasn’t a professional MLB game, but a College Baseball game between Georgetown and St. John’s on March 29, 2009.
• New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani paved the way for the creation of the stadium back in December of 2001 by reaching a tentative agreement to have new stadiums built for both the Mets and the cross-town Yankees.
• The attendance record for the stadium was set on July 16, 2013 with 45,186 fans attending the MLB All-Star Game with the American League winning the game by a score of 3-0.
Current and Past Teams
New York Mets (MLB) (2009–present)