April 12, 2007

Citifield Coming Together

Anthony DiComo at Mets.com, writes about Citifield and how it's taking shape already:

It's not much to look at right now -- a twisted mass of concrete and steel, hovering low beyond Shea Stadium's outfield wall -- but the cranes bobbing and weaving systematically through the rubble are a tangible sign of something happening.

After decades of talk and years of planning, there's action.

It's the first glimpse Mets fans have of Citi Field, the new $600 million stadium set to open its doors for the 2009 season. And though it's only now beginning to take physical shape, the hive of activity buzzing behind the scenes infuses a heightened sense of excitement into Queens.

"It's very, very, very exciting," said Dave Howard, the Mets' executive vice president of business operations. "To have been working on this project now since the mid-90's and to see it physically taking shape is thrilling. To actually see the structure coming up, it's exciting for all of us."

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