May 28, 2007

CitiField On The Way...15% Done and Counting!


Over at the mets website, they offer an update on the contstuction of the Mets new ballpark, Citi Field, which is approximately 15% completed. Considering that construction just recently began, they are making excellent head-way for the expected opening date, April 2009 - Opening Day!

I remember, years ago (mid-70's), heading to Shea for mini-bat day, and parking at Shea was horrible. We parked in a lot that belonged to one of the auto bodies that took up the entirety of 126th street, for $2, and walking back, I couldn't help being relieved to have one of those little bats in my hands...of course, having my dad next to me was more comforting, as was the fact that, eventually, a few cops poked their heads out, but I, for one, won't miss those aging eye-sores (although I hope that the business-people received help in relocating) nor will I miss the old fence boxing in the Shea parking lot, either. As long as they don't touch the subway, all will be well...although sprucing the station up a bit (with televisions broadcasting the pre/post games) would be nice...

1 comment:

a.k.a. Zooomabooma said...

You might wanna ask yourself -- Is it Citi Field or CitiField? Do you wanna instruct people to use the proper spelling or the improper?

On a side note... ya ever think -- "Great game at Shea today" or maybe "We're leaving for Shea in an hour."

Now substitute the new name and see if it has the same nice ring to it.

Try it...

Not quite the same, is it?

Sad.

P.S. how do you spell the name of the new stadium? With a space or not?
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/citifield_overview.jsp