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Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 11:16

Citi FieldIn a sign that the Mets are already open for business for their new ballpark, Citi Field, the club has turned a portion of the third deck into polished granite-and-brick sales office for the new stadium already under construction. As reported by the AP:

Complete with seats that will be in the new ballpark and screens that provide virtual views from each location, the sales office has a mock-up of a medium-sized Empire Suite. The sales office includes bricks of the type to be used for the 45,000-capacity ballpark, scheduled to open in 2009, and samples of possible carpets.

Citi Field is rising beyond Shea Stadium's outfield fence. The Jackie Robinson rotunda, the new ballpark's main entrance, has taken form with the structural beams in place, and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said the structure of the first deck will be complete by June. Beams to support the scoreboard are visible.

"A lot of people still say, `How you doing with the new ballpark?' " Wilpon said Wednesday. "Hopefully, it builds excitement."

As the article details, the new Mets ballpark (see high resolution renderings of the design here on The Biz of Baseball) will have 54 suites, up from 45 in Shea.

 
 
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