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Written by The Staff   
Wednesday, 08 November 2006 23:44
New Mets Ballpark

The NY Mets will break ground on their new 45,000-seat facility on Monday. The $800 million stadium will be built in the parking lot just outside Shea Stadium. As reported by the NY Sun:

The new Mets ballpark will contain 12,000 fewer seats than Shea Stadium and will carry a different moniker, most likely the name of a corporate sponsor. The stadium design, by the firm HOK Sport, is expected to evoke Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers before they were moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s.

The city's support for a new Mets ballpark was announced in June 2005, just days after Mayor Bloomberg's plan for a football and Olympic stadium on the West Side of Manhattan was rejected. Originally, the new Mets stadium also was to serve as an Olympic stadium, but New York City failed to win its bid for the 2012 Olympics.

The city is planning to contribute about $90 million and the state about $75 million toward infrastructure improvements. In May, the City Council gave final approval for the city to issue $632 million in tax-exempt and taxable bonds, which the team will pay back over time.

Several renderings of the new design, courtesy of the NY Mets, can be viewed here on The Biz of Baseball website. We also offer a 3-D mass-modeling "fly-through" animation that can be viewed on the site as well.

 
 
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