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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 09 February 2007 03:03
Citi Field ConstructionTake a trip to Shea Stadium these days, and there will be more than tailgating going on in the parking lot. That’s because the Mets’ new stadium, soon to be named Citi Field is taking shape (to see renderings of Citi Field, select here). With a scheduled 2009 opening date, construction is now fully in earnest outside of Shea’s walls. As reported by the NY Times:
By June, the entire first-level concourse is expected to be finished, and some of the exterior of the building will be up, too.
“We’re on schedule,” Jeff Wilpon, the Mets’ senior executive vice president, said yesterday as he led a group of reporters who regularly cover the team around the construction site. “We may even be ahead of schedule.”

The backside of the ballpark will come later, and installing the dirt, grass and field will be among the final steps. Yesterday, home plate was indistinguishable from center field. Each was a pile of gravel.

Next week, the Mets will install a camera on mets.com that will show daily updates of the construction.
 
 
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