Citi Field Will Still Be Called That


The Mets just announced that their new Citi Field will still be called that, even though Citigroup, which agreed in 2006 to pay the Mets $400 million over twenty years for the naming rights, just got a big federal bailout. So, obviously, some people feel the new stadium should be called something like Taxpayers Field. But then Mets honcho Jeff Wilpon says this, weirdly: “Over time, the fans that we bring here will become Citi customers and Citi will thrive and be able to pay the money back to the government.” Yeah, that’s how capitalism works. [NY1]