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Citi Field might be a bigger mess than the Mets

Sep 9, 2009, 3:35 PM EDT

James Fanelli of the New York Post writes that “the Mets’ new $850 million stadium is breaking down at about the same rate as its beleaguered lineup.” An excerpt:

Citi Field has been plagued by water damage to several luxury suites–including Jerry Seinfeld’s–as well as mold, falling signs and concrete, flooding in outfield seats, faulty electrical wiring and shoddy tile work, sources said.

Perhaps the biggest bungle is a water leak that sprang in early August, the source said, creating mold in Seinfeld’s lavish suite and three others nearby. The posh boxes rent for $250,000 to $500,000 a year. The problem was so bad that repairmen were forced to tear down walls in the suites on Aug. 9 to search for the source of the leak while the Mets were on a seven-game road trip, a source said.

Some of the other highlights include a non-working elevator, pieces of concrete breaking off, pipes collapsing, signs falling, broken air-conditioning and heating, faulty electrical outlets, and … well, just read the whole article.
Naturally, when asked about the various issues Mets executive vice president of business operations Dave Howard replied: “Any suggestion that Citi Field is less than an elite, world-class entertainment facility is flat-out inaccurate and unfounded.”

  1. Rich - Sep 9, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    The Mets should move to the Cyclones Stadium. Maybe then they will sell it out!

  2. hop - Sep 9, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    They should just call it Citi-DUMP cause thats what it is, the mets should just move to like Idaho because they will always and i mean ALWAYS be 2nd rate in NYC since the Yanks are the class of baseball period. No class, fans have no class and are idiots so lets just be real here already.

  3. Melany Depalma - Feb 8, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Thanks for talking about this topic. I had been searching for good information about it.

  4. The Forex Guy - Feb 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    lol, Jerry is so wild! I love him.

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