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- Updated: November 11, 2006
The New York Mets announced they will officially unveil the name of their new corporate stadium, CitiField, at a groundbreaking ceremony this Monday expected to be attended by 16,000 rioting fans. The $20 million a year payday for the naming rights will no doubt help the financially troubled Mets tread water in the small, uneventful, nonexistant New York market. With a modest payroll of $120 million, merchandise flying off the shelves like wild geese, and their own television network bringing in money like the Duke brothers, team ownership was left with no choice but to name the new stadium after corporate bully, CitiBank.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was said to be the only person ecstatic over the announcement, as he feels this will finally take the heat off for his disgraceful renaming of the ‘Skins home from Jack Kent Cooke Stadium to the historically meaningful, FedEx Field.