Thursday, August 29, 2013

Citi Field Stadium

Citi Field, the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Mets, is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens. The stadium was completed in 2009 as a replacement for the adjacent Shea Stadium, which opened in 1964 next to the site of the 1964–1965 World's Fair. Citi Field was designed by Populous (formerly HOK Sport), and is named after Citigroup, a New York financial services company that purchased the naming rights. Inspired by tradition, Citi Field is clad in brick, limestone, granite and cast stone. A structural steel "bridge" motif throughout Citi Field reinforces the Mets' connection to New York's five boroughs while also symbolically linking the team's storied tradition to its future. Design elements include exposed trusses, light towers, scoreboard structure, and a roof canopy.