The Mets and Citigroup have announced that the team’s new ballpark will keep the name Citi Field, despite the federal government’s $45 billion (and counting) bailout of the troubled financial institution. Citigroup agreed in 2006 to pay the Mets $400 million over 20 years for naming rights and insists it intends to follow through, thanks in large part to your money. You're some swell folks.
Then again, this question may not be resolved after all, given the way the Treasury and the Fed seem to change their mind almost daily on what to do with the $700 billion in Congress-approved bailout money. Two New York politicians have already suggested calling the stadium “Citi/Taxpayer Field.” We think that’s not a bad idea, but it could be catchier.
So just in case the Mets need a new name after all, here are some humble suggestions:
10. Bailout Bowl
9. Sold Down The Riverfront Stadium
8. Choking Confines
7. Paulson Park
6. Golden Parachute Grounds
5. Suckers Stadium
3. Purloined Palace
2. Collapse Coliseum
1. Fleece Field