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According to the NY Post the NY Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are seriously considering building a ‘Las Vegas’ style casino right next to CitiField to recoup money lost from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme they were victims of.
The Mets development company Sterling Equities are bidding for a proposal to construct a 1.8 million square foot casino/hotel right next to where the Mets call home.
The owners have gotten the Shinnecock Indian Nation to sign on to operate the casino and have offered $100 million for the land needed to build on. Their plans were first submitted in 2011, while the Wilpons were still reeling from their billions lost from Madoff, and were forced to take a loan from MLB to keep the team afloat.
Since then the loan has been paid off and the plans to continue to pursuit is back on. The proposal is still waiting approval, despite some outcry from the city opposing it.
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Adam Rubin reports that the Mets’ stadium in St. Lucie, formerly known as Digital Domain Park, is reverting back to Tradition Field.
Tradition, Florida is again the sponsor, but no details on the naming rights deal yet.
The Mets ballpark held the name Tradition Field from 2004-09.
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Frank Francisco told the New York Post yesterday that he is the Mets’ closer.
Sure, he might have been signed last offseason to be the Mets’ closer, but it’s not like he went out last year and was stellar on the mound.
In fact, his numbers (5.53 ERA and 23 saves) were pretty poor for a closer.
So while he “thinks” he is this team’s closer, nothing is set in stone.
The New York Mets owners are in such financial trouble they are looking to build a casino next to Citi Field, the New York Post reports.
The Post says the Mets’ development company, Sterling Equities, submitted plans to build a massive casino and hotel on the Willets Point development site in Queens, adjacent to Citi Field.
Live table gaming is illegal in New York except on tribal...
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