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20 Facts About Citi Field
Similar to Shea Stadium, Citi Field's field dimensions ensure it is a pitcher-friendly park.
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The new apple that was constructed for Citi Field is more than four times the size of the previous one and was designed by Minneapolis-based engineering firm Uni-Systems.
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Behind the center field scoreboard is the FanFest area, an expanded family entertainment area that includes a miniature wiffleball field replica of Citi Field called Mr Met's Kiddie Field, a batting cage, a dunk tank, video game kiosks and other attractions.
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Citi Field offers a choice of fresh fruit at several stands around the stadium.
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In 2010 Citi Field upgraded the food choices on the Promenade Level behind home plate.
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Citi Field is located in the borough of Queens, adjacent to the neighborhoods of Corona, which lies to its west, and Willets Point and Flushing to the east.
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Since the construction of Citi Field began, satellite parking lots in Flushing Meadow Park have been opened.
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Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who served on the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, stated in regards to the Citi Field naming rights deal, "This type of spending is indefensible and unacceptable to Citigroup's new partner and largest investor: the American taxpayer.
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Instead, Citi Field stated that no government TARP funds would be used in the sponsorship deal.
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