With Citigroup on the verge of shedding 52,000 jobs and with their stock at a measly $3.70 per share, the troubled bank confirmed that they are sticking with their $20 million per year naming rights deal for the Mets new stadium.
Citi’s spokesman Steve Silverman said in a telephone interview Friday, â€œWe remain committed to our relationship to the Mets; it is important to us.â€ But what about those 52,000 employees they are firing? Aren’t they important too?
As a San Franciscan, I’ve seeen Pac Bell Park flip to SBC Park and then to AT&T Park all within about the span of six years. New Yorker should get ready for the same thing at the brand new Citi Field.
So when Henry Paulson steps up to bail out Citi, should we expect the name to change to Paulson Field or US Treasury Field? I would personally like to see the Saudi’s buy up Citigroup and change the name to something like Ø§Ù„Ù…Ù…Ù„ÙƒØ© Ø§Ù„Ø¹Ø±Ø¨ÙŠØ© Ø§Ù„Ø³Ø¹ÙˆØ¯ÙŠØ© Field. New Yorkers would love that.