: New York Mets Naming rights cost
: $400 million Deal term
: 20 years Starting date
In 2009, construction was completed on Citi Field, the replacement for the New York Mets’ Shea Stadium. New York-based Citigroup (NYSE: C), one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, purchased naming rights to the new stadium three years before its completion. But that was shortly before the company became one of the key figures in the subprime mortgage crisis. In recent years, there has been a great deal of speculation about a possible bankruptcy, but so far, Citigroup appears to remain above water. The Mets, meanwhile, have not had a winning season since moving to the new building.
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