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December 2008

The construction of Citi Field continues to progress at a robust pace. Nearly all 42,000 seats are in place. In the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, workers are pouring terrazzo and installing light fixtures. The playing field is taking shape: the infield dirt was put down in October, and the sod was sown last month.

The efforts of 700 talented construction workers are advancing the development of this world-class sports and entertainment destination. The construction of Citi Field creates a significant opportunity for the competitive strength of Local, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises (LBE/MBE/WBE). The Mets have been working with an advisory committee of community leaders chaired by Borough President Helen Marshall and co-chaired by Councilman Leroy Comrie that has ensured the involvement of minority- and women-owned businesses in Queens and the immediate area. Women and minorities have accounted for 25% of the project's workforce.

The Mets' new home will open Monday night, April 13, 2009 with a 7:10 p.m. game against the San Diego Padres.

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