Let’s Play Ball

Today there’s word that our two forthcoming ballparks, the Mets’ Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium, will open within a couple of days of each other this coming spring. The Mets stadium will host its first game April 14th, while the inaugural game at the House that Ruth Did Not Build will happen April 16th.

A couple blogs have been giving blow-by-blow updates on the construction of the facilities: The shots above come from Stadium Page, which has been documenting the Citi Field build, and Yankee site Sliding Into Home.

The cost of the new Yankee Stadium is $1.3 billion, making it the most expensive stadium ever built in the U.S. and the third most expensive in the world. Citi Field is costing a comparatively cheap $800 million. Both have reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in public subsidies. Let’s Play Ball