NY Post: Name Mets Stadium After Jackie Robinson
August 24th, 2006

An editorial in the New York Post entitled A Park For Champions calls it a pity that the Mets are looking to name their new stadium after a “‘corporate partner’ willing to pony up for naming rights.” Instead, the News says, “the team’s new ballpark should be named for the man who transformed the game – right here in New York. That man was Jackie Robinson. No, he never played for the team, but the Mets are New York’s National League successors to Jackie’s Dodgers.”

By on August 24, 2006, 6:31 am
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2 Responses to “NY Post: Name Mets Stadium After Jackie Robinson”

  1. Donna Henderson Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 9:03 am

    I feel strongly that the new park should be named after someone who, in my opinion, is synonymous with the history of the franchise – Gil Hodges. Gil Hodges was the heart and soul of the Mets and I can think of no one who even comes close to that, except maybe Casey Stengel as a possible distant second.

    Jackie Robinson, who was a wonderful man and ballplayer, never had any connection with the Mets and already has an entire parkway named for him. Let’s give credit where credit is due and name the stadium the Gil Hodges Memorial Stadium or Metropolitan Stadium, in keeping with the name of the team.

  2. Berdell Morrison Says:
    September 5th, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    The new stadium should be called Metropolitan Park At Flushing Meadows or Metro Park At Flushing Meadows. It’s a long name but I think that’s what the name should be.

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