But the stadium was finished in 2009 -- a tough year to sell warm, fuzzy feelings about banks. At the time, Citigroup was making headlines for taking a $45 billion bailout from the U.S. government and also being reprimanded for frivolities like buying a $50 million private jet for executives. Citi Field became known as TARP Field and Bailout Ballpark in the New York tabloids.
While the $400 million over 20 years may have seemed like a good marketing move to the company, it rubbed plenty of baseball fans and Americans the wrong way. There's still time for the bank to turn its reputation around though, and disgruntled Mets fans might say that's even more likely than their team making the postseason playoffs.
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