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The team's development arm controls 23 of the 62 acre parcel of land that currently serves as parking.

New York Mets bank on casino at Citi Field for cashflow.

The financially troubled New York Mets are proposing a Las Vegas-style casino as part of its $3 billion development plan for lands around Citi Field according to the New York Post. The current plan — sans casino — is expected to break ground next year. Full table gaming is still illegal in New York state though the state legislature is looking at the issue.