I read in the paper this morning that the subway station that used to be called Willets Point Blvd/Shea Stadium will not include the name of the new stadium in its title. I assume that it’s because the MTA, like me and plenty of other people, are more than a little skeptical that Citi Field will retain its name for very long, and they don’t want to bother changing all their signage every year or two when the stadium gets a new corporate sponsor. That and maybe the MTA doesn’t want to be associated with the stink of bad PR that Citigroup has gotten for spending a bunch of its TARP bailout money on the naming rights.
I wonder, though, why the station’s name has never included the tennis stadium. Arthur Ashe has a pretty stellar reputation, and is not exactly in danger of going out of business or wasting taxpayer money.