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Citi Field Goes "Outside The Box" By Hosting Collegiate Lacrosse Game

The Univ. of Michigan men's lacrosse game on March 17 against Colgate Univ. at Citi Field shows “some outside the box thinking," according to Corey McLaughlin of LAXMAGAZINE.com. Citi Field since its ’09 opening, in addition to Mets games, has “hosted Paul McCartney and Dave Matthews Band concerts and an Ecuador vs. Greece soccer match.” McLaughlin wrote, “But never lacrosse.” A Michigan spokesperson said that the university has "a very close relationship with the Wilpon family, which owns the Mets.” Mets Owner Fred Wilpon is “a 1958 Michigan graduate and the Wolverines' baseball complex in Ann Arbor dons the Wilpon name.” The game “will surely draw some of the Long Island crowd and spectators from throughout the tri-state area.” Michigan also has “one of the largest alumni bases in the country, a good chunk in New York” (LAXMAGAZINE.com, 11/6).
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