A bill that would allow the build of a casino on the New York Mets’ parking lot was introduced to state officials Wednesday.
There has long been discussion of making use of the overflow parking areas surrounding Citi Field near Willets Point, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Queens), whose jurisdiction includes the Mets’ home ground, wants at least 20 acres to be used for a brand-new casino.
New York recently put three casino licenses up for grabs. Two are expected to go to existing racinos, leaving as many as nine suitors fighting for the final license.