A proposal to build a casino in the Citi Field parking lot in Queens, New York has a majority support from locals, according to a poll commissioned by the sponsoring group.
The poll was executed by Schoen Cooperman Research and showed that 78% of residents in the borough supported the erection of the highly sought-after casino near Willets Points. 65% indicated increased support after learning it would come with a “live music venue, casino gaming, and conference spaces.”
New York declared its intent to award three $500 million casino licenses in January. The New York Mets, who play in Citi Field, and owner Steve Cohen also have long-standing interest in developing the parking lot area.