Monday, July 20, 2009

Thompson finds problem with Mets audit

From the NY Post:

As if the Mets didn't have enough problems, an audit found the team owes the city more than $2 million.

Under the team's old Shea Stadium lease, the city got a cut of ticket sales, parking and concessions in addition to rent. But between 2003 and 2007, the team underreported profits, costing New Yorkers $180,000, city Comptroller Bill Thompson said.

While the Mets ponied up those funds, they also improperly deducted more than $2.4 million in insurance premiums related to their new Citi Field from their payments to the city, the audit found.

What's worse, Thompson said, is the city is letting the team get away with it.


Anonymous said...

"What's worse, Thompson said, is the city is letting the team get away with it."


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, highly visible, but does it get to fun-di-mentals?

Not in your life.

The city is perhaps standing at a financial abyss and no one wants to break the news - if they did, all hell would let out.

Then BOTH Thompson and the Mayor would be in trouble and Tony in like flint.

Safe to talk once elections are over.

Former Met Fan said...

I have a friend visiting from out of town and he wants to take his son and me to a Mets game in August. We were trying to figure out where we could afford to sit but the seating chart is complex and confusing:
I can't believe that some seats cost up to $695 each and a decent seat will set you back at least $100...not counting food. ! Incredible. And to top it off the Mets are cheating NYC residents!!?!?!! I say throw the bums out!

Anonymous said...

Nuke them till they glow, then shoot them in the dark.

Anonymous said...

bastards even took away the fireworks game .... screw you citibank/mets

Anonymous said...

If their books are like their ticket pricing, the audit will be Mission Impossible!!!