Mets baseball stadium will feature `green' designs

March 13, 2008 8:25:55 AM PDT
New York Mets executives and New York City officials say a range of "green" designs will be incorporated into the team's new baseball stadium. Mets Chief Executive Jeff Wilpon said Thursday: "We set out to create a world-class environment that would be fan-friendly and environmentally friendly."

The measures include using recycled steel in the stadium; a "green roof" on the administration building; low-flow plumbing and energy efficient field lighting.

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it: "The Mets understand that their responsibility to New Yorkers doesn't end with the third out in the bottom of the ninth. They've taken the initiative to be bold, innovative and environmentally responsible."