Shea Stadium facts for kids
|Shea Stadium, Shea|
|Location||123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, New York 11368-1699
|Owner||City of New York|
|Operator||New York City Department of Parks and Recreation|
|Broke ground||October 28, 1961|
|Opened||April 17, 1964|
|Closed||September 28, 2008 (Final game)|
|Demolished||October 14, 2008 - February 18, 2009|
|Construction cost||US $28.5 million|
|New York Mets (MLB) (1964-2008)
New York Jets (AFL/NFL) (1964-1983)
New York Yankees (MLB) (1974-1975)
New York Giants (NFL) (1975)
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, or more commonly Shea Stadium (often referred to in short as Shea), was a major league ballpark that was the home for the New York Mets 1964 to 2008 when the Mets left for their new home Citi Field. Shea was also the home of the New York Yankees while Yankee Stadium was being renovated for the 1974 and 1975 seasons. It was demolished between October 14, 2008 and February 18, 2009.
Images for kids
A panoramic view of Shea Stadium from the upper deck behind home plate before a baseball game in 2008. The construction of Citi Field is visible beyond the outfield wall.
Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, averaging over 51,000 fans per game.
Shea Stadium and vicinity, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance, 1981
One of the neon players on the outside of Shea Stadium.
The skyline from Shea's scoreboard, now on top of the Shake Shack in Citi Field.
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