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Fenway
12-03-2007, 12:26 PM
http://gothamist.com/attachments/tien/2007_11_shea45.jpg

Today, the Mets, the stadium's primary occupant since it opened in 1964, unveiled a logo (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20071126&content_id=2307318&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym&partnered=rss_nym) that players will wear on their sleeves during the 2008 season. In addition to being on uniforms, the logo will appear on things like schedules, tickets and the Media Guide. The team will announce "Salute to Shea" events/promotions for the 2008 season in the coming weeks.

The stadium, named after William A. Shea, who brought National League baseball back to New York, opened on April 17, 1964 at a cost of $25.5 million. It was home to the both the Jets and Mets, but has hosted numerous events (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/history.jsp) in addition to football and baseball: Pope John Paul II, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bruce Springsteen are just some of the names.

nccwsfan
12-03-2007, 01:51 PM
The only fitting tribute to Shea will be this time next year when it's imploded and turned into a parking lot. Shea is a dump- the new ballpark looks beautiful.

palehozenychicty
12-03-2007, 02:36 PM
The only fitting tribute to Shea will be this time next year when it's imploded and turned into a parking lot. Shea is a dump- the new ball looks beautiful.


I heard that. The only positive about Shea is that you can go to Flushing after the game and get the best Korean/Chinese food anywhere west of the Pacific Rim. :D:

DSpivack
12-03-2007, 02:47 PM
I heard that. The only positive about Shea is that you can go to Flushing after the game and get the best Korean/Chinese food anywhere west of the Pacific Rim. :D:

One of my friends lives there...I should take advantage of that.

MUsoxfan
12-03-2007, 02:49 PM
The only fitting tribute to Shea will be this time next year when it's imploded and turned into a parking lot. Shea is a dump- the new ball looks beautiful.


It is BY FAR the worst stadium I've ever set foot in. Not even the Mets deserve to play in that thing

Fenway
12-03-2007, 02:52 PM
One of my friends lives there...I should take advantage of that.

Downtown Flushing the English language is secondary. You have a better chance of seeing English in Korea than Queens. :tongue:

http://z.about.com/d/queens/1/0/h/3/streetsigns.jpg

Shea is a sewer. It makes Wrigley look pristine.

Rockin Robin
12-03-2007, 04:37 PM
I need to plan a road trip next year to NYC to see a Mets game and a Yankees game before they both go.

VeeckAsInWreck
12-03-2007, 04:41 PM
I'm planning on going to see Shea for it's final year. After all the Beatles played there!

Anyway, not sure if you guys have ever seen The Rutles but they played a similar concert. They played at Che Stadium. (named after Che Guevara)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=F86ph2Sd0iI

ChiSoxFan35
12-03-2007, 05:00 PM
I remember my trip to Shea Stadium, it was at the same exact time of the SARS outbreak, obviously there were the Asian ties, and the news had reported some cases near the county. I get paranoid about this health stuff so I was a little paranoid after that drive

monkeypants
12-03-2007, 06:18 PM
Anyway, not sure if you guys have ever seen The Rutles but they played a similar concert. They played at Che Stadium. (named after Che Guevara)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=F86ph2Sd0iI

The joke was that it was named after Cuban guerrilla leader Che Stadium.

nccwsfan
12-03-2007, 09:10 PM
This place, on the other hand, is going to be beautiful...

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/images/ballpark/citifield/img_citifield_view_hp_450x338.jpg