Shea Stadium Seating Plan
Details of Shea Stadium and the Ticket Luck value
Shea Stadium of Shea broke ground on October 28, 1961 and opened as a multi purpose stadium on April 17, 1964. The stadium was located in Queens Borough in the New York City and was home to New York City"s Major League Baseball team, New York Mets.
Before Shea Stadium, Mets played their 1962 season at the Polo Grounds with the hope of moving to their new stadium for the 1963, however due to some unavoidable delay in the construction of the Shea Stadium, Mets played their second consecutive season at the Polo Grounds, and moved to Shea Stadium in 1964.
The Stadium was originally named Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium as it was built on the park with the same name, however in order to honor William A. Shea, who was the reason why New York had National League baseball, the stadium was named William A. Shea Municipal Stadium.
Since 1964 till 1983, the Shea Stadium was also provided to be a home ground for New York"s national football team, New York Jets. The first ever match played at the stadium was among New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates, out of which Pirates came out victorious.
The attendance at that match consisted of 50, 312 viewers, although the total capacity of the stadium was 57, 333 people. In the same year, Shea Stadium also hosted its first ever Major League Baseball All Star Game in which Phillies" Johnny Callison won the hearts of the audience by hitting a home run in the ninth inning.
Apart from that, Shea Stadium was also a venue for the MLB World Series held in 1969, 1973, 1986 and in 2000, and also hosted post season baseball games in 1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 1999, and 2000 and in 2006. The 1969 World Series was most memorable as the New York Mets won their first ever World Series Title in that same year.
Apart from Football and Baseball, Shea Stadium also held soccer matches, and the first ever soccer game hosted at the stadium was a game during International Soccer League played in 1965.
Shea Stadium also played as the home ground to NFL"s New York Giants for their 1975 season, and MLB"s New York Yankees played their home games at the Shea from 1974 till 1975.
In order to replace Shea Stadium, a new ball park, Citi Field was opened on November 13, 2006, which stood adjacent to Shea Stadium. Hence in order to accommodate more parking spaces for the Citi Field, Shea Stadium had to be demolished. As per the order by the court, Shea Stadium wasn"t imploded instead it was dismantled piece by piece and it was sold to the fans as memorabilia.
After the opening of Citi Field, Mets made Citi Field their new home ground and played their first match at the field on April 13, 2009 against San Diego Padres, in which Padres came out victorious with the score of 6-5.Citi field has capacity of holding 41,800 baseball fans.