Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium

Tenants 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, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea ( /ˈʃeɪ/), was a stadium in the New York City borough of Queens, in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. It was the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Mets from 1964 to 2008. Originally built as a multi-purpose stadium, Shea was also the home of the New York Jets football team from 1964 to 1983. It was named in honor of William A. Shea, the man who brought National League baseball back to New York. It was demolished in 2009 to furnish additional parking for the adjacent Citi Field, the current home of the Mets.

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... Live at Shea Stadium is a live album by the English punk rock band The Clash ... It was recorded at Shea Stadium in New York City on 13 October 1982, the band's second night opening for The Who, the concert was produced by Kosmo Vinyl ...
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... York World's Fair to connect the Flushing Meadows – Corona Park to Shea Stadium, which opened that same year (though it was not part of the World's ... the World's Fair closed in 1965, the station was named for Shea Stadium in 1966 ... When Elmhurst station closed in 1985, Shea Stadium station became the westernmost station on the Port Washington Branch before merging with the LIRR Main Line at Winfield Junction ...
Shea Stadium (Peoria, Illinois) - History
... The facility was renamed Pete Vonachen Stadium at Meinen Field on June 6, 1992 ... On October 25, 2002, Meinen Field was renamed Shea Stadium after Tim Shea, a Bradley University alumnus ... The first Bradley soccer game at the newly renovated Shea Stadium was in August 2003 ...
Shea Stadium - Homages
... Three players in the National League named their children after Shea Stadium ... Chipper Jones named his second son Shea after Jones' success in Shea Stadium against the Mets he hit 19 home runs there, more than any other road park ... Barry Larkin named his eldest daughter Brielle D'Shea, as he enjoyed playing at Shea Stadium ...

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