Wednesday, February 18, 2009

RIP Shea April 1964 - Feb 2009

As we noted on our main site, Shea is now a memory . The last part of shea was torn down this morning around 11:20am. There was no fan fare but across the internet people have commented on the place the Mets have called home since 1964.

My first game at Shea was back in the Summer of 1974 and I have enjoyed going to games there since. Yes it was not the nicest stadium . It was our Stadium . Growing up that Stadium was all I knew. I did not see another game anywhere else until a friend of mine was in College in Boston and we caught a game at Fenwayin the Mid 80's.

I was at the last 2 games at Shea this past September. We all know how it ended . There will never be another Shea . I will never get that feeling of just being so small as you walked through the tunnel and saw that manicured field for the first time. Looking over at the massive scoreboard to see how the rest of the league faired that day.

Never be able to order a stale pretzel or a flat soda. Never have to wait in line for the bathroom when the visiting team was up. Shea will always be first in my book.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shea welcomes the NFL

On September 12 1964 the New York Jets played there first game at the new Shea stadium.

The Jets beat the Broncos 30-6 in that game.

Love how the box seats behind home plate were moved in these photos.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

1964 Film of Shea dedication

Happy New Year. As Shea is becoming a memory I stumbled across this little film that was made back in 1964 when the Mets opened Shea Stadium Check out 1964 opening at Shea .

It has nice little quick shots of the scoreboard and you can see workers behing the outfield fence still working to get ready for opening day