Shea Stadium

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William A. Shea Municipal Stadium
Shea Stadium, Shea
Shea Stadium
Location 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, New York 11368-1699
Broke ground October 28, 1961
Opened April 17, 1964
Closed September 28, 2008 (Final game)
Demolished October 14, 2008 - February 18, 2009
Owner City of New York
Operator New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Surface Grass
Construction cost US $28.5 million
Architect Praeger-Kavanaugh-Waterbury
Capacity 57,333[1]
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, 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.

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