Here is a view of blessed Shea, circa July 2006, from the vantage of its successor stadium:
Citi Field has already come a long way since then. You can track its progress on this time-lapse construction cam.
The new stadium will be pretty, no doubt. But for our money, there's no better place to watch a game than Shea. And in 2009 12,333 less fans will be able to get into a Met game each day. Citi Field will hold 45,000...including standing room. But at least there will be more luxury boxes - Kingman