— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on September 14 at 3:51PM

Loge13_smallsignEarlier  this week, we learned that a Billy Joel concert would be the last event ever hosted at Shea Stadium.

Today we have the date of what may be the last Met game ever at Shea: September 28, 2008.

According to the AP, the Mets received a draft of the 2008 schedule this week. Unless something changes, the Mets will play their last regular sason game ever at Shea Stadium against the Florida Marlins.

Of course if the Mets make the playoffs, the hallowed Shea field will see a few more games in October 2008.

Here's the full AP story:

NEW YORK -- Yankee Stadium is set to host its final regular-season game on Sept. 21, 2008, with New York playing Baltimore.

Shea Stadium will hold its regular-season wrapup a week later, on Sept. 28 against Florida.

The Yankees and Mets recently received schedule drafts for the 2008 season from the commissioner's office. The Yankees also will host the All-Star Game.

Both New York teams are moving into new ballparks in 2009.

Yankee Stadium opened in 1923. The new $1 billion ballpark is built across the street and will keep the same name.

Shea opened in 1964. The $800 million Citi Field is being built in the parking lot beyond Shea's center-field wall.




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