I came across this today. At least one Shea Stadium will still be standing after 2008.
Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois has its very own Shea Stadium. In other words, the “other” BU has the other Shea Stadium. This is good to remember for next year when the Mets rip the Shea rug out from under us.
According to their site:
The Bradley Soccer program entered a new era in 2003 when the Braves opened their new home, Shea Stadium. Located less than a mile from the Bradley University campus, Shea Stadium, formerly Meinen Field, served as the home to Bradley Baseball from 1970 through 2002, but now serves as one of the finest soccer-specific college venues in the Midwest.
The conversion of the former baseball complex into a soccer stadium began in October 2002 and the name was officially changed to Shea Stadium Oct. 25, 2002 in honor of the lead gift to the conversion project made by BU alumnus and local businessman Tim Shea.
Bradley University recently invested nearly $500,000 in a new drainage system and playing surface at Shea Stadium.
And how is our new favorite midwest college soccer team doing? Pretty good:
Bradley will return to action Saturday by visiting Missouri Valley Conference rival Eastern Illinois (10-4-3, 2-2-1) in a key league contest. The Braves (10-4-3, 2-0-2) will enter the weekend in second place in the league standings, just two points behind Creighton and one point in front of Drake and Eastern Illinois. Bradley will complete the road portion of its regular-season schedule by visiting #1 SMU (11-2-2) Nov. 7 and the Braves will conclude the regular season by hosting Valley rival Western Kentucky Nov. 10 at Shea Stadium.
So get out to Shea and root for the Braves!!! Hmm that doesn’t sound right…