We take you now to Flushing Queens, October 28, 1961.
New York's leading dignitaries have gathered to break ground on an ultra-modern arena in Queens, which will house the city's fledgling National League team, as well as the New York Titans football franchise and other potential attractions.
The state-of-the-art coliseum is known as Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium
, but rumor has it the place may get named after the man who helped bring The Mets into existence - William A. Shea.
Here is your brochure for today's ceremonies. Just click on the thumbnail of each page to get a better view. Then take your seat before the Sanitation Department Band begins to warm up the crowd.
Thanks Bobster! You, as always, are awesome.