— Days Without Shea —

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.

Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 1
Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 2
Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 3Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 4 and 5
Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 6
Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 7
Shea Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony - October 28, 1961, page 8






Thanks Bobster! You, as always, are awesome.




[October 7, 2008 3:29 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Greg said

That's honestly one of the coolest things I've ever seen. To have artifacts from such a major event in New York sports history and to share it with all of us like that, is truly awesome. My hat's off to you!

[November 18, 2008 11:37 PM]  |  link  |  reply
CARLO A. said

ABSOLUTEY AMAZING!

I GRIEVE EVERY DAY SHEA IS GONE! THEY NEVER SHOULD HAVE PUT SHEA DOWN!


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