Shea Stadium, the blue and orange concrete coliseum that played host to Mets and Yankees, Beatles and Stones, Popes and wrestlers, Jets and Giants, the World Series and Ice Capades passed away today in Flushing, Queens. Shea was 44 years old.
No official cause of death was given. Shea had been noticeably thin in recent months and experts worried Shea was suffering from luxuryboxitis, a rare condition that attacks perfectly good baseball stadiums and their fans' wallets. A wake was already held January 31, 2009
. Shea Stadium is survived by millions of fans and their memories.
See photos of Shea Stadium's final moments in NY Times slide show.
LONG LIVE SHEA STADIUM