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William A. Shea Municipal Stadium

 
 
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Colin J. Coghlan, May 31, 2006
1. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker
Inscription.
The City of New York
Robert F. Wagner
Mayor
Abraham D. Beame
Comptroller
Paul R. Screvane
President of the Council
Mario J. Cariello
President, Borough of Queens
Robert Moses
Commissioner of Parks 1934-1960
President, New York World's Fair - 1960-1965

Newbold Morris
Commissioner of Parks
Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury
Engineers-Architects
1964

 
Erected 1964 by The City of New York.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 45.305′ N, 73° 50.815′ W. Marker was in Flushing, New York, in Queens County. Marker could be reached from Roosevelt Avenue near Grand Central Parkway. Click for map. Exit 9E of Grand Central Parkway. Marker was at or near this postal address: 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona NY 11368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Unisphere (approx. 0.6 miles away); NYC Bomb and Forgery Squad Explosion Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Louis Armstrong House (approx.
Former Location of the William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker on 9/20/2008 image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, September 20, 2008
2. Former Location of the William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker on 9/20/2008
mile away); The Exedra (approx. 0.9 miles away); Friends Meeting House (approx. one mile away); Quaker Meeting House (approx. one mile away); Flushing Civil War Monument (approx. one mile away); In Honor of Queens Firefighters (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flushing.
 
More about this marker. The marker was removed sometime in 2008 prior to the demolition of Shea Stadium. It is possible the City of New York or the New York Mets removed the marker for placement in a museum. Shea Stadium demolition commenced on October 10, 2008 and was completed on February 18, 2009.
 
Regarding William A. Shea Municipal Stadium. William A. Shea was responsible for the return of a National League MLB team to New York City after the departure of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957.

Shea Stadium was constructed in conjunction with the 1964/1964 New York World's Fair.

The Stadium was originally named "Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium". Ground was broken on October 28,1961. The name was changed in 1963 to William A. Shea
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker Location circa 1964 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Cotter, circa 1964
3. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker Location circa 1964
Location of marker circa 1964
Municipal Stadium prior to dedication to honor Mr. Shea.
 
Additional comments.
1.
Shea Stadium was the first "convertible" stadium. The lower level field box seats were set on tracks and rotated to provide seating and configuration as a foot ball stadium. The New York Jets played football at Shea between 1964 and 1983. Praeger-Kavanaugh-Waterbury, the Architects of Shea Stadium, actually patented the convertible stadium design.
    — Submitted April 9, 2009, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.

2. Home Plate and Base Markers
The markers located in the parking lot are positioned at the exact location that they were in Shea Stadium. The figures on the markers depict the baseball player neon figures that were added to the stadium exterior circa 1980 when the "confetti" panels were removed.
    — Submitted April 10, 2010, by Mary Ellen Coghlan of Warwick, New York.

 
Additional keywords. Shea Stadium New York Mets New York Metropolitan Baseball Club Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium
 
Categories. Sports
 
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker circa 2000 image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan
4. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker circa 2000
Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium Groundbreaking image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, 2009
5. Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium Groundbreaking
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker - Mets Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, July 16, 2013
6. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium Marker - Mets Museum
Marker on display at Citi Field Mets Museum
View of Interior of Shea Stadium from Mezzanine Section 12 Row E Seat 1 image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, July 27, 2008
7. View of Interior of Shea Stadium from Mezzanine Section 12 Row E Seat 1
William A. Shea Municipal Stadium undergoing demolition image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, January 25, 2009
8. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium undergoing demolition
View of Shea Stadium from Roosevelt Avenue shortly before it was completely demolished.
A surviving "confetti" panel from the 1964 Shea Stadium exterior image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, July 22, 2009
9. A surviving "confetti" panel from the 1964 Shea Stadium exterior
Location of Shea Stadium Home Plate image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, April 10, 2010
10. Location of Shea Stadium Home Plate
Location of Shea Stadium Pitchers Plate (mound) image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, April 10, 2010
11. Location of Shea Stadium Pitchers Plate (mound)
Location of Shea Stadium First Base image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, April 10, 2010
12. Location of Shea Stadium First Base
Location of Shea Stadium Second Base image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, April 10, 2010
13. Location of Shea Stadium Second Base
Location of Shea Stadium Third Base image. Click for full size.
By Mary Ellen Coghlan, April 10, 2010
14. Location of Shea Stadium Third Base
Markers located in former location of Shea Stadium which is now a parking lot for Citi Field.
 
 
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