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Historic Shea Stadium Dismantled in Favor of All-New Citi Field

 - Feb 19, 2009
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Today, Shea Stadium in New York City has joined the nostalgic ranks of Ebbets Field, Washington Park, Polo Grounds, and Hilltop Park. It is officially closed and dismantled. Most of the seats and memorabilia have been sold to fans.

"The last remaining part of the ballpark, the section 5 ramp, was knocked down at 11:25 a.m." said New York Mets spokesman, Ethan Wilson.

Not only does Shea Stadium have great nostalgic value to baseball fans, who remember the League Division, Championship, and World Series Games that were won there, but it also played host to soccer and NFL football games and many concerts, including a famous Beatles appearance in 1965.

Among other music stars, who appeared at Shea were Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf, The James Gang, Miles Davis, Tom Paxton,and John Sebastian.

It will be sadly missed by fans, as it becomes a parking lot for Citi Field, an $800 million stadium that opens in April.