On March 24, 1961, the New York Senate approves $55 million in funding for a new stadium to be built in Queens. The park will be called Shea Stadium. After playing their first two seasons in the Polo Grounds, the Mets will move to Shea in 1964.
Ground is broken for the Astrodome. The ceremony includes the firing of pistols into the ground by team, city and county officials.
January 3, 1962
October 3, 2007
At Shea Stadium, the Cubs’ game is suspended due to a major black-out which darkens New York City. The Mets players amuse the crowd by performing antics in front of the headlights of cars which they drive onto the field.
July 13, 1977