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William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea, was a stadium located in the New York City borough of Queens, in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. It was the home baseball park of Major League Baseball's New York Mets from 1964 to 2008. Originally built as a multi-purpose stadium, Shea was also the home of the New York Jets football team until 1983. It was demolished to furnish additional parking for the adjacent Citi Field, the current home of the Mets.
It was originally to be called "Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium" - the name of the public park on which it was built - but a movement was launched to name it in honor of William A. Shea, the man who brought National League baseball back to New York.
On January 31, Mets fans all over New York came to Shea for one final farewell to Shea Stadium. Fans took a tour of the site, told stories, and sang songs. The last remaining section of seats was demolished on February 18. Fans stood in awe as the remaining structure of Shea Stadium (one section of ramps) was torn down at 11:21 AM that morning.
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