World's Fair Information Manual


ATTRACTION
Shea Stadium
 
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Thomas Meany
New York Mets
680 Fifth Avenue
New York 19, New York
LT 1-2300
__and
Mr. William J. Tooley
Stadium Director
New York City Department of Parks
64th Street and 5th Avenue
New York 21, New York
RE 4-1000
 
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. William Adams
 
TICKET OFFICES
N. Y. Mets
Shea Stadium
126th Street & Roosevelt Ave.
Flushing, New York, 11368
NR 2-3000
N. Y. Jets
Ticket Office-N. Y. Jets
660 Madison Avenue
New York, New York
TE 2-9200
LOCATION
At Grand Central Parkway and
Roosevelt Avenue, between
126th and 114th Streets
 
AREA
63.5 acres
 
ARCHITECT
Praeger, Kavanaugh and Waterbury
126 East 38th Street
New York 16, New York
MU 5-5850
 
CONTRACTOR
Carlin-Crimmins

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The William A. Shea Stadium, scheduled to open April 17, 1964 is the home of the National League New York baseball team, the "Mets" and the American Football League team the "Jets".
 
The stadium seats 55,000 for baseball and 60,000 for football, and can be enlarged by 25,000 more seats in the future, without disturbance of the initial construction, and a retractable cover can be added.
 
The stadium is surrounded by a 35 acre parking field, which accommodates 5,500 cars. Immediately adjacent is the Willets Point Boulevard station of the Flushing IRT subway lines. A short distance further is the Long Island Rail Road, and parkways and expressways provide easy access by automobile.
 
When not in use by the ball teams, the Fair Corporation may use the stadium for special events, sport attractions, etc.
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