Shea Stadium

Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Police Liam La Guerre 7/18/2013 at 2:19PM

The truth is that this dare landed him in hot water. The teenager who ran onto the field during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field as part of a Twitter dare may pay big for that error in judgment. District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, has been arraigned [...]

Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Fan, former player reaction to Piazza and Baseball Hall of Fame vote
Sports Terence M. Cullen 1/14/2013 at 11:15AM

Ten days after the world stopped and cried for New York, Mike Piazza made history with a swing of the bat that gave the city hope once again. The September 21, 2001 homerun Piazza hit was late in the first professional sports game since the September 11 attacks, and gave the Mets the lead in [...]

Exhibit chronicles final innings of Shea and Yankee stadiums
Exhibit chronicles final innings of Shea and Yankee stadiums
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 5:20PM

At the end of the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Shea Stadium closed its doors for the last time. From the grass the players ran on, to the seats the fans occupied, everything was either destroyed or sold as the Mets prepared to open the doors to a brand new home, much like their crosstown [...]

Willets West will ‘commemorate’ Shea
Willets West will ‘commemorate’ Shea
Sports Terence M. Cullen 7/19/2012 at 1:01PM

To the left of Citi Field’s main entrance is a parking lot where Shea Stadium once stood. In this parking lot, amid the white lines that now outline parking spaces, are four bronze plaques that mark the bases that made Shea’s diamond. A first base where Keith Hernandez and Ed Kranepool stood; second where Wally [...]

Mets to host 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field
Mets to host 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field
News Billy Rennison 5/16/2012 at 2:44PM

Next year, the Mets home will field an all star at every position. Commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at a press conference Wednesday, May 16. This marks the ninth time the Midsummer Classic will be played in the [...]

Russ Gompers has the pros in ‘stitches’
Russ Gompers has the pros in ‘stitches’
News Steve Mosco 3/01/2012 at 9:39AM

Russ Gompers is a lifelong Mets fan. He’s seen the highs, the lows and the mediocrity in between. He was there when the team reached baseball’s peak in 1969, then again in 1986. He was also there when the Mets closed Shea Stadium with a collapse in the standings in 2008. But beyond the usual [...]