April 17, 1964 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

56 years ago on April 17th, 1964

Shea Stadium opens in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park

It was the home of the Jets until 1983 and the Mets until 2008 and was demolished in 2009 after the new Citi Field had been constructed. The original locations of Shea Stadium's home plate, pitcher's mound, and bases are marked in the parking lot for Citi Field that was constructed over the original stadium site.

Shea Stadium - New & Old via Dr.DeNo on Flickr

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Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 96°F in 2002
Record Low: 27°F in 1875


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