April 17, 1964 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

60 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


More events from April 17th in New York History

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

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

← April 16   Today   April 18 →
Calendar   Random


Your email address will remain private, but will be used to display your Gravatar icon if available.
Plain text and emojis may be used but there is a limit of 150 words.