Mets offer seats at 1964 prices in honor of Shea Stadium’s 50th birthday
Shea Stadium might be gone, but the Mets want to rekindle some of their old glory this weekend.
In honor of what would have been the field’s 50th anniversary, the Mets are offering tickets priced at how much it cost back in 1964, when Shea first opened.
For one weekend only, a limited number of tickets for the team’s hometown bouts against the Altanta Braves are going for as low as $3.50 in the back rows’ Promenade Box section at Citi Field.
Anyone with a little more to spare can pay up to $19.64 for baseline box seats on the far sides of first and third base.
While the seats are normally priced at $17 and $45, respectively, tickets outside the selected areas are still available from anywhere between $11 and $259 a seat.
The original Mets’s stadium, Shea was closed in 2008 after 44 years of games. It was demolished the year after and replaced with a parking lot for Citi Field.
Anyone truly nostalgic for the historic structure can still run across where Shea’s home plate stood. Plaques in the middle of the parking lot continue to commemorate the old field.
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