Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend Snapshot


(click for a much closer look)

Since it's opening day for the New York Mets and the New York Yankees I thought it would be appropriate to show you

Shea Stadium on the right: the home of the New York Mets. On the left is the new stadium that's being built as we speak.

Here's some info on the new stadium:

On June 12, 2005, Mets officials announced plans to build a new Mets ballpark in the parking lot of Shea Stadium to be opened in time for the beginning of the 2009 baseball season, with ground breaking on November 13, 2006. The new ballpark's name (Citi Field) comes from the Mets' agreement with the financial services company Citigroup Inc., a 20-year partnership that is expected to be worth an average in excess of $20 million per year.

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Munchkin Mommy said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for taking me to NY! ;) It's been 4 years since I've been there last. Hopefully, the next time we get a chance to visit, I'll take pictures of these stadiums, too...and maybe catch a game as well! :D have a great week!

Mapped Memories
Cafe Munchkin

Carver said...

That's a nice shot of Shea Stadium and the new one in progress. It almost looks like it's rising up out of the water or maybe that's my vivid imagination. I've been to NYC many times but never to Shea Stadium. Maybe one day.

WillThink4Wine said...

I'm a Red Sox fan! At least you didn't say the Yankees! haha.

20.Million.Dollars. For baseball. In one city. Incredible!

Bond said...

I am sad the Ballpark in the Bronx is being replaced...So sad

SandyCarlson said...

The sports calendar could replace the 12-month four-season thing we've all grown so used to, eh Mary!

WillThink4Wine said...

Mary, sorry about the Yankee dig, all in good-natured baseball fun! BTW, my name is Barb!!

Travis said...

I'm sad and happy at the same time with these new ball parks. On the one hand, I like that so many have a retro look and feel to them, with the modern amenities.

But it's also very sad to see historic structures come down. The feel of the new place just won't be the same.

The optimist in me says you takes your memories with you and creates some new ones, but the new park will still never be the same as the old one.


Heart of Rachel said...

I guess most people have mixed feelings about the old stadium being replaced. Thanks for sharing interesting information about the new one.

Mar said...

I am not familiar with this place so I am wondering about all that water!!!

Mar said...

It is water, isn't it??