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Shea Stadium

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(Shea Stadium was named for William Shea, who was a New York politician who helped to bring National League baseball back to NY in 1962 after a four-year absence.)

Address: 126th St & Roosevelt Ave. Flushing Queens, New York 11368 USA
Stadium Phone: (718) 507-8499
Tickets Phone:  (718) 507-8499
Year Opened: 1964
Surface: Grass
Capacity: 55,601

Field Dimensions

Left Field Line: 338 ft.
Center Field: 410 ft.
Right Field Line: 338 ft.
Power Alleys: 378 ft.
Outfield Fence: 8 ft. high
Capacity: 55,775

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Shea Stadium's Ground Rules


If a ball rolls under any part of the stands and stays out of sight on a throw by the pitcher, while he is on the rubber, the runner is awarded one base; on a throw by an infielder, two bases.
A ball that hits the side of the facing dugout is considered in the dugout.
If a ball goes into the dugout on a throw by the pitcher while he is on the rubber, therunner is awarded one base; on a throw from the field, two bases.
If a fair ball bounces over the fence, the runner is awarded two bases.
If a fair ball bounces over a temporary fence in foul territory in left and right field, the runner is awarded two bases.

Go here for Directions to Shea.

To write to your favorite player:


Player's Name
C/O The New York Mets
Shea Stadium
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368

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