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  • No new photos of the stadium for a while...

    I'm afraid of what we'll get next.
    Ya Gotta Believe!

    Yes, I'm a Flyers and Eagles fan, too.

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    • Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
      why are they throwing the seats all over the place?

      didn't people buy those seats?

      so if someone gets a broken seat, does that mean they can sue?
      What are you talking about. they cut seats load in crates and are moved down by a crane and loaded in the truck. plus all the seats are not being sold, and the ones that are, i think get sent somewhere to get refurbed.
      http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?start=0

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      • Originally posted by JeremyEye View Post
        No new photos of the stadium for a while...

        I'm afraid of what we'll get next.
        no new photos? I just posted a link 9 hours ago of photos taken 2 days ago by North Shore Neon
        http://www.twitter.com/chrisswann26

        My Citi Field & Shea Gallery - 27 Albums - 3,091 pictures - 15 videos
        Citi Field Interior Construction Pics, Citi Field Game Pics, Shea Demolition Pics
        http://community.webshots.com/user/islandxtreme26

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        • Originally posted by Drivinjoe56 View Post
          What are you talking about. they cut seats load in crates and are moved down by a crane and loaded in the truck. plus all the seats are not being sold, and the ones that are, i think get sent somewhere to get refurbed.
          Not true. Every one of the seats is being sold...Just bc they haven't been purchased yet, doesn't mean they're not being sold. And the seats are ALL being refurbished by the same company in the same place. Only difference is that they dont immediately send the seats to have work done until they are purchased.
          http://www.twitter.com/chrisswann26

          My Citi Field & Shea Gallery - 27 Albums - 3,091 pictures - 15 videos
          Citi Field Interior Construction Pics, Citi Field Game Pics, Shea Demolition Pics
          http://community.webshots.com/user/islandxtreme26

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          • Originally posted by islandxtreme26 View Post
            no new photos? I just posted a link 9 hours ago of photos taken 2 days ago by North Shore Neon
            No, I do know that dude.

            I'm just talking about how at the rate they're going right now, it has got to be even more beat up now than it was.
            Ya Gotta Believe!

            Yes, I'm a Flyers and Eagles fan, too.

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            • I'll be over there again this weekend. I'd assume that by then, all of the seats will be gone. Maybe the scoreboard will be gone, too, since they're cutting it up?

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              • Great, great pics Beezer!!

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                • Great pics... what exactly were they doing with the seats? I know they installed the orange, blue, green, and red seats while the Jets were still playing at Shea, so that couldn't have been when they were installed for the first time.

                  And, for how long was Shea in limbo like that, painted blue but not yet enclosed with the blue? I always assumed Shea was already blue and enclosed by 86.

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                  • I am surprised they were replacing seats mid season. Wow - you learn something new every day here.

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                    • Originally posted by islandxtreme26 View Post
                      Not true. Every one of the seats is being sold....
                      Where did you get that info from? We were all wondering what they would do with the 3rd seats that straddle each pair with no supports of their own. Were they going to be destroyed or sold in parts. You're saying they will reconstruct them and sell them too?

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                      • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                        Where did you get that info from? We were all wondering what they would do with the 3rd seats that straddle each pair with no supports of their own. Were they going to be destroyed or sold in parts. You're saying they will reconstruct them and sell them too?
                        I think the Mets had confirmed that every third seat will be sold in the near future as separate seatbacks & bottoms:

                        "Shea Stadium seat sale begins Monday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. exclusively on Mets.com/Shea

                        08/05/2008 1:13 PM ET
                        MLB.com

                        FLUSHING -- The New York Mets and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that the sale of Shea Stadium seat pairs will begin Monday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com/Shea. Fans and collectors worldwide will be able to purchase orange, blue, green, and red seats for $869 per pair. The limited inventory of seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Each seat pair will be authenticated by Major League Baseball's Authentication Program and affixed with a tamper-proof hologram displaying a unique identification number.

                        Mets season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their particular seats before the Aug. 25 general public sale. The sale of other Shea memorabilia on Mets.com/Shea will expand to include seat backs and 45-inch sections of bench seating from Shea's Left Field Picnic Area. Details regarding the sale of additional memorabilia will be announced later this season.
                        Last edited by Petemc1969; 10-09-2008, 11:10 AM.
                        Not Mommy, not Daddy.....METSIE, METSIE, METSIE.

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                        • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                          Great pics... what exactly were they doing with the seats? I know they installed the orange, blue, green, and red seats while the Jets were still playing at Shea, so that couldn't have been when they were installed for the first time.

                          And, for how long was Shea in limbo like that, painted blue but not yet enclosed with the blue? I always assumed Shea was already blue and enclosed by 86.

                          Great pictures. Brings back memories. I was at that game where they clinched in '86 as well. We raced down from the Mezzanine and jammed the field level concourse until the last out. Then they did nothing to stop the crowd from going on the field. The only thing I remember is that they herded everyone - in a very orderly manner - out through the center field fence. I actually touched the "410" sign.

                          Shea was like that for a while. From 1980 - when they took the panels down - to about 1988. I always thought is was a nice compromise. Away from the 1960's/Worlds Fair look but not yet the purple mess we have today.

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                          • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                            And, for how long was Shea in limbo like that, painted blue but not yet enclosed with the blue? I always assumed Shea was already blue and enclosed by 86.
                            1980 saw the installation of the new seats with their new colors and the removal of the exterior panels.

                            First incarnation of the picnic area went in in 81.

                            Full blown Diamond Vision installed in 82.

                            Somewhere between 80 and 86, the top of the exterior (where the yearly slogan is) was painted blue ... not sure when.

                            Asides from that Shea was the same from 80 to 86.

                            During the 86 season they "weatherproofed" the seats and concrete in the upper deck. They did it four sections at a time, as someone else noted, from one end of the upper deck to the other. This game was on 9/17/86 ... so they had reached the final four sections.

                            The outside went blue iand was enclosed n the '86 offseason ... so did the pressbox/luxury box level.

                            The facade of the other seating levels was painted blue in the 87 offseason ... and the new scoreboard went in then too.

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                            • According to this article, the old Homerun apple will be refurbished and go back into Citi Field somewhere... of course there will be a new homerun apple in centerfield though:

                              http://www.nypost.com/seven/09142008...ved_129028.htm

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                              • Originally posted by Petemc1969 View Post
                                I think the Mets had confirmed that every third seat will be sold in the near future as separate seatbacks & bottoms.
                                Yes .... that was my impression, too. I'd imagine you'll be able to buy these 'stray' seat backs and/or seat bottoms (or maybe even matched sets) at some point & time next year .... either at the Mets Team store and/or @ mets.com. It's bascially "found money" for the Mets and NYC, as these seats aren't quite as valuable without a frame around them.
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