Shea Stadium

Queens, NY

Architecture - 2

The look of a by-gone era. You've seen the Beatles play there and the ball slide through Buckner's legs so many times that you think of it as iconic, but it's well past it's prime. And who doesn't love the homerun apple.

Location/Surrounding Area - 3

The only thing remotely close is the US Tennis Center, which is cool, but not that fuctional for baseball fans.

Food - 4

Traditional options, quality not their strong suit.

Fan Support/Knowledge - 9

Great crowd for the Mets. With an extremely fun left side of the infield I'd be going to a lot of games too.

Atmosphere - 6

It feels like a ballpark, that's about all it has going for it.

In-Game Entertainment - 5

Minimal.

Scoreboard - 5

Holding on for dear life. Understandable that they don't want to put a lot of money into it, but it's limiting.

Parking/Transportation - 6

Lots of parking and public transit options, but being in NYC makes both of those a hassle.

Seating - 1

Umm... there's seats. They get 1 point for that. Benches would be about the only thing worse.

X-Factor/Bonus - 7

Good company and a fun game boost our Shea experience.

TOTAL - 48/100

  • Architecture 2

  • Location/Surrounding Area 3

  • Food 4

  • Fan Support/Knowledge 9

  • Atmosphere 6

  • In-Game Entertainment 5

  • Scoreboard 5

  • Parking/Transportation 6

  • Seating 1

  • X-Factor/Bonus 7