When occured: 
Fri, 1961-03-24

On March 24, 1961, the New York Senate approves $55 million in funding for a new stadium to be built in Queens. The park will be called Shea Stadium. After playing their first two seasons in the Polo Grounds, the Mets will move to Shea in 1964.


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