The seats sold to collectors and fans are now out of the dying ballpark.
S&S Seating, hired to remove seats from Shea Stadium in preparation for shipping to those who placed orders, is done with the work. S&S Seating began removing the Shea Stadium seats the day after the Mets’ final home game on September 29th, 2008, and completed the removal process on schedule.
The metal seat frames, which date back to Shea’s opening season in 1964, will be stripped and repainted in their original color to meet standards for indoor use. The plastic seat and chair-back, which has been in use since 1980, will remain as is. S&S Seating will ship out the pre-sold seat pairs within 6-12 weeks. Each seat pair has been authenticated by Major League Baseball’s Authentication Program and affixed with a tamper-proof hologram displaying a unique identification number.
"The seat removal process in Shea Stadium was a huge success," said Dale Sprinkle, President of S&S Seating. "We appreciate all of the help from the local unions involved in this project, and look forward to shipping out the seat pairs once the metal frames have been reconditioned."