The New York Mets have started selling seats from Shea Stadium via the team’s website. Fans can purchase orange, blue, green and red seats for $869 per pair. 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.
The sale of other Shea memorabilia on www.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.
Shea Stadium seats are owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; other stadium memorabilia is owned by the Mets, including clubhouse items such as player lockers. Through an agreement between the city and the team, the city will receive a majority of the proceeds of the sale of the entire collection of memorabilia. The Mets will donate their portion of proceeds to the Mets Foundation, which will distribute the funds to various charities. The city’s proceeds from the sale will be deposited into its general fund.