Shea Stadium, the long-time home of the New York Mets, built at the time of the 1964 World’s Fair, is one of the oldest ballparks in the National League. To meet the growing demand for better seating, additional restroom facilities and enhanced retail/food concessions, JLGA was retained to lead a team of consultants in the renovation of the well-known stadium.
Key aspects of the $36 million renovation included the construction of 50 luxury suites, exterior façade treatment, new ticket pavilions, press facilities, new signage, the repair and reinforcement of structural elements, the renovation and addition of public restroom facilities and the rehabilitation of the elevator banks.
One of the most visible aspects of the renovation was the neon outlined baseball players, which created a recognizable brand image for the stadium and team. Following the successful renovation of the stadium, JLGA has been involved in numerous projects for the Mets.
Assignments include the design of the Mets’ offices, player training facilities, ticketing functions, security support areas, usher areas, team locker rooms, upgraded seating and most recently site design for Citi Field, Shea’s successor.
NYC Economic Development and Corporation | New York Mets
Master Planning, Feasibility Study, Architecture, Signage and Wayfinding, Construction Administration
Private Suites, Ticket Pavilions, Press Facilities, Training Facilities, Offices, Restrooms