Venue News & Notes: Shea Memories a Tough Sell

As the New York Mets prepare to move to Citi Field next season, the team is auctioning off some of its Shea Stadium memorabilia — but buyers are proving hard to find.
…The price of the “Grand Central Grille” menu board, promoting Nathan’s $4.75 all-beef hot dogs, was boosted 75 percent to $1,570 in the final hour of an online auction as bidders sought a piece of Shea Stadium memorabilia. The highest-priced item so far is the “S” from the word “Stadium”’ in the sign located near the roof on the outside of the field, which got a single offer of $2,500…
…The new football stadium in the Meadowlands will have accessories beyond the luxury suites and the large video boards in all four corners. It will also be surrounded by a fenced-in security perimeter 100 feet to 150 feet wide. And the bottom of the exterior walls will be blast-resistant, said principal architect George Heinlein in a telephone interview from Kansas City, Mo…
…Struggling Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs is looking for a sponsor for its proposed 60,000-seat stadium, which is to be built in North London after a fruitless search for a new home elsewhere…
…Year-round athletics in Bellingham, MA, will get a boost from two new facilities slated to move forward this year. LIG Development Co. LLC of Westwood, MA, wants to build an athletic complex consisting of six outdoor soccer fields, two indoor soccer fields, two indoor basketball courts, and a 654-space parking lot.

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