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NYC: Statues of Liberty on Parade - Shea Stadium

To celebrate the 2008 Major League Baseball All Star Game, which took place in Yankee Stadium, in its final season, on July 15, 2008, Major League Baseball launched "Statues on Parade." Forty-two replicas of the Statue of Liberty were stationed around the city leading up to the game--each uniquely designed with bold graphics and colors featuring each of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Giants, the American League, the National League, four All-Star statues and statues commemorating the final season of Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium. The 8½ feet tall, 250-pound statues are made of resin and rest on a 530-pound cement base.


The Shea Stadium statue, commemorating the Mets' final season at Shea Stadium stood outside the SNY Studios at 75 Rockefeller Plaza. The New York Mets statue was located further downtown outside Penn Station and Madison Square Garden on Seventh Avenue.


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Taken on July 2, 2008