While the Post’s Kevin Kernan reports Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is having his problems with hecklers in Flushing, colleague Mike Puma reports Mets fans will be denied a sensational destruction prior to CitiField’s opening in 2009 — despite club and city allowing Survival Research Labs to do their thing in the Shea parking lot.
If you’re hoping to see Shea Stadium eventually crumble into a pile of debris, with a dramatic implosion, forget it. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon (above, center) said yesterday the city won’t allow such a spectacle.
Speaking at the construction site outside Shea that will become Citi Field, the team’s new home starting in 2009, Wilpon said the old stadium will be dismantled “piece by piece” – with many of the fragments placed for sale – immediately following the ’08 season.
“We’ll have some fun with how it gets taken down,” Wilpon said.
The sale could mean millions of dollars in potential revenue, divided among the Mets and the city, once everything inside the stadium gets sold.
“People will have fun buying pieces and saying, ‘This used to be my seat at Shea,’ Wilpon said.
And you thought Vince Coleman had a strange idea of fun.