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Mets Sign Lease for New Stadium

Oct. 6, 1961 - The New York Mets, who will play their first National League season in the Polo Grounds next year, signed a 30-year lease with the City of New York today for use of the proposed $19 million sports stadium in Flushing Meadow. The Queens stadium is expected to be ready for the 1963 baseball season. In another action, Harry Wismer, president of the New York Titans of the American Football League, signed an agreement to occupy the proposed ballpark for 15 years.


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