Opening Night at Shea Stadium

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After four seasons of AFL play at New York’s Polo Grounds, the New York Jets began play in Shea Stadium in 1964, with a 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos.  The club commemorated the evening with a page in the 1964 team yearbook.

The site, Today in Pro Football History, published detailed article of the game on September 12, 2010, which can be found below:

Today in Pro Football History – September 12, 1964

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.



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2 Responses to Opening Night at Shea Stadium

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    When I think of Shea ,I think of Namath under center, wind howling, and infield dirt blowing all around.Great days, players got dirty.

  2. donsr19 says:

    I am still looking for a copy of the Jets Raiders Playoff game..that was the REAL superbowl that year..throwing in the winds of Shea.

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