Nov 14, 2008

Liverpool Museum Buys Shea Stadium Seats

The Beatles Story, a museum in Liverpool, England has recently bought two seats from Shea Stadium. They plan to use the seats as part of a permanent display early next year. The exhibit will be part of the Beatles first visit to America section.

Located within Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction focusing on the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. It chronologically goes through the Beatles careers from the fifties in Woolton where John meets Paul. Then traveling to the Casbah Club, Hamburg, the Cavern, Abbey Road Studios, America, the Psychedelic years and a section soon to be opened focusing on the Solo Years. There is also a special Imagine room, which is a tribute to the life of John Lennon.

About the Shea seats, the Museum's Press Officer says "It's an opportunity to show an iconic moment from The Beatles' career in America," said Jamie Bowman, the museum's press officer. "Shea Stadium really was such an important moment for The Beatles and it was for the music business as well. At the time, it was the biggest concert ever staged."

The museum plans to have visitors use the seats to sit in, to try to recreate the feel of being in the stands at Shea on that historic night. I wonder if they paid the same price I did or if they got a break??

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