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GETTING THERE: Shea is on Roosevelt Avenue in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, and, like Yankee Stadium, is by far easiest to get to by train. The No. 7 subway stops in Manhattan at Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Grand Central Station, and it's about a half-hour ride from there to the Willets Point/Shea Stadium station.

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On game days, the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station stops at Shea Stadium via the Port Washington branch. For more complete LIRR info, call 718-217-5477.

Parking is easier at Shea than at Yankee Stadium, so many fans drive there. Call Central Parking (718-899-9044) for more detailed info.

SCHEDULES AND TICKETS: The final regular-season game at Shea Stadium is scheduled for Sept. 28, against the Florida Marlins. (The first 25,000 fans through the turnstiles get a free "Shea Goodbye Ticket & Lanyard.")

The Mets have the fourth-highest average ticket prices in baseball, though they're a better deal than the Yanks. Prices vary depending on where you're sitting and the opponent. Single-game tickets range from Inner Loge Box seats ($57-$117) to Upper Reserved ($5-$35). Did someone say five bucks? It's best to buy tickets in advance (see Information below), and it's worth checking out an online fan-to-fan marketplace such as StubHub (866-STUBHUB, http://www.stubhub.com/mlb-tickets).

INFORMATION:718-507-TIXX, http://newyork.mets.mlb.com.

-- P.M.


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