Shea may have some very strong roots in Rock & Roll but it also leans towards a more... heavenly side. Pope John Paul II would come to Shea Stadium and perform a minor miracle in front of more than 50,000 people. NYC was being pounded by an immense storm that began flooding the city. Many feared that the historic event would be ruined, but most came anyway just in case there was a chance that the Pope would speak. As the "popemobile" entered the stadium, the blinding rains and flash flooding abruptly stopped, as if it they had been turned off with a light switch, and the event went on as planned without delay.