Even though workers continued to remove debris from the Twin Towers site for nearly a year after the attacks, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation established in November 2001 began managing rebuilding efforts immediately. The LMDC employed over 100 construction firms and subcontractors.
Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets, turned into a relief center for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. On September 21, 2001, the New York Mets returned to the stadium to play the Atlanta Braves in their first game since the attacks. Over 41,000 fans attended.