List of Major League Baseball stadiums
The following is a list of Major League Baseball stadiums, sorted by capacity, their locations, their first year of usage and home teams.
The newest MLB stadium is Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, home of the Miami Marlins, which opened for the 2012 season. All except ten MLB stadiums (Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Kauffman Stadium, Marlins Park, Nationals Park, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Turner Field, Wrigley Field, and Yankee Stadium being the exceptions) have sold the naming rights to their stadiums to corporations. Turner and Wrigley are named for the individuals and not the corporations; Kauffmann is named for Ewing Kauffman who brought baseball back to Kansas City; while Fenway is named for the neighborhood and realty company at the time of ownership. This list will decrease to nine when SunTrust Park opens in 2017 as Turner Field's replacement.
- Legend 1
- Current stadiums 2
- Future ballparks, proposed and sanctioned by MLB 3
- Former stadiums / ballparks 4
- Notes 5
- See also 6
- References 7
- External links 8
|Denotes stadium with a retractable roof.|
|Denotes stadium with a fixed roof.|
Seating Capacity facts:
- Fenway Park capacity is 37,227 during day games
Future ballparks, proposed and sanctioned by MLB
|Stadium||Estimated capacity||Location||Playing surface||Team||
|SunTrust Park||41,500||Cumberland, Georgia||Grass||Atlanta Braves||2017||undetermined||Under construction|
Former stadiums / ballparks
In addition to the current National (NL) and American (AL) leagues, Major League Baseball recognizes four short-lived other leagues as "major" for at least some portion of their histories; three of them played only in the 19th century, while a fourth played two years in the 1910s. These leagues are the American Association (AA), 1882–1891; the Union Association (UA), 1884; the Players' League (PL), 1890; and the Federal League (FL), 1914–1915. This list includes all ballparks that served as regular home fields for teams throughout all six circuits' histories as major leagues.
Although they arguably represented a top-flight quality of play at times, the 19th century National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NA) and the various 20th century Negro leagues are not considered by MLB to have been "major leagues".
All playing fields are natural grass unless otherwise noted.
- Dodger Stadium was also home to the Los Angeles Angels from 1962-1965.
- Fenway Park was also home to the Boston Braves in part of 1914 and 1915, before they moved into Braves Field.
- Oakland Coliseum opened for the NFL in 1966; the Oakland Athletics have been tenants since 1968.
- Turner Field was originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium for use during the 1996 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Paralympics with the intent to convert it into a baseball-specific stadium immediately following the Games; the reconfiguration was completed on schedule, and the Atlanta Braves became tenants at the beginning of the 1997 season.
- Wrigley Field opened for the Chicago Whales (FL) in 1914; the Chicago Cubs have been tenants since 1916.
- List of MLB spring-training stadiums
- List of U.S. baseball stadiums by capacity
- List of U.S. stadiums by capacity
- List of baseball parks by capacity
- List of current National Football League stadiums
- List of National Hockey League arenas
- List of Major League Soccer stadiums
- List of Major League Lacrosse stadiums
- List of National Basketball Association arenas
- Carlton, Jim (October 15, 2012). "Giants Fans Take a Stand Over Nothing".
- "Cardinals Make 65,000 Additional Tickets Available; Tickets on Sale Wednesday at All Locations" (Press release).
- Belson, Ken; Sandomir, Richard (April 4, 2012). "Mets Hope New Design at Citi Field Brings Back the Long Ball".
- Paul, Tony (February 11, 2015). "Tigers' Seating Capacity Dropped to 41,574".
- Groke, Nick (April 2, 2014). "Rockies' Rooftop Party Deck at Coors Field "Another Dimension," Dick Monfort Says".
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- "Facts and Figures".
- "History of Kauffman Stadium".
- Justice, Richard (May 24, 2013). "Marlins Park a Work of Art in Every Facet".
- "Facts, Figures & Rules".
- Hendrix, Steve (September 25, 2014). "A Tale of Two Parks".
- "Athletics: No go for O.co". Ballpark Digest. April 9, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
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- Miller, Phil (March 29, 2013). "A Little Polish for the Jewel That is Target Field".
- Chastain, Bill (December 3, 2013). "Rays Provide Glimpse of Significant Trop Renovations".
- Moore, Terence (October 9, 2012). "Keep the Wild in Wild Card".
- Marchand, Andrew; Matthews, Wallace (March 25, 2014). "Question 4: Will Jeter Lure 4 Million Fans?".
- "Braves Break Ground on New Stadium, Announce New Name".
- Lowry, Philip (2009). Green Cathedrals.
- Further reading
- Lowry, Phillip (October 31, 2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League Ballparks.
- Ritter, Lawrence (March 8, 1994). Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields. Studio.
- Ballparks. Munsey & Suppes
- Ballpark Digest. August Publications
- BallparkReviews.com. Brian Merzbach
- BallparkSavvy.com. Jake Cain
- Ballpark Tour
- Ballparks of Baseball—The Fields of Major League Baseball
- BaseballParks.com. Joe Mock. Grand Slam Enterprises, Inc.
- Clem's Baseball—Our National Pastime—& Its "Green Cathedrals". Andrew G. Clem
- eBaseball Parks
- Major League Ballparks. Google Maps
- Map of MLB Teams and Stadiums. Sport Map World
- Ultimate Ballpark Guide (by MLB division) (April 6, 2011). Fox Sports
- BallparkMagic (Target Field). Rick Prescott
- mlb/mlbfielddimensions/ (MLB Diamonds Pictures and Stats). Vegas Scouting
- Every Major League Baseball Stadium, Ranked. Buzzfeed