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, 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.
Denotes stadium with a retractable roof.
Denotes stadium with a fixed roof.
Current stadiums [ edit ]
Seating capacity facts:
Fenway Park capacity is 37,227 during day games
Future ballparks, proposed and sanctioned by MLB [ edit ]
Former stadiums / ballparks [ edit ]
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.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Carlton, Jim (October 15, 2012). "Giants Fans Take a Stand Over Nothing". The Wall Street Journal . Retrieved . March 6, 2015
^ "Cardinals Make 65,000 Additional Tickets Available; Tickets on Sale Wednesday at All Locations" (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. April 28, 2006 . Retrieved . March 6, 2015
^ Belson, Ken; Sandomir, Richard (April 4, 2012). "Mets Hope New Design at Citi Field Brings Back the Long Ball". The New York Times . Retrieved . March 6, 2015
^ Paul, Tony (February 11, 2015). "Tigers' Seating Capacity Dropped to 41,574". The Detroit News . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ Groke, Nick (April 2, 2014). "Rockies' Rooftop Party Deck at Coors Field "Another Dimension", Dick Monfort Says". The Denver Post . Retrieved . April 4, 2014
^ "2014 Dodger Season Tickets Go on Sale" (Press release). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. September 12, 2013 . Retrieved . March 6, 2015
^ GUIDE/Media Guides/2015/Boston Red Sox Media Guide (low res).pdf "2015 Boston Red Sox Media Guide" (PDF). Major League Baseball Advanced Media. March 12, 2015. p. 11 . Retrieved . March 25, 2015
^ "Facts and Figures". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ "History of Kauffman Stadium". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ Justice, Richard (May 24, 2013). "Marlins Park a Work of Art in Every Facet". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . September 6, 2013
^ "Facts, Figures & Rules". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ a b Hendrix, Steve (September 25, 2014). "A Tale of Two Parks". The Washington Post . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ "Athletics: No go for O.co". Ballpark Digest. April 9, 2012 . Retrieved . September 6, 2013
^ "Cleveland Indians on the Forbes MLB Team Valuations List". . March 25, 2015 Forbes . Retrieved . March 25, 2015
^ Miller, Phil (March 29, 2013). "A Little Polish for the Jewel That is Target Field". (Minneapolis) Star Tribune . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ Chastain, Bill (December 3, 2013). "Rays Provide Glimpse of Significant Trop Renovations". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ Moore, Terence (October 9, 2012). "Keep the Wild in Wild Card". Major League Baseball Advanced Media . Retrieved . March 17, 2015
^ Marchand, Andrew; Matthews, Wallace (March 25, 2014). "Question 4: Will Jeter Lure 4 Million Fans?". ESPN . Retrieved . March 26, 2014
^ "Braves Break Ground on New Stadium, Announce New Name". (Atlanta). September 16, 2014 WSB . Retrieved . September 16, 2014
^ a b c Lowry, Philip (2009). . New York: Walker Publishing Company. Green Cathedrals ISBN 0802715621.
Further reading [ edit ]
Lowry, Phillip (October 31, 2006). Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of All Major League Ballparks. Walker & Company. ISBN 0-8027-1562-1.
Ritter, Lawrence (March 8, 1994). Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields. Studio. ISBN 978-0-14-023422-0.
External links [ edit ]