List of former Major League Baseball stadiums

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The following is a list of ballparks previously used by professional baseball teams.

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.

Location Stadium MLB team(s) Opened Closed Notes Ref(s)
altAltoona, Pennsylvania Columbia Park Altoona Mountain City (UA, 1884) 1884 [1]
dal1965Arlington, Texas Arlington Stadium Texas Rangers (AL, 1972–1993) 1965 1993
Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium Atlanta Braves (NL, 1966–1996) 1965 1996 Former stadium site to be converted for baseball by Georgia State University.
Turner Field Atlanta Braves (NL, 1997–2016) 1996 2016 Stadium rebuilt as Georgia State Stadium.
Baltimore, Maryland Newington Park Baltimore Orioles (AA, 1882)
Huntington Avenue Park
Oriole Park I
Baltimore Orioles (AA, 1882–1889)
Belair Lot Baltimore Monumentals (UA, 1884)
Oriole Park II Baltimore Orioles (AA, 1890–1891) 1890
Union Park
Oriole Park III
Baltimore Orioles (AA, 1891)
Baltimore Orioles (NL, 1892–1899)
1891
Oriole Park IV Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1901–1902) 1901 1915
Terrapin Park
Oriole Park V
Baltimore Terrapins (FL, 1914–1915) 1914 1944
Memorial Stadium Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1954–1991) 1922 1998
min1956Bloomington, Minnesota Metropolitan Stadium Minnesota Twins (AL, 1961–1981) 1956 1981 [1]
Boston, Massachusetts South End Grounds
Walpole Street Grounds
Boston Beaneaters/Braves (NL, 1876–1914) 1871 1914
Dartmouth Grounds Boston Reds (UA, 1884) [1]
Congress Street Grounds Boston Reds (PL, 1890)
Boston Reds (AA, 1891)
Boston Beaneaters (NL, 1894)
1890 1894
Huntington Avenue Grounds Boston Red Sox (AL, 1901–1911) 1901 1911
Braves Field[b]
The Bee Hive
Boston Braves/Bees (NL, 1915–1952) 1915 1952 Now Nickerson Field
nyc1923Bronx, New York Yankee Stadium I New York Yankees (AL, 1923–1973, 1976–2008) 1923 2008
Brooklyn, New York Union Grounds Brooklyn Hartfords (NL, 1877) 1862 1883
Washington Park Brooklyn Atlantics (AA, 1884)
Brooklyn Dodgers (NL, 1884–1891; 1898–1912)
Brooklyn Tip Tops (FL, 1914–1915)
1883 1915
Eastern Park Brooklyn Ward's Wonders (PL, 1890)
Brooklyn Dodgers (NL, 1891–1897)
1890 ?
Ebbets Field Brooklyn Dodgers (NL, 1913–1957) 1913 1957
Buffalo, New York Riverside Park Buffalo Bisons (NL, 1879–1883) 1878 1883
Olympic Park I Buffalo Bisons (NL, 1884–1885) 1884 1888
Olympic Park II Buffalo Bisons (PL, 1890) 1890
International Fair Association Grounds Buffalo Blues (FL, 1914–1915) 1914
Chicago, Illinois Lake Front Park
Union Base-Ball Grounds
Chicago White Stockings (NL, 1878–1884) 1871 1884 Now part of Grant Park
23rd Street Grounds Chicago White Stockings (NL, 1876–1877) 1872 1877
South Side Park I Chicago Browns (UA, 1884) 1884
West Side Park I Chicago White Stockings (NL, 1885–1891) 1885 1891
South Side Park II Chicago Pirates (PL, 1890)
Chicago White Stockings (NL, 1891–1892)
1890 1893
South Side Park III
39th Street Grounds
Chicago White Sox (AL, 1901–1910) 1893 1940
West Side Park II Chicago Cubs (NL, 1894–1915) 1894 1920
Comiskey Park
White Sox Park
Chicago White Sox (AL, 1910–1990) 1910 1990
Cincinnati, Ohio Avenue Grounds
Brighton Park
Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1876–1879)
Bank Street Grounds Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1880)
Cincinnati Reds (AA, 1882–1883)
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds (UA, 1884)
League Park
American Park
Cincinnati Reds (AA, 1884–1889)
Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1890–1901)
1884 1901
East End Park
Pendleton Park
Cincinnati Kelly's Killers (AA, 1891) 1891 1907?
Palace of the Fans Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1902–1911) 1902 1911
Crosley Field
Redland Field
Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1912–1970) 1912 1970
Riverfront Stadium
Cinergy Field
Cincinnati Reds (NL, 1970–2002) 1970 2002 AstroTurf (1970–2000)
Grass (2001–2002)
Cleveland, Ohio Kennard Street Park Cleveland Blues (NL, 1879–1884)
National League Park Cleveland Spiders (AA, 1887–1888)
Cleveland Spiders (NL, 1889–1890)
Brotherhood Park Cleveland Infants (PL, 1890)
League Park Cleveland Spiders (NL, 1891–1899)
Cleveland Indians (AL, 1901–1946)
1891 1946
Cleveland Stadium
Lakefront Stadium
Municipal Stadium
Cleveland Indians (AL, 1932–1993) 1932 1995
colColumbus, Ohio Recreation Park Columbus Buckeyes (AA, 1883–1884)
Columbus Solons (AA, 1889–1891)
1883 1897
denDenver, Colorado Mile High Stadium Colorado Rockies (NL, 1993–1994) 1948 2001
Detroit, Michigan Recreation Park Detroit Wolverines (NL, 1881–1888) 1881 1894
Bennett Park Detroit Tigers (AL, 1901–1911) 1896 1911
Tiger Stadium
Briggs Stadium
Navin Field
Detroit Tigers (AL, 1912–1999) 1912 2008
harHartford, Connecticut Hartford Ball Club Grounds Hartford Dark Blues (NL, 1876) 1874
Houston, Texas Colt Stadium Houston Colt .45s (NL, 1962–1964) 1962 1964
Houston Astrodomedagger Houston Astros (NL, 1965–1999) 1965 2006 AstroTurf (1966–1999)
Stadium is closed but still standing
Indianapolis, Indiana South Street Park Indianapolis Blues (NL, 1878)
Tinker Park
Athletic Park
Seventh Street Park
Indianapolis Hoosiers (AA, 1884)
Federal League Park Indianapolis Hoosiers (FL, 1914) 1913 1916
Kansas City, Missouri Association Park Kansas City Cowboys (UA, 1884)
Kansas City Cowboys (NL, 1886)
Kansas City Cowboys (AA, 1888)
Exposition Park Kansas City Cowboys (AA, 1888–1889)
Gordon and Koppel Field Kansas City Packers (FL, 1914–1915)
Municipal Stadium Kansas City Athletics (AL, 1955–1967)
Kansas City Royals (AL, 1969–1972)
1925 1972
Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles Dodgers (NL, 1958–1961) 1923 Stadium is still open but not used by MLB
Wrigley Field Los Angeles Angels (AL, 1961) 1925 1961
Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Baseball Park Louisville Grays (NL, 1876–1877)
Eclipse Park I Louisville Eclipse (AA, 1882–1884)
Louisville Colonels (AA, 1885–1891)
Louisville Colonels (NL, 1892)
1874 1893
Eclipse Park II Louisville Colonels (NL, 1893–1893) 1893 1899
Manhattan, New York Polo Grounds I New York Giants (NL, 1883–1888)
New York Metropolitans (AA, 1883–1885)
1880 1888
Metropolitan Park New York Metropolitans (AA, 1884) 1884 1884
Polo Grounds II New York Giants (NL, 1889–1890) 1889 1910
Polo Grounds III New York Giants (PL, 1890)
New York Giants (NL, 1891–1957)
New York Yankees (AL, 1913–1922)
New York Mets (NL, 1962–1963)
1890 1963
Hilltop Park New York Yankees (AL, 1903–1912) 1903 1914
miaMiami Gardens, Florida Hard Rock Stadium
Sun Life Stadium
Joe Robbie Stadium
Pro Player Park/Stadium
Dolphin(s) Stadium
Land Shark Stadium
Florida Marlins (NL, 1993–2011) 1987 Stadium is still open but not used by MLB; current name is Hard Rock Stadium
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eclipse Park Milwaukee Grays (NL, 1878)
Wright Street Grounds Milwaukee Brewers (UA, 1884) 1884
Athletic Park
Borchert Field
Milwaukee Brewers (AA, 1881) 1887 1952
Lloyd Street Grounds Milwaukee Brewers (AL, 1901) 1895 1903
Milwaukee County Stadium Milwaukee Braves (NL, 1953–1965)
Milwaukee Brewers (AL, 1970–1997)
Milwaukee Brewers (NL, 1998–2000)
1953 2000 Most of the playing field is now Helfaer Field, a youth baseball venue.
min1982Minneapolis, Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodomedagger Minnesota Twins (AL, 1982–2009) 1982 2013 SuperTurf (1982–1986)
AstroTurf (1987–2003)
FieldTurf (2004–2010)
Now site of U.S. Bank Stadium, a football stadium convertible to baseball use.
Montreal, Quebec Jarry Park Stadium[c] Montreal Expos (NL, 1969–1976) 1969 1976 Now Uniprix Stadium, a tennis venue
Olympic Stadiumdagger Montreal Expos (NL, 1977–2004) 1976 Stadium is still open but not used by MLB Grass (1976)
AstroTurf (1977–2001)
Defargo Astrograss (2002–2003)
FieldTurf (2003–2004)
new1915Newark, New Jersey Harrison Park Newark Pepper (FL, 1915) 1915 1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jefferson Street Grounds
Athletics Park
Philadelphia Athletics (NL, 1876)

Philadelphia Athletics (AA, 1883–1890)

1871 1890
Oakdale Park Philadelphia Athletics (AA, 1882) 1882
Recreation Park Philadelphia Phillies (NL, 1883–1886)
Keystone Park Philadelphia Keystones (UA, 1884)
Baker Bowl Philadelphia Phillies (NL, 1887–1938) 1887 1938
Forepaugh Park Philadelphia Quakers (PL, 1890)
Philadelphia Athletics (AA, 1891)
Columbia Park Philadelphia Athletics (AL, 1901–1908) 1901 1908
Shibe Park
Connie Mack Stadium
Philadelphia Athletics (AL, 1909–1954)
Philadelphia Phillies (NL, 1938–1970)
1909 1970
Veterans Stadium Philadelphia Phillies (NL, 1971–2003) 1971 2003 AstroTurf (1971–2000)
NexTurf (2001–2003)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Exposition Park I Pittsburgh Alleghenys (AA, 1882) 1882 1882
Exposition Park II Pittsburgh Alleghenys (AA, 1883)
Pittsburgh Stogies (UA, 1884)
1883 1915
Recreation Park Pittsburgh Alleghenys (AA, 1884–1886)
Pittsburgh Alleghenys (NL, 1887–1890)
1876 1904
Exposition Park III Pittsburgh Burghers (PL, 1890)
Pittsburgh Pirates (NL, 1891–1909)
Pittsburgh Rebels (FL, 1914–1915)
1890 1915
Forbes Field Pittsburgh Pirates (NL, 1909–1970) 1909 1970
Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh Pirates (NL, 1970–2000) 1970 2000 Tartanturf (1970–1982)
AstroTurf (1983–2000)
proProvidence, Rhode Island Messer Street Grounds Providence Grays (NL, 1878–1885) 1878 1887
Queens, New York nyc1883Ridgewood Park Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA, 1886–1889)
Brooklyn Gladiators (AA, 1890)
1883 1959
Shea Stadium New York Mets (NL, 1964–2008)
New York Yankees (AL, 1974–1975)
1964 2008
ricRichmond, Virginia Allen Pasture Richmond Virginians (AA, 1884)
roc1886Rochester, New York Culver Field Rochester Broncos (AA, 1890) 1886 1907
St. Louis, Missouri Sportsman's Park
Busch Stadium
St. Louis Browns (AA, 1882–1891)
St. Louis Browns (NL, 1892)
St. Louis Browns (AL, 1902–1953)
St. Louis Cardinals (NL, 1920–1966)
1881 1966
Union Grounds St. Louis Maroons (UA, 1884)
St. Louis Maroons (NL, 1885–1886)
1884 1888
Robison Field
New Sportsman's Park
St. Louis Browns/Cardinals (NL, 1893–1920) 1893 1926
Handlan's Park St. Louis Terriers (FL, 1914–1915) 1914? 1920s
Busch Memorial Stadium
Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals (NL, 1966–2005) 1966 2005 AstroTurf (1970–1995)
min1884Saint Paul, Minnesota Fort Street Grounds St. Paul Saints (UA, 1884)
sdg1967San Diego, California SDCCU Stadium
Qualcomm Stadium
Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego Stadium
San Diego Padres (NL, 1969–2003) 1967 Stadium is still open but not used by MLB
San Francisco, California Seals Stadium San Francisco Giants (NL, 1958–1959) 1931 1959
Candlestick Park
3Com Park at Candlestick Point
Monster Park
San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point
San Francisco Giants (NL, 1960–1999) 1960 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium Montreal Expos (NL, 2003–2004) 1962
Seattle, Washington Sick's Stadium Seattle Pilots (AL, 1969) 1932 1976
Kingdomedagger Seattle Mariners (AL, 1977–1999) 1976 2000 AstroTurf
nyc1886Staten Island, New York St. George Cricket Grounds New York Metropolitans (AA, 1886–1887)
New York Giants (NL, 1889)
1886 ?
Syracuse, New York Newell Park Syracuse Stars (NL, 1879)
Star Park Syracuse Stars (AA, 1890)
Toledo, Ohio League Park Toledo Blue Stockings (AA, 1884)
Speranza Park Toledo Maumees (AA, 1890)
tor1959Toronto, Ontario Exhibition Stadium Toronto Blue Jays (AL, 1977–1989) 1959 1989 AstroTurf
Now site of BMO Field, a soccer stadium
Troy, New York Putnam Grounds Troy Trojans (NL, 1879)
Haymakers' Grounds Troy Trojans (NL, 1880–1881)
Troy Ball Clubs Grounds Troy Trojans (NL, 1882)
Washington, D.C. Athletic Park Washington Nationals (AA, 1884)
Capitol Grounds
Capital Park I
Washington Nationals (UA, 1884)
Swampoodle Grounds
Capital Park II
Washington Nationals (NL, 1886–1889)
Boundary Field
National Park I
National Park III
Washington Statesmen (AA, 1891)
Washington Senators (NL, 1892–1899)
Washington Senators I (AL, 1903–1910)
1891 1911
American League Park
National Park II
Washington Senators I (AL, 1901–1902) 1901 1926
Griffith Stadium
National Park IV
Washington Senators I (AL, 1911–1960)
Washington Senators II (AL, 1961)
1911 1961
RFK Memorial Stadium
D.C. Stadium
Washington Senators II (AL, 1962–1971)
Washington Nationals (NL, 2005–2007)
1961 Stadium is still open but not used by MLB
wil1884Wilmington, Delaware Union Street Park Wilmington Quicksteps (UA, 1884)
wor1880Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester Agricultural Fairgrounds
Worcester Driving Park Grounds
Worcester (NL, 1880–1882)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lowry, Philip (2009). Green Cathedrals. New York: Walker Publishing Company. ISBN 0802715621.