NOTE: The stadiums on this page are listed in chronological order according to when they were first used by a professional football team. In some cases this was many years before or after they were used in major league baseball. To see thumbnail images of the football configurations (for stadiums used in the NFL or CFL), as well as data on the timing and duration of use by the respective sports, roll the mouse cursor over the stadium names.
Baseball vs. football: which was first, and by how many years? Special post-"divorce" stadium circumstances?
NFL Bears moved in 5 years after Cubs, and stayed there 50 years, even though Soldier Field had opened in 1924.
NFL Giants moved in 11 years after MLB Giants, and stayed there 34 years. Four-year football hiatus, then "Titans" (Jets).
NFL Cardinals moved in 12 years after White Sox, stayed there 35 years (+ 3-year hiatus), then moved to St. Louis.
NFL "Braves" (later Redskins) moved in 17 years after MLB Braves, and stayed one year only; AFL Patriots moved in 7 years after Braves left, and stayed just 3 years.
NFL Eagles moved in 43 years after Phillies, and stayed there just 3 years, leaving 3 years before Phillies.
NFL Steelers moved in 24 years after Pirates, and stayed there 25 years, plus another 6 years using both Forbes Field and Pitt Stadium, which then became their full-time home for 6 more years.
NFL Redskins (former "Braves") moved in 21 years after Red Sox, stayed there 4 years, and then moved to Washington. AFL Patriots moved in 27 years later, and stayed there 6 years.
NFL Redskins moved in 26 years after Senators, stayed there 24 years, and then moved to RFK Stadium one year before the (new) Senators.
NFL Rams moved in 5 years after Indians, then moved to L.A. 9 years later. The newly-created Browns moved in the next year, and after 50 years moved to Baltimore (becoming the Ravens in 1996), 2 years after the Indians moved into Jacobs Field.
NFL Lions moved in 26 years after Tigers, stayed there 37 years, then moved to Pontiac, where they stayed for 27 years (until 2002), and then moved back to Detroit.
NFL Eagles moved in 31 years after Athletics (2 years after Phillies), stayed there 18 years, and then moved to Franklin Field, where they played for 13 years before moving to Veterans Stadium.
NFL Rams moved in 12 years before Dodgers, who were only there 4 years. Raiders moved in after two-year NFL hiatus. Rams returned in 2016 after 21-year NFL hiatus, and will stay there three years. Chargers moved to L.A. in 2017, and the two teams will be long-term "house mates."
NFL Colts moved in 1 year before Orioles, stayed 31 years, then moved to Indianapolis (RCA Dome) in 1984, 8 years before Orioles moved across town to Camden Yards.
NFL Green Bay Packers played about half of their games in Milwaukee from 1953 (the same year the Braves arrived) to 1994 (6 years before the Brewers moved to Miller Park next door), a total of 42 years.
NFL Giants arrived in 1956 (33 years after the Yankees) and stayed 17 1/2 years, after which they played in the Yale Bowl (1973-74) and Shea Stadium (1975), and then moved to New Jersey (Giants Stadium).
CFL Argonauts began playing in 1959, 18 years before the Blue Jays began, and both teams moved to Skydome in 1990.
NFL Cardinals arrived (from Chicago, in 1960) 40 years after the MLB Cardinals, and both teams moved to Busch Stadium II the same year (1966).
AFL Broncos began in 1960, 33 years before the MLB Rockies, who played there just two years (1993-94); after 41 years, Broncos moved into Invesco Field in 2001.
NFL Vikings began in 1961, same year as MLB Twins (ex-Senators), and both teams played there for 21 years before moving into Metrodome in 1982.
AFL Raiders played in 1961, then moved to Oakland. NFL 49ers moved from Kezar Stadium in 1971, 11 years after MLB Giants arrived; Giants moved to Pac Bell Park in 2000, 13 years before 49ers moved to Santa Clara.
NFL Redskins moved in one year before (new) Senators, who moved to Texas ten years later (1972, Arlington Stadium) and became the Rangers. After 36 years at RFK, Redskins moved to Landover, Maryland in 1997, 8 years before the former Montreal Expos moved to Washington and became the Nationals.
AFL Chiefs moved from Dallas in 1963, four years before Athletic moved to Oakland, stayed there 9 years, then moved to Arrowhead Stadium in 1972, one year before Royals moved into Royals Stadium next door.
AFL Jets moved in the same year as the Mets, stayed there 20 years, then moved to New Jersey (Giants Stadium, 1984), 25 years before Mets moved into Citi Field.
NFL Falcons (new franchise) moved in the same year as the Braves, stayed there 26 years, and then moved into Georgia Dome (1992), 5 years before Braves moved into Turner Field.
Both NFL and MLB Cardinals moved into Busch Stadium II in 1966; NFL Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Arizona 22 years later (Sun Devil Stadium, 1988). L.A. Rams moved to St. Louis and played a few games in Busch Stadium II in 1995 while Trans World Dome was being completed, 11 years before MLB Cardinals moved into Busch Stadium III.
AFL Raiders moved in two years before Athletics moved from K.C. (1968), then moved to L.A. where they spent 13 years (1982-1994), then returned to Oakland, but plan to relocate to Las Vegas in 2020.
AFL Chargers began two years before Padres were formed (1969); Padres moved into Petco Park 35 years later (2004), and Chargers played there until 2017, when they moved to L.A.
AFL Oilers moved from Rice Stadium in 1968, three years after Astros arrived. After 29 years there, Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997, three years before Astros moved into Enron Field.
NFL Steelers moved from Pitt Stadium in 1970, same year as Pirates arrived; after 31 years, both teams moved into (respectively) Heinz Field and PNC Park in 2001.
NFL Bengals moved from Nippert Stadium in 1970, the same year the Reds arrived; after 30 years moved into next-door Paul Brown Stadium in 2000, 3 years before Reds moved into Great American Ballpark.
NFL Eagles moved from JFK Stadium in 1971, same year as Phillies arrived, stayed 32 years and moved into to Lincoln Financial Field in 2003, one year before Phillies moved into Citizens Bank Park.
CFL Alouettes arrived in 1976, one year before Expos, played there a total of 13 years and then moved to McGill Molson Stadium, seven years before Expos moved to Washington (RFK Stadium, 2005) and became the Nationals.
NFL Seahawks began in 1977, same year as MLB Mariners. After 22 1/2 years, Mariners moved into Safeco Field (mid-1999), a year before Seahawks moved into Husky Stadium (2000-2001) and then Qwest Field.
NFL Rams moved from L.A. Memorial Coliseum in 1980, spent 15 years in Anaheim, and then moved to St. Louis in 1995.
NFL Vikings moved there in 1982, same year as Twins; after 28 years, Twins moved into Target Field in 2010. Four years later, the Vikings took up temporary residence at the University of Minnesota football stadium, and then moved into U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016.
NFL Dolphins moved from Orange Bowl in 1987, six years before Marlins began. After 20 years, Marlins moved into Marlins Park.
CFL Argonauts arrived in 1991, two years after Blue Jays arrived; Argonauts moved to BMO Field after 2015. NFL Buffalo Bills played some games at Rogers Centre 2008-2014.
|to Soldier Field|
|Polo Grounds||New York||Giants (1922-||Giants||Giants||Giants -1955)||Titans (1960-63)||to Yankee Stad. / Shea Stad.|
|Comiskey Park||Chicago||Cardinals (1922-25)||Cardinals (1929-||Cardinals||Cardinals -1959)||to Busch Stadium I|
|Braves / "Nickerson" Field||Boston||Braves (1932)||to Fenway Park||Patriots (1960-62)||to Fenway Park|
|Baker Bowl||Philadelphia||Eagles (1933-35)||to Municipal Stadium / Shibe Park|
|Forbes Field||Pittsburgh||Steelers (1933-||Steelers *||Steelers *||Steelers -1963) *||to Pitt Stad., then Three Rivers Stad.|
|Fenway Park||Boston||Redskins (1933-36)||to Griffith Stadium||Patriots (1963-68)||to Foxboro Stadium|
|Griffith Stadium||Washington||Redskins (1937-||Redskins||Redskins -1960)||to RFK Stadium|
|Cleveland Municipal Stadium||Cleveland||Rams
|to Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)|
|to Franklin Field|
|(Los Angeles) Memorial Coliseum||Los Angeles||
SUPER BOWLS: 1967, 1973
|Raiders (1982-||Raiders -1994)||to Anaheim Stadium / Oakland Col.||Rams (2016-18); Chargers (2017-18)|
|to RCA Dome / M&T Bank Stadium|
|(Milwaukee) County Stadium||Milwaukee||Packers (1953- *||Packers *||Packers *||Packers *||Packers -1994) *||full-time at Lambeau Field|
|Yankee Stadium||New York||Giants (1956-||Giants||Giants -1973)||to Giants Stadium|
|Exhibition Stadium||Toronto||(CFL)||Argonauts (1959-||Argonauts||Argonauts -1990)||to Skydome (below)|
|Busch Stadium I||St. Louis||Cardinals (1960-65)||to Busch Stadium II|
|Mile High Stadium||Denver||Broncos (1960-||Broncos||Broncos||Broncos -2000)||to Invesco Field|
|Metropolitan Stadium||Minnesota||Vikings (1961-||Vikings -1981)||to Metrodome (1982-2015)||U.S. Bank Stad. (2016-)|
|Candlestick Park||San Francisco||Raiders (1961)||49ers
-2013) to Levi's Stad.
|Robert F. Kennedy Stadium||Washington||Redskins (1961-||Redskins||Redskins||Redskins -1996)||to FedEx Field||(college bowls)|
|Municipal Stadium||Kansas City||Chiefs
|to Arrowhead Stadium|
|Shea Stadium||New York||Jets
|to Giants Stadium||MetLife Stad. (2010-)|
|Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium||Atlanta||Falcons (1966-||Falcons||Falcons -1991)||to Georgia Dome
|Mercedes-Benz Stad. (2017-)|
|Busch (Memorial) Stadium (II)||St. Louis||Cardinals (1966-||Cardinals||Cardinals -1987)||to Sun Devil Stadium (1988-2005)||Univ. of Phoenix Stad. (2006-)|
|Oakland Coliseum||Oakland||Raiders (1966-||Raiders -1981)||to Memorial Coliseum||Raiders (1995-||Raiders||Raiders
|Jack Murphy (QualComm) Stadium||San Diego||
SUPER BOWLS: 1988, 1998, 2003
Nissan Stad. (1999-)
|Three Rivers Stadium||Pittsburgh||Steelers (1970-||Steelers||Steelers -2000)||to Heinz Field|
|Riverfront Stadium||Cincinnati||Bengals (1970-||Bengals||Bengals -1999)||to Paul Brown Stadium|
|Veterans Stadium||Philadelphia||Eagles (1971-||Eagles||Eagles||Eagles -2002)||to Lincoln Financial Field|
|Olympic Stadium||Montreal||(CFL)||Alouettes (1977-||Alouettes *||Alouettes -1997?)||to McGill Molson Stadium|
|Kingdome||Seattle||Seahawks (1977-||Seahawks||Seahawks -1999)||to Husky Stad., Qwest Field @|
|Anaheim / Angels Stadium||Los Angeles||Rams
|to [Trans World (Ed. Jones) Dome]|
SUPER BOWL: 1992
-2013); to TCF Stad. @
|Hard Rock / Dolphin, etc. Stadium||Miami||
SUPER BOWLS: 1989, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2010;
|Rogers Centre||Toronto||(CFL)||Argonauts (1991-||Argonauts||Argonauts
Buffalo Bills (2008-14)
|Recent NON-pro football use|
|Chase Field||Phoenix||(Insight Bowl, 2001-2005)||(Cactus Bowl, 2015-)|
|Safeco Field||Seattle||(Seattle Bowl, 2001)|
|AT&T Park*||San Francisco||(XFL, college bowls, 2001-)|
|Tropicana Field||St. Petersburg||(college bowls, 2008-)|
|Yankee Stadium II||New York||(Pinstripe Bowl, 2010-)|
|Stadiums built primarily for baseball|
|Stadiums built primarily for football|
Note that the classifications of stadiums are based on the primary intended use in the stadium's FINAL configuration, if there were major modifications.
Stadiums are generally counted as "in use" by a football team for a particular decade if games were played there for at least three years.
Names used on this page are the ones normally used for most of the time during which the stadium was used for football, and may differ from the "standard" names at the top of the respective stadium pages.
@ : the next stadium was only temporary (1-2 years), pending construction of a permanent stadium.
* (ASTERISK): There was some irregularity or discontinuity in the usage of the stadium; see the particular stadium page for details.
CFL = Canadian Football League, eh?
SOURCES: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2012; The 1999 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac, Gerry Brown and Michael Morrison, eds. (New York: Hyperion Books, 1998); Web sites of respective NFL teams, etc.