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Stadium locations:
Where ballparks were built
relative to urban centers
and/or other stadiums



This page (which is "under construction") provides the approximate locations of current and past major league stadiums by means of special thumbnail images of the diagrams overlaid onto crude city maps. The individual diagrams have been rotated so that north is always straight up. To see the map/diagram images, which feature standard-sized (one-quarter scale) thumbnail diagrams as well as much smaller-scale images depending on the amount of land encompassed, roll the mouse over the city names. (For some larger cities such as New York and Philadelphia, there are separate map/diagram images for different parts of the city.) In addition, a text box will be displayed showing its name, year of origin, and the previous MLB stadium (if any), and the distance in miles between the two. The "Western," "Central," and "Eastern" columns are based on geography, not the actual league divisions or time zones. Clicking on the city names will take you to the page of that city's current stadium (or stadiums).

This page replaces a page called "Stadium proximity," which emphasized cases in which two or more baseball stadiums from different eras were in close proximity to each other. Over the years, many stadiums have been built right next to the stadiums which they replaced, and in two cases (St. Louis and Cincinnati) the two successive stadiums "overlapped" each other. In other cases, stadiums were built just a few blocks from their predecessors. For those cities in which there was no close stadium proximity, the map/diagram images show different stadiums (if any) in separate inset boxes. In a few cases, the name of and distance to the stadium one more generation back is shown as well. Where applicable, the names and/or thumbnail images of NFL stadiums or NBA / NHL arenas are shown as well. Unlike the baseball stadium thumbnails, those images are mere rough approximations. Eventually, this page will provide such information for all major league stadiums since the early 20th Century. In the mean time, the images displayed are merely the standard thumbnail diagrams for the individual (current) stadiums.

Western cities

Seattle ( ! ) San Francisco ( ! ) Oakland ( ! ) Los Angeles ( ! ) San Diego ( ! ) Phoenix ( ! ) Denver ( ! )

Central cities

Minneapolis ( ! ) Milwaukee ( ! ) Chicago ( ! ) Kansas City ( ! ) St. Louis ( ! ) Arlington, TX ( ! ) Houston ( ! ) Detroit ( ! ) Cleveland ( ! ) Cincinnati ( ! ) Pittsburgh ( ! )

Eastern cities

Montreal Toronto Boston ( ! ) NY: Bronx/Manhattan ( ! ) New York - Queens Philadelphia - north ( ! ) Philadelphia - south ( ! ) Baltimore ( ! ) Washington ( ! ) Atlanta ( ! ) St. Petersburg ( ! ) Miami ( ! )

( ! ) : Complete urban vicinity thumbnail map / diagram. (The remainder will appear here soon.)

Roll mouse over city locations.

SOURCES: Lowry, Green Cathedrals (1992, 2006), National Geographic Road Atlas

This page is derived from a page called "Stadium proximity" that was first posted in July, 2004. A second major revision was made in July 2016, and the new page was (re-)created in July 2019.


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