This Web site is dedicated to the proposition that baseball is the social "glue" that keeps our fair republic united. For further musings, see: Civic Religion.
# = Not very current; few if any posts from the last few months.
I invite fans of this Web site to share any photos which they have taken of the major league ballparks. There are currently no photos on the pages for the ones listed below, most of which are no longer in existence. I would also be glad to include photos of stadiums that served as "neutral venues," or photos that are of better quality than the current ones...
I always credit the original photographers, and am much obliged to the following people:
NOTE: The "Feedjit" service, which tracks the location of visitors to this Web site, is presently on the blink, causing problems in loading this page, so I have removed it for the time being.
(Includes major revisions, minor revisions, pages with additional diagrams, and future stadiums that are under construction. This is only a rough guide; the sequence is subject to change.)
Between March 2012, when Marlins Park was completed, and September 2014, there were no major league baseball stadiums under construction. It was the first time since September 1986 that this situation existed. But in light of the recent groundbreaking on the future home of the Braves, the table that had been removed from this space is being restored.
|UC||1989: Skydome (Rogers Centre) (construction finished in early June)|
|plan.||UC||1990: Florida Suncoast Dome||(Tropicana Field)|
|planning||UC||1991: Comiskey Park II (U.S. Cellular Field, Guaranteed Rate Field)|
|-||planning||UC||1992: Oriole Park at Camden Yards|
|-||planning||UC||1994: Jacobs Field (Progressive Field)|
|-||planning||UC||1994: Ballpark in Arlington (Globe Life Park, etc.)|
|-||planning||UC||1995: Coors Field|
|-||planning||UC||1996: (Olympic Stadium) 1997: Turner Field|
|-||planning||UC||1998: Chase Field (Bank One Ballpark)|
|-||planning||UC||1999: AT&T Park (Pac Bell Park)|
|-||planning||UC||1999: Safeco Field|
|-||planning||UC||2000: Comerica Park|
|-||planning||UC||2000: Minute Maid Park|
|-||planning||UC||2001: Miller Park|
|-||planning||UC||2001: PNC Park|
|-||planning||UC||2003: Great American Ballpark|
|-||planning||UC||2004: Citizens Bank Park|
|-||planning||UC||2006: Busch Stadium III (construction finished in late May)|
|-||planning||UC||2008: Nationals Park|
|-||planning||UC||2009: Yankee Stadium II|
|-||planning||UC||2009: Citi Field|
|-||planning||UC||2010: Target Field|
|-||planning||UC||2012: Marlins Park|
|-||planning||UC||2017: SunTrust Park|
|Texas Rangers: Globe Life Park II||UC||2020 opening?|
|STILL WAITING ... Oakland Athletics: (?)|
|STILL WAITING ... Tampa Bay Rays: (?)|
|NOTE: For most stadiums, groundbreaking years are mere estimates. For most stadiums, construction continued through March of the year in which they opened. Two exceptions are Skydome / Rogers Centre (construction finished in early June 1989) and Busch Stadium III (construction finished in late May 2006).|
Andy Moursund, Kensington, MD -- Feb 11, 2020 20:23 PM
1 visit(s). My rating: 7
My first game at Griffith Stadium was against the Tigers in May of 1952, and my last games were in late August of 1961, a doubleheader against the Tigers in which Rocky Colavito hit 3 home runs in the second game, tying a feat previously held by Joe Dimaggio. Out of the nearly 30 stadiums I've been to, it's right below Tiger Stadium, Wrigley Field, and Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in my heart. Run down, but family, if you know what I mean. In between I went to a 22 to 1 loss to the Yankees, back-to-back walkoff wins over the Yankees in 1960, the 1956 All-Star game with homers by Mays, Musial, Williams and Mantle, a 1953 game with a long Ted Williams home run after he'd just returned from Korea, a 1957 game where Chuck Stobbs beat the Indians to break his personal 16 game losing streak, and opening days from 1955 through 1958, the highlight of which was the 1956 opener where Mantle hit 2 monster home runs over the high CF wall, a spot previously reached only by Ruth and Larry Doby, and subsequently reached only by Williams, also on an opening day in 1960. That home run and both of the Mick's were hit off the same pitcher, Camilo Pascual.
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