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MLB stands for Major League Baseball. It is the organization of professional baseball. MLB is one of the oldest sports leagues in the world, founded nearly 119 years ago, in 1903. Major league baseball is made up of 30 teams, with 1 in Canada and 29 in America. Let us see the oldest MLB stadiums in this article.
There are 30 stadiums used by the MLB both new and old stadiums. The oldest stadium out of the 30 is a Fenway park located in Boston, which is the home ground of the Boston Red Sox. The list of some of the oldest stadiums used by the MLB is mentioned below starting from the oldest.
Oldest MLB stadiums
MLB is made up of two organizations, the American League(which was founded in 1901), and the National League (which was founded in 1876). The two organizations officially merged in 2000 but signed the official agreement in 1903.
Fenway Park is located in Massachusetts. It is the home of the Boston red sox. This stadium was opened in 1912 and is the oldest in this list of MLB stadiums. It can accommodate approximately 37,755 people. It is an open-roof stadium with a grassy surface.
Wrigley Field is the next oldest stadium on this list. It was established in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. This is the home ground of the Chicago cubs. This stadium can accommodate 41,649. It is an open-roof stadium with a grassy surface.
Dodger Stadium is the next on this list being built in 1962. It is in Los Angeles, California with a space for56,000. It is an open-roof stadium with a grassy surface. It is the ground of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Angel Stadium is the fourth oldest stadium on the list and was built in 1966 in Anaheim, California. It is the stadium of the Los Angeles Angels. It has accomadate 45,517. It is an open-roof stadium with a grassy surface.
Ring Central Coliseum
Ring Central Coliseum was built in 1966 in Oakland, California. It is the home ground of Oakland athletics. It has space for nearly 46,847 people. It is an open-roof stadium with the surface covered by grass.
This stadium was built in 1973 in Kansas city of Missouri. It is the home of the Kansas city royals. This stadium has space for 37,903 people. It is an open-roof stadium with grass cover in the field.
Rogers center stadium is in Toronto, Canada. It was built in 1989. It is the home of the Toronto blue jays. The Rogers Center is a multi-purpose stadium. The stadium’s capacity is 49,286. It has a retractable roof and artificial turf
This stadium was built in St. Petersburg (Florida) and is the ground of the Tampa Bay Rays. It has a capacity of 25,000. It was built in 1990 and has a fixed roof and artificial turf.
Guaranteed rate field
It is the home of the Chicago white sox located in Illinois. It is built in 1991. It has an open roof and a grassy surface. It has a capacity of 40,615.
Oriole park at Camden yards
Oriole park at Camden yards is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the ground of the Baltimore Orioles. It was constructed in 1992 and has a capacity of 45,971. It is an open-roof stadium with grass covered surface.
It was built in 1994 in Cleveland, Ohio. It has a capacity of 34,830. It is the home ground of Cleveland guardians. It is an open-roof stadium with a grass-covered surface.
Coors Field was built in 1995 in Denver, Colorado. It is the stadium of the Colorado Rockies. It has a capacity of 50,114 and has an open-roof stadium and the surface is made of grass.
It is in Phoenix, Arizona, and the home of Arizona Diamondbacks. It was built in 1998. It is constructed with a retractable roof. It has a capacity of 48,405. It has artificial turf.
It is the home of the Seattle Mariners and is in Seattle, Washington. It was constructed in 1999. It has a capacity of 47,929. It has a retractable roof and grass surface.
It was constructed in 2000 in Detroit, Michigan with a capacity of 41,083. It is the home stadium of the Detroit tigers. The stadium has an open roof and grass-covered ground.
Minute maid park
Minute maid park was established in 2000 in Texas and is the home of Houstons Astros. It has a capacity of 41,168. It has a retractable roof with grass cover.
It was built in 2000 in California. It is the home ground of San Fransisco giants. It has a capacity of 41,265 and has grass-covered ground with retractable roofs.
American Family Field
American Family Field is the home ground of the Milwaukee Brewers situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It has a capacity of 41,900. It was established in 2001 and has a retractable roof and grass-covered grounds.
The PNC park is the home ground of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was constructed in 2001 and has a capacity of 38,747. It is an open-roof stadium with a grassy surface.
The MLB is the organization for professional baseball. It contains 30 stadiums in total and the oldest among them is Fenway park in Boston, built-in 1912. Other oldest stadiums include Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, Ring Central Coliseum, Kauffman stadium, etc.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the newest stadium?
Globe life field was the newest stadium built in 2020 in Texas
- Are there other names for Wrigley Field?
It was called Weeghman park and Cubs park before its current name.
- Which is the largest stadium in terms of capacity?
The Dodgers stadium is the largest of all the stadiums, with a capacity of 56,000.