Petco Park is an open-air ballpark in downtown San Diego, California, USA. It opened in 2004, replacing Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium as the home park of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. Before then, the Padres shared Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium with The National Football League’s San Diego Chargers. Petco Park is named after the pet supplies retailer Petco, which is based in San Diego and paid for the naming rights.
The ballpark is located between 7th and 10th avenues, South of J Street. The southern side of the stadium is bounded by San Diego Trolley light rail tracks along the north side of Harbor Drive (which serve the adjacent San Diego Convention Center). The portion of K Street between 7th and 10th is now closed to automobiles and serves as a pedestrian promenade along the back of the left and center field outfield seating (and also provides access to the “Park At The Park” behind center field). Two of the stadium’s outfield entrance areas are located at K Street’s intersections with 7th and 10th Avenues. The main entrance, behind home plate, is at the south end of Park Boulevard (at Imperial) and faces the San Diego Trolley station 12th & Imperial Transit Center.
|Location||19 Tony Gwynn Drive
San Diego, California
United States Of America
|Coordinates||32.7073°N 117.1566°W Coordinates: 32.7073°N 117.1566°W|
|Broke ground||May 3, 2000
|Opened||April 8, 2004|
|Owner||City Of San Diego: 70%
Padres LP: 30%
|Surface||BullsEye Bermuda (Grass)|
|Construction cost||$450 million
($562 million in 2014 Dollars)
|Architect||Populous (then HOK Sport)
Antonie Predock (design)
Spurlock Poirier (landscape)
ROMA (urban planning)
|Project manager||JMI Sports, LLC.
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti
|Services engineer||ME Engineers, Inc.
|General contractor||San Diego BallPark Builders (a joint venture of Clark Construction Group Inc., Nielsen Dillingham Builders Inc. And Douglas E. Barnhart Inc.)|
|Field dimensions||Left field Line - 334 feet (102 m)
Left field - 367 feet (112 m)
Left field alley - 390 feet (119 m)
Center field - 396 feet (121 m)
Right field alley - 391 feet (119 m)
Right field - 382 feet (116 m)
Right field line - 322 feet (98 m)
|Public transit access||12th & Imperial Transit Center(Blue and Orange Lines)
Gaslamp Quarter (Green Line)
|San Diego Padres (MLB) (2004-Present)
USA Sevens (IRB) (2007–2009)
Comic-Con International (2010-Present)
Citizens Bank Park is a 43,651-seat baseball park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, and home of the Philadelphia Phillies. It is commonly referred to by locals simply as “The Bank” or “CBP”. Citizens Bank Park opened on April 3, 2004, and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12 of the same year, with the Phillies losing to the Cincinnati Reds, 4–1. The ballpark was built to replace the now-demolished Veterans Stadium (afootball/baseball multipurpose facility), and features natural grass and dirt playing field and also features a number of Philadelphia-style food stands, including several which serve cheesesteaks, hoagies, and other regional specialties.
|Location||One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,United States 19148
|Coordinates||39°54′21″N 75°9′59″W Coordinates: 39°54′21″N 75°9′59″W|
|Broke ground||June 28, 2002|
|Opened||April 3, 2004|
|Owner||City of Philadelphia
|Surface||Kentucky Blue Grass|
|Scoreboard||Left Field HD display Board, 76 feet 0 inches (23.16 m) x 97 feet 0 inches (29.57 m), 7,372 square feet (680 m2)
Daktronics left field scoreboard message board, baseline message boards, HD displays and out-of-town scoreboards
|Construction cost||$458 million
($572 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||EwingCole (formerly Ewing Cole Cherry Brott, Philadelphia)
Populous (formerly HOK Sport,Kansas City)
Agoos Lovera Architects (Philadelphia)
|Project manager||Stranix Associates
|General contractor||L. F. Driscoll/Hunt|
|Main contractors||Synterra, Ltd.
Don Todd Associates, Inc.
|Record attendance||46,967 (January 2, 2012) 2012 NHL Winter Classic
Baseball: 46,528 (October 8, 2009)
|Field dimensions||Left field foul pole
329 feet (100 m)
Left field power alley
374 feet (114 m)
The “Angle” (left of CF to LCF)
409 feet (125 m) – 381 feet (116 m) – 387 feet (118 m)
Center field, straightaway
401 feet (122 m)
Right field power alley
369 feet (112 m)
Right field foul pole
330 feet (101 m)
|Public transit access||AT&T Station|
|Philadelphia Phillies (MLB) (2004–present)|
Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as “New Busch Stadium” or “Busch Stadium III“) is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, of MLB. The stadium has a seating capacity of 43,975, and contains 3,706 club seats and 61 luxury suites. It replaced Busch Memorial Stadium and occupies a portion of that stadium’s former footprint. A commercial area, dubbedBallpark Village, was built adjacent to the stadium over the remainder of the former stadium’s footprint.
The ballpark opened on April 4, 2006 with an exhibition between the minor league Memphis Redbirds and Springfield Cardinals, both affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals, which Springfield won 5-3 with right-hander Mike Parisi recording the first win. The first official major league game occurred on April 10, 2006 as the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6–4 behind an Albert Pujols home run and winning pitcher Mark Mulder.
The highest attendance for a sports event was on May 23, 2013 when 48,263 people watched Chelsea Football Club andManchester City Football Club play a friendly match.[
The stadium is the third stadium in St. Louis to carry the name Busch Stadium. Sportsman’s Park was renamed Busch Stadium in 1953, after team owner Gussie Busch. The first Busch closed in 1966, and both the baseball Cardinals, and the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals moved to a new multi-purpose stadium, named Busch Memorial Stadium. However, the current stadium is actually a corporate name and named after Anheuser-Busch, not Gussie Busch. The naming rights deal was signed in 2004 and would extend from the stadium’s opening in 2006 until 2026.
|Location||700 Clark Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
|Coordinates||38°37′21″N 90°11′35″W Coordinates: 38°37′21″N 90°11′35″W|
|Broke ground||January 17, 2004|
|Opened||April 4, 2006 (MLB exhibition)
April 10, 2006 (MLB)
|Owner||St. Louis National Baseball Club Inc.|
|Operator||St. Louis National Baseball Club Inc.
|Construction cost||$365 million
($427 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||Populous (formerly HOK Sport)
Kennedy Associates/Architects Inc.
|Project manager||Clayco Corp.
|Structural engineer||Bliss and Nyitray, Inc.|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.
46,861 (with standing room)
|Record attendance||48,263 Chelsea F.C. vsManchester City F.C. (3-4)
Baseball: 47,492 (April 7, 2014) Cardinals vs Reds
|Field dimensions||Left Field — 336 feet (102 m)
Left Center Field — 375 feet (114 m)
Center Field — 400 feet (122 m)
Right Center Field — 375 feet (114 m)
Right Field — 335 feet (102 m)
|Public transit access||Metrolink: Stadium|
|St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) (2006–present)|
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-styleballpark located in Anaheim, California. It is the home ballpark to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of theAmerican League, and was previously home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams (now St. Louis Rams). The stadium is often referred to by its unofficial nickname The Big A. It is the fourth-oldest active Major League Baseball stadium, behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium. It opened in 1966. It hosted the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
|Former names||Anaheim Stadium (1964–1997)
Edison International Field of Anaheim (1998–2003)
|Location||2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, California, United States92806
|Coordinates||33°48′1″N 117°52′58″W Coordinates: 33°48′1″N 117°52′58″W|
|Broke ground||August 31, 1964|
|Opened||April 19, 1966
April 1, 1998 (renovations)
|Owner||City of Anaheim|
|Operator||Angels Baseball LP|
|Construction cost||$24 million
($174 million in 2014 dollars)
$118 million (1997–1999 renovations)
|Architect||Noble W. Herzberg and Associates (1966)
Robert A. M. Stern, and
Walt Disney Imagineering(Renovations)
|General contractor||Del E. Webb Company (1966)
Turner Construction Company(Renovations)
|Field dimensions||Left Field – 330 ft (100.5 m)
Left-Center – 387 ft (118.0 m)
Center Field – 400 ft (121.9 m)
Right-Center – 370 ft (112.8 m)
Right-Center (shallow) – 365 ft (111.3 m)
Right Field – 330 ft (100.5 m)
Backstop – 60.5 ft (18.4 m)
|Public transit access||Anaheim|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB) (1966–present)
Southern California Sun (WFL) (1974–1975)
Los Angeles Rams (NFL) (1980–1994)
Freedom Bowl (NCAA) (1984–1994)
California Surf (NASL) (1978–1981)
Rugby Flock RFC (Castrol Super Rugby) (2013-present)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, often referred to simply as Camden Yards, is a Major League Baseball (MLB) ballparklocated in Baltimore, Maryland. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, it is the first of the ”retro” major league ballparks constructed during the 1990s and early 2000s, and remains one of the most highly praised. It was completed in 1992 to replace Memorial Stadium.
The park is situated in downtown Baltimore, a few blocks west of the Inner Harbor in the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The Orioles celebrated the ballpark’s 20th anniversary during the 2012 season and launched the website CamdenYards20.com as part of the celebration. Historically, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of several venues that have carried the “Oriole Park” name for various Baltimore franchises over the years.
|Location||333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
|Coordinates||39°17′2″N 76°37′18″W Coordinates: 39°17′2″N 76°37′18″W|
|Broke ground||June 28, 1989|
|Opened||April 6, 1992|
|Owner||Maryland Stadium Authority|
|Operator||Maryland Stadium Authority|
|Surface||Kentucky Blue Grass|
|Construction cost||$110 million
($185 million in 2014 dollars)
|Project manager||International Facilities Group, LLC.
|Structural engineer||Bliss and Nyitray, Inc.|
|Services engineer||Kidde Consultants Inc.
|General contractor||Barton Malow/Sverdrup/Danobe
45,971 (2011–present) with standing room at least 48,187
|Record attendance||49,828 (July 10, 2005)|
|Field dimensions||Left Field Line – 333 feet (101.5 m)
Left Center – 364 feet (110.9 m)
Deep Left Center – 410 feet (125 m)
Center Field – 400 feet (121.9 m) (Not posted)
Right Center – 373 feet (113.7 m)
Right Field Line – 318 feet (96.9 m)
|Public transit access||Convention Center (Baltimore Light Rail station)|
|Baltimore Orioles (MLB) (1992–present)|
Safeco Field (originally rendered SAFECO Field and sometimes referred to as Safeco) is a retractable roof baseball stadiumlocated in Seattle, Washington. The stadium, owned and operated by the Washington-King County Stadium Authority, is the home stadium of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) and has a seating capacity of 47,476 for baseball. It is located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood near the western terminus of Interstate 90.
During the 1990s, the suitability of the Mariners’ previous stadium—the Kingdome—as an MLB facility came under doubt, and the team’s ownership group threatened to relocate the team. In September 1995, King County voters defeated a ballot measure to secure public funding for a new baseball stadium. Shortly thereafter, the Mariners’ first appearance in the MLB postseason and their victory in the 1995 American League Division Series (ALDS) renewed a public desire to keep the team in town. As a result, the Washington State Legislature approved an alternate means of funding for the stadium with public money. The site for the stadium—just south of the Kingdome—was selected in September 1996, and construction began in March 1997. Construction lasted until July 1999, and the stadium hosted its first game on July 15, 1999.
|Location||1516 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
|Coordinates||47°35′29″N 122°19′57″W Coordinates: 47°35′29″N 122°19′57″W|
|Broke ground||March 8, 1997|
|Opened||July 15, 1999|
|Owner||Washington-King County Stadium Authority|
|Operator||Baseball Club of Seattle LP|
|Surface||Kentucky Bluegrass / Perennial Ryegrass blend|
|Construction cost||$517.6 million
($733 million in 2014 dollars)
|Project manager||The Vosk Group LLP|
|Structural engineer||Magnusson Klemencic Associates (Roof)
Sephen Tipping + Associates (Bowl)
|Services engineer||Flack + Kurtz Inc.
|Main contractors||The Erection Company Inc.
|Record attendance||Wrestlemania XIX 54,097|
|Field dimensions||Left Field - 331ft (101m)
Left-Center - 378ft (115m)
Center Field - 401ft (122m)
Right-Center - 381ft (116m)
Right Field - 326ft (99m)
Backstop - 55ft (17m)
|Seattle Mariners (MLB) (1999–present)
Seattle Bowl (NCAA) (2001)
WrestleMania XIX (WWE) (2003)
Globe Life Park in Arlington is a ballpark in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It is home to the American League’s Texas Rangers, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. The stadium was constructed as a replacement for nearby Arlington Stadium. It was known as The Ballpark in Arlington until May 7, 2004, when Ameriquestbought the naming rights to the ballpark and renamed it Ameriquest Field in Arlington. On March 19, 2007, the Texas Rangers severed their relationship with Ameriquest and announced that the stadium would be named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. On February 5, 2014, Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company bought the naming rights to the stadium. Globe Life is owned by Torchmark Corporation, which is based in McKinney, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas.
|Former names||The Ballpark in Arlington (1994–2004)
Ameriquest Field in Arlington (2004–2006)
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (2007–2013)
Globe Life Park in Arlington (2014–)
|Location||1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011
|Coordinates||32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W Coordinates: 32°45′5″N 97°4′58″W|
|Broke ground||April 2, 1992|
|Opened||April 1, 1994|
|Owner||Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority|
|Operator||Rangers Baseball Express|
|Surface||Infield: Y2 Zoysiagrass
Outfield: Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
|Construction cost||$191 million
($304 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||David M. Schwarz Architectural Services, Inc.
HKS, Inc. (architect of record)
|Structural engineer||Walter P Moore/Datum
|Services engineer||M–E Engineers, Inc./Dunn Consulting
|General contractor||Manhattan Construction Company|
|Field dimensions||Left Field Line – 332 feet (101 m)
Left Center – 390 feet (119 m)
Deep Left Center – 404 feet (123 m)
Center Field – 400 feet (122 m)
Deep Right Center – 407 feet (124 m)
Right Center – 377 feet (115 m)
Right Field Line – 325 feet (99 m)
Backstop – 60 feet (18 m)
|Public transit access||Collins Street @ Andrews Street|
|Texas Rangers (MLB) (1994–present)|
Chase Field is a stadium located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. It opened in 1998, in time for the Diamondbacks’ first game as an expansion team. Chase Field was also the first stadium built in the United States with a retractable roof.
Yankee Stadium is a stadium located in the South Bronx in New York City. It is the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises. It opened at the beginning of the 2009 MLB season as a replacement for the team’s previous home, the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923 and closed in 2008. The new ballpark was constructed across the street, north-northeast of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, on the former site of Macombs Dam Park. The ballpark opened April 2, 2009, when the Yankees hosted a workout day in front of fans from the Bronx community. The first game at the new Yankee Stadium was a pre-season exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs played on April 3, 2009, which the Yankees won 7–4. The first regular season game was played on April 16, a 10–2 Yankee loss to theCleveland Indians.
Much of the stadium incorporates design elements from the previous Yankee Stadium, thus paying homage to Yankee history. Although stadium construction began in August 2006, the project of building a new stadium for the Yankees is one that spanned many years and faced many controversies. The stadium was built on what had been 24 acres (97,000 m2) of public parkland. Replacement baseball fields opened in April 2012. Also controversial was the price tag of $1.5 billion, which makes it not only the most expensive baseball stadium ever built, but the second-most expensive stadium of any kind (afterMetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey).
Turner Field is a baseball park located in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1997, it has served as the home ballpark to the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Originally built as Centennial Olympic Stadium in 1996 to serve as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the stadium was converted into a baseball park to serve as the new home of the franchise. The Braves moved less than one block from Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, their home ballpark from 1966–1996.
Opening during the Braves’ “division dominance” years, Turner Field has hosted the National League Division Series a total of eleven times (1997–2005, 2010, 2013); it has also hosted the National League Championship Series four times (1997–1999, 2001), as well as one World Series (1999), one NL Wild Card Game (2012), and the 2000 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
On November 11, 2013, the Braves announced that they would vacate Turner Field for a new stadium in Cobb County, in the northwest suburbs outside of Atlanta. This was prompted by the expiration of the lease (in 2016) allowing the Braves to play in Turner Field. The new stadium will be constructed in a public/private partnership. Turner Field will be demolished after the Braves vacate the facility.
|Former names||Centennial Olympic Stadium(1996)|
|Location||755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
|Coordinates||33°44′7″N 84°23′22″W Coordinates: 33°44′7″N 84°23′22″W|
|Broke ground||July 10, 1993 (for Centennial Olympic Stadium)|
|Opened||March 29, 1997 (baseball)|
|Owner||Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority|
|Operator||Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc.|
|Surface||GN-1 Bermuda Grass|
|Construction cost||$209 Million
($314 million in 2014 dollars)
|Architect||Atlanta Stadium Design Team (a joint venture of Heery International, Inc., Rosser International, Inc., Williams-Russell and Johnson, Inc. andEllerbe Becket, Inc.)
|Project manager||Barton Malow|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|General contractor||Atlanta Stadium Constructors (a joint venture of Beers Construction Co., HJ Russell Construction Co. and CD Moody Construction Co.)
|Field dimensions||Left Field – 335 ft (102 m)
Left-Center – 380 ft (116 m)
Center Field – 401 ft (122 m)
Right-Center – 390 ft (119 m)
Right Field – 330 ft (100.5 m)
Backstop – 43 ft (13 m)
|Public transit access||Hank Aaron Drive @ Ralph D Abernathy Boulevard|
|Atlanta Braves (MLB) (1997–present)|