What are the oldest MLB stadiums? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
They call baseball “the old ball game” for a reason.
Professional baseball dates back nearly 150 years, and the sport itself grows over two centuries. Although the game has evolved, Major League Baseball and some of its teams still have current ties to the past.
Two MLB baseball stadiums have already celebrated their 100th anniversary. Which team has the oldest stadium, and which have shiny new buildings to call home?
Here is an overview of the oldest baseball stadiums in MLB:
What is the oldest MLB stadium still in use today?
The distinction goes to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
The ballpark opened in 1912 and is still going strong at 110 years old.
What is the second oldest stadium in MLB?
The second oldest active baseball stadium brings us to the Friendly Confines. Wrigley Field opened in 1914, and the Chicago Cubs have been playing there ever since.
Aside from Fenway and Wrigley, all other MLB stadiums opened after 1962.
When did the new MLB stadium open?
While the Red Sox and Cubs operate in century-old structures, the Texas Rangers have been in their new home for only three years.
Rangers were at Globe Life Park from 1994 to 2019 before moving to Globe Life Field in 2020. Not only did Rangers play there in 2020, but it was the neutral site for the National League Championship Series and World Series in its first year .
How old is the guaranteed rate field?
The guaranteed rate field, home of the Chicago White Sox, opened in 1991.
The ground only got its current name from the 2017 season. The stadium originally opened as Comiskey Park before becoming US Cellular Field in 2003.
How old is each MLB stadium?
Let’s take a horn tour through MLB to see how old each team’s ballpark is:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Chase Field, 1998
- Atlanta Braves: Truist Park, 2017
- Baltimore Orioles: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 1992
- Boston Red Sox: Fenway Park, 1912
- Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field, 1914
- Chicago White Sox: guaranteed rate field, 1991
- Cincinnati Reds: Great American Ball Park, 2003
- Cleveland Guardians: Progressive Champ, 1994
- Colorado Rockies: Coors Field, 1995
- Detroit Tigers: Comerica Park, 2000
- Houston Astros: Minute Maid Park, 2000
- Kansas City Royals: Kauffman Stadium, 1973
- Los Angeles Angels: Angel Stadium, 1966
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodger Stadium, 1962
- Miami Marlins: Parc Dépôt loan, 2012
- Milwaukee Brewers: American Family Field, 2001
- Minnesota Twins: Target Field, 2010
- New York food: Citi Field, 2009
- New York Yankees: Yankee Stadium, 2009
- Oakland Athletics: Ring Central Coliseum, 1966
- Philadelphia Phillies: Citizens Bank Park, 2004
- Pittsburgh Pirates: PNC Park, 2001
- San Diego Padres: Petco Park, 2004
- San Francisco Giants: Oracle Park, 2000
- Seattle Mariners: T-Mobile Park, 1999
- St. Louis Cardinals: Busch Stadium, 2006
- Tampa Bay Rays: Tropicana Field, 1990
- Texas Rangers: Globe Life Field, 2020
- Toronto Blue Jays: Rogers Centre, 1989
- Washington nationals: National Park, 2008