An architectural marvel, the Rogers Centre is home to Major League Baseball’s only Canadian franchise, the Toronto Blue Jays. Opening in 1989, it was the first stadium with a retractable roof allowing any sport to be played indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. The idea to build a new stadium in Toronto began in 1923,
Can you guess the team that has retired a number that is associated with their stadium? If you guessed the Cleveland Indians and the number 455, you are correct! Coupled with a successful team and one of the newest ballparks in baseball, for 455 straight games between 1995 and 2001 the Indians sold out every
Today, with nearly 60,000 seats the Oakland Coliseum looks very different than when it opened. In the mid 1940s Oakland officials first proposed that a new stadium be built in the area to attempt to lure a professional baseball and football team. It was 1960 before a site was chosen to build the stadium, near
Opening in 2000, Minute Maid Park is the third ballpark the Astros have called home. Previously they played at the Astrodome, dubbed as the “Eight Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1965. The Astrodome, a dome multipurpose stadium, allowed Astros fans a way to escape the Summer heat by coming inside to watch baseball.
It may be the fourth oldest ballpark in the American League, but the home of the Kansas City Royals has remained one of the most picturquest ballparks in baseball. When it opened in 1973 the stadium broke away from the trend of multipurpose stadiums built during this time. Major League Baseball arrived in Kansas City
Located in Arlington, Texas, Globe Life Park is a ballpark featuring elements of some of baseball’s classic ballparks and provides one of the best game-day experiences for fans. With an aging Arlington Stadium a new ballpark for the Texas Rangers needed to be built. The team began lobbying for a new stadium in the late
In today’s society some of the best things are ones that change little and remain basically the same as they have for decades. Fenway Park is an example of this as the Boston Red Sox have remained committed to staying at this classic ballpark that they have called home since 1912. It is the oldest
In Spring 2000 it was hard for many fans to picture the Detroit Tigers playing anywhere else other than Tiger Stadium, a ballpark where they had called home since 1912. However that changed in April 2000 when the Tigers moved to Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, a ballpark that the team has great success at,
Nestled in the streets of downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, sits the ballpark that has influenced the architecture and construction of every baseball stadium built since 1992, much like when Shibe Park and Forbes Field ushered in the modern steel and concrete ballparks in the first half of the 20th Century. The Orioles arrived
For over five decades Anaheim, CA has been the home to a team and stadium, each, with three different names. The nickname, the Angels, has remained the same but the stadium has changed dramatically since its opening. The Angels began playing in Los Angeles in 1961 as an expansion franchise, founded by owner Gene Autry.