Architectural History: MLB Stadiums

by: Julia Jeffrey and Gerid Bridges

1912 - Fenway Park

-opened in 1912

-stadium of the Boston Red Sox

-located in Boston, MA

-architect: Osborn Engineering

-initial cost: $650,000

-capacity: 39,928

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1914 - Wrigley Field

-opened in 1914

-stadium of the Chicago Cubs

-located in Chicago, IL

-architect: Zachary Taylor Davis

-initial cost: $250,00

-capacity: 41,118

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1962 - Dodger Stadium

-opened in 1962

-stadium of the Los Angeles Dodgers

-located in Los Angeles, CA

-architect: Emil Praeger

-initial cost: $23,000,000

-capacity: 56,000

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1968 - Colesium

-opened in 1968

-stadium of the Oakland A's

-located in Oakland, CA

-architect: Skidmore, Owings, Merrill

-initial cost: $25,500,00

-capacity: 34,007

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1973 - Kauffman Stadium

-opened in 1973

-stadium of the Kansas City Royals

-located in Kansas City, MO

-architect: Kivett and Myers

-initial cost: $43,000,000

-capacity: 37,903

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1994 - Globe Life Park

-opened in 1994

-stadium of the Texas Rangers

-located in Arlington, Texas

-architect: Rod Robbie

-initial cost: $191,000,000

-capacity 49,170

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1994 - Progressive Field

-opened in 1994

-stadium of the Cleveland Indians

-located in Cleveland, OH

-architect: HOK Sport

-initial cost: $296,000,000

-capacity: 43,405

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1997 - Turner Field

-opened in 1997

-stadium of the Atlanta Braves

-located in Atlanta, GA

-architect: Rosser International

-initial cost: $239,000,000

-capacity: 50,096

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1998 - Tropicana Field

-opened in 1998

-stadium of the Tampa Bay Rays

-located in St. Petersburg, FL

-architect: DLR Group Sports

-initial cost: $235,000,000

-capacity: 42,735

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1999 - Safeco Field

-opened in 1999

-stadium of the Seattle Mariners

-located in Seattle, Washington

-architect: NBBJ

-initial cost: $517,600,00

-capacity: 47,444

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2000 - Minute Maid Park

-opened in 2000

-stadium of the Houston Astros

-located in Houston, TX

-architect: HOK Sport

-initial cost: $342,000,000

-capacity: 40,950

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2000 - Comerica Park

-opened in 2000

-stadium of the Detroit Tigers

-located in Detroit, MI

-architect: Populus

-initial cost: $300,000,000

-capacity: 40,120

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2001 - PNC Park

-opened in 2001

-stadium of the Pittsburg Pirates

-located in Pittsburg, PA

-architect: L. D. Astorino

-initial cost: $288,000,000

-capacity: 38,362

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2008 - Nationals Park

-opened in 2008

-stadium of the Washington Nationals

-located in Washington D.C.

-architect: HOK Sport

-initial cost: $759,000,000

-capacity: 41,418

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