They call baseball “the old ball game” for a reason.
Professional baseball dates back almost 150 years, and the sport itself is pushing on two centuries. Though the game has evolved, Major League Baseball and some of its teams still have current connections to the past.
Two MLB ballparks have already celebrated their 100th birthdays. Which team has the oldest stadium, and which ones have shiny, new buildings to call home?
Here’s a look at the longest-running ballparks across MLB:
What is the oldest MLB stadium still in use today?
The distinction goes to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
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The ballpark opened in 1912 and is still going strong at 110 years old.
What is the second-oldest MLB stadium?
The second-oldest active ballpark 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, every other MLB ballpark opened after 1962.
When did the newest MLB stadium open?
While the Red Sox and Cubs are playing in century-old structures, the Texas Rangers have been in their new home for only three years.
The Rangers were in Globe Life Park from 1994 through 2019 before moving to Globe Life Field in 2020. Not only did the 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 Nationals Park?
Nationals Park opened its gates in 2008.
The Nats originally played at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium when they returned to Washington, D.C. Three years later, they got their current ballpark.
How old is every MLB stadium?
Let’s go around the horn across MLB to see how old every 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 Field, 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: loanDepot Park, 2012
- Milwaukee Brewers: American Family Field, 2001
- Minnesota Twins: Target Field, 2010
- New York Mets: Citi Field, 2009
- New York Yankees: Yankee Stadium, 2009
- Oakland Athletics: RingCentral 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: Nationals Park, 2008