My Ballparks – Updated

A couple of years ago, I realized, I’d been to a lot of ballparks. So I decided to sit down and make a list. I’ve worked in baseball, had a couple of jobs that had me travel a lot, and I’ve been fortunate to enough to be able to travel for personal reasons. I added six more stadiums on my most recent trip to the Midwest in May 2016 and I’m sitting at a fat 94 now, six parks away from triple digits.

Here’s the caveat to reading this. If the ballpark has an asterisk (*) next to it, that means I did not actually go to that park while it was inhabited by a professional team. For example, Engel Stadium in Chattanooga closed in 1999. I didn’t get to Chattanooga until 2001, so I missed going to a game there, but I did drive to it and take a tour. It get’s an *. Any other ballparks that say “former home of” but don’t have an asterisks, I actually went to that stadium  while a pro ball team was there.

MLB (12)

  • Arlington Stadium (Former home of the Texas Rangers)
  • The Kingdome (Former home of the Seattle Mariners)
  • The Astrodome (Former home of the Houston Astros)
  • Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
  • U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox)
  • Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Former home of the Atlanta Braves)
  • Busch Memorial Stadium (Former home of the St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Turner Field (Atlanta Braves)
  • Candlestick Park (Former home of the SF Giants)
  • Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)
  • Citi Field (New York Mets) (Added 9/23/15)
  • Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds) (Added 5/16/16)
  • Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers) (Added 12/15/16)

Alabama (9)

  • Regions Park (Former home of the Birmingham Barons)
  • Rickwood Field (Former home of the Birmingham Barons, site of the annual Rickwood Classic)
  • Regions Field (Birmingham Barons)
  • Joe Davis Stadium (Fomer home of the Huntsville Stars)
  • Hank Aaron Stadium (Mobile BayBears)
  • Stanky Field (Former home of the Mobile BaySharks)
  • Riverwalk Stadium (Montgomery Biscuits)
  • *Paterson Field (Former home of the Montgomery Rebels and Wings)
  • *Crampton Bowl (Former home of the Montgomery Rebels, Bombers, and Lions)

Arizona (1)

  • Scottsdale Stadium (Spring training home of the SF Giants. Home to the AZL Giants and Scottsdale Scorpions.)

California (2)

  • Billy Hebert Field (Former home of the Stockton Ports)
  • Goodwin Field (Former home of the Fullerton Flyers)

Florida (25)

  • Pensacola Bayfront Stadium (Pensacola Blue Wahoos)
  • Charlotte Sports Park (Spring training site of the Tampa Bay Rays and home of the Charlotte Stone Crabs and GCL Rays)
  • Ed Smith Stadium (Spring training site of the Baltimore Orioles)
  • McKechnie Field (Spring training site of the Pittsburgh Pirates and home of the Bradenton Marauders.)
  • Pirate City (GCL Pirates)
  • JetBlue Park (Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and home of the GCL Red Sox)
  • Hammond Stadium (Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins and home of the Fort Myers Miracle. The GCL Twins play in the attached Lee County Sports Complex)
  • Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays and home of the Dunedin Blue Jays.)
  • Bobby Mattick Training Center (GCL Blue Jays)
  • Baseball City Stadium (former spring training site of the Kansas City Royals. Formerly home of the Baseball City Royals and GCL Royals.)
  • Chain of Lakes Park (Former spring training site of the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. Also formerly home of those clubs’ FSL and GCL teams.)
  • Holman Stadium – Dodgertown (Former spring training site of the LA Dodgers and former home of the Vero Beach Dodgers and Devil Rays.)
  • *City of Palms Park (Former spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and their GCL afflilate.)
  • *Al Lang Field (Former site of many clubs’ spring training and FSL affiliates, most recently the Rays and Cardinals.)
  • *Terry Park (Former site for many teams’ spring training, most recently, in 1987, the Royals. Also former home of the Fort Myers Royals.)
  • *Pelican Park (Former home of the Pensacola Pelicans)
  • *Raymond A. Namoli / Payson Baseball Complex (Former spring training site of the NY Mets and Tampa Bay Rays) 
  • George M. Steinbrenner Field (Spring training home of the New York Yankees and home of the Tampa Yankees) 
  • BrightHouse Field (Spring traing home of the Philadelphia Phillies and home of the Clearwater Threshers)
  • *Jack Russell Stadium (Former spring training site of the Philadelphia Phillies and home of the Clearwater Phillies) 
  • Joker Merchant Stadium (Spring Traing home of the Detroit Tigers and home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers) (Added 6/2/15)
  • Henley Field (Former Spring training site of the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers, former and occasional home of the Lakeland Tigers) (Added 6/2/15)
  • Tradition Field (Spring training home of the New York Mets and home of the St Lucie Mets) (Added 6/15/15)
  • *Huggins – Stengel Field (Former spring training home of the Yankees, Mets, and Orioles) (Added 4/2/16)
  • *Oliver Field at Campbell Park (Former home of St. Petersburg Negro League teams. Hosted Mets and Cardinals spring training exhibition games in 1976.) (Added 4/2/16)

Georgia (5)

  • Coolray Field (Gwinnett Braves)
  • Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta GreenJackets)
  • State Mutual Stadium (Rome Braves)
  • Grayson Stadium (Former home of the Savannah Sand Gnats)
  • Golden Park (Former home of the Columbus Catfish)

Hawaii (1)

  • *Les Murakami Stadium (Former home of the Hawaii Islanders and the Hawaiian Winter League)

Illinois (1)

  • Rent One Park (Southern Illinois Miners)

Indiana (2)

  • Victory Field (Indianapolis Indians) (Added 5/19/16)
  • *Bush Stadium (Former home of the Indianapolis Indians)(Added 5/16/16)

Kentucky (4)

  • Whitaker Bank Ballpark (Lexington Legends)
  • UC Health Stadium (Florence Freedom)(Added 5/18/16)
  • Louisville Slugger Field (Louisville Bats)(Added 5/18/16)
  • *Cardinal Stadium (Former home of the Louisville Redbirds, RiverBats, Colonels) (Added 5/18/16)

Louisiana (5)

  • Zephyr Field (New Orleans Zephyrs)
  • Fair Grounds Field (Former home of the Shreveport Captains)
  • *New Orleans Superdome (Former home of the New Orleans Pelicans)
  • *M.L.Tigue Moore Field (Former home of the Bayou Bullfrogs)
  • *Bringhurst Field (Former home of the Alexandia Aces and Dukes)

Maryland (1)

  • Arthur W. Perdue Stadium (Delmarva Shorebirds)

Mississippi (2)

  • Trustmark Park (Mississippi Braves)
  • Smith-Willis Stadium (Former home of the Jackson Generals, as well as the Mets, DiamondKats, and Senators.)

Oklahoma (2)

  • Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (Oklahoma City Dodgers)
  • All Sports Stadium (Former home of the Oklahoma City 89ers)

New Jersey (1)

  • FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood BlueClaws)

New York (2)

  • Richmond County Bank Ballpark (Staten Island Yankees) 
  • *Jack Kaiser Stadium (Former home of the Queens Kings)

North Carolina (4)

  • NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro Grasshoppers)
  • L.P. Frans Stadium (Hickory Crawdads)
  • CMC-Northeast Stadium (Kannapolis Intimadators)
  • McCormick Field (Asheville Tourists)

South Carolina (3)

  • Joseph P. Riley Park (Charleston RiverDogs)
  • Fluor Field (Greenville Drive)
  • BB&T Coastal Field (Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

Tennessee (6)

  • AutoZone Park (Memphis Redbirds)
  • Pringles Park (Jackson Generals
  • Herchel Greer Stadium (Former home of the Nashville Sounds)
  • AT&T Field (Chattanooga Lookouts)
  • *Engel Stadium (Former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts)
  • *Raymond C Hand Park (Former home of the Clarksville Coyotes)

Texas (3)

  • Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco RoughRiders)
  • LaGrave Field (Former home of the Fort Worth Cats)
  • Cotton Bowl (One game home of the Dallas Eagles)

Washington (4)

  • Avista Stadium (Spokane Indians)
  • Gesa Stadium (Tri-City Dust Devils)
  • Yakima County Stadium (Former home of the Yakima Bears)
  • *Bomber Bowl (Former Tri-Cities Triplets home. My former high school field.)

West Virginia (1)

  • Appalachian Power Park (West Virginia Power)

I’ll probably update this list as I add new ballparks. How many you got?

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