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Major League Baseball
American League West Division
123 photos Safeco Field 199947,116grassretractable Cost of construction was US$ 517 million. Home of the 2001 All-Star Game.
Seattle Mariners 331-388-409-405-385-326
24 photos Angel Stadium of Anaheim 196645,054grassno I saw the game where the Angels clinched 2007 AL West Championship.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 330-365-400-365-330
# O.co Coliseum 196843,662grassno
Oakland Athletics 330-375-400-375-330
# Rangers Ballpark in Arlington 199449,178grassno
Texas Rangers 334-388-400-407-381-326
National League West Division
22 photos AT&T Park 200040,800grassno I saw an XFL game betweem the SF Demons and the Memphis Maniax here.
San Francisco Giants 335-364-404-420-307
20 photos Chase Field 199848,569grassretractable Though I have not seen a game here yet, I joined the ballpark tour twice.
Arizona Diamondbacks 330-374-413-402-413-374-334
35 photos Dodger Stadium 196256,000grassno
Los Angeles Dodgers 330-385-395-385-330
# Petco Park 200442,445grassno Moved from Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego Padres 334-367-396-385-322
# Coors Field 199550,381grassno
Colorado Rockies 347-390-415-424-375-350
American League Central Division
12 photos U.S. Cellular Field 199144,321grassno Formerly known as Comisky Park. Home of the 2003 All-Star Game.
Chicago White Sox 347-375-400-375-347
# Kauffman Stadium 197340,625grassno
Kansas City Royals 330-375-410-375-330
# Target Field 201039,504grassno
Minnesota Twins 339-377-411-403-365-328
# Comerica Park 200040,000grassno Home of the 2005 All-Star Game.
Detroit Tigers 345-370-420-365-330
# Progressive Field 199443,368grassno
Cleveland Indians 325-370-410-405-375-325
National League Central Division
70 photos Great American Ball Park 200342,060grassno
Cincinnati Reds 328-379-404-370-325
50 photos PNC Park 200138,365grassno Home of the 2006 All-Star Game.
Pittsburgh Pirates 325-389-410-399-375-320
11 photos Miller Park 200142,500grassretractable Home of the sausage race and the 2002 All-Star Game.
Milwaukee Brewers 342-374-400-378-356
16 photos Wrigley Field 191639,086grassno Covered with grass and ivy.
Chicago Cubs 355-368-400-368-353
# Minute Maid Park 200042,000grassretractable Formerly known as Enron Field. Home of the 2004 All-Star Game.
Houston Astros 315-362-435-373-325
# Busch Stadium 200646,861grassno
St. Louis Cardinals 336-375-400-375-335
American League East Division
Yankee Stadium 200952,325grassno
New York Yankees 318-399-408-420-385-314
30 photos Oriole Park at Camden Yards 199248,262grassno While this is a great ballpark, some fans and employees I met there and at Babe Ruth Museum were not good.
Baltimore Orioles 333-364-410-400-373-318
26 photos Fenway Park 191233,871grassno I enjoyed the oldest MLB ballpark.
Boston Red Sox 310-388-390-420-380-302
# Tropicana Field 199845,360artificial turffixed Fieldturf is installed.
Tampa Bay Rays 315-370-404-370-322
Rogers Centre 198950,516artificial turfretractable Astroturf is installed.
Toronto Blue Jays 328-375-400-375-328
National League East Division
55 photos Citizens Bank Park 200443,500grassno Moved from Veterans Stadium.
Philadelphia Phillies 329-374-385-381-409-401-369-330
Nationals Park 200841,888grassno
Washington Nationals 336-377-402-370-335
Citi Field 200945,000grassno
New York Mets 335-379-408-383-330
# Turner Field 199749,714grassno Originally the main stadium for 1996 Olympics.
Atlanta Braves 335-380-401-390-330
# Marlins Park 200936,742grassretractable
Florida Marlins 344-386-420-418-392-335
Ballparks of the Past
7 photos Kingdome 197759,084artificial turffixed Home of the Mariners until June 1999. Implosion video by ESPN. Over 97% of the concrete was recycled and 50% was used for Seahawks Stadium.
Seattle Mariners 331-376-389-405-380-352-312
18 photos Olympic Stadium 197746,500artificial turffixed Baseball in Quebec was a unique experience. Fieldturf was installed in 2004, the Expos' last year.
Montreal Expos325-375-404-375-325
51 photos Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 196143,500grassno Home of the Nationals 2005-2007.
Washington Nationals335-385-410-385-335
9 photos Shea Stadium 196455,775grassno One of the typical stadiums in that age; big, round and symmetric. The Mets moved to Citi Field in 2009.
New York Mets 338-378-410-378-338
23 photos Old Yankee Stadium 192357,545grassno The House That Ruth Built.
New York Yankees 318-399-408-420-385-314
Spring Training
18 photos Surprise Recreation Campus
Surprise, AZ
200310,500grassno I was surprised that Surprise is the name of the city.
Texas Rangers
Kansas City Royals
350-379-400-379-350
46 photos HoHoKam Park
Mesa, AZ
12,575grassno
Chicago Cubs 340-390-410-390-350
18 photos Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Phoenix, AZ
8,776grassno
Oakland Athletics 345-390-410-390-345
13 photos Scottsdale Stadium
Scottsdale, AZ
10,500grassno
San Francisco Giants 360-430-360
17 photos Tempe Diablo Stadium
Tempe, AZ
19689,785grassno
Anaheim Angels 340-400-420-360
42 photos Maryvale Baseball Park
Phoenix, AZ
9,000grassno
Milwaukee Brewers 350-365-374-378-400-364-340
34 photos Peoria Sports Complex
Peoria, AZ
10,133grassno
San Diego Padres
Seattle Mariners
340-385-410-385-340
14 photos Hi Corbett Field
Tucson, AZ
19379,500grassno
Colorado Rockies 366-389-410-392-371-348
14 photos Tucson Electric Park
Tucson, AZ
11,500grassno
Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks
340-388-405-388-340
5 photos Osceola County Stadium
Kissimmee, FL
grassno My first experience in American baseball. You can also enjoy Walt Disney World, Universal Studio and etc. in Orlando.
Houston Astros 330-390-410-390-330
Minor League
30 photos PGE Park
Portland, OR
192619,566artificial turfno NexTurf is installed. Formerly known as Civic Stadium until 2000. Former home of the Portland Rockies (currently the Tri-city Dust Devils), Colorado A Affiliate, and the Portland Beavers. Currently known as Jeld-Wen Field.
Portland Beavers
(San Diego Padres AAA Affiliate)
317-405-320
(308-407-348: -2000)
15 photos Cheney Stadium
Tacoma, WA
1960grassno It takes about an hour and a half from Seattle by bus. A "Mountain Dog" is a foot-long hot dog ($5.25).
Tacoma Rainiers
(Seattle Mariners AAA Affiliate)
325-350-385-425-385-350-325
14 photos Tucson Electric Park
Tucson, AZ
See "Spring Training" above.
Tucson Sidewinders
(Arizona Diamondbacks AAA Affiliate)
Nippon Professional Baseball
Pacific League
30 photos Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome 199335,773artificial turfretractable The retractable roof makes an ugly shadow on the field.
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 100-118-122-118-100
100 photos Kyocera Dome Osaka 199736,477artificial turffixed Astroplay was installed in 2003. AstroPitch is installed since 2011.
Orix Buffaloes 100-116-122-116-100
69 photos Hotto Motto Field Kobe 198835,000grassno Originally known as Green Stadium Kobe.
Orix Buffaloes 99.1-117-122-117-99.1
10 photos Seibu Dome 197933,921artificial turffixed The naming rights were sold to a company named "Invoice" for 2005-2006 and to a company named "Goodwill" for 2007.
Saitama Seibu Lions 100-116-122-116-100
10 photos QVC Marine Field 199030,011artificial turfno Looks like 70's American cookie cutter stadiums.
Chiba Lotet Marines 99.5-116-122-116-99.5
35 photos Nippon Paper Kleenex Stadium Miyagi 200523,026artificial turfno Formerly known as Sendai Miyagi Stadium. Renovated as home of the newly established team, the Eagles.
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 101.5-122-101.5
20 photos Sapporo Dome 200140,476artificial turffixed Moved from Tokyo Dome in 2004.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 100-122-100
Central League
65 photos Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium Hiroshima 200930,350grassno Moved from Old Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium in 2009.
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 101-122-100
90 photos Hanshin Koshien Stadium 192447,808OF: grass
IF: clay
no Also known as home of high school baseball and home of college football.
Hanshin Tigers 96-120-96
43 photos Nagoya Dome 199740,500artificial turffixed Not good.
Chunichi Dragons 100-122-100
25 photos Yokohama Stadium 197830,730artificial turfno Near from the Chinatown. Fieldturf is installed since 2003.
Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars 94.2-117.7-94.2
18 photos Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium 192634,558artificial turfno Also known as home of the Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League.
Tokyo Yakult Swallows 97.5-120-97.5
74 photos Tokyo Dome 198845,600artificial turffixed Fieldturf is installed since 2002. FIFA recommended facility.
Yomiuri Giants 100-110-122-110-100
Farm
14 photos Ajisai Stadium Kita-Kobe 20003,000OF: artificial turf
IF: clay
no
Orix Buffaloes 99.1-122-99.1
12 photos Kobe Sports Park Sub Baseball Ground 19911,000OF: artificial turf
IF: clay
no
Orix Buffaloes 99.1-122-99.1
6 photos Hanshin Naruohama Baseball Ground
(Tigers Den)
1994500OF: grass
IF: clay
no Admission free.
Hanshin Tigers 96-120-96
16 photos Nagoya Stadium 19484,883OF: grass
IF: clay
no Served as home of the first team until 1996.
Chunichi Dragons 100-122-100
Ballparks of the Past
10 photos Osaka Stadium 195032,000OF: grass
IF: clay
no Closed in 1998. The Nankai Hawks left this stadium after the end of the 1988 season. This stadium was located where Namba Parks is currently located.
Nankai Hawks 91.5-109.7-115.8-109.7-91.5
1 photo Fujiidera Stadium 192832,000artificial turfno The former home of the Buffaloes until 1996. Closed in 2005.
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes91-110-120-110-91
42 photos Old Hiroshima Municipal Stadium 195731,984OF: grass
IF: clay
no Moved to the new ballpark in 2009.
Hiroshima Toyo Carp 91.4-109.7-115.8-109.7-91.4
18 photos Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium 193740,000lOF: artificial turf
IF: clay
no Used as home of the Hankyu Braves until 1988 and the Orix Braves until 1990. Closed in 2002. Located where Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens is currently located.
Orix Braves91.4-118.9-91.4
Others
Shikoku Island League plus
20 photos Oronamin C Stadium
Naruto, Tokushima
197318,600OF: grass
IF: clay
no
Tokushima Indigo Socks 99-121.9-99
Girls Professional Baseball League
30 photos Wakasa Stadium Kyoto 193220,000OF: grass
If: clay
no Formerly known as Nishikyogoku Stadium.
Kyoto Asto Dreams 100-117-100
69 photos Hotto Motto Field Kobe See "Orix Buffaloes" above.
Hyogo Swing Smileys
Spring Training
16 photos Ijuin Stadium
Hioki, Kagoshima
OF: grass
IF: clay
no
Nexen Heroes 95-120-95
32 photos Kamoike Stadium
Kagoshima
197030,000OF: grass
IF: clay
no This was the spring home of the Chiba Lotte Marines until 2007.
Kia Tigers
Nexen Heroes
Lotte Giants
98-122-98
Korea Basebal Organization
41 photos Jamsil Baseball Stadium
Doosan Bears
198227,000grassno
LG Twins 100-125-100
35 photos Incheon Munhak Baseball Stadium 200227,800grassno
SK Wyverns 95-120-95
# Mokdong Baseball Stadium 198914,000artificial turfno
Nexen Heroes 98-118-98
# Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium 196510,500artificial turfno
Hanwha Eagles 98-114-98
# Daegu Baseball Stadium 194810,000artificial turfno
Samsung Lions 99-120-99
# Kwangju Moodeung Baseball Stadium 196513,400artificial turfno
Kia Tigers 97-118-97
70 photos Busan Sajik Sports Complex Baseball Stadium 198628,500grassno Sellout crowd wears newspaper pompons and air-filled plastic bags.
Lotte Giants 95-118-95
National Football League
16 photos CenturyLink Field 200272,000artificial turfno Field Turf is installed. Originally known as Seahawks Stadium, and then Qwest Field.
Seattle Seahawks
Soccer/Premiership
6 photos The Valley 191926,875grassno
Charlton Athletic
Soccer/J League
65 photos Pocari Sweat Stadium 197120,441grassno I watched Sagan Tosu @ Tokushima Vortis on November 27, 2011 etc.
Tokushima Vortis
12 photos Expo '70 Stadium 197221,000grassno I watched Kataller Toyama @ Gamba Osaka on October 20, 2013.
Gamba Osaka
3 photos Nagai Stadium 196450,000grassno I watched Emperor's Cup, Otsuka FC vs Cerezo Osaka on December 10, 2000.
Cerezo Osaka
2 photos Noevir Stadium Kobe 200130,132grassretractable I watched Gamba Osaka @ Vissel Kobe on September 18, 2004.
Vissel Kobe
6 photos Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium 198545,000grassno I watched Yokohama Flugels vs Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1993, and Tokushima Vortis @ Vissel Kobe on September 22, 2013.
Vissel Kobe
25 photos Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium 194220,242grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Kyoto Sanga on May 3, 2005 and Tokushima Vortis @ Kyoto Sanga FC on May 13, 2012.
Kyoto Sanga F.C.
35 photos Kanko Stadium 195720,000grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Fagiano Okayama on December 3, 2011.
Fagiano Okayama
20 photos Level 5 Stadium 199522,563grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Avispa Fukuoka on November 3, 2013.
Avispa Fukuoka
14 photos Nagasaki Prefectural Sport & Recreational Park 196920,242grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ V-Varen Nagasaki on November 24, 2013.
V-Varen Nagasaki
36 photos Gifu Memorial Center Nagaragawa Stadium 199120,000grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ FC Gifu on May 22, 2011.
FC Gifu
12 photos Shinshu Sky Park "Alwin" 200120,396grassno I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Matsumoto Yamaga FC on October 14, 2012.
Matsumoto Yamaga FC
37 photos National Kasumigaoka Stadium 195855,339grassno The main stadium for 1964 Olympics. I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Tokyo Verdy on March 4, 2006 and Kyoto Sanga FC vs Tokushima Vortis on December 8, 2013.
8 photos Ajinomoto Stadium 200149,970grassturf I watched Tokushima Vortis @ Tokyo Verdy on November 17, 2013.
Tokyo Verdy 1969
F.C. Tokyo
1 photo NACK5 Stadium Omiya 196015,500grassno I watched JFL Otsuka FC @ NTT Kanto on Octover 20, 1996.
Omiya Ardija
Cricket
12 photos Lord's 1814Grassno Home of Cricket. Marylebone Cricket Club was founded in 1787.
Marylebone Cricket Club
Tennis
1 photo Queen's Club 1886grassno Nearest tube station: Barons Court.
AEGON Championships
Formerly known as
Stella Artois Championships
Sumo
25 photos Ryogoku Kokugikan 198411,098nofixed
January, May & September
Grand Sumo Tournament
25 photos Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium 19878,300nofixed
March Grand Sumo Tournament
34 photos Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium 19647,514nofixed
July Grand Sumo Tournament
75 photos Fukuoka Kokusai Center 19817,498nofixed
November Grand Sumo Tournament

*1 Digital cameras: RICOH DC-2L (July 1996 - September 1999); SONY DSC-F505K (October 1999 - August 2003); Canon EOS Kiss Digital (September 2003 -).

*2 "#" means: with respect to the ballparks, I have not been to such ballpark; and with respect to the teams, I have not seen a ball game of such team at any ballpark.

*3 These years include the year when such ballpark was originally built, the year when the first professional game was held and the year when renovation was completed.

*4 foot (US/CA ballparks) / meter (JP/KR ballparks).

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