10 Biggest MLB Stadiums and What They Have to Offer
Compared to other sports venues, MLB stadiums are special. They have to take a lot of wear and tear because they host over 80 games every year. But they also have to be big enough for the high ticket demand that comes during weekends in the summertime, playoff races in September, and postseason games in October. Nowadays, stadiums have to be built bigger and bigger to accommodate the high demand for MLB tickets. With that being said, let’s take a closer look at the MLB stadiums that can hold the most fans.
10. Busch Stadium, 45,494
This is the third installment of Busch Stadium that the Cardinals have called home, and naturally, it’s the biggest and the best. One of the biggest attractions is an area called Ballpark Village that’s located right across the street. It’s essentially a full-time fan zone for fans to congregate before, during, and after games. Busch Stadium also features statues on the outside of the park of the legendary figures in franchise history. Also, fans in most seats can get an amazing view of downtown St. Louis, including the famous Gateway Arch.
9. Angel Stadium, 45,517
Nobody will accuse Angel Stadium of being one of the flashiest or most modern stadiums in the majors. But it holds a lot of fans and has stood for a long time. Over the years, Angel Stadium has also hosted football games, soccer games, countless concerts and has also been used to film several movies.
8. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 45,971
It’s hard to say where stadiums would be without Camden Yards. It was the first built in a “retro” style and one of the first stadiums built in the downtown area of a city. Both of those factors made it a huge trendsetter for ballparks constructed after. On top of that, Camden Yards is a beautiful park that’s located near Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor, making it a great spot for fans.
7. RingCentral Coliseum, 46,847
For the moment, Oakland’s RingCentral Coliseum is still a big-league stadium. Of course, the Oakland Raiders also called the stadium home for many years, which is why there is so much space in foul territory, forcing the fans to sit far away from the field. In fairness, the old Oakland Coliseum can hold a lot of people and could even expand to over 55,000 fans for a baseball game if there were enough demand.
6. Yankee Stadium, 47,309
The new Yankee Stadium has the same look as the old one but with a lot more amenities. The players benefit from a lot of those amenities, but the fan experience has also been improved. Fortunately, the stadium still features the Great Hall and Monument Park, so it remains the history of the old Yankee Stadium.
5. T-Mobile Park, 47,929
The Mariners are the most isolated team in the majors, hundreds of miles from their nearest rivals. That means the club casts a wide net and needs a big stadium for fans who come from long distances to root for the Mariners. T-Mobile Park is also loaded with features that extend beyond the baseball diamond. There are art exhibits, statues, and the Baseball Museum of the Pacific Northwest. Fortunately, the ballpark also has a retractable roof so that when it rains in Seattle, fans know they’ll stay dry.
4. Chase Field, 48,686
Chase Field is another venue with a retractable roof, although the roof is needed to keep out the desert heat rather than precipitation. Another way to stay cool at Chase Field is with the venue’s famous pool that sits beyond the right-field wall. The pool is typically reserved for private parties, but it’s still a unique feature, giving the appearance of an oasis in the desert.
3. Rogers Centre, 49,282
Surprisingly, Rogers Centre in Toronto is only the fourth-biggest stadium in Canada, but it’s the third-biggest in the majors. Known originally as SkyDome, it was a trendsetter in terms of having a retractable roof, which is necessary for a stadium in Ontario. The home of the Blue Jays also has a hotel attached to it with over 300 rooms, 70 of which have a view of the field. Rogers Centre is also located in the heart of Toronto, next to the CN Tower, giving some fans a nice view of the tower when the roof is open.
2. Coors Field, 50,144
When the Rockies were born, they expected big crowds, so they had to provide plenty of seating. With the way the ball flies in the Rocky Mountain air and the high volume of runs scored at Coors Field, it’s a dream venue for fans who enjoy high-scoring games. The stadium’s downtown location and magnificent views from the upper deck also make it an appealing venue for fans.
1. Dodger Stadium, 56,000
Other than Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium is the oldest park in the majors, not to mention the biggest. Despite its age, the Dodgers have tried hard to renovate the stadium and help keep it looking new. Given its age, Dodger Stadium has also hosted some amazing events, including a dozen no-hitters, Olympic baseball, countless concerts, and even a visit from the Pope.