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MLB Stadium Capacity: How Big Are They?

mlb stadium capacity

Back in the days of cookie-cutter ballparks, you pretty much knew what to expect when it came to MLB stadium capacity: the multipurpose fields in places like Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium), Pittsburgh (Three Rivers Stadium), and Philadelphia Phillies (Veterans Stadium) were built for football and baseball and generally seated between 50,000 and 60,000 fans.

Those stadiums all pretty much looked the same, too — big bowls of humanity that served as the theaters for our sporting conquests.

Across the modern baseball landscape, though, there are as many different ballpark configurations and atmospheres as there are ballclubs themselves. Teams and their fans are no longer content to share a field with the local football franchise (and vice versa).

No, going to a baseball game is as much about the experience and ambience of the setting as it is about the action on the field, and each ballpark is built with specific goals in mind.

The ongoing customization and changing shape of our ballparks has impacted the number of fans that each venue can accommodate, too.

In some cases, that choice is by design, with teams in smaller markets often aiming for a more intimate experience that will pack cozy stadiums to the brim on a regular basis.

In more booming markets, older stadiums are often expanded to add seats, and newer parks are designed with the larger populations in mind.

The result is a fairly wide rang of seating capacity among modern parks, ranging from a low of about 35,000 at Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians) to a high of nearly 57,000 at Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics).

The landscape is always changing, too, as teams seem to be on the constant lookout for their next best deal and some ballparks falling out of active use after only a couple of decades (the Atlanta Braves played at Turner Field for an even 20 seasons).

For now, though …

Here is the complete rundown of current MLB stadium capacity, including information about the teams who inhabit those green cathedrals.

(For more information, see the related Wikipedia article.)

StadiumCapacityTeamLeagueDivision
Oakland Coliseum56,782Oakland AthleticsAmerican LeagueWest
Dodger Stadium56,000Los Angeles DodgersNational LeagueWest
Yankee Stadium54,251New York YankeesAmerican LeagueEast
Coors Field50,144Colorado RockiesNational LeagueWest
Rogers Centre49,282Toronto Blue JaysAmerican LeagueEast
Chase Field48,686Arizona DiamondbacksNational LeagueWest
T-Mobile Park47,929Seattle MarinersAmerican LeagueWest
Angel Stadium45,517Los Angeles AngelsAmerican LeagueWest
Busch Stadium45,494St. Louis CardinalsNational LeagueCentral
Oriole Park at Camden Yards44,970Baltimore OriolesAmerican LeagueEast
Citizens Bank Park42,792Philadelphia PhilliesNational LeagueEast
Tropicana Field42,735Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueEast
Great American Ball Park42,319Cincinnati RedsNational LeagueCentral
Citi Field41,922New York MetsNational LeagueEast
American Family Field41,900Milwaukee BrewersNational LeagueCentral
Wrigley Field41,649Chicago CubsNational LeagueCentral
Nationals Park41,339Washington NationalsNational LeagueEast
Oracle Park41,265San Francisco GiantsNational LeagueWest
Minute Maid Park41,168Houston AstrosAmerican LeagueWest
Truist Park41,084Atlanta BravesNational LeagueEast
Comerica Park41,083Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueCentral
Guaranteed Rate Field40,615Chicago White SoxAmerican LeagueCentral
Globe Life Field40,300Texas RangersAmerican LeagueWest
Petco Park40,209San Diego PadresNational LeagueWest
PNC Park38,747Pittsburgh PiratesNational LeagueCentral
Target Field38,544Minnesota TwinsAmerican LeagueCentral
Kauffman Stadium37,903Kansas City RoyalsAmerican LeagueCentral
Fenway Park37,755Boston Red SoxAmerican LeagueEast
loanDepot park37,442Miami MarlinsNational LeagueEast
Progressive Field34,830Cleveland GuardiansAmerican LeagueCentral

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