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ballparks from space

(Updated on March 26, 2008.)

The new Google Maps service is really great, especially the satellite imagery option. So I decided to put it to the test and try to find as many present and former MLB ballparks as possible.

Are you ready?

(Note: I used SNURL.com to truncate long URLs. Also, some of the ballpark names are not the current names for these places.)

  • Qualcomm Stadium (former home of the San Diego Padres)
  • PETCO Park (current home of the Padres, under construction at the time this photo was taken)
  • Dodger Stadium
  • L.A. Coliseum (first California home of the Dodgers)
  • Edison Field (home of the Anaheim Angels)
  • AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants)
  • Monster (Candlestick) Park (former home of the Giants)
  • Macafee Coliseum (home of the A’s)
  • Safeco Field (home of the Seattle Mariners – Seahawks Stadium is next door, where the Kingdome once stood)
  • Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies)
  • Mile High Stadium (the new-school, post-Rockies version, immediately south/southeast of the original, which was destroyed in a terrorism drill)
  • Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks)
  • Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (home of the Texas Rangers – the old Arlington Stadium was immediately northwest of this park, across the river)
  • Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros)
  • Reliant Astrodome (former home of the Astros, with Reliant Stadium next door)
  • Kaufmann Stadium (home of the Kansas City Royals, with football stadium next door)
  • Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals – the old Busch Stadium overlapped this new park at the north end)
  • Sportsman’s Park (former home of the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals; now a Boys & Girls Club, with the field repurposed for general recreation)
  • Great American Ballpark (home of the Cincinnati Reds)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (home of the Minnesota Twins)
  • Metropolitan Stadium (original home of the Minnesota Twins; now site of the Mall of America)
  • Miller Park (home of the Milwaukee Brewers)
  • US Cellular Field (a.k.a. “New” Comiskey Park – home of the Chicago White Sox. The parking structure to the north is park of the old Comiskey Park.)
  • Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs)
  • Jacobs Field (home of the Cleveland Indians)
  • League Park (former home of the Indians – the clubhouse and some of the right-field stands are still intact, and the place is being rebuilt soon as a community ballpark)
  • Comerica Park (current home of the Detroit Tigers, with Ford Field – home of the Detroit Lions – next door)
  • Tiger Stadium (former home of the Detroit Tigers – still standing, unused, though now scheduled for demolition in 2008 or 2009)
  • PNC Park (home of the Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Shibe Park (former home of the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Athletics; now the location of a church)
  • Baker Bowl (former home of the Philadelphia Phillies; now the location of a convenience store and industrial space)
  • Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox)
  • Braves Field (the original home of the Boston Braves, who later moved to Atlanta; now Nickerson Stadium at Boston University – link corrected)
  • Shea Stadium (home of the New York Mets, scheduled to close in October 2008; CitiField is being built immediately east of Shea)
  • Yankee Stadium (slated to close in October 2008; “New” Yankee Stadium is being built immediately north/northwest of the current park)
  • Polo Grounds (former home of the Yankees, Giants and Mets – now a housing project)
  • Ebbets Field (former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers before they went west – now a housing project)
  • Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles – click here to see the site of the old Memorial Stadium)
  • RFK Stadium (former home of the Washington Nationals; click here to see the location of Nationals Park, which opens on March 29, 2008)
  • Griffith Stadium (home of the Washington Senators; now home of Howard University Hospital)
  • Turner Field (home of the Atlanta Braves – with old Fulton Co. Stadium diamond “footprint” in the north parking lot)
  • Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – link corrected)
  • Dolphins Stadium (home of the Florida Marlins – this photo shows the place set up for a bowl game)
  • Rogers Stadium (home of the Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Olympic Stadium (former home of the Montreal Expos)

Enjoy! And if you find any other parks, post the links in the comments!

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9 Comments

  1. Busch Stadium is home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Miller Park is home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

  2. Grand Poobah

    Thanks – it’s been corrected. I blame it on antihistamines. 😉

  3. Rudy — Thanks for the heads up on those satellite photos. Unfortunately, that Web site requires Safari 1.2, which requires Mac OS X 10.3, and I’ve been holding out for the release of “Tiger,” so I’ll have to wait a few more weeks.

  4. Fantastic collection!

  5. Travis

    That is actually the St. Pete Times Forum in your Tropicana field picture, also, that is Lincoln Financial Field being shown in your Citizens Bank photo. Otherwise thanks for the great collection and the hard work

  6. This is really great! One note…your link to Braves Field actually shows Harvard Stadium, not Nickerson Field. Here’s the URL for the latter: http://tinyurl.com/aka5j

  7. Grand Poobah

    Thanks for the corrections! I’ve applied the correct links for Braves Field/Nickerson Park, Citizens Bank Park and Tropicana Field.

    Thanks to all for the corrections!

  8. Jellytoes

    Thank you…

  9. Hemeac

    Here’s a URL for the Metrodome: http://tinyurl.com/ad2cb

    and where the Metropolitan Stadium once stood (now the Mall of America):
    http://tinyurl.com/cs7cl

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