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.)
|Oakland Coliseum||56,782||Oakland Athletics||American League||West|
|Dodger Stadium||56,000||Los Angeles Dodgers||National League||West|
|Yankee Stadium||54,251||New York Yankees||American League||East|
|Coors Field||50,144||Colorado Rockies||National League||West|
|Rogers Centre||49,282||Toronto Blue Jays||American League||East|
|Chase Field||48,686||Arizona Diamondbacks||National League||West|
|T-Mobile Park||47,929||Seattle Mariners||American League||West|
|Angel Stadium||45,517||Los Angeles Angels||American League||West|
|Busch Stadium||45,494||St. Louis Cardinals||National League||Central|
|Oriole Park at Camden Yards||44,970||Baltimore Orioles||American League||East|
|Citizens Bank Park||42,792||Philadelphia Phillies||National League||East|
|Tropicana Field||42,735||Tampa Bay Rays||American League||East|
|Great American Ball Park||42,319||Cincinnati Reds||National League||Central|
|Citi Field||41,922||New York Mets||National League||East|
|American Family Field||41,900||Milwaukee Brewers||National League||Central|
|Wrigley Field||41,649||Chicago Cubs||National League||Central|
|Nationals Park||41,339||Washington Nationals||National League||East|
|Oracle Park||41,265||San Francisco Giants||National League||West|
|Minute Maid Park||41,168||Houston Astros||American League||West|
|Truist Park||41,084||Atlanta Braves||National League||East|
|Comerica Park||41,083||Detroit Tigers||American League||Central|
|Guaranteed Rate Field||40,615||Chicago White Sox||American League||Central|
|Globe Life Field||40,300||Texas Rangers||American League||West|
|Petco Park||40,209||San Diego Padres||National League||West|
|PNC Park||38,747||Pittsburgh Pirates||National League||Central|
|Target Field||38,544||Minnesota Twins||American League||Central|
|Kauffman Stadium||37,903||Kansas City Royals||American League||Central|
|Fenway Park||37,755||Boston Red Sox||American League||East|
|loanDepot park||37,442||Miami Marlins||National League||East|
|Progressive Field||34,830||Cleveland Guardians||American League||Central|