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Ballpark Abandonment By the Numbers (1999-2015)
Ballparks Abandoned: 92
Minors: 69
Majors: 16
Spring Training: 7

Still Standing: 65
Demolished: 26
Burned Down: 1

Of those still standing...

  • 17 are used by collegiate teams
  • 14 are vacant
  • 11 are used by amateur and/or youth teams
  • 10 are used by summer collegiate wood bat leagues
  • 8 are used for other sports
  • 4 are used by independent leagues
  • 2 are used for spring training
  • 1 is used by a new minor league team

  • Gone, But Not Forgotten
    Tiger Stadium
    Tiger Stadium
    , on The Corner in Detroit from 1912 to 2009

    Abandoned and Vacant
    Fair Grounds Field
    Fair Grounds Field
    , unused in Shreveport since 2011

    Still Standing, Still Used
    Ned Skeldon Stadium
    Ned Skeldon Stadium
    , home of the Toledo Mud Hens through 2001 and men's senior (45+) league baseball since

    This is a complete list of all ballparks abandoned by major league teams and their minor league affiliates from 1999 through 2015. Some have since been demolished, others are still standing but vacant, and a handful are now used by independent or collegiate teams. The table below lists the most generally recognized name of the ballpark, its location, the year it opened and was abandoned, and its current status.
    Ballpark Location Opened Abandoned Current Status
    Grayson Stadium Savannah, GA 1926 2015 Used by Savannah Bananas (Coastal Plain League)
    New Britain Stadium New Britain, CT 1996 2015 Used by New Britain Bees (Atlantic League)
    Diethrick Park Jamestown, NY 1941 2014 Used by Jamestown Jammers (Perfect Game Collegiate
    Baseball League) and Jamestown Community College
    Greer Stadium Nashville, TN 1978 2014 Vacant
    Phoenix Muni Phoenix, AZ 1964 2014 Used by Arizona State University
    Kino Stadium Tucson, AZ 1998 2013 Vacant
    Knights Stadium Fort Mill, SC 1990 2013 Demolished in 2015
    Regions Park Hoover, AL 1988 2012 Used for SEC Baseball Tournament
    Yakima County Stadium Yakima, WA 1993 2012 Used by Yakima Valley Pippins (West Coast League)
    City of Palms Park Fort Myers, FL 1993 2011 Used by Florida SouthWestern State College
    Grainger Stadium Kinston, NC 1949 2011 Used for amateur baseball, including the D-III
    Junior College World Series
    Mike Lansing Field Casper, WY 2002 2011 Used for American Legion ball
    Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 1987 2011 Used for football
    Hi Corbett Field Tucson, AZ 1937 2010 Used by the University of Arizona
    PGE Park Portland, OR 1926 2010 Used for soccer and football
    Rosenblatt Stadium Omaha, NE 1948 2010 Demolished in 2012
    Civic Stadium Eugene, OR 1938 2009 Destroyed by fire on June 29, 2015
    Damaschke Field Oneonta, NY 1939 2009 Used by Oneonta Outlaws
    (New York Collegiate Baseball League)
    Drillers Stadium Tulsa, OK 1981 2009 Converted to a soccer stadium
    Ernie Shore Field Winston-Salem, NC 1956 2009 Used by Wake Forest University
    Fort Lauderdale Stadium Fort Lauderdale, FL 1962 2009 Vacant
    Metrodome Minneapolis, MN 1982 2009 Demolished in 2014
    Chain of Lakes Park Winter Haven, FL 1966 2008 Vacant
    Cooper Stadium Columbus, OH 1932 2008 Converted into a half-mile racetrack
    Golden Park Columbus, GA 1951 2008 Vacant
    Holman Stadium Vero Beach, FL 1953 2008 Hosts amateur baseball at the rebranded "Historic
    Dodgertown" multi-sport training complex
    Memorial Stadium Fort Wayne, IN 1993 2008 Demolished in 2009
    Progress Energy Park St. Petersburg, FL 1976 2008 Used for soccer
    Shea Stadium Flushing, NY 1964 2008 Demolition completed on February 18, 2009
    The Diamond Richmond, VA 1985 2008 Used by Virginia Commonwealth University and
    Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League, 2010)
    Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY 1923 2008 Demolition completed on May 13, 2010
    Cobb Field Billings, MT 1948 2007 Demolished in 2007
    Lawrence-Dumont Stadium Wichita, KS 1934 2007 Used by Wichita Wingnuts (American Association)
    Lynx Stadium Ottawa, ON 1993 2007 Used by Ottawa Champions (Can-Am League)
    RFK Stadium Washington, DC 1961 2007 Used for soccer
    C.O. Brown Stadium Battle Creek, MI 1990 2006 Used by Battle Creek Bombers (Northwoods League)
    McDermott Field Idaho Falls, ID 1976 2006 Demolished in 2006
    Ray Winder Field Little Rock, AR 1932 2006 Demolished in 2012
    Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO 1966 2005 Demolished on November 7, 2005
    Municipal Stadium Greenville, SC 1984 2005 Used for youth baseball
    Skylands Park Augusta, NJ 1994 2005 Used by Sussex County Miners (Can-Am League)
    Billy Hebert Field Stockton, CA 1927 2004 Used for youth baseball games and tournaments
    Capital City Stadium Columbia, SC 1991 2004 Vacant and will be demolished
    Cohen Stadium El Paso, TX 1990 2004 Vacant
    Gill Stadium Manchester, NH 1913 2004 Used for youth and amateur baseball and football
    Larry H. Miller Field Provo, UT 2001 2004 Used by BYU
    Olympic Stadium Montreal, QC 1976 2004 Vacant
    TELUS Field Edmonton, AB 1995 2004 Used by Edmonton Prospects
    (Western Major Baseball Collegiate League)
    Watt Powell Park Charleston, WV 1948 2004 Demolished in 2005-06
    World War Memorial Stadium Greensboro, NC 1926 2004 Used by North Carolina A&T University
    Champion Stadium Lake Buena Vista, FL 1997 2003 Used by Atlanta Braves for Spring Training
    Hooker Field Martinsville, VA 1988 2003 Used by Martinsville Mustangs (Coastal Plain League)
    Jack Russell Stadium Clearwater, FL 1955 2003 Partially demolished on July 21, 2007 and is home
    of The Winning Inning Baseball Academy
    Lindborg-Cregg Field Missoula, MT 1999 2003 Used for American Legion ball
    Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 1967 2003 Used for football
    Veterans Stadium Philadelphia, PA 1971 2003 Demolished on March 21, 2004
    Athletic Park Medicine Hat, AB 1977 2002 Used by Medicine Hat Mavericks
    (Western Major Baseball League)
    Baseball City Stadium Davenport, FL 1988 2002 Demolished in 2004
    Fair Grounds Field Shreveport, LA 1986 2002 Vacant
    Foothills Stadium Calgary, AB 1966 2002 Used by the University of Calgary club sport team
    Luther Williams Field Macon, GA 1929 2002 Vacant
    Paul Eames Sports Complex Albany, GA 1993 2002 Used by local high schools
    Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati, OH 1970 2002 Demolished on December 29, 2002
    Vonachen Stadium Peoria, IL 1984 2002 Converted to a soccer stadium
    Wolfson Park Jacksonville, FL 1955 2002 Demolished in 2002
    Alumni Coliseum Butte, MT 1965 2001 Demolished in 2013
    Brooks Field Wilmington, NC 1989 2001 Used by UNC-Wilmington
    Christensen Stadium Midland, TX 1952 2001 Used by Midland College
    Donovan Stadium Utica, NY 1976 2001 Used by Utica Brewers (Perfect Game Collegiate
    Baseball League) and Mohawk Valley CC
    Ned Skeldon Stadium Maumee, OH 1965 2001 Used by Mid American Master's Baseball League (adult)
    Pete Beiden Field Fresno, CA 1966 2001 Used by Fresno State University
    Veterans Memorial Stadium Cedar Rapids, IA 1949 2001 Demolished in 2001
    Wahconah Park Pittsfield, MA 1950 2001 Used by Pittsfield Suns
    (Futures Collegiate Baseball League)
    Albuquerque Sports Stadium Albuquerque, NM 1969 2000 Demolished in 2002
    College of Staten Island
    Baseball Complex
    Staten Island, NY 1999 2000 Used by College of Staten Island
    County Stadium Milwaukee, WI 1953 2000 Demolished on February 21, 2001
    J. P. Riddle Stadium Fayetteville, NC 1987 2000 Used by Fayetteville Swampdogs
    (Coastal Plain League)
    Osceola County Stadium Kissimmee, FL 1985 2000 Used by Houston Astros for Spring Training
    The Ballpark at St. John's Queens, NY 2000 2000 Used by St. John's University
    Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh, PA 1970 2000 Demolished on February 11, 2001
    Astrodome Houston, TX 1965 1999 Vacant
    Bill Meyer Stadium Knoxville, TN 1955 1999 Demolished in 2003
    Candlestick Park San Francisco, CA 1960 1999 Demolition completed in September 2015
    Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY 1956 1999 Vacant and partially demolished in 2014
    Community Park St. Catharines, ON 1986 1999 Used by Niagara Metros (adult) and Brock University
    Engel Stadium Chattanooga, TN 1930 1999 Vacant
    Kingdome Seattle, WA 1976 1999 Demolished on March 26, 2000
    Marinelli Field Rockford, IL 1988 1999 Vacant
    Miles Field Medford, OR 1951 1999 Demolished in 2004
    Smith-Wills Stadium Jackson, MS 1975 1999 Used by Belhaven University
    Tiger Stadium Detroit, MI 1912 1999 Demolition completed on September 21, 2009
    Tim McCarver Stadium Memphis, TN 1963 1999 Demolished in 2005

    Shea Stadium
    Shea Stadium was one of 26 former pro ballparks to be abandoned and completely demolished during the 15-year period that spanned 1999-2014. Shea was home to the Mets from 1964-2008 and was the last major league ballpark to be used simultaneously by two teams, as the Yankees played there in 1974-75 while their stadium was being renovated.

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