Baseball Pilgrimages
Baseball Pilgrimages

Ballpark Count by State
California: 21
Florida: 19
Texas: 16
Wisconsin: 3
Arkansas: 2
Idaho: 2
Kansas: 2
New Hampshire: 1
North Dakota: 1
Vermont: 1
Alaska: 0
Hawaii: 0
Wyoming: 0

Additionally, ballparks can be found in:
 Quebec: 2
 British Columbia: 1
 Manitoba: 1
 Ontario: 1
 Washington, DC: 1



The Most to Boast
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
is one of 21 pro parks found in California, which makes the Golden State the most populated pro ballpark state in 2014.


Double Duty
McKechnie Field
McKechnie Field
in Bradenton, FL is one of 10 places to be a spring training and minor league ballpark, as it has been the Grapefruit League park of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1969 and the home of their Florida State League affiliate, the Bradenton Marauders, since 2010.

For the 2014 season, professional baseball is being played in 257 ballparks in 47 states, 4 Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. The ballpark breakdown is spread across the major leagues (30), affiliated minor leagues (159), and independent leagues (54), with spring training-only stadiums (14) accounting for the balance.

Only ballparks that are permanent homes of pro teams are included, so venues such as Birmingham's Rickwood Field, which hosts an annual minor league game, are not listed. Nor is the likes of Tucson's Kino Stadium, which was home to a four-game Pacific Coast League series in April due to a brief construction delay that pushed back the opening of El Paso's new ballpark.



International League
7,021,590 tickets sold for 966 games in 14 ballparks (7,269 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Charlotte Knights 687,715 71 9,686 BB&T Ballpark (10,200)
Indianapolis Indians 660,289 70 9,433 Victory Field (14,230)
Lehigh Valley IronPigs 614,888 68 9,042 Coca-Cola Park (10,000)
Columbus Clippers 628,980 70 8,985 Huntington Park (10,100)
Buffalo Bisons 535,275 66 8,110 Coca-Cola Field (18,175)
Louisville Bats 567,256 71 7,990 Louisville Slugger Field (13,131)
Toledo Mud Hens 545,265 71 7,680 Fifth Third Field (8,943)
Durham Bulls 533,033 70 7,615 Durham Bulls Athletic Park (10,000)
Pawtucket Red Sox 515,665 70 7,367 McCoy Stadium (10,031)
Rochester Red Wings 422,454 66 6,401 Frontier Field (10,840)
Scranton/WB RailRiders 401,618 68 5,906 PNC Field (10,000)
Norfolk Tides 358,147 68 5,267 Harbor Park (11,856)
Gwinnett Braves 303,959 71 4,281 Coolray Field (10,427)
Syracuse Chiefs 247,046 66 3,743 NBT Bank Stadium (11,117)


Pacific Coast League
7,001,658 tickets sold for 1,114 games in 16 ballparks (6,285 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Sacramento River Cats 607,839 71 8,561 Raley Field (14,680)
Round Rock Express 595,700 71 8,390 The Dell Diamond (10,000)
Albuquerque Isotopes 564,625 70 8,066 Isotopes Park (13,279)
El Paso Chihuahuas 560,997 71 7,901 Southwest University Park (9,500)
Iowa Cubs 492,060 70 7,029 Principal Park (11,500)
Fresno Grizzlies 467,862 69 6,781 Chukchansi Park (12,500)
Salt Lake Bees 470,565 70 6,722 Smith's Ballpark (15,411)
Oklahoma City RedHawks 429,190 71 6,045 Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (13,066)
Memphis Redbirds 381,429 67 5,693 AutoZone Park (14,200)
Omaha Storm Chasers 393,946 70 5,628 Werner Park (9,023)
Reno Aces 379,439 72 5,270 Aces Ballpark (9,013)
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 350,374 69 5,078 Security Service Field (8,400)
New Orleans Zephyrs 348,796 71 4,913 Zephyr Field (10,000)
Nashville Sounds 323,961 66 4,909 Greer Stadium (10,139)
Tacoma Rainiers 305,446 65 4,699 Cheney Stadium (9,600)
Las Vegas 51s 329,429 71 4,640 Cashman Field (9,334)


Eastern League
3,705,945 tickets sold for 805 games in 12 ballparks (4,604 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Richmond Flying Squirrels 418,147 66 6,336 The Diamond (9,560)
Reading Fightin Phils 394,458 68 5,801 FirstEnergy Stadium (9,000)
Portland Sea Dogs 359,427 65 5,530 Hadlock Field (7,368)
Akron RubberDucks 350,704 68 5,157 Canal Park (9,447)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 340,299 66 5,156 Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (7,000)
Trenton Thunder 361,369 71 5,090 Arm & Hammer Park (6,341)
New Britain Rock Cats 302,865 68 4,454 New Britain Stadium (6,146)
Harrisburg Senators 273,645 66 4,146 Metro Bank Park (6,300)
Altoona Curve 275,823 67 4,117 Peoples Natural Gas Field (7,210)
Bowie Baysox 248,630 69 3,603 Prince George's Stadium (10,000)
Erie SeaWolves 209,299 67 3,124 Jerry Uht Park (6,000)
Binghamton Mets 171,279 64 2,676 NYSEG Stadium (6,012)


Southern League
2,367,710 tickets sold for 669 games in 10 ballparks (3,539 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Birmingham Barons 437,612 70 6,252 Regions Field (8,500)
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 311,687 70 4,453 Pensacola Bayfront Stadium (5,038)
Jacksonville Suns 300,538 65 4,624 Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (11,000)
Tennessee Smokies 283,038 69 4,102 Smokies Park (6,000)
Montgomery Biscuits 244,534 64 3,821 Riverwalk Stadium (7,000)
Chattanooga Lookouts 242,627 69 3,516 AT&T Field (6,362)
Mississippi Braves 211,200 67 3,152 Trustmark Park (8,480)
Jackson Generals 135,248 67 2,019 The Ballpark at Jackson (6,000)
Mobile BayBears 106,297 63 1,687 Hank Aaron Stadium (6,000)
Huntsville Stars 94,929 65 1,460 Joe Davis Stadium (10,200)


Texas League
2,840,914 tickets sold for 541 games in 8 ballparks (5,251 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Frisco RoughRiders 449,773 68 6,614 Dr Pepper Ballpark (10,000)
Tulsa Drillers 403,732 65 6,211 ONEOK Field (7,833)
Corpus Christi Hooks 393,769 70 5,625 Whataburger Field (7,500)
Springfield Cardinals 354,227 69 5,134 Hammons Field (6,750)
Arkansas Travelers 326,179 64 5,097 Dickey-Stephens Park (7,000)
Northwest Arkansas Naturals 319,109 69 4,625 Arvest Ballpark (6,500)
Midland RockHounds 299,586 67 4,471 Security Bank Ballpark (6,669)
San Antonio Missions 294,539 69 4,269 Wolff Stadium (6,200)


California League
1,646,252 tickets sold for 698 games in 10 ballparks (2,359 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Lake Elsinore Storm 220,069 70 3,144 Lake Elsinore Diamond (7,866)
San Jose Giants 200,124 70 2,859 Municipal Stadium (5,208)
Inland Empire 66ers 195,841 69 2,838 San Manuel Stadium (5,000)
Stockton Ports 195,500 70 2,793 Banner Island Ballpark (5,200)
Modesto Nuts 172,902 70 2,470 John Thurman Field (4,000)
Lancaster JetHawks 170,532 70 2,436 The Hangar (4,500)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 166,993 70 2,386 LoanMart Field (6,615)
High Desert Mavericks 147,231 70 2,103 Mavericks Stadium (3,808)
Visalia Rawhide 120,003 70 1,714 Rawhide Ballpark (2,468)
Bakersfield Blaze 57,057 69  827 Sam Lynn Ballpark (2,700)


Carolina League
1,981,673 tickets sold for 520 games in 8 ballparks (3,811 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Frederick Keys 324,446 65 4,991 Harry Grove Stadium (5,400)
Winston-Salem Dash 299,645 66 4,540 BB&T Ballpark (4,540)
Wilmington Blue Rocks 278,316 64 4,349 Frawley Stadium (6,532)
Potomac Nationals 243,559 63 3,866 Pfitzner Stadium (6,000)
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 241,026 66 3,652 TicketReturn.com Field (5,200)
Salem Red Sox 220,782 66 3,345 LewisGale Field (5,503)
Carolina Mudcats 215,149 64 3,362 Five County Stadium (6,500)
Lynchburg Hillcats 158,750 66 2,405 City Stadium (4,281)


Florida State League
1,236,128 tickets sold for 776 games in 11 ballparks (1,593 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Clearwater Threshers 195,063 70 2,787 Bright House Field (8,500)
Daytona Cubs 143,273 58 2,470 Jackie Robinson Ballpark (4,000)
Fort Myers Miracle 119,102 64 1,861 Hammond Stadium (9,300)
Charlotte Stone Crabs 118,430 64 1,850 Charlotte Sports Park (6,823)
Tampa Yankees 111,521 68 1,640 Steinbrenner Field (11,076)
Bradenton Marauders 104,584 65 1,609 McKechnie Field (8,500)
St. Lucie Mets 94,650 64 1,479 Tradition Field (7,160)
Brevard County Manatees 78,465 61 1,286 Space Coast Stadium (7,200)
Jupiter Hammerheads 71,713 63 1,138 Roger Dean Stadium (7,000)
Palm Beach Cardinals 74,887 68 1,101 Roger Dean Stadium (7,000)
Lakeland Flying Tigers 64,396 64 1,006 Joker Marchant Stadium (9,000)
Dunedin Blue Jays 60,044 67  896 Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (5,509)


Midwest League
4,142,818 tickets sold for 1,068 games in 16 ballparks (3,879 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Dayton Dragons 573,709 68 8,437 Fifth Third Field (7,230)
Kane County Cougars 415,571 69 6,023 Fifth Third Bank Ballpark (7,400)
Fort Wayne TinCaps 406,715 70 5,810 Parkview Field (8,100)
West Michigan Whitecaps 391,653 70 5,595 Fifth Third Ballpark (9,684)
Lansing Lugnuts 338,249 70 4,832 Cooley Law School Stadium (11,000)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 250,131 63 3,970 Fox Cities Stadium (5,900)
Quad Cities River Bandits 237,005 61 3,885 Modern Woodmen Park (4,024)
South Bend Silver Hawks 258,836 69 3,751 Four Winds Field (5,000)
Lake County Captains 226,454 65 3,484 Classic Park (7,273)
Great Lakes Loons 230,019 69 3,334 Dow Diamond (5,200)
Peoria Chiefs 217,632 66 3,297 Dozer Park (7,500)
Bowling Green Hot Rods 180,350 64 2,818 Bowling Green Ballpark (4,559)
Cedar Rapids Kernels 171,011 67 2,552 Veterans Memorial Stadium (5,300)
Clinton LumberKings 111,329 65 1,713 Ashford University Field (4,000)
Burlington Bees 70,649 67 1,054 Community Field (3,200)
Beloit Snappers 63,505 65  977 Pohlman Field (3,500)


South Atlantic League
2,983,882 tickets sold for 922 games in 14 ballparks (3,236 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Lakewood BlueClaws 380,573 68 5,597 FirstEnergy Park (6,588)
Greensboro Grasshoppers 369,170 68 5,429 NewBridge Bank Park (7,499)
Greenville Drive 346,187 69 5,017 Fluor Field (5,700)
Charleston RiverDogs 280,075 65 4,309 Riley Park (5,800)
Lexington Legends 282,158 67 4,211 Whitaker Bank Ballpark (6,994)
Delmarva Shorebirds 210,130 65 3,233 Perdue Stadium (5,200)
Rome Braves 177,531 69 2,573 State Mutual Stadium (5,100)
Asheville Tourists 174,893 68 2,572 McCormick Field (4,000)
Augusta GreenJackets 169,194 67 2,525 Lake Olmstead Stadium (4,322)
West Virginia Power 140,484 62 2,266 Appalachian Power Park (4,500)
Hickory Crawdads 148,414 69 2,151 L.P. Frans Stadium (5,062)
Savannah Sand Gnats 124,013 60 2,067 Grayson Stadium (4,000)
Kannapolis Intimidators 119,377 62 1,925 CMC-NorthEast Stadium (4,700)
Hagerstown Suns 61,683 63  979 Municipal Stadium (4,600)


Appalachian League
320,103 tickets sold for 324 games in 10 ballparks (988 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Greeneville Astros 48,619 34 1,430 Pioneer Park (3,572)
Johnson City Cardinals 40,351 32 1,261 Howard Johnson Field (2,500)
Burlington Royals 40,497 34 1,191 Burlington Athletic Stadium (3,500)
Kingsport Mets 30,464 32   952 Hunter Wright Stadium (2,500)
Danville Braves 30,385 32   950 Legion Field (2,588)
Bristol Pirates 25,743 30   858 DeVault Memorial Stadium (2,000)
Bluefield Blue Jays 26,446 32   826 Bowen Field (2,250)
Pulaski Mariners 26,160 32   818 Calfee Park (2,500)
Elizabethton Twins 26,590 33   806 Joe O'Brien Field (1,500)
Princeton Rays 24,848 33   753 Hunnicutt Field (1,950)


New York-Penn League
1,559,946 tickets sold for 506 games in 14 ballparks (3,083 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Brooklyn Cyclones 231,628 37 6,260 MCU Park (7,500)
Lowell Spinners 165,129 38 4,346 LeLacheur Park (5,000)
Hudson Valley Renegades 159,084 37 4,300 Dutchess Stadium (4,494)
Tri-City ValleyCats 161,171 38 4,241 Bruno Stadium (5,000)
Aberdeen IronBirds 150,300 36 4,175 Ripken Stadium (6,300)
State College Spikes 134,927 37 3,647 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park (5,570)
Staten Island Yankees 122,442 36 3,401 Richmond County Bank Ballpark (7,171)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 109,545 35 3,130 Eastwood Field (6,000)
Vermont Lake Monsters 84,091 37 2,273 Centennial Field (4,415)
Connecticut Tigers 78,118 37 2,111 Dodd Stadium (6,270)
Williamsport Crosscutters 61,249 35 1,750 Bowman Field (4,200)
Auburn Doubledays 44,640 36 1,240 Falcon Park (2,800)
Batavia Muckdogs 33,376 35   954 Dwyer Stadium (2,600)
Jamestown Jammers 24,246 32   758 Diethrick Park (3,000)


Northwest League
981,774 tickets sold for 301 games in 8 ballparks (3,262 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Spokane Indians 193,865 37 5,240 Avista Stadium (7,162)
Vancouver Canadians 180,187 37 4,870 Nat Bailey Stadium (6,500)
Hillsboro Hops 138,732 38 3,651 Ron Tonkin Field (4,500)
Eugene Emeralds 108,067 38 2,844 PK Park (4,000)
Everett AquaSox 92,642 37 2,504 Everett Memorial Stadium (3,682)
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 95,083 38 2,502 Volcanoes Stadium (4,252)
Boise Hawks 87,519 38 2,303 Memorial Stadium (3,426)
Tri-City Dust Devils 85,679 38 2,255 Gesa Stadium (3,700)


Pioneer League
623,031 tickets sold for 290 games in 8 ballparks (2,148 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Ogden Raptors 108,504 36 3,014 Lindquist Field (6,700)
Billings Mustangs 105,358 36 2,927 Dehler Park (3,071)
Missoula Osprey 84,429 36 2,345 Ogren Park Allegiance Field (3,500)
Idaho Falls Chukars 79,895 35 2,283 Melaleuca Field (3,400)
Orem Owlz 83,179 37 2,248 Home of the Owlz (4,500)
Grand Junction Rockies 81,382 37 2,200 Suplizio Field (7,014)
Great Falls Voyagers 49,520 37 1,338 Centene Stadium (3,200)
Helena Brewers 30,764 36   855 Kindrick Legion Field (2,100)


American Association
1,885,998 tickets sold for 566 games in 12 ballparks (3,332 average)
Team Total Dates Average Ballpark (Capacity)
Winnipeg Goldeyes 258,429 46 5,618 Shaw Park (7,481)
St. Paul Saints 248,106 47 5,279 Midway Stadium (6,069)
Kansas City T-Bones 248,989 48 5,187 CommunityAmerica Ballpark (6,537)
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 186,306 49 3,802 Newman Outdoor Field (4,513)
Gary SouthShore RailCats 164,286 46 3,571 U.S. Steel Yard (6,139)
Lincoln Saltdogs 166,503 47 3,543 Haymarket Park (4,500)
Wichita Wingnuts 147,706 49 3,014 Lawrence-Dumont Stadium (6,111)
Sioux Falls Canaries 139,784 47 2,974 Sioux Falls Stadium (4,462)
Laredo Lemurs 132,562 50 2,651 Uni-Trade Stadium (6,000)
Amarillo Sox 81,834 43 1,903 ANB Sox Stadium (8,500)
Grand Prairie AirHogs 60,747 46 1,321 QuikTrip Park (5,445)
Sioux City Explorers 50,746 48 1,057 Lewis & Clark Park (3,630)


Joe O'Brien Field in Elizabethton, Tennessee
While the number of active independent league ballparks rises and falls most years, the number of ballparks used by major and minor league teams remains consistent at 189. When you factor in the 14 ballparks that are used for spring training only, that makes the number 203. So consider 203 the number of ballparks to see if you want to see them all, and of those, Joe O'Brien Field is the most small, as the Elizabethton, TN ballpark that opened in 1974 can handle crowds of no more than 1,500. You can get an idea of why in the picture above of the tiny place where the Elizabethton Twins play.



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