Newest MLB Stadiums 

Here are the 10 newest MLB stadiums that you should check out
Written by Mark Bailey
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The MLB landscape is evolving with the unveiling of spectacular new stadiums. Discover the latest fields where innovative design and technology meet America’s favorite pastime, giving you compelling reasons to witness the evolution of baseball’s hallowed grounds.

1. Globe Life Field

  • Opened in: 2020​​
  • Located in: Arlington, Texas​​
  • Home Team: Texas Rangers​​
  • Seating Capacity: 40,300​​
  • Construction Cost: $1.1 Billion USD​​

Globe Life Field is the newest MLB stadium. Located in Arlington, Texas, Globe Life Field is home to the Texas Rangers and opened in the year 2020. It has a retro-modern construction, complete with a retractable roof and artificial turf. It seats 40,300 fans. Construction costs exceeded $1 billion.

In addition to baseball, it has hosted football and rodeo events. The distances of the ballpark are significant because they honor the retired numbers of historical seasons for the team. 

2. Truist Park

  • Opened in: 2017​​
  • Located in: Cumberland, Georgia, U.S.​​
  • Home Team: Atlanta Braves​​
  • Seating Capacity: 41,084​​
  • Construction Cost: $622 million​​ USD

Truist Park is home to the Atlanta Braves and opened in 2017. You will find it in Cumberland, Georgia. It seats 41,084 fans. It has a retro-modern design and features a grass and dirt field. It has an open-roof construction.

The park features a Monument Garden (honoring memorable Braves events and players such as Hank Aaron), a large Wi-Fi network that can support nearly 14,000 users, and nearly 1,400 televisions all over the park. The planned budget for the park exceeded $670 million. 

3. LoanDepot Park

  • Opened in: 2012​​
  • Located in: Miami, Florida​​
  • Home Team: Miami Marlins​​
  • Seating Capacity: 36,742​​
  • Construction Cost: 634 million USD

LoanDepot Park is located in Miami, Florida. It is home to the Miami Marlins. It has a contemporary design, complete with a retractable roof. The park opened in 2012 with a seating capacity of 37,442. You will find that it is one of the smallest ballparks, both in size and seating capacity, in the league. It achieved LEED Gold certification in 2012. The park features a home run sculpture, a bobblehead museum, a parking complex and trolley service, and much more. 

4. Target Field

  • Opened in: 2010​​
  • Located in: Minneapolis, Minnesota​​
  • Home Team: Minnesota Twins​​
  • Seating Capacity: 38,544
  • Construction Cost: $555 million USD

Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to the Minnesota Twins and was built in 2010. Target Field holds 38,544 fans. It is also designed with a retro-modern look. It has a grass field and is an open-air ballpark.

The open-air concept is a break from the previous stadium, The Metrodome, which was completely climate controlled. Target Field attained LEED Gold certification in 2017. The concessions feature items ranging from State Fair Foods (all found on a stick) to a rather large vegan selection of foods. 

5. Citi Field

  • Opened in: 2009​​
  • Located in: Flushing, Queens, New York City​​
  • Home Team: New York Mets​​
  • Seating Capacity: 41,922​​
  • Construction Cost: $900 million​​

Citi Field opened in 2009, replacing Shea Stadium. The cost of the project was $900 million. The park is home to the New York Mets of the National League. It features a grass field and is an open-air stadium. The seating capacity is 41,922 fans.

Citi Field features a Jackie Robinson Rotunda. This can be found at the front entrance of the park. The newer park also features an old tradition – the Home Run Apple. The Apple rises to signify that a Mets player has hit a home run. 

6. Yankee Stadium

  • Opened in: 2009​​
  • Located in: The Bronx, New York City, U.S.​​
  • Home Team: New York Yankees
  • Seating Capacity: 46,537
  • Construction Cost: $2.3 billion​

Yankee Stadium was built in 2009 and is located in the Bronx, New York. It is home to the New York Yankees of the American League. It replaces the original Yankee Stadium, which was dubbed “the house that Ruth built.”

Depending on who you ask locally, the new Yankee stadium may be known as the “House that Jeter built” or the “House that George built.” Yankee Stadium is the third largest ballpark in the MLB and costs 2.3 billion dollars to build. It seats 46,537 fans. The outside of the stadium is meant to look like the old Yankee Stadium. The inside of the stadium, however, is more modern and has several more amenities than the old stadium did not have. 

7. Nationals Park

  • Opened in: 2008
  • Located in: Washington, D.C.​
  • Home Team: Washington Nationals​
  • Seating Capacity: 41,339​
  • Construction Cost: $693 million​

Nationals Park is home to the Washington Nationals and was built in 2008. It has a retro-modern design, is open-air like Brassfield, and has a seating capacity of 41,339 fans. It has the distinction of being the first certified Green Park for a major sports team in the US.

The park has 79 suites on 3 levels. Originally there was a clear view of the US Capitol from the upper deck, however, that view has been obstructed by recent construction. 

8. Busch Stadium

  • Opened in: 2006​​
  • Located in: St. Louis, Missouri​​
  • Home Team: St. Louis Cardinals​​
  • Seating Capacity: 44,383​​
  • Construction Cost: $365 million​​

Busch Stadium is the third iteration of the ballpark that is home to the St. Louis Cardinals. It opened in the year 2006 and seats 44,494 fans. Locally, it is known as Busch Stadium III and was partially built in the same territory as the previous stadium, Busch Memorial Stadium. The construction cost of Busch Stadium was $365 million.

Unlike the previous Busch Stadium, the new Busch Stadium offers a view of the downtown Skyline. It has an expensive scoreboard in the Outfield to display all out-of-town games.

Concessions available in the park range from bratwurst and nachos and peanuts two things like toasted ravioli and other local favorites. Budweiser owns the beer contract for the stadium, but several craft breweries from the area can be found in multiple locations. 

9. Citizens Bank Park

  • Opened in: 2004​​
  • Located in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Home Team: Philadelphia Phillies​​
  • Seating Capacity: 42,901
  • Construction Cost: $458 million​​

Citizens Bank Park is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is home to the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League.

Citizens Bank opened in 2004 and replaced Veterans Stadium. It is an open-air stadium with a grass and dirt playing field. The park features another number of amenities, such as two different bars and grills, a team store, a playground for kids, and a lighted replica of the Liberty Bell. Park serves several local favorites like cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, hoagies, and Yuengling beer. 

10. Petco Park

  • Opened in: 2004​​
  • Located in: San Diego, California
  • Home Team: San Diego Padres
  • Seating Capacity: 40,209
  • Construction Cost: $450 million​​

Petco Park opened in 2004. It is located in San Diego, California, and is home to the San Diego Padres of the National League.

The park holds the distinction of hosting the largest-attended college baseball game, which opened the park in 2004. The address of the ballpark honors one of the most well-known former Padres players – 19 Tony Gwynn Way. Petco Park’s style is a retro-modern, open-air design. It seats 40,209 fans. 

What is the Oldest MLB Stadium?

Within the evolving panorama of MLB’s newest stadiums, one historic gem retains its revered status: Fenway Park. As the oldest MLB stadium, Fenway has hosted countless iconic moments since 1912, standing as a timeless testament to baseball’s enduring legacy. It contrasts the modern amenities of today’s ballparks with its classic charm and century-old traditions, inviting fans to step back in time and experience the raw essence of America’s pastime.

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