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Football Use
of Baseball Stadiums
(and vice versa)




Stadium name City 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

NOTE: The stadiums on this page are listed in chronological order according to when they were first used by a professional football team. In some cases this was many years before or after they were used in major league baseball. To see thumbnail images of the football configurations (for stadiums used in the NFL or CFL), as well as data on the timing and duration of use by the respective sports, roll the mouse cursor over the stadium names.

Baseball vs. football: which was first?
How many years for each team?
New stadiums after the "divorce"?

Wrigley Field Chicago Bears
(1921-
Bears Bears Bears Bears
-1970)
to Soldier Field        
Polo Grounds New York Giants (1922- Giants Giants Giants -1955) Titans (1960-63) to Yankee Stad. / Shea Stad.      
Comiskey Park Chicago Cardinals (1922-25) Cardinals (1929- Cardinals Cardinals -1959) to Busch Stadium I        
Braves / "Nickerson" Field Boston   Braves (1932) to Fenway Park   Patriots (1960-62) to Fenway Park
Baker Bowl Philadelphia   Eagles (1933-35) to Municipal Stadium / Shibe Park      
Forbes Field Pittsburgh   Steelers (1933- Steelers * Steelers * Steelers -1963) * to Three Rivers Stad.
Fenway Park Boston   Redskins (1933-36) to Griffith Stadium   Patriots (1963-68) to Foxboro Stadium
Griffith Stadium Washington   Redskins (1937- Redskins Redskins -1960) to RFK Stadium        
Cleveland Municipal Stadium Cleveland   Rams
(1937-
Rams
-1945) *
Browns
(1946-
Browns Browns Browns Browns
-1995)
to Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
Tiger Stadium Detroit   Lions
(1938-
Lions Lions Lions Lions
-1974)
to Silverdome    
Shibe Park Philadelphia     Eagles
(1940- *
Eagles
-1957)
to Franklin Field        
Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles

SUPER BOWLS: 1967, 1973

Rams
(1946-
Rams Rams Rams
-1979)
Raiders (1982- Raiders -1994) to Anaheim Stadium / Oakland Col.
Memorial Stadium Baltimore       Colts
(1953-
Colts Colts Colts
-1983)
CFL Stallions
& Ravens
to RCA Dome / M&T Bank Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium Milwaukee       Packers (1953- * Packers * Packers * Packers * Packers -1994) * full-time at Lambeau Field
Yankee Stadium New York       Giants (1956- Giants Giants -1973) to Giants Stadium    
Exhibition Stadium Toronto   (CFL) Argonauts (1959- Argonauts Argonauts -1990) to Skydome  
Busch Stadium I St. Louis   Cardinals (1960-65) to Busch Stadium II      
Mile High Stadium Denver   Broncos (1960- Broncos Broncos Broncos -2000) to Invesco Field
Metropolitan Stadium Minnesota   Vikings (1961- Vikings -1981) to Metrodome    
Candlestick Park San Francisco         Raiders (1961) 49ers
(1971-
49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
-2013)
Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Washington         Redskins (1961- Redskins Redskins Redskins -1996) to FedEx Field (college bowls)
Municipal Stadium Kansas City         Chiefs
(1963-71)
to Arrowhead Stadium      
Shea Stadium New York         Jets
(1964-
Jets * Jets
-1983)
to Giants Stadium  
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Atlanta         Falcons (1966- Falcons Falcons -1991) to Georgia Dome  
Busch Memorial Stadium (II) St. Louis         Cardinals (1966- Cardinals Cardinals -1987) to Sun Devil Stadium  
Oakland Coliseum Oakland         Raiders (1966- Raiders -1981) to Memorial Coliseum Raiders (1995- Raiders Raiders
Jack Murphy (QualComm) Stadium San Diego

SUPER BOWLS: 1988, 1998, 2003

  Chargers (1967- Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers
Astrodome Houston         Oilers
(1968-
Oilers Oilers Oilers
-1996)
to Liberty Bowl (temp.)
Three Rivers Stadium Pittsburgh       Steelers (1970- Steelers Steelers -2000) to Heinz Field
Riverfront Stadium Cincinnati     Bengals (1970- Bengals Bengals -1999) to Paul Brown Stadium
Veterans Stadium Philadelphia     Eagles (1971- Eagles Eagles Eagles -2002) to Lincoln Financial Field
Olympic Stadium Montreal   (CFL) Alouettes (1977- Alouettes * Alouettes -1997?) to McGill Molson Stadium
Kingdome Seattle           Seahawks (1977- Seahawks Seahawks -1999) to Husky Stad. (temp.)
Anaheim / Angels Stadium Los Angeles             Rams
(1980-
Rams
-1994)
to [Trans World Dome]
H.H.H. Metrodome Minnesota

SUPER BOWL: 1992

        Vikings (1982- Vikings Vikings Vikings
-2013)
Sun Life (Dolphin, etc.) Stadium Miami

SUPER BOWLS: 1989, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2010;
ORANGE BOWLS: 1996 to date

Dolphins (1987- Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins
Rogers Centre Toronto             (CFL) Argonauts (1991- Argonauts Argonauts, Buffalo Bills
Recent NON-pro football use
Chase Field Phoenix (Insight Bowl, 2001-2005)
Safeco Field Seattle (Seattle Bowl, 2001)
AT&T Park* San Francisco (XFL, college bowls, 2001-)
Tropicana Field St. Petersburg (college bowls, 2008-)
Yankee Stadium II New York (Pinstripe Bowl, 2010-)
KEY
Stadiums built primarily for baseball
Stadiums built primarily for football
Dual-use stadiums

Note that the classifications of stadiums are based on the primary intended use in the stadium's FINAL configuration, if there were major modifications.

Stadiums are generally counted as "in use" by a football team for a particular decade if games were played there for at least three years.

Names used on this page are the ones normally used for most of the time during which the stadium was used for football, and may differ from the "standard" names at the top of the respective stadium pages.

* (ASTERISK): There was some irregularity or discontinuity in the usage of the stadium; see the particular stadium page for details.

CFL = Canadian Football League, eh?


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SOURCES: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2012; The 1999 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac, Gerry Brown and Michael Morrison, eds. (New York: Hyperion Books, 1998); Web sites of respective NFL teams, etc.


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