Walter O'Malley : Dodger Stadium : Other Stadiums

Other Stadiums

Dodger Stadium opened its doors on April 10, 1962. Walter O’Malley’s “dream stadium” was widely accepted and became a hit with the fans from the beginning. For more than 55 years, Dodger Stadium has become an international destination for tourists from around the world. Through the years, Dodger Stadium has been praised for its uniqueness, striking architectural design and beauty. Its classic lines and setting has provided a timeless look and elegance. Dodger Stadium was only the second privately-financed baseball stadium built in the 20th Century and the first since Yankee Stadium in 1923. Besides showing Dodger Stadium, listed below are the ballparks built just prior to, and just following its opening. Many of these facilities are no longer in use:

BALLPARKS BUILT PRIOR TO AND AFTER DODGER STADIUM

  • 1953 — 2000 MILWAUKEE COUNTY STADIUM, Milwaukee Braves (1953-65), Brewers (1970-2000)Barry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1953 — 2000 MILWAUKEE COUNTY STADIUM, Milwaukee Braves (1953-65), Brewers (1970-2000)
  • 1954 — 1991 MEMORIAL STADIUM, Baltimore, Baltimore OriolesBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1954 — 1991 MEMORIAL STADIUM, Baltimore, Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 — 1972 MUNICIPAL STADIUM,* Kansas City, Kansas City Athletics (1955-67), Royals (1969-72)Copyright © Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. 1955 — 1972 MUNICIPAL STADIUM,* Kansas City, Kansas City Athletics (1955-67), Royals (1969-72)
  • 1960 — 1999 CANDLESTICK PARK, San Francisco, San Francisco GiantsBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1960 — 1999 CANDLESTICK PARK, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants
  • 1961 — 1981 METROPOLITAN STADIUM, Minneapolis, Minnesota TwinsCopyright © Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. 1961 — 1981 METROPOLITAN STADIUM, Minneapolis, Minnesota Twins
  • 1962 —          DODGER STADIUM, Los Angeles, Los Angeles DodgersBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1962 — DODGER STADIUM, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 1964 —          SHEA STADIUM, New York, New York MetsBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1964 — SHEA STADIUM, New York, New York Mets
  • 1965 — 1999 ASTRODOME, Houston, Houston AstrosBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1965 — 1999 ASTRODOME, Houston, Houston Astros
  • 1966 —           EDISON FIELD (ANAHEIM STADIUM), Anaheim, California/Anaheim AngelsBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1966 — EDISON FIELD (ANAHEIM STADIUM), Anaheim, California/Anaheim Angels
  • 1966 — 2005          BUSCH STADIUM, St. Louis, St. Louis CardinalsBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1966 — 2005 BUSCH STADIUM, St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 1966 — 1996 ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY STADIUM, Atlanta BravesBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1966 — 1996 ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY STADIUM, Atlanta Braves
  • 1968 —           OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, Oakland A’sBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1968 — OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, Oakland A’s
  • 1969 — 2003  QUALCOMM STADIUM (SAN DIEGO STADIUM; JACK MURPHY STADIUM), San Diego PadresBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1969 — 2003 QUALCOMM STADIUM (SAN DIEGO STADIUM; JACK MURPHY STADIUM), San Diego Padres
  • 1970 — 2002  RIVERFRONT STADIUM, Cincinnati, Cincinnati RedsBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1970 — 2002 RIVERFRONT STADIUM, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds
  • 1970 — 2000  THREE RIVERS STADIUM, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PiratesBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1970 — 2000 THREE RIVERS STADIUM, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1971 — 2003  VETERANS STADIUM, Philadelphia, Philadelphia PhilliesBarry Howe Photography Copyright © 1992 1971 — 2003 VETERANS STADIUM, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies

*Major Renovation of Muehlebach Field (built in 1923) included adding a second deck

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