The two oldest stadiums in Major League Baseball are Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Fenway Park, which the Boston Red Sox call home, opened in 1912. Wrigley Field, the stadium of the Chicago Cubs, was opened in 1914.Continue Reading
Both Fenway Park and Wrigley Field are characterized by their jewel box layout. Fenway Park, which is located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, has a seating capacity of 37,499. Fenway Park is known for the Green Monster, a giant wall located in the left field of the stadium. On March 7, 2012, Fenway was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Wrigley Field, which is located on Chicago's north side, has a seating capacity of 41,072. Wrigley Field is known for the ivy on its walls. Wrigley Field is located in a neighborhood called Lakeview, which has multi-story apartments where patrons can view the game from the rooftop. The next oldest set of Major League Baseball stadiums didn't open until the 1960s. Three stadiums, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim and O.co Coliseum opened in 1962, 1966 and 1966, respectively. The only stadium erected in the 1970s was Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Royals, which was opened in 1973. It has a seating capacity of 37,903.Learn more about Baseball
On May 24, 1935, Major League Baseball hosted its first official night game, which was played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati. Crosley Field had recently been fitted with electric lights, making that the perfect venue for an MLB night game. The home team ended up winning 2-1.Full Answer >
According to the MLB's official site, the starting salary for an MLB umpire is $120,000 annually as of 2014. Senior MLB umpires make as much as $350,000 annually.Full Answer >
Children ages 2 and under do not need tickets to enter Wrigley Field for a Cubs game; however, they must sit on the lap of an adult. As of 2014, for all fans over the age of 2, single-game ticket prices range from the low $20s to the upper $200s.Full Answer >
The Boston Red Sox' website has an interactive seating chart of Fenway Park, as of 2015. The chart not only shows an overhead view of Fenway, but it also gives a view of what ticket holders see from their seats.Full Answer >