From 1954-1983, Baltimore Memorial Stadium was the home to both the NFL’s Baltimore Colts and MLB’s Baltimore Orioles. Within those 30 years, both the Colts and Orioles won three “world” titles. Most people don’t mourn the loss of dual-purpose stadiums in sports, but when the stadiums hosted successful teams in both football and baseball, it created a special atmosphere of success around the building.
Championships at Dual-Purpose Stadiums
Note: The list only includes championships that were won when the stadium was a dual-purpose stadium. For example, none of the New York Yankees titles at Yankee Stadium were counted after the New York Giants moved out.
For a complete listing of the NFL and MLB teams that shared a stadium click here.
Stadium names have changed often throughout history. To be consistent, stadiums are listed with their most current/recognizable names.
FB: Number of major pro football league championships. Counts league championships from 1920-1965, and Super Bowl titles from 1966-2011. FB Team:The major pro football team that won the league championships.
BB: Number of World Series titles. BB Team: The Major League Baseball team that won the World Series titles.
Total Champs: The sum of FB and BB championships.
Years: Number of years the stadium was the home stadium of a NFL and MLB team(s).
Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header.
|Stadium||Location||FB||FB Team||BB||BB Team||Total Champs||Years|
|Yankee Stadium I||New York, NY||1||Giants||10||Yankees||11||25|
|Cleveland Municipal||Cleveland, OH||8||Browns||1||Indians||9||49|
|Wrigley Field||Chicago, IL||8||Bears||0||-||8||51|
|Baltimore Memorial||Baltimore, MD||3||Colts||3||Orioles||6||30|
|Polo Grounds||New York, NY||3||Giants||3||Giants||6||34|
|Three Rivers Stadium||Pittsburgh, PA||4||Steelers||2||Pirates||6||30|
|Candlestick Park||San Francisco, CA||5||49ers||0||-||5||30|
|O.co Coliseum||Oakland, CA||2||Raiders||3||Athletics||5||32|
|Tiger Stadium||Detroit, MI||3||Lions||2||Tigers||5||40|
|Riverfront Stadium||Cincinnati, OH||0||-||3||Reds||3||30|
|Busch Memorial||St. Louis, MO||0||-||2||Cardinals||2||23|
|Comiskey Park||Chicago, IL||2||Cardinals||0||-||2||25|
|Griffith Stadium||Washington, DC||2||Redskins||0||-||2||25|
|League Park||Cleveland, OH||1||Rams||1||Indians||2||7|
|Shea Stadium||New York, NY||1||Jets||1||Mets||2||20|
|Shibe Park||Philadelphia, PA||2||Eagles||0||-||2||18|
|Sportsman's Park||St. Louis, MO||0||-||2||Cardinals||2||8|
|Sun Life Stadium||Miami Gardens, FL||0||-||2||Marlins||2||19|
|Forbes Field||Pittsburgh, PA||0||-||1||Pirates||1||28|
|Kansas City Municipal||Kansas City, MO||1||Chiefs||0||-||1||8|
|L.A. Coliseum||Los Angeles, CA||0||-||1||Dodgers||1||4|
|Veterans Stadium||Philadelphia, PA||0||-||1||Phillies||1||32|
|Anaheim Stadium||Anaheim, CA||0||-||0||-||0||15|
|Baker Bowl||Philadelphia, PA||0||-||0||-||0||4|
|Braves Field||Boston, MA||0||-||0||-||0||2|
|Crosley Field||Cincinnati, OH||0||-||0||-||0||2|
|Ebbets Field||New York, NY||0||-||0||-||0||19|
|Fenway Park||Boston, MA||0||-||0||-||0||15|
|Fulton Co. Stadium||Atlanta, GA||0||-||0||-||0||26|
|Metropolitan Stadium||Bloomington, MN||0||-||0||-||0||21|
|Mile High Stadium||Denver, CO||0||-||0||-||0||2|
|Milwaukee Co. Stadium ¹||Milwaukee, WI||0||-||0||-||0||1|
|Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA||0||-||0||-||0||35|
|RFK Stadium||Washington, DC||0||-||0||-||0||10|
¹ Due to cancelled games from the NFL strike in 1982, the Green Bay Packers played the majority of their home games at Milwaukee County Stadium.
In 1979, Three Rivers Stadium was the home to both the NFL and MLB champion. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series. It’s the last time a stadium was the home to both the NFL and MLB champion in the same season.
Home Stadium to the Football and Baseball World Champions in the Same Season
|Year||Stadium||Pro Football Champion||Major League Baseball Champion|
|1948||Cleveland Municipal||Cleveland Browns (AAFC)||Cleveland Indians|
|1956||Yankee Stadium I||New York Giants||New York Yankees|
|1970||Baltimore Memorial||Baltimore Colts||Baltimore Orioles|
|1979||Three Rivers Stadium||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Pirates|
- For 35 years, Qualcomm/Jack Murphy Stadium was the home to the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and MLB’s San Diego Padres. Neither of those teams won world championships. It’s the longest a dual-purpose stadium has gone without seeing either of its home teams win championships. Followed by the Astrodome (29 years), and Fulton County Stadium (26 years).
- From 1920-1970, the Chicago Cubs shared Wrigley Field with three different NFL teams; Chicago Bears (1921-1970), Chicago Cardinals (1931-1939), and the Chicago Tigers (1920). Within that period of time, the Bears won eight world championships, and the Cubs didn’t win any. It’s the most titles a dual-purpose stadium was the home to, without one of them coming from baseball.
- From 1970-1999, the Cincinnati Bengals shared Riverfront Stadium with the Cincinnati Reds. Within that period of time, the Reds won three world championships, and the Bengals didn’t win any. It’s the most titles a dual-purpose stadium was the home to, without one of them coming from football.
Sources: The Pro Football Archives, Baseball-Reference.com, Arizona Cardinals Media Guide, St. Louis Rams Media Guide, Official Detroit Tigers Website, Chicago Tribune (4/21/1941 ProQuest ID 176312281)