Since the NFL’s founding in 1920, there hasn’t been a season in which the NFL and Major League Baseball didn’t share a stadium. But for the season second in row the two leagues will only share one stadium. The NFL’s Oakland Raiders and MLB’s Oakland Athletics share Oakland (O.co) Coliseum in Oakland, CA.
Posted below is a line chart that shows by season the number of pro football teams that have shared a stadium with a Major League Baseball team(s).
Following the line chart, there is a list of every instance of when a pro football and Major League Baseball team shared a stadium.
Yearly Breakdown on the # of Pro Football Teams That Have Shared Stadiums with MLB Teams
Every Instance of a Pro Football and Major League Baseball Team Sharing a Stadium
Note: In order for it to be counted as an instance of a shared stadium, both the pro football and Major League Baseball team needed to play the majority of their home games at the same stadium.
Stadium names have changed often throughout history. To be consistent the stadiums are listed with their most current/recognizable names.
Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header.
|Year(s)||Stadium||Pro Football Team||Major League Baseball Team(s)|
|1980-1994||Anaheim Stadium||Los Angeles Rams||California Angels|
|1968-1996||Astrodome||Houston Oilers||Houston Astros|
|1966-1991||ATL-Fulton Co. Stadium||Atlanta Falcons||Atlanta Braves|
|1933-1935||Baker Bowl||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1954-1983||Baltimore Memorial||Baltimore Colts||Baltimore Orioles|
|1929||Braves Field||Boston Bulldogs||Boston Braves|
|1932||Braves Field||Boston Braves (Redskins)||Boston Braves|
|1966-1987||Busch Memorial||St. Louis Cardinals||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1995||Busch Memorial||St. Louis Rams||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1961||Candlestick Park||Oakland Raiders||San Francisco Giants|
|1971-1999||Candlestick Park||San Francisco 49ers||San Francisco Giants|
|1940, 1942||Cleveland Municipal||Cleveland Rams||Cleveland Indians|
|1946-1993||Cleveland Municipal||Cleveland Browns||Cleveland Indians|
|1922-1925||Comiskey Park||Chicago Cardinals||Chicago White Sox|
|1929-1930||Comiskey Park||Chicago Cardinals||Chicago White Sox|
|1940-1943||Comiskey Park||Chicago Cardinals||Chicago White Sox|
|1945-1958||Comiskey Park||Chicago Cardinals||Chicago White Sox|
|1933-1934||Crosley Field||Cincinnati Reds||Cincinnati Reds|
|1926||Ebbets Field||Brooklyn Lions||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1930-1944||Ebbets Field||Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1946-1948||Ebbets Field||Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)||Brooklyn Dodgers|
|1933-1936||Fenway Park||Boston Redskins||Boston Red Sox|
|1944, 1946-1948||Fenway Park||Boston Yanks||Boston Red Sox|
|1945||Fenway Park||Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers||Boston Red Sox|
|1963-1968||Fenway Park||Boston Patriots||Boston Red Sox|
|1933-1942||Forbes Field||Pittsburgh Steelers/Pirates||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1944||Forbes Field||Card-Pitt||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1945-1957||Forbes Field||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1959-1963||Forbes Field||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1931||Baker Bowl||Frankford Yellow Jackets||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1921||Griffith Stadium||Washington Senators||Washington Senators|
|1937-1960||Griffith Stadium||Washington Redskins||Washington Senators|
|1963-1971||Kansas City Municipal||Kansas City Chiefs||Kansas City Athletics|
|1977-1998||Kingdome||Seattle Seahawks||Seattle Mariners|
|1958-1961||L.A. Coliseum||Los Angeles Rams||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1960||L.A. Coliseum||Los Angeles Chargers||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1920-1921||League Park||Cleveland Tigers/Indians||Cleveland Indians|
|1923-1925||League Park||Cleveland Indians/Bulldogs||Cleveland Indians|
|1937-1938||League Park||Cleveland Rams||Cleveland Indians|
|1982-2009||Metrodome||Minnesota Vikings||Minnesota Twins|
|1961-1981||Metropolitan Stadium||Minnesota Vikings||Minnesota Twins|
|1993-1994||Mile High Stadium||Denver Broncos||Colorado Rockies|
|1982||Milwaukee Co. Stadium ¹||Green Bay Packers||Milwaukee Brewers|
|1968-1981||Oakland Coliseum||Oakland Raiders||Oakland Athletics|
|1995-2013||Oakland Coliseum||Oakland Raiders||Oakland Athletics|
|1921||Polo Grounds||NY Brickley Giants||New York Yankees & New York Giants|
|1925-1955||Polo Grounds||New York Giants||New York Giants|
|1949||Polo Grounds||New York Bulldogs||New York Giants|
|1962-1963||Polo Grounds||New York Jets/Titans||New York Mets|
|1969-2003||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego Chargers||San Diego Padres|
|1962-1971||RFK Stadium||Washington Redskins||Washington Senators|
|1970-1999||Riverfront Stadium||Cincinnati Bengals||Cincinnati Reds|
|1964-1973||Shea Stadium||New York Jets||New York Mets|
|1974-1975||Shea Stadium||New York Jets||New York Mets & New York Yankees|
|1975||Shea Stadium||New York Giants||New York Mets & New York Yankees|
|1976-1983||Shea Stadium||New York Jets||New York Mets|
|1940-1942||Shibe Park||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Athletics & Phi. Phillies|
|1943||Shibe Park||Phil-Pitt||Philadelphia Athletics & Phi. Phillies|
|1944-1954||Shibe Park||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Athletics & Phi. Phillies|
|1955-1957||Shibe Park||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1923||Sportsman's Park||St. Louis All-Stars||St. Louis Browns & St. Louis Cardinals|
|1934||Sportsman's Park||St. Louis Gunners||St. Louis Browns & St. Louis Cardinals|
|1960-1965||Sportsman's Park||St. Louis Cardinals||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1993-2011||Sun Life Stadium||Miami Dolphins||Florida Marlins|
|1971-2000||Three Rivers Stadium||Pittsburgh Steelers||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1921||Tiger Stadium||Detroit Tigers||Detroit Tigers|
|1925-1926||Tiger Stadium||Detroit Panthers||Detroit Tigers|
|1938-1939||Tiger Stadium||Detroit Lions||Detroit Tigers|
|1941-1974||Tiger Stadium||Detroit Lions||Detroit Tigers|
|1971-2002||Veterans Stadium||Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1920||Wrigley Field||Chicago Tigers||Chicago Cubs|
|1921-1970||Wrigley Field||Chicago Bears/Staleys||Chicago Cubs|
|1931-1939||Wrigley Field||Chicago Cardinals||Chicago Cubs|
|1927-1928||Yankee Stadium I||New York Yankees I||New York Yankees|
|1946-1949||Yankee Stadium I||New York Yankees II (AAFC)||New York Yankees|
|1950-1951||Yankee Stadium I||New York Yanks||New York Yankees|
|1956-1972||Yankee Stadium I||New York Giants||New York Yankees|
¹ In 1982, the Green Bay Packers played the majority of their home games at Milwaukee County Stadium due to cancelled games from an NFL players strike.
- Greatest Number of Pro Football Teams Sharing Stadiums with MLB Teams: In 1971, 17 of the NFL’s 26 teams shared a stadium with a MLB team.
- Highest Percentage of Pro Football Teams Sharing Stadiums with MLB Teams: In 1940 and again in 1942, 9 of the NFL’s 10 teams (90%) shared a stadium with a MLB team.
- Greatest Number of Seasons a Pro Football Team Has Shared Stadiums with MLB: For 62 seasons the Arizona Cardinals’ franchise shared a stadium with a MLB team.
|Rk||Franchise||# of Seasons|
¹ The Steelers shared a stadium with MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates for all but one of the seasons listed. It’s the most seasons that the same pro football/MLB pair shared stadiums. Note: In 1943, the Steelers merged with the Philadelphia Eagles. The majority of their home games were played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, but two home games were played at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.
² For all of the seasons listed, the Bears shared Wrigley Field with MLB’s Chicago Cubs. It’s the most seasons that the same pro football and MLB team shared a single stadium.
- There are only eight current NFL franchises that have never shared a stadium with MLB. The Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Greatest Number of Seasons a Stadium Hosted Both Pro Football and MLB: For 51 (60 combined) NFL seasons, Wrigley Field was the home stadium of MLB’s Chicago Cubs and three NFL teams; the Chicago Tigers (1920), Chicago Bears (1921-1970), and Chicago Cardinals (1931-1939).
- For 49 seasons, Cleveland Municipal Stadium was the home stadium of the Cleveland Indians, and two NFL/AAFC teams; the Cleveland Rams (1940) and Cleveland Browns (1946-1993).
- Greatest Number of Different Stadiums Shared with MLB: The Rams franchise has shared five different stadiums with MLB teams: Anaheim Stadium (California Angels), Busch Memorial (St. Louis Cardinals), Cleveland Municipal (Cleveland Indians), L.A. Coliseum (Los Angeles Dodgers), and League Park (Cleveland Indians).
- Four stadiums have been the home to two pro football teams while they were also the home to a MLB team(s).
|Stadium||Season(s)||Pro Football Teams||MLB Team|
|Wrigley Field||1931-1939||Chicago Cardinals & Chicago Bears||Chicago Cubs|
|Polo Grounds||1949||N.Y. Bulldogs & N.Y. Giants||N.Y. Giants|
|L.A. Coliseum||1960||L.A. Chargers (AFL) & L.A. Rams (NFL)||L.A. Dodgers|
|Shea Stadium||1975||N.Y. Giants & N.Y. Jets||N.Y. Mets and N.Y. Yankees|
- Wrigley Field (then known as Cubs Park) was the first MLB stadium to host an official NFL game. On October 10, 1920, the Chicago Tigers hosted the Chicago Cardinals in a game that ended in a scoreless tie. On the same date the Detroit Heralds played a non-NFL opponent, the Cleveland Panthers, in Tiger Stadium (then known as Navin Field).
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)