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Which MLB baseball field has the largest/smallest square footage?

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  • Which MLB baseball field has the largest/smallest square footage?

    Does anyone know if this info is published anywhere? I am talking about only the field of play (fair territory)...not the entire stadium itself.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Armando Criscione View Post
    Does anyone know if this info is published anywhere? I am talking about only the field of play (fair territory)...not the entire stadium itself.
    I think it might be Oakland, not sure though.

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    • #3
      If I had to take a guess, I'd say Coors or Minute Maid have the largest square footage. As for the smallest, I have no idea.

      (If you were to count foul territory too, it'd have to be Oakland, but when it's only fair territory I doubt it.)

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      • #4
        I would guess Coors as well.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Yankees12 View Post
          If I had to take a guess, I'd say Coors or Minute Maid have the largest square footage. As for the smallest, I have no idea.

          (If you were to count foul territory too, it'd have to be Oakland, but when it's only fair territory I doubt it.)
          Whoops, misread that. I thought you said with foul. I'd say Coors or Citi.

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          • #6
            I would guess Wrigley or Fenway as smallest if you are just counting the playing field.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bandit12 View Post
              I would guess Wrigley or Fenway as smallest if you are just counting the playing field.
              Fenway? With that left field? no way. I think all time would have to be the polo grounds for sure.

              This chart makes me think it might be Dolphin Stadium, Nationals park, or Rogers Center.



              As for smallest, AT&T perhaps?

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              • #8
                Remember the OP said field of play only. That means the square footage in between the lines out to the fence. (Discard foul territory.) I would think it would have to be Coors, wouldn't it?

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                • #9
                  I wonder if those diagrams are to scale. If so, Dolphin Stadium looks like it's right up there too. There's not much foul territory there
                  1997 2003
                  Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Anubis2051 View Post
                    Fenway? With that left field? no way.
                    Are you saying that left field at Fenway is large?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
                      I wonder if those diagrams are to scale.
                      I don't think they are. Looks like that graphic is just intended to compare the general configurations of all the fields.

                      It looks to me like they have all been scaled to look approximately the same size.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                        Are you saying that left field at Fenway is large?
                        I shouldn't post things at 2 am anymore... Thought you said largest. Yeah that sounds about right then.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bandit12 View Post
                          I would guess Wrigley or Fenway as smallest if you are just counting the playing field.
                          Not really.
                          The field dimensions at Wrigley are not that small and it is the closeness of the seats that make it seem that way.
                          The left/center power ally and the distance behind home plate are short but that is about it.
                          The distance down the foul lines are actually the longest in the majors.
                          I would guess that Citizens Bank Park, Great American Ballpark and Tropicana have to be among the smallest fields.

                          As far as the old places go... Braves Field looked tiny to me.

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                          • #14
                            At one time Diamond Legends had a comprehensive section detailing dimensions and square footage of all Major League playing fields back to the late 1800s, including different incarnations of several parks.

                            Of course, DL is no longer in existence so I don't know what happened to this information. it was impressive, though.

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                            • #15
                              Actually, I doubt the smallest is Fenway. That RF is HUGE.

                              Progressive Field is another potential smallest. That field isn't big at all - it plays a bit bigger than it is thanks to the wall in right. I don't think it's the absolute smallest, but it has to be down there, I'd imagine.

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