Here we list the Domed Stadiums and will try to get reports on whether or not the roof is open or closed for each game. Underneath is a breakdown of all the hitter and pitcher parks in Major League Baseball. We’ll provide you with other details on several MLB parks as well.
Domed Stadiums status - Friday, May 31
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Rogers Center - Toronto - On road
Tropicana Field - Tampa Bay - Always closed
Chase Field - Arizona - Open vs NYM
Miller Park - Milwaukee - On road
Marlins Park - Miami - On road
Safeco Field - Seattle - Open vs L.A. Angels
Extreme Hitter's Park's
Globe Life Park (Texas) SURFACE: Grass
Coors Field (Colorado) SURFACE: Grass
*Chase Field (Arizona) SURFACE: Grass
Miller Park (Milwaukee) SURFACE: Grass
SunTrust Park (Atlanta) SURFACE: Grass
Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati) SURFACE: Grass
Citizen Bank Field (Philadelphia) SURFACE: Grass
Camden Yards (Baltimore) SURFACE: Grass
Fenway Park (Boston) SURFACE: Grass
Yankee Stadium (NYY) SURFACE: Grass
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox) SURFACE: Grass
Target Field (Minnesota) SURFACE: Grass
Neutral Park (Not a hitter’s or pitcher’s park)
Progressive Field (Cleveland) SURFACE: Grass
Comerica Park (Detroit) SURFACE: Grass
Nationals Park (Washington)SURFACE: Grass
Minute Maid Park (Houston) SURFACE: Grass
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City) SURFACE: Grass
*AT&T Park DAY GAMES (San Francisco) SURFACE: Grass
**Rogers Center (Toronto) SURFACE: Artificial
**Hitter's park when roof is open only.
Tropicana Field (TB) SURFACE: Articicial
PNC Park (Pittsburgh) SURFACE: Grass
Safeco Field (Seattle) SURFACE: Grass
Petco Park (San Diego) SURFACE: Grass
The Big A (L.A. Angels) SURFACE: Grass
Citi Field (N.Y. Mets) SURFACE: Grass
O.Co Coliseum (Oakland) SURFACE: Grass
Busch Stadium (St. Louis) SURFACE: Grass
New Marlins Ballpark (Miami) SURFACE: Grass
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) SURFACE: Grass
*AT&T Park AT NIGHT (San Francisco) SURFACE: Grass
Major-League Ballparks (In Alphabetical order)
Arizona - Chase Field
What has been speculated for years was finally made official when Diamondbacks general manager announced that the club would use a humidor to store baseballs before use in Chase Field this upcoming season (2018). Without getting too far into science here, humidors absorb moisture and make the baseballs a bit "heavier" in terms of their bounce. That is, they won't be hit as hard. There is one example in MLB where a humidor was introduced and the results showed the impact on offense.
Now, Coors Field is obviously still the best hitters park in baseball, but it was outrageously more drastic before the humidor was introduced before the 2002 season. In 1999, there were 1,198 runs scored in Coors. No other ballpark saw more than 963. In 2000, Coors topped the majors with 1,164 runs while then-Enron Field was second with 1,005. In 2001, Coors saw 1,085 runs while no other park topped 939. Coors Field still had the most runs in 2002, but it fell to 989 with Ballpark at Arlington sitting at 957. In 2003, Coors Field didn't lead in runs. Ballpark at Arlington saw 985 with Coors at 967 and Kauffman at 945. Fenway Park witnessed 927 with Toronto's then-Skydome also topping 900. There was a jump for Coors in 2004, but in 2005, it fell below 900 runs with Great American Ball Park taking top honors. Thus, we’re still listing Chase Field as an extreme hitter’s park but that is subject to change.
Atlanta - SunTrust Park
The dimensions and wall heights of the Braves’ new stadium, reflect an outfield designed to have more distinctive characteristics than Turner Field did. SunTrust Park wall is only six feet high at the left-field foul pole; eight feet, eight inches high in left-center and center field; and 16 feet high in right field, including at the right-field foul pole.
The right-field wall — almost twice as high as it was at Turner Field — will be balanced by a shorter distance from home plate. At Turner Field, the right-center power-alley fence was 390 feet from the plate. At SunTrust Park, it is 375 feet away. Other dimensions at the new Cobb County stadium include 335 feet down the left-field line (same as Turner Field), 385 feet to left-center field (compared with 380 feet at Turner), 400 feet to straight-away center field (same as at Turner) and 325 feet down the right-field line (compared with 330 at Turner).
SunTrust Park opened to positive reviews. Woody Studenmund of the Hardball Times called the park a "gem" and he was impressed with "the compact beauty of the stadium and its exciting approach to combining baseball, business and social activities. J.J. Cooper of Baseball America praised the "excellent sight lines for pretty much every seat”. Fox Sports South announcer Chip Caray speculated that the park favored hitters because "it's a vacuum”. In May 2017, one month after it opened, Braves manager Brian Snitker said “Everybody is going to like hitting here, not just left-handers.” This is a hitter’s park to a high degree.
Baltimore - Camden Yards
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) is best-known as HOK Sports Architects first 'retro style' new ballparks built in the 1990's (the firm would go on to design and build 18 more for other Major League clubs.) The park uses a number of old-fashioned materials and methods in its design (red brick, ironwork) and intimate dimensions, parking fans close to field level. Right field is a bit more reachable than left in Camden Yards (the right field corner is 318 feet, compared to 333 in left), but the squared-off outfield sections provide a wide variety of distances ranging from 318 to 412 feet. Overall, Camden Yards is a hitter's park, though winds can sometimes defeat even the hardest-hit baseballs.
Boston - Fenway Park
The oldest ballpark in baseball, Boston's beloved Fenway Park (1912-present) has undergone many renovations in the last twenty years, though none as obvious as the 2003 addition of seating to the top of the once-precariously thin Green Monster in left field. That Monster compensates (somewhat) for the shortest corners in baseball (310 in the Monster's left field corner, 302 to Pesky's Pole in right). The park is deep to the alleys (379-380) but this isn't enough to make up for the Monster's propensity to turn fly balls into singles. The park is also so cozy that foul territory is very scarce, further inflating batting averages. Fenway has been the best AL park for hitters for a century now, and that situation doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon.
Chicago - Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field is the only park in which the oddsmakers will not release an over/under number until the weather report is absolutely accurate. Wrigley turns into an extreme hitters park when the wind is blowing out but when the wind is blowing in, it becomes an extreme pitchers park. You will never see an overnight total posted for that reason or an early over/under either. The posted total will usually inform you whether the wind is blowing in or out, as totals can range anywhere from 7 to 12½.
Chicago - U.S. Cellular Field
U.S. Cellular Field is the modernist replacement for the beloved old Comiskey Park on the south-side of Chicago and serves as the home for the White Sox. A near-symmetrical and antiseptic park dominated by a bland concrete walkway, The Cell is a tightly-packed park that is good for power hitters. The 330 and 335 corners in left and right are common enough, but the 375 power alleys and 400 foot center field fence receive nice boosts from prevailing winds, and no wall in the park is higher than eight feet. Narrow foul areas also work to help hitters remain in the game. This is one of the best hitter parks in MLB when conditions are right, like on warm summer day with the winds blowing out.
Cincinnati - Great American Ballpark
Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark replaced Riverfront Stadium in 2003, giving the hometown Reds a modern, baseball-only facility designed to their team strengths. A park that would be familiar-looking to anyone who's visited any HOK Sport-designed parks in the last 20 years, Great American is built to evoke old-time baseball images. The asymmetrical structure is tucked beside the Ohio River with fans squeezed as close to the field as possible. The park is cozy, with 328 and 325-foot corners and 370-foot alleys, and these dimensions combine with the shortage of foul territory to provide a hitter's haven on most days, unless the wind is blowing strongly in. More often, though, a breeze from the downtown blows through a gap behind home plate, providing a gentle but convenient wind tunnel that leads out to centerfield and into the Ohio River.
Cleveland - Progressive Field
Progressive Field (formerly Jacobs Field) has been home to the Cleveland Indians since 1994. One of the first of the 'new retro' ballparks built by HOK Sports for almost every team in MLB, The Jake is a neutral ballpark that doesn't provide any particular advantage to hitters or pitchers. As an open-air park next to Lake Erie, though, it is subject to unpredictable winds and weather that can impact the on-field game dramatically, and that's not even counting random mosquito plagues. The park has generic dimensions left to right (325-370-405-375-325) and no real architectural oddities, though left field is crowned by a 20-foot wall in place of the 8-foot model that wraps around the rest of the outfield.
Colorado - Coors Field
The most extreme hitters' park in baseball thanks to its high altitude, Coors Field remains an offensive boon even since the introduction of humidors to keep baseballs from drying out. The park has spacious dimensions that should rob some homers (347/350 to left and right, 415 to center, 390/375 in the alleys) but all that green also makes for easy doubles and triples. No park in baseball has been as hitter-friendly in modern times.
Detroit - Comerica Park
An open-air ballpark in metro Detroit with an unusual southeastern orientation, Comerica Park has been the home of the Tigers since 2001. The park is large, but narrow foul areas and a foreshortened power alley in right make it an overall benefit to hitters, especially left-handed ones. The park features an all-dirt 'keyhole' strip from pitcher to plate, and a flagpole in left that was once in play but has been behind the fence since 2003. A center-field fountain erupts for Tiger home runs, which are plentiful. The 365-foot right center alley is the most attractive fence for hitters, with the death valley of a 420-foot center the consolation prize if they miss. In keeping with its lefty-friendly lines, the park is 345 down the left-field line, but only 330 down the right.
Houston - Minute Maid Park
Yet another product of the omnipresent HOK Sports Facilities Group, Houston's Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field) is a generic gem of a ballpark nestled at one end of Houston's high-tech downtown, Minute Maid Park is a retro throwback park with a retractable roof. It seldom rains in Houston, but the roof comes into play often in the summer months as a defense against 110-degree sun. Since its inception, that nifty stadium had been tainted with one stupid flaw that nobody ever understood: Tal's Hill. You may be familiar with that ridiculous hill in center field, complete with in-play flagpoles that scream "safety precaution." There have been some cool catches atop the hill, but all in all, it's never made sense and so in 2015, 15 years after it opened, Tal's Hill and the flagpole were removed. The corners are more reachable for hitters, especially the left-field 'Crawford Boxes' at only 315 feet. The Astros' business offices are high up the left field wall above the boxes, complete with a 442-foot marker for any ball that reaches that high. On balance, the park favors pitchers slightly, though right handed pull hitters can feast on weaker pitching here.
Kansas City - Kauffman Stadium
A contemporary ballpark evocative of Dodger Stadium, KC's Kaufmann Stadium is a jewel of a ballpark that underwent a massive renovation in 2008-2009 to bring its concessions and amenities in line with other major league parks. The fountains behind right field fences are the largest known privately-built fountains on the planet. The field itself is symmetrical (330 in the corners, 387 in the alleys and 410 to dead center) with large foul areas. The park plays from neutral to slightly hitter-friendly, particularly on the windier days in the Midwest.
Los Angeles - Dodger Stadium
One of the most beloved of baseball's older ballparks, and also the park with the largest seating capacity in MLB, Dodger Stadium is located just north of downtown Los Angeles in Chavez Ravine, looking to all the world like an enormous blast crater. It's most notable feature (other than the wavy rooftops) is probably its subterranean foundation: the ballpark sits in a recessed bowl, so fans enter not at ground level, but halfway up the stands. Dodger Stadium is traditionally viewed as a pitcher's park due to a combination of history, geometry and meteorology, but in modern times it plays quite neutral. At 330 feet down the lines, 375 in the alleys and an even 400 feet to straightaway center, it's not a small park, but the ball carries well in the still air of the ravine, especially during daytime games.
L.A. Angels - The Big A
The fourth-oldest ballpark in MLB today, Angel Stadium of Anaheim is a modern concrete ballpark in the land of Disney. A slight hitter's park, the Big A is best known for its center-field waterfalls. The park's 330-foot corners and 400-foot center are textbook baseball dimensions, but the right-center power alley is flattened somewhat toward home plate, providing a slight advantage to left-handed hitters. While weather patterns vary greatly in Southern California's summer months, the trend overall is for the colder nights to bring winds blowing-in, making the park a bit more of a hitter's haven during daylight.
New Marlins Ballpark, Miami
The Marlins' new park in Little Havana, square on the site of the old Orange Bowl, is a big departure from the team's old football home. The smallest-capacity park in the major leagues, actual baseball dimensions are very similar to the Marlins' old football home, complete with the Bermuda Triangle alley in left, and thus, the new field plays much like the old: as a fair-to-strong pitcher's park. The park's dimensions were tightened a bit before the 2016 season. At present, the fence is 407 feet away in dead center, down from 420 when the park opened, while much of the fence has been lowered from thirteen to less than six feet. The park's unusual southeastern alignment (almost all ballparks face northeast) should have an impact on the prevailing winds, though much of that will be mitigated or redirected by the retractable roof. This is a pitcher’s park to be sure but when the roof is open, it plays more neutral.
Milwaukee - Miller Park
The 2002 replacement for Milwaukee County Stadium, Miller Park is a shell-shaped, retractable-roof, natural grass ballpark in Milwaukee, home to the Brewers. The roof is unique in baseball: rather than a rolling cover, it is a fan shaped array that spreads from and collapses back to single point behind home plate. The roof itself contains a large amount of glass, allowing natural light even when closed. The park has deep corners but shallow alleys (left to right, the fences are 344, 371, 400, 374 and 345). It plays as a hitter’s' park overall, with the narrow foul areas offsetting the deep fences to provide balance.
Minnesota - Target Field
The Twins new open-air home, unveiled for the 2010 season appears to be a slight hitter’s ballpark. The park has medium-deep dimensions (339 left, 328 right field corners and a 411-foot center field), but it does offer a short porch in right center, though the 365-foot alley is capped with a higher than average wall to prevent home runs from coming too cheaply. Because of the wild range of weather possible in Minnesota (from lows of 40 in April to highs of 110 in July), it's been proven that the park will play very differently during different months. The summer months June, July and August has seen higher scores than the other months.
New York Mets - Citi Field
The home of the New York Mets since 2009, Citi Field in Queens, is a large open air stadium that favors pitchers, though some dimensional adjustments in 2012 and again in 2015 have made it a little more offense-friendly. The park's facade echoes old Ebbett's field, but the seating and concourse layout is much more like a modern PNC or Coors Field. The concessions are modern New York, from Shake Shack sliders to Blue Smoke BBQ. Winds in the park vary widely from day to day, but no conditions ever offset the pitching advantage the park provides. The field is asymmetrical, and has always measured 335' to the (orange-colored) left field foul pole and 330 to the one in right. The 375-foot right-center power alley has been twice-reduced from its original 415, while dead center remains 408 feet from home plate.
New York - Yankee Stadium
The 'New' Yankee Stadium (2009) is the current home of the New York Yankees. In large part a recreation of the older Yankee Stadium, the new park (designed by, who else, HOK Sport) added a plethora of luxury boxes and other amenities, but plays in more or less the same ways: a pitcher's park with a short right field porch that favors left handed pull hitters. That right field fence, in fact, is about five feet closer to home plate than the older park's, despite the misleading numbering on the wall. The fence is eight feet, more or less, all the way around, and the dimensions match the older park (318/399/408/385/314 from left to right). The area behind the plate has been reduced, however, which has had a slight impact in favor of offense over the years. Oakland -
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is the current home of the Oakland Athletics. The Coliseum is a multi-sport facility, part of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex, which consists of the stadium and neighboring Oracle Arena. One of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the American League, the huge open green of the Coliseum includes baseball's largest foul areas, which benefits pitchers by turning more foul balls into outs than any other park. In fair territory, the Coliseum is symmetrical, with 330-foot lines, 378-foot power alleys, and 400 feet dead center.
Philadelphia - Citizens Bank Park
A cozy park with a reputation as a bandbox due mainly to the lineups of slugging superstars trotted out in the past by the home-town Phillies, Citizen's Bank Ballpark is an open-air park from the classic HOK Sport mold. The park gives up more home runs than any other National League park, but thanks to its generous center field and power alleys, actually plays as only a slightly above-average offensive park, especially since the walls were adjusted to deeper positions in 2007. It’s still a hitter’s park.
Pittsburgh - PNC Park
A well-loved new ballpark, Pittsburgh's PNC Park is a expansive natural-grass stadium with no roof in sight, leading to more than a few rainouts but also showcasing some of the prettiest day games in MLB today. The park, built by (who else?) HOK Sports Facilities Group, is often seen as their most successful project. A classic of 'new retro' design, the intimate wraparound seating and steep pitch means that even the highest seat is still only 88 feet from the field. The outfield wall rises up to 21 feet behind right field to honor Roberto (#21) Clemente, and drops down to just six feet in front of the left field bleachers. The distance from home plate to the Allegheny River is just 443 feet down the right field line, leading to more 'splash hits' than any other ballpark. As an open-air park adjacent to the water, PNC Park is subject to wild fluctuations in wind and weather patterns, but on average the park favors pitchers.
San Diego - Petco Park
Petco Park (2004-present) is the open-air home of the San Diego Padres. The ballpark is located between 7th and 10th Avenues, south of J Street in downtown San Diego, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. One of many 'new style' parks designed by architects HOK Sport, Petco is fan-friendly with concourses that provide clear views of the ball game and also integrate into the surrounding city blocks. One of its most recognized features is the historic facade of the Western Metal warehouse tucked into the left field corner. Petco's centerfield is due north of home-plate, an unusual arrangement for baseball, but one that calms the ocean winds and provides grandstand seats with a view of San Diego Bay and Balboa Park. Petco is a pitcher's park. While center field is only 396 feet from home plate, the 'power alleys' of left-center and right-center are even further at 402 feet, while the left and right field lines are 334 and 322 feet, respectively.
San Francisco - AT&T Park
A picturesque open-air ballpark in San Francisco's trendy Mission Bay area of China Basin, AT&T Park is one of the design jewels of architects HOK Sport. Wedged into an asymmetrical shape by the imposition of San Francisco Bay and facing almost due east, the park's right field line is only 309 feet, fully 30 feet shorter than the left field corner. A steep angle, however, makes the right field power alley deeper than the left (421 vs 404), and the sharp angles make the 400 feet to dead center closer to home plate than the alleys. A Willy Mays high wall (24 feet) in right field helps balance the short porch, so balls aimed at McCovey Cove have to first get over that wall. That right field wall itself contains many arches and odd angles as well, which have caused enough bad bounces to earn it the nickname 'Triples Alley.' Despite all the quirks, AT&T Park plays as a neutral park, overall, with summer days favoring hitters, oddly, and the damp nighttime air being particularly helpful to pitchers. As an open-air park by the Bay, the park is also quite subject to variable winds.
Seattle - Safeco Field
Another modern ballpark built in a retro style, Seattle's Safeco Field is a retractable-roof stadium scented with garlic fries. Located near downtown Seattle, Safeco replaces the old hitter-friendly Kingdome with a much more pitcher friendly facility, though renovations conducted for the 2013 season made it play a bit more fairly to hitters, especially of the right-handed variety. While left and right field corners retain their older dimensions (331 and 326 feet, respectively), straightaway center has been reduced from 405 to 401 feet, and the left-center power alley comes way down from 390 to 378. Perhaps more important, however, is the change to the left-field wall. Previously a sixteen-foot high obstacle topped by a manual scoreboard, the new wall is the same low 8-foot variety as the rest of the outfield, with the scoreboard moved up and out of play. Dimensional changes or not, Safeco remains an extreme pitcher's park.
St. Louis - Busch Stadium
A new-retro-style 46,000 seat ballpark, Busch Stadium is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. (It's sometimes called 'New Busch' or 'Busch II' to set it apart from the Cardinals' older home, also called Busch Stadium. The park was designed by HOK Sports Architects, and shares a lot with the other retro-style ballparks the firm has built over the past two decades: small foul areas, short fields, steep and clear seating, and a large array of concessions and other entertainment. Busch has played to favor pitchers since its debut, with spacious but fairly typical dimensions: 336 in the corners, 375 in the alleys and 400 to centerfield. An expanse of foul territory behind and around the plate translates to many popup outs, but the foul area tapers to near nothing in the corners.
Tampa Bay - Tropicana Field
The only remaining all-indoor dome stadium left in major league baseball, Tampa Bay's Tropicana Field is a round gray warehouse that's home to some of the most complicated ground rules in the game, as balls that hit some of the ceiling catwalks (but not others) remain in play. The park also features wide-open bullpens as part of a large foul ground that makes the park favor pitchers overall. As a fully-enclosed dome, rain, wind and humidity do not factor into play at all.
Texas - Globe Life Park
The home of the Texas Rangers, Arlington's Rangers Ballpark (renamed Globe Life Park in 2014) is an open-air stadium built by HKS Architects in an old-fashioned style modeled on such famous jewel-box designs as Wrigley Field and (old) Comiskey Park, but sunken below street level in the style of Dodger Stadium. A spacious and almost symmetrical field, Rangers Ballpark has quite deep and flattened power alleys (390 and 377 feet) but earns a reputation as a hitters park due to the thin Texas air and the lack of foul territory.
Toronto - Rogers Center
The only remaining AstroTurf stadium left in baseball, Toronto's Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome) is also a throwback to the 1980's era of indoor baseball. An antiseptic, modernist concrete park in downtown Toronto, the facility is a multisport structure that also supported the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts for years and a number of trade shows and conventions throughout the year. Its most prominent feature is the sheer glass front of the hotel that fills the centerfield surface. When masquerading as a baseball stadium, Rogers Centre is a pitcher's park, with winds almost entirely eliminated from play when the roof is closed. Even with the top of the roof open, the high-walled structure means that winds impact only the highest fly balls. Its dimensions are pedestrian and symmetrical: 328' in the corners, 375' in the alleys and an even 400' to dead center.
Washington - Nationals Park
The first LEED-certified 'Green' ballpark in the USA, Washington's lovely new Nationals Park has been home to the Nationals since 2008. Built in DC's Navy Yard District next to the Anacostia River, the park is a classic HOK Sport design: cozy, intimate and old-fashioned looking, but with no shortage of luxury and ultra-luxury private seating and concessions. The park has generic dimensions (337-377-402-370-335) and no special on-field elements. It plays offensively neutral, though ball flight can be greatly impacted by prevailing winds and humidity.