Major League Baseball (MLB) has played multiple regular season neutral site games in the United States at stadiums that are not the home ballpark of an MLB team. Such contests have been arranged by MLB for marketing purposes since the late 1990s, with increasing frequency. Listed below are the results of those games. Exhibition contests, such as preseason games or postseason all-star games, are not included. Also not included are games played in temporary home ballparks, such as by the Toronto Blue Jays during their 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Neutral site games played in the United States

Season Date Winning team Score Losing team Attendance Stadium City State Ref
1902 June 22 Cleveland Bronchos 6–4 Washington Senators unknown League Park Fort Wayne Indiana [1]
August 31 Boston Americans 3–1 Cleveland Bronchos unknown [2]
1997 April 19 St. Louis Cardinals 1–0 San Diego Padres 37,382 Aloha Stadium Honolulu Hawaii [3]
April 19 2–1 [4]
April 20 San Diego Padres 8–2 St. Louis Cardinals 40,050 [5]
2007 May 15 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 4–3 Texas Rangers 8,443 The Ballpark at Disney's
Wide World of Sports
[a]
Lake Buena Vista Florida [6]
May 16 11–8 8,839 [7]
May 17 8–6 9,635 [8]
2008 April 22 Tampa Bay Rays 6–4 Toronto Blue Jays 8,269 Champion Stadium[a] [9]
April 23 5–3 8,989 [10]
April 24 5–3 9,540 [11]
2016 July 3 Miami Marlins 5–2 Atlanta Braves 12,582 Fort Bragg Stadium Fort Bragg North Carolina [12]
2017 August 20 Pittsburgh Pirates 6–3 St. Louis Cardinals 2,596 BB&T Park[b] Williamsport Pennsylvania [13]
2018 August 19 New York Mets 8–2 Philadelphia Phillies 2,429 [14]
2019 June 13 Kansas City Royals 7–3 Detroit Tigers 25,454 TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Nebraska [15]
August 18 Chicago Cubs 7–1 Pittsburgh Pirates 2,503 BB&T Park Williamsport Pennsylvania [16]
2021 August 12 Chicago White Sox 9–8 New York Yankees 7,832 Field of Dreams Dyersville Iowa [17]
August 22 Cleveland Indians 3–0 Los Angeles Angels 1,832 Muncy Bank Ballpark[b] Williamsport Pennsylvania [18]

Scheduled neutral site games

Season Date Home team Away team Stadium City State Expected attendance[c] Ref
2022 August 11 Cincinnati Reds Chicago Cubs Field of Dreams Dyersville Iowa 8,000 [19]
August 21 Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Muncy Bank Ballpark[b] Williamsport Pennsylvania 2,500 [20]

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Notes

  1. ^ a b The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports and Champion Stadium are different names, for sponsorship reasons, of the same stadium.
  2. ^ a b c BB&T Stadium and Muncy Bank Ballpark are different names, for sponsorship reasons, of the same stadium.
  3. ^ Reflects approximate ballpark capacity

References

  1. ^ a b Bill Griggs and Jim Nitz. "League Park (Fort Wayne)". SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). Retrieved February 14, 2020.; "Washington Senators at Cleveland Bronchos Box Score, June 22, 1902". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Griggs and Nitz, op. cit.; "Boston Americans at Cleveland Bronchos Box Score, August 31, 1902". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres Box Score, April 19, 1997". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres Box Score, April 19, 1997". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres Box Score, April 20, 1997". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Devil Rays Box Score, May 15, 2007". Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ "Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Devil Rays Box Score, May 16, 2007". Baseball-Reference.com.
  8. ^ "Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Devil Rays Box Score, May 17, 2007". Baseball-Reference.com.
  9. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Box Score, April 22, 2008". Baseball-Reference.com.
  10. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Box Score, April 23, 2008". Baseball-Reference.com.
  11. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Box Score, April 24, 2008". Baseball-Reference.com.
  12. ^ "Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Box Score, July 3, 2016". Baseball-Reference.com.
  13. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Box Score, August 20, 2017". Baseball-Reference.com.
  14. ^ "New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score, August 19, 2018". Baseball-Reference.com.
  15. ^ "Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals Box Score, June 13, 2019". Baseball-Reference.com.
  16. ^ "Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates Box Score, August 18, 2019". Baseball-Reference.com.
  17. ^ "Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees, at Field of Dreams, August 12, 2021 Matchups, Preview". Baseball-Reference.com.
  18. ^ "Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels, at , August 22, 2021 Matchups, Preview". Baseball-Reference.com.
  19. ^ Wittenmyer, Gordon. "Dream on this: Cubs-Reds featured in planned Iowa sequel". NBC Sports Chicago. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  20. ^ @ChrisCotillo (August 22, 2021). "Red Sox will play the Orioles in the 2022 Little League Classic, MLB announces. Set for Aug. 21, 2022 in Williamsport, PA" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Castrovince, Anthony (August 10, 2021). "Field of Dreams FAQ: All you need to know". MLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2021.