As of present, there are only nine stadiums out of 30 MLB venues that are not sponsored by a corporation or product: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox), Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs), Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), and Marlins Park (Miami Marlins).
Of these nine stadiums, three are owned by Major League Baseball teams: Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and Fenway Park. The other six are owned by different companies which either lease the stadium site from their baseball team owners or sell food, beverages, or merchandise inside the stadium. However, since 2004, when Bush Stadium in Washington DC was renamed Nationals Park, every major league venue except for Oakland Coliseum and Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has had a corporate sponsor.
Stadiums often seek sponsors because they can generate revenue while their teams are not playing games. For example, a stadium may charge a fee to display its brand on equipment used by the visiting team or at home run balls. It may also be able to influence which players or coaches are hired by the team after it leaves the stadium premises.
The most lucrative sports franchise in the world is the NFL's New England Patriots, who have earned $115 million in corporate sponsorships since 2001. The next highest-earning team is the NBA's Chicago Bulls with $65 million in sponsorships since 1997.
Yankee Stadium (Arenas/Stadiums) New York Yankees baseball stadium, located at 1 Center Field Drive in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. It is home to the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). The stadium opened on April 17, 2009, replacing old Yankee Stadium which opened in 1923.
It is the second-oldest major league stadium still in use (Dodger Stadium is older but it is not used for baseball anymore). The stadium has a capacity of 40,617 people and is surrounded by the Central Park Reservoir. There are many landmarks inside the stadium including the Monument to the American Heroes of World War II, the At Bat Statue, and the Sacred Heart Cathedral of the Bronx.
Yankee Stadium was designed by Morris Hunt and E. B. Van Der Leck with input from Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. It is considered to be among the most beautiful stadiums in all of sports.
The new stadium was built at a cost of $1 billion and its construction was paid for by New York State after the New York City Economic Development Corporation issued tax-free bonds.
Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, is Major League Baseball's newest ballpark. It is scheduled to open in 2020. Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs play in 30 venues.
Dodger Ballpark is the third-oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. It was carved out of the slopes of Chavez Ravine in the San Gabriel Mountains, overlooking Los Angeles, and was home to Walter O'Malley's relocated Dodger baseball club. The Los Angeles Dodgers play in Major League Baseball's National League West division.
Fenway is one of the smallest stadiums in the league and one of eight that cannot seat at least 40,000 people. Over the years, the stadium has been renovated and expanded, which has resulted in unique features such as Pesky's Pole and the Green Monster.
New York Mets' Citi Field/Arenas/Stadiums is located at 161st Street and Avalon Boulevard in Queens.
Citi Field opened on April 17, 2009. It is the first new major league ballpark in the New York City metropolitan area since Jacob's Field in Brooklyn was demolished in 1938. The park is owned by a nonprofit corporation that receives its income from tickets sales, advertising, parking, and naming rights. The Mets play in the National League East division of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The stadium is surrounded by trees and flowers, with an iconic center-field flagpole and red brick walls enclosing the playing field. There are also white seats throughout the stadium; however, the majority of them are behind home plate. In addition, there are blue seats in right field and left field, which are the most expensive tickets available at $99 per seat. These seats are named after their color and they include food vendors, WiFi, personal screens, and other amenities. There are also green seats in right field, but they do not have any food vendors or alcohol sales areas. In addition, there are orange seats in right field, but they also do not have any food vendors or alcohol sales areas.