Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, by Sverdrup & Parcel with Edward Durrell Stone. The second St. Louis stadium named after Anheuser-Busch president August Busch, Jr., met its demise via wrecking ball in 2005, and was replaced by the current Busch Stadium, designed by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© David Sundberg | Esto Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, by Sverdrup & Parcel with Edward Durrell Stone. The second St. Louis stadium named after Anheuser-Busch president August Busch, Jr., met its demise via wrecking ball in 2005, and was replaced by the current Busch Stadium, designed by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.


Even architects can get antsy waiting for the next game in an unexpectedly contentious World Series. With the Boston Red Sox tying the series with the St. Louis Cardinals late last night, we’re guaranteed another night at Busch Stadium as well as a return trip to Fenway Park in Boston. What better way to decide allegiances between games than with comparisons of baseball stadium architecture? Esto photographers have documented several past and present hallowed halls dedicated to the “national pastime,” from bleachers to boxes, and from lights to locker rooms. If your hometown team isn’t represented here, well, better luck next season!

Fenway Park has undergone several transformations and additions over the last few years, with the latest completed in 2011, increasing seating capacity to 37,493. In the background is the Charles Luckman & Associates-designed Prudential Building, criticized harshly in 1964 by the late Ada Louise Huxtable.
© Anton Grassl | Esto Fenway Park has undergone several transformations and additions over the last few years, with the latest completed in 2011, increasing seating capacity to 37,493. In the background is the Charles Luckman & Associates-designed Prudential Building, criticized harshly in 1964 by the late Ada Louise Huxtable.


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Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, Calif., by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Ezra Stoller | © Esto Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, Calif., by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Shea Stadium, New York, by Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury. The former home of the Mets was destroyed to make room for the team's current home, CitiField.
© David Sundberg | Esto Shea Stadium, New York, by Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury. The former home of the Mets was destroyed to make room for the team's current home, CitiField.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeff Goldberg | Esto Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeff Goldberg | Esto Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeff Goldberg | Esto Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, by Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeffrey Totaro | Esto Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeffrey Totaro | Esto Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
© Jeffrey Totaro | Esto Phillies Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, by Ewing Cole with Populous, formerly HOK Sport.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y., by Populous.
Safeco Field, Seattle, by NBBJ Design.
© Lara Swimmer | Esto Safeco Field, Seattle, by NBBJ Design.
CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
© Lawrence Anderson | Esto CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.
© David Sundberg | Esto CitiField, Mets Baseball Stadium, New York, by Populous.