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Financing data for major league parks

When Stu sits with the other members of the owners club and compares
notes, they probably resent the heck out of paying him revenue sharing.
Most of them have pretty nice playpens, and most of them had a lot of help paying for them,
public risk and private profit being the norm in this club.

To help those in the beleagured Ray's fanbase understand what their
baseball lords and masters may expect of them, here are the essentials of
public/private financing for major league parks.

Read em and weep.

Anaheim Angels
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Built 1966
Cost $24MM – Public Share $24MM (100%) –
$189MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chase Field
Built 1990
Cost $349MM – Public Share $248MM(71%)—
$730MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
New York Mets
Citi Field
Built 2000
Cost $831MM – Public Share $600MM (72%)
$1.32B in 2021 Dollars
*****
Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park
Built 2004
Cost $346MM – Public Share $173MM (50%)
$501MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park
Built 2000
Cost $300MM – Public Share $80MM (26.67%)
$476MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Colorado Rockies
Coors Field
Built 1995
Cost $215MM -- Public Share $168MM(78.14%)
$386MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium
Built 1962
Cost $23MM -- Public Share 0
$208MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park
(Remodel finished 2012)
Cost $545MM -- Public Share $130MM (23.85%)
$649MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Cincinnati Reds
Great American Ball Park
Built 2003
Cost $325MM -- Public Share $280MM (86.15%)
$483MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Chicago White Sox
Guaranteed Rate Field
Built 1991
Cost $137MM -- Public Share $137MM (100%)
$275MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Kansas City Royals
Kauffman Stadium
Built 1973
Cost $70MM -- Public Share $70MM (100%)
$431MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Miami Marlins
Marlins Park
Built 2012
Cost $634MM -- Public Share $500MM (78.86%)
$755MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Milwaukee Brewers
Miller Park
Built 2001
Cost $400MM -- Public Share $110MM (27.5%)
$617MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park
Built 2000
Cost $250MM -- Public Share $180MM (72%)
$397MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Washington Nationals
Nationals Park
Built 2008
Cost $693MM -- Public Share $693MM (100%)
$880MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Oakland Athletics
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Built 1966
Cost $25.2MM -- Public Share $25.2MM (100%)
$215MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Baltimore Orioles
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Built 1992
Cost $110MM -- Public share $105.6MM (96%)
$214MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
San Diego Padres
Petco Park
Built 2004
Cost $456.8MM -- Public Share $303.8MM (66.51%)
$661MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park
Built 2001
Cost $216MM -- Public Share $215MM (100%)
*****
Cleveland Indians
Progressive Field
Built 1994
Cost $169MM -- Public Share $147MM (86.98%)
$312MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Toronto Blue Jays
Rogers Centre
Built 1989
Cost C$570MM -- Public Share C$432MM (75.79%)
*****
Atlanta Braves
SunTrust Park
Built 2017
Cost $622MM -- Public Share $400MM (64.31%)
$652MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Minnesota Twins
Target Field
Built 2010
Cost $545MM -- Public Share $355MM (65.14%)
$652MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Seattle Mariners
T-Mobile Park
Built 1999
Cost $517MM -- Public Share $517MM (100%)
$849MM in 2021 Dollars
*****
Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field
Renovation 2019
Cost $575MM -- Public Share 0
*****
New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium
Built 2009
Cost $1.3B -- Public Share $225MM(17.3%) MLB Share $850MM(65.38%)
*****
Texas Rangers
Globe Life Fields
Built 2020
Cost $1.1B -- Public Share $401MM (40.06%)


Base Numbers are from GlobalSportsMatters.com


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