2016’s 30 MLB Park Home Openers With Local Start Times

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I have been fortunate enough to see home openers in 8 different parks already in the last 4 years.

We have updated the previous article on this because all of the home start times have been posted.

We have also provided 30 links to all of the best chaser guides for the stadiums.  This will aid you in making your travel plans for the 2016 season.

The home of the 2016 World Series Champions will be part of 13 other park openers on Monday Apr.4, 2016. Kauffman Stadium will raise its second World Series Flag on this day..

The home of the 2016 World Series Champions will be part of 2 other park openers as part of a Tripleheader on Sunday Apr.3 2016. Kauffman Stadium will raise its second World Series Flag on this day – with the opposition team they defeated for it with the Mets.  Last year the club cracked the top 10 in attendance.  They have spent a record amount of money in defense of their championship last campaign.

Ballpark Chaser Guides Links Courtesy of http://www.ballparkchasers.com: Click the Park Link..

Also do yourself a favor and read this blog on the 30 MLB Park Pass-Port here

If you click the stadium it will give you a Ballpark Chaser guide for the coming year. 

ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL.

American League

AL EAST

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY  (New York Yankees) –  Tuesday Apr.5, 2016, 1:05 (HOU 5 NYY 3)

Fenway Park, Boston, MA (Boston Red Sox) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 2:05

Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON (Toronto Blue Jays) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 7:07 (BOS 8 TOR 7)

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay Rays) – Sunday Apr.3,2016, 1:05 (TOR 5 TB 3)

Oriole Park, Baltimore, MD  (Baltimore Orioles) Monday Apr.4,2016, 3:05 (BAL 3 MIN 2)

AL CENTRAL

Comerica Park, Detroit, MI (Detroit Tigers) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 1:08 (DET 4 NYY 0)

U.S. Cellular, Chicago, IL (Chicago White Sox) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 3:10 (CLE 7 CWS 1)

Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Indians) – Tuesday Apr.5, 2016, 4:10 (BOS 6 CLE 2)

Target Field, Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota Twins) Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:10

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO (Kansas City Royals) – Sunday Apr.3, 2016, 7:37 (KC 4 NYM 3)

AL WEST

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA (Los Angeles Angels) – Mon Apr.4, 2016, 7:05 (CHC 9 LAA 0)

Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX (Texas Rangers) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 3:05 (TEX 3 SEA 2)

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX (Houston Astros) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 7:10

Safeco Field, Seattle, WA (Seattle Mariners) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 7:10 (OAK 3 SEA 2)

O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA (Oakland Athletics) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 7:05 (CWS 4 OAK 3)

The Pirates finished in the top half of the league for attendance in the past year almost drawing 2.6 Million. They are the first game of the Season slated to be played. ESPN and MLB have announced at least 3 games for the opening Sunday date of Apr.3, 2016. and 4 more games will be televised on the 1st Monday of the year. The Pirates finished 15th in home attendance last year, a season in which they made the playoffs for the 3rd straight campaign.

The Pirates finished in the top half of the league for attendance in the past year almost drawing 2.6 Million. They are the first game of the Season slated to be played. ESPN and MLB have announced at least 3 games for the opening Sunday date of Apr.3, 2016. and 4 more games will be televised on the 1st Monday of the year. The Pirates 2015 season included a playoff spot for a 3rd straight campaign.

National League

NL EAST

Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia Phillies) Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:15

Nationals Park, Washington, DC (Washington Nationals) – Thursday Apr.7, 2016, 4:05 (MIA 6 WSH 4)

Marlins Park, Miami, FL (Miami Marlins) Tues Apr.5, 2016, 7:10 (DET 8 MIA 7 IN 11)

Citi Field, Flushing, NY (New York Mets) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 1:10 (NYM 7 PHI 2)

Turner Field, Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Braves) – Monday Apr.4,2016, 4:10 (WSH 4 ATL 3 (10))

NL CENTRAL

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Reds) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 4:10 (CIN 6 PHI 2)

Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI (Milwaukee Brewers) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 1:10 (SF 12 MIL 3)

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL  (Chicago Cubs) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 7:05

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Sunday Apr.3, 2016, 1:05 (PIT 4 STL 1)

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Cardinals) – Monday Apr.11, 2016, 3:15

NL WEST

AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA (San Francisco Giants) – Thursday Apr.7, 2016, 1:35 (SF 12 LAD 6)

Petco Park, San Diego, CA (San Diego Padres)  – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 4:05 (LAD 15 SD 0)

Chase Field, Phoenix, AR (Arizona Diamondbacks) – Monday Apr.4, 2016, 6:40 (COL 10 ARI 5)

Coors Field, Denver, CO (Colorado Rockies) – Friday Apr.08, 2016, 2:10 (SD 13 COL 6)

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA (LA Dodgers) Tuesday Apr.12, 2016, 1:10

Also do yourself a favor and read this blog on the 30 MLB Park Pass-Port her

Dodger Stadium has the capacity to outdraw every other ballpark in the Majors, with hovering at over 56,000 per game if full. It will be the last ballpark to make its debut in the 2016 season on Tuesday, Apr.12, 2016

Dodger Stadium has the capacity to outdraw every other ballpark in the Majors, with hovering at over 56,000 per game if full. It will be the last ballpark to make its debut in the 2016 season on Tuesday, Apr.12, 2016.

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/

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