Closest MLB and NFL Teams By Market

With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas at the end of the season, I posed the trivia question to a few friends of mine as to what would be the closest two MLB and NFL franchises. After a decent back and forth in the group text, I set off to find the truth. I determined the best metric of distance to be from home plate in the MLB stadium to the middle of the 50 yard line in the NFL stadium, the relative “centers of action” of the respective sports.

The winner? Detroit’s Ford Field. The farthest (within one market — Green Bay and Milwaukee are separate for this exercise or else they’d win) well, it may surprise you. Here’s the full list:

Market
MLB Stadium
NFL Stadium
Distance from home plate to 50 yard line
Distance from edge to edge
Detroit
Comerica Park
Ford Field
900 feet
100 feet
Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium
Arrowhead Stadium
1250 feet
500 feet
Seattle
T-Mobile Park
CenturyLink Field
1500 feet
620 feet
Philadelphia
Citizens Bank Park
Lincoln Financial Field
1750 feet
950 feet
Baltimore
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
M&T Bank Stadium
2000 feet
1400 feet
Dallas
Globe Life Field
AT&T Stadium
2575 feet
1525 feet
Pittsburgh
PNC Park
Heinz Field
2650 feet
2000 feet
Cincinnati
Great American Ball Park
Paul Brown Stadium
2675 feet
2025 feet
Cleveland
Progressive Field
FirstEnergy Stadium
1.1 miles
4600 feet
Minneapolis
Target Field
US Bank Stadium
1.2 miles
1 mile
Denver
Coors Field
Empower Field at Mile High
1.6 miles
Chicago
Guaranteed Rate Field
Soldier Field
2.4 miles
Los Angeles
Dodger Stadium
LA Memorial Coliseum
5 miles
Houston
Minute Maid Park
NRG Stadium
6 miles
Chicago
Wrigley Field
Soldier Field
6.2 miles
New York
Yankee Stadium
MetLife Stadium
7.8 miles
Washington
Nationals Park
Fedex Field
8.1 miles
Atlanta
Suntrust Park
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
10.1 miles
Miami
Marlins Park
Hard Rock Stadium
12.5 miles
New York
Citi Field
MetLife Stadium
12.6 miles
Phoenix
Chase Field
State Farm Stadium
12.6 miles
Los Angeles
Dodger Stadium
Dignity Health Sports Park
14.5 miles
Tampa
Tropicana Field
Raymond James Stadium
17.1 miles
Boston
Fenway Park
Gilette Stadium
19.5 miles
Los Angeles
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Dignity Health Sports Park
22.2 miles
Los Angeles
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
LA Memorial Coliseum
27.5 miles
San Francisco
Oracle Park
Levi’s Stadium
34.7 miles