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:

MarketMLB StadiumNFL StadiumDistance from home plate to 50 yard lineDistance from edge to edge
DetroitComerica ParkFord Field900 feet100 feet
Kansas CityKauffman StadiumArrowhead Stadium1250 feet500 feet
SeattleT-Mobile ParkCenturyLink Field1500 feet620 feet
PhiladelphiaCitizens Bank ParkLincoln Financial Field1750 feet950 feet
BaltimoreOriole Park at Camden YardsM&T Bank Stadium2000 feet1400 feet
DallasGlobe Life FieldAT&T Stadium2575 feet1525 feet
PittsburghPNC ParkHeinz Field2650 feet2000 feet
CincinnatiGreat American Ball ParkPaul Brown Stadium2675 feet2025 feet
ClevelandProgressive FieldFirstEnergy Stadium1.1 miles4600 feet
MinneapolisTarget FieldUS Bank Stadium1.2 miles1 mile
DenverCoors FieldEmpower Field at Mile High1.6 miles
ChicagoGuaranteed Rate FieldSoldier Field2.4 miles
Los AngelesDodger StadiumLA Memorial Coliseum5 miles
HoustonMinute Maid ParkNRG Stadium6 miles
ChicagoWrigley FieldSoldier Field6.2 miles
New YorkYankee StadiumMetLife Stadium7.8 miles
WashingtonNationals ParkFedex Field8.1 miles
AtlantaSuntrust ParkMercedes-Benz Stadium10.1 miles
MiamiMarlins ParkHard Rock Stadium12.5 miles
New YorkCiti FieldMetLife Stadium12.6 miles
PhoenixChase FieldState Farm Stadium12.6 miles
Los AngelesDodger StadiumDignity Health Sports Park14.5 miles
TampaTropicana FieldRaymond James Stadium17.1 miles
BostonFenway ParkGilette Stadium19.5 miles
Los AngelesAngel Stadium of AnaheimDignity Health Sports Park22.2 miles
Los AngelesAngel Stadium of AnaheimLA Memorial Coliseum27.5 miles
San FranciscoOracle ParkLevi’s Stadium34.7 miles

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