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Alternate Site Games Since 2001

This list shows games played since 2001 by major league clubs in a ballpark and/or city that is not home to either team. There have been many reasons that these games have been moved through the years such as Sunday Blue Laws, park capacity and fires. Most of these games are between teams in the same league but a few of the more recent contests are interleague.

This data was compiled by David Vincent and others from many different sources. If you find an error or have data to add, please contact the webmaster.

To see the 19th century games, click here.
To see the 20th century games, click here.

Date      DH Lg Visitor        Lg Home           Park, City (Reason - listed at bottom)

04/01/2001   AL Texas          AL Toronto        Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)

04/11/2003   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/12/2003   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/13/2003   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/14/2003   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/15/2003   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/16/2003   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/17/2003   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/19/2003 1 NL Cincinnati     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/19/2003 2 NL Cincinnati     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/20/2003   NL Cincinnati     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/03/2003   AL Anaheim        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/04/2003   AL Anaheim        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/05/2003   AL Anaheim        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/06/2003   AL Texas          NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/07/2003   AL Texas          NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
06/08/2003   AL Texas          NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/05/2003   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/06/2003   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/07/2003   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/09/2003   NL Chicago        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/10/2003   NL Chicago        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/11/2003   NL Chicago        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)

03/30/2004   AL New York       AL Tampa Bay      Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
03/31/2004   AL New York       AL Tampa Bay      Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
04/09/2004   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/10/2004   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/11/2004   NL New York       NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/13/2004   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/14/2004   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
04/15/2004   NL Florida        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
05/18/2004   NL Milwaukee      NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
05/19/2004   NL Milwaukee      NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
05/20/2004   NL Milwaukee      NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
05/21/2004   NL San Francisco  NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
05/22/2004   NL San Francisco  NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/02/2004   AL Toronto        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/03/2004   AL Toronto        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/04/2004   AL Toronto        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/05/2004   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/06/2004   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/07/2004   NL Atlanta        NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/08/2004   NL Pittsburgh     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/09/2004   NL Pittsburgh     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/10/2004   NL Pittsburgh     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
07/11/2004   NL Pittsburgh     NL Montreal       Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (4)
09/13/2004   NL Montreal       NL Florida        U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago IL (3)
09/14/2004   NL Montreal       NL Florida        U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago IL (3)

04/10/2007   AL Anaheim        AL Cleveland      Miller Park, Milwaukee WI (15)
04/11/2007   AL Anaheim        AL Cleveland      Miller Park, Milwaukee WI (15)
04/12/2007   AL Anaheim        AL Cleveland      Miller Park, Milwaukee WI (15)
05/15/2007   AL Texas          AL Tampa Bay      The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)
05/16/2007   AL Texas          AL Tampa Bay      The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)
05/17/2007   AL Texas          AL Tampa Bay      The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)

03/25/2008   AL Boston         AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5) 
03/26/2008   AL Boston         AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
04/22/2008   AL Toronto        AL Tampa Bay      Champion Stadium, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)
04/23/2008   AL Toronto        AL Tampa Bay      Champion Stadium, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)
04/24/2008   AL Toronto        AL Tampa Bay      Champion Stadium, Lake Buena Vista FL (5)
09/14/2008   NL Chicago        NL Houston        Miller Park, Milwaukee WI (18)
09/15/2008   NL Chicago        NL Houston        Miller Park, Milwaukee WI (18)

06/28/2010   NL New York       NL Florida        Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)
06/29/2010   NL New York       NL Florida        Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)
06/30/2010   NL New York       NL Florida        Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)

03/28/2012   AL Seattle        AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
03/29/2012   AL Seattle        AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)

03/22/2014   NL Los Angeles    NL Arizona        Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Australia (5)
03/23/2014   NL Los Angeles    NL Arizona        Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Australia (5)

07/03/2016   NL Miami          NL Atlanta        Fort Bragg Field, Fort Bragg NC (5)

08/20/2017   NL St. Louis      NL Pittsburgh     BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)
08/29/2017   AL Texas          AL Houston        Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (19)
08/30/2017   AL Texas          AL Houston        Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (19)
08/31/2017   AL Texas          AL Houston        Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL (19)
09/11/2017   AL New York       AL Tampa Bay      Citi Field, New York, NY (20)
09/12/2017   AL New York       AL Tampa Bay      Citi Field, New York, NY (20)
09/13/2017   AL New York       AL Tampa Bay      Citi Field, New York, NY (20)

04/17/2018   AL Cleveland      AL Minnesota      Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)
04/18/2018   AL Cleveland      AL Minnesota      Estadio Hiram Bithorn, San Juan PR (5)
05/04/2018   NL Los Angeles    NL San Diego      Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
05/05/2018   NL Los Angeles    NL San Diego      Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
05/06/2018   NL Los Angeles    NL San Diego      Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
08/19/2018   NL New York       NL Philadelphia   BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)

03/20/2019   AL Seattle        AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
03/21/2019   AL Seattle        AL Oakland        Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Japan (5)
04/13/2019   NL St. Louis      NL Cincinnati     Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
04/14/2019   NL St. Louis      NL Cincinnati     Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
05/04/2019   AL Houston        AL Anaheim        Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
05/05/2019   AL Houston        AL Anaheim        Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey, Monterrey Mexico (5)
06/13/2019   AL Detroit        AL Kansas City    TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha Nebraska (5)
06/29/2019   AL New York       AL Boston         London Stadium, London England (5)
06/30/2019   AL New York       AL Boston         London Stadium, London England (5)
08/18/2019   NL Chicago        NL Pittsburgh     BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)


2020-21 Ballpark changes due to COVID restrictions

Travel between the United States and Canada was restricted for all of the 2020 MLB season. Because of this, the Toronto Blue Jays played their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, throughout the 2020 season. A total of 26 games were played at Sahlen Field during the 2020 season.

For the postseason, MLB played the 2020 league division and championship series and the World Series in neutral parks in Arlington and Houston, Texas and Los Angeles and San Diego, California. This was done to form "bubbles" to protect against games being postponed or canceled because of an outbreak of Covid-19. The moves worked well since all of the games were played as scheduled. Click here to see the 2020 post season games.

Travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada persisted into 2021. Because of this, the 2021 Toronto Blue Jays played their April and May home games at their spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. The Blue Jays then played their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo from June 1, 2021 through July 21, 2021. A total of 21 regular-season games were played in Dunedin and 23 regular-season games were played in Buffalo in 2021. The Toronto Blue Jays were finally able to return to Toronto on July 30, 2021 for the first of 36 regular-season games played in Toronto in 2021.
Date      DH Lg Visitor        Lg Home           Park, City (Reason - listed at bottom)

08/12/2021   AL New York       AL Chicago        Field of Dreams, Dyersville IA (5)
08/22/2021   AL Anaheim        AL Cleveland      BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)

08/11/2022   NL Chicago        NL Cincinnati     Field of Dreams, Dyersville IA (5)
08/21/2022   AL Boston         AL Baltimore      BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)

04/29/2023   NL San Francisco  NL San Diego      Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu, Mexico City Mexico (5)
04/30/2023   NL San Francisco  NL San Diego      Estadio Alfredo Harp Helu, Mexico City Mexico (5)
06/24/2023   NL Chicago        NL St. Louis      London Stadium, London England (5)
06/25/2023   NL Chicago        NL St. Louis      London Stadium, London England (5)
08/20/2023   NL Philadelphia   NL Washington     BB&T Ballpark at Bowman Field, Williamsport PA (5)


Reasons for move:
(1) Incomplete repairs at Braves Field
(2) Serious structural accident at the Baker Bowl
(3) Threat of Hurricane Ivan in Miami (did not occur)
(4) Alternate home site for Expos
(5) Marketing move by Major League Baseball
(6) Alternate park for Sunday and/or holiday games
(7) Structural accident at Yankee Stadium (falling concrete and steel)
(8) Incomplete football renovations to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
(9) Fire at Polo Grounds IV
(10) Collapse of the RF grandstand at Baker Bowl
(11) Opening of the Grand Circuit Trotting Meet in Detroit
(12) To accommodate large crowd
(13) Fire at Huntington Street Grounds
(14) Delay in the opening of Braves Field
(15) Snow and cold weather in Cleveland
(16) Team moved from Chicago and played subsequent home games in Pittsburgh
(17) Hartford played all but one "home" game in Brooklyn
(18) Hurricane Ike in Houston
(19) Hurricane Harvey in Houston
(20) Hurricane Irma in Florida
(21) Canada did not allow Blue Jays to play in Toronto due to coronavirus pandemic

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