List of baseball parks in Pittsburgh

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This is a list of venues used for professional baseball in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The information is a synthesis of the information contained in the references listed.

Note: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, the "North Side", was a separate city until 1908. The ball club changed its formal name from "Allegheny" to "Pittsburg(h)" in 1887, although the team remained physically located in the city of Allegheny.

PNC Park
Three Rivers Stadium
Forbes Field
Exposition Park
Recreation Park
Recreation Park
Allegheny - Independent (1876), joined International Association (1877–1878)
Allegheny/Pittsburgh - American Association (1884–1886), moved to National League (1887–1890)
Location: buildings and Allegheny Avenue (west, third base); Pennsylvania Avenue (north, left field); Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway (now Norfolk Southern Fort Wayne Line) (northeast, center field); buildings and Grant (now Galveston) Avenue (east, right field); Boquet (now Behan) Street (south, first base)
Currently: Businesses
Exposition Park
Pittsburgh Stogies - Union Association (1884)
Pittsburgh Burghers - Players' League (1890)
Allegheny - American Association (1882–1883)
Pittsburgh Pirates - National League (1891 – mid-1909)
Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania State League (1892)
Pittsburgh Stogies/Rebels - Federal League (1913 as minor league, 1914–1915 as major league)
Location: South Avenue (north, first base) - corresponds to the current General Robinson Street; School Avenue (later Scotland Avenue, now Tony Dorsett Drive) (east, third base); railroad tracks and Allegheny River (south, left field) - just east of the future site of Three Rivers Stadium
Currently: Parking lot for Heinz Field
Forbes Field
Pittsburgh Pirates - NL (mid-1909 to mid-1970)
Homestead Grays - Negro Leagues (1922–1939)
Pittsburgh Crawfords - Negro Leagues (1933–1938)
Location: Oakland district - Boquet Street (southwest, first base); Sennott Street (northwest, third base), Joncaire Street (south, right field); Schenley Park (northeast, left/center fields)
Currently: Park and buildings for University of Pittsburgh
Ammon Field aka Ammons Field
Pittsburgh Crawfords - Negro Leagues (1920s and 1930s)
Homestead Grays - Negro Leagues
Location: 2217 Bedford Avenue (south); Somers Drive (east)
Currently: playground and Josh Gibson Field diamonds
Greenlee Field
Occupant: Pittsburgh Crawfords - Negro Leagues (1932–1938)
Location: 2501 Bedford Avenue (south, first base); Municipal Hospital (now Garden of Hope) (east, right field)
Currently: Bedford Dwellings housing project
Three Rivers Stadium
Occupants: Pittsburgh Pirates - NL (mid-1970 – 2000)
Location: 600 Stadium Circle
Currently: Parking lot for Heinz Field
PNC Park
Occupant: Pittsburgh Pirates - NL (2001–present)
Location: 115 Federal Street - Federal Street (east, left field); General Robinson Street (north, third base); Mazeroski Way (west, first base); North Shore Trail and Allegheny River (south, right field)

See also[edit]


  • Peter Filichia, Professional Baseball Franchises, Facts on File, 1993.
  • Phil Lowry, Green Cathedrals, several editions.
  • Michael Benson, Ballparks of North America, McFarland, 1989.
  • Baseball Memories, by Marc Okkonen, Sterling Publishing, 1992.