Tobacco-Free MLB Stadiums
With 2019 Baseball Season Underway, Over Half of MLB Stadiums Are Tobacco-Free
With the 2019 Major League Baseball season underway, more ballparks and games will be tobacco-free than ever before – and that’s a terrific example for millions of young fans.
Over half the Major League stadiums (16 of 30) are completely tobacco-free as a result of state and local laws. In addition, the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between players and owners prohibits new MLB players from using smokeless tobacco, like chew, dip and snuff. The agreement also makes violations of local tobacco-free stadium laws violations of the CBA as well, strengthening enforcement.
This amazing progress makes it a matter of when, not if, baseball becomes completely tobacco-free. The remaining Major League cities must act quickly to prohibit smokeless tobacco use at sports venues so another generation of kids doesn’t grow up watching their baseball idols use tobacco. It is time to break the long and harmful link between baseball and tobacco for good. Our national pastime should promote a healthy and active lifestyle, not a deadly and addictive product.
Here is the list of MLB stadiums that are tobacco-free:
- Arizona (Phoenix/Maricopa County): Chase Field (Diamondbacks)
- Boston: Fenway Park (Red Sox)
- Chicago: Wrigley Field (Cubs) and Guaranteed Rate Field (White Sox)
- Los Angeles: Dodger Stadium (Dodgers) and Angels Stadium (Angels)
- Milwaukee: Miller Park (Brewers)
- New York: Yankee Stadium (Yankees) and Citi Field (Mets)
- Oakland: Oakland Coliseum (A’s)
- San Diego: Petco Park (Padres)
- San Francisco: Oracle Park (Giants)
- Seattle: Safeco Field (Mariners)
- St. Louis: Busch Stadium (Cardinals)
- Tampa Bay (St. Petersburg): Tropicana Field (Rays)
- Washington, D.C.: Nationals Park (Nationals)
All Baseball Fans
Ask Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association to set the right example for kids and take tobacco out of baseball.