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MLB Franchise Changes

+ Relocations, Ballpark Changes and Franchise creation
  • An attempted list of historical franchise changes for Major League Baseball teams including name changes, expansion, ballpark changes and franchise relocations.
  • Franchise names listed are based on current franchise name.
  • DateFranchise (Current Name)TypeDescription
    Oakland AthleticsStadiumOakland–Alameda County Coliseum is renamed O.Co Coliseum after Overstock.com.
    Oakland AthleticsStadiumMcAfee Stadium is renamed Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.
    Oakland AthleticsStadiumNetwork Associates Coliseum is renamed McAfee Stadium.
    1998Oakland AthleticsStadiumOakland–Alameda County Coliseum is renamed Network Associates Coliseum.
    1968Oakland AthleticsRelocationKansas City Athletics relocate to Oakland and become the Oakland Athletics. Home games will be played at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.
    1955Oakland AthleticsRelocationPhiladelphia Athletics relocate to Kansas City and become the Kansas City Athletics. Home games will be played at Municipal Stadium.
    1909Oakland AthleticsStadiumPhiladelphia Athletics move home games from Columbia Park to Shibe Park.


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