Historic Municipal Stadium was built in 1942 as a Works Progress Administration project and has been delighting fans ever since. It has been home to several professional baseball teams including the San Jose Owls, San Jose Red Sox, San Jose Jo Sox, San Jose Pirates, San Jose Missions, San Jose Expos, San Jose Bees and San Jose Giants. Throughout the 75+ years of Muni's existence, nearly 8 million fans have entered through its gates. To purchase tickets, schedule a night out at the ballpark or to learn more about Municipal Stadium, visit the stadium box office, email the club or call the front office.
Municipal Stadium Then & Now
Muni (c. 1942)
Municipal Stadium Quick Facts
- Municipal Stadium was built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in 1941-42.
- It was one of the first stadiums to be built entirely of reinforced concrete and opened in 1942.
- Location: 588 E. Alma Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
- Dimensions: Left Field 320', Right Field 320', Center Field 390', Backstop 50'
- Playing Surface: Baby Bermuda Grass
- Construction Cost: $80,000 ($1.2 Million in 2018 U.S. Dollars)
- Current Capacity: 4,200
- Capacity in 1942: 2,900
- Municipal Stadium's first game featured the San Francisco Seals
- Received Honorable Mention for Best MiLB Class A Advanced Stadium - Ben's Biz Blog
- Tenants: San Jose Owls (1942), San Jose Red Sox (1947-1955), San Jose JoSox (1956-1957), San Joe Pirates (1958), San Jose Bees (1962-1976), San Jose Missions (1977-1981), San Jose Expos (1982), San Jose Bees (1983-1987), San Jose Giants (1988-Present)
- The stadium annually hosts over 140 events including all San Jose Giants regular season and playoff home games, San Jose State University baseball games, CCS games and numerous community events.