With all the talk of sports franchises gouging cities for publicly funded stadia, I thought I'd list the costs of every stadium in Major League Baseball, and exactly what portion of that stadium was public funded. All of this data comes from Munsey & Suppes Ballparks. Note: Many of the ballparks are 100% publicly funded. Except where noted, I've assumed that the money came directly from municipal coffers, but since I don't know, I didn't transcribe it.

The Ballpark At Arlington (Texas Rangers, 1994, City of Arlington)

  • Total Cost: $191 million
  • Public Financing: $135 million
  • Source: 1/2 cent sales tax in Arlington over 12-15 years
Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers, 2000, Detroit-Wayne County Stadium Authority)
  • Total Cost: $260 million
  • Public Financing: $115 million
  • Source: 2% rental car tax, 1% hotel tax, casino revenue
New Comiskey Park (Chicago White Sox, 1991, Illinois Sports Facilities Authority)
  • Total Cost: $167 million
  • Public Financing: $167 million
  • Source: 2% hotel tax in Chicago
Edison International Field (Anaheim Angels, 1966, City of Anaheim)
  • Total Cost: $24 million
  • Public Financing: $24 million
Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox, 1912, Yawkee Trust)
  • Total Cost: n/a
  • Public Financing: $0
Jacobs Field (Cleveland Indians, 1994, Cuyahoga County)
  • Total Cost: $175 million
  • Public Financing: $84 million
  • Source: 15 year tax on cigarettes and alcohol in Cuyahoga County
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals, 1973, Jackson County)
  • Total Cost: $70 million
  • Public Financing: $70 million
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minnesota Twins, 1982, Metropolitan Sports Commission)
  • Total Cost: $68 million
  • Public Financing: $68 million
Network Associates Coliseum (Oakland A's, 1966, City of Oakland and Alameda County)
  • Total Cost: $25.5 million
  • Public Financing: $25.5 million
Oriole Park At Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles, 1992, City of Baltimore)
  • Total Cost: $100 million
  • Public Financing: $100 million
Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners, 1999, King County)
  • Total Cost: $517.6 million
  • Public Financing: $340 million
  • Source: 1/2 cent prepared food tax in King County and rental car tax
Skydome (Toronto Blue Jays, 1989, multiple private owners)
  • Total Cost: Approximately $500 million
  • Public Financing: 0%
Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1990, City of St. Petersburg)
  • Total Cost: $138 million
  • Public Financing: $138 million
  • Source: unavailable
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees, 1923, City Of New York)
  • Total Cost: $2.5 million
  • Public Financing: 0%
Bank One Ballpark (Arizona Diamondbacks, 1998, Maricopa County Stadium District)
  • Total Cost: $349 million
  • Public Financing: $238 million
  • Source: quarter cent sales tax in Maricopa County
Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals, 1966, St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Total Cost: n/a
  • Public Financing: $0
Cinergy Field (Cincinnati Reds, 1970, n/a)
  • Total Cost: n/a
  • Public Financing: n/a
Coors Field (Colorado Rockies, 1995, Denver Metropolitan Baseball Stadium District)
  • Total Cost: $215 million
  • Public Financing: $168 million
  • Source: 1/10% sales tax over six counties
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1962, Los Angeles Dodegers)
  • Total Cost: $25 million
  • Public Financing: $0
Enron Field (Houston Astros, 2000, Harris County)
  • Total Cost: $250 million
  • Public Financing: $180 million
  • Source: 2% hotel tax, 5% rental car tax in Harris County
Olympic Stadium (Montreal Expos, 1976, City Of Montreal)
  • Total Cost: over $1 billion
  • Public Financing: 100% (built for the '76 Olympic Games)
Pacific Bell Park (San Francisco Giants, 2000, China Basin Ballpark Corp.)
  • Total Cost: $255 million
  • Public Financing: $10 million
  • Source: tax increment financing by the S.F. Redevelopment Agency
Pro Player Stadium (Florida Marlins, 1987, Wayne Huizenga)
  • Total Cost: $115 million
  • Public Financing: $0
Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Padres, 1967, City Of San Diego)
  • Total Cost: $27.75 million
  • Public Financing: $27.75 million
Shea Stadium (New York Mets, 1964, City of New York)
  • Total Cost: $28.5 million
  • Public Financing: n/a
Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1970, City of Pittsburgh)
  • Total Cost: $55 million
  • Public Financing: $55 million
Turner Field (Atlanta Braves, 1997, Atlanta Braves)
  • Total Cost: $235 million
  • Public Financing: $0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia Phillies, 1971, City Of Philadelphia)
  • Total Cost: $50 million
  • Public Financing: $50 million
Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs, 1914, Chicago Cubs)
  • Total Cost: $250,000
  • Public Financing: $0

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