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The Daily Hits 20: Number Of Shared Buildings Has Been Reduced Significantly

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The past two decades has seen a number of new buildings pop up, especially for teams that were sharing a venue with another pro club. While the practice of two teams playing in the same building still takes place, it has been significantly reduced over the last 20 years.

20 VENUES WERE SHARED...
...BY 43 TEAMS
UNTIL 31 TEAMS...
...GOT A NEW HOME
RFK Stadium
Redskins,
DC United
Redskins
FedExField ('97)
Skydome
Blue Jays,
Raptors
Raptors,
Maple Leafs
Air Canada Centre ('99)
3Com Park
Giants,
49ers
Giants
AT&T Park ('00)
Three Rivers Stadium
Pirates,
Steelers
Pirates
PNC Field ('01)
 
Steelers
Heinz Field ('01)
Mile High Stadium
Broncos,
Rapids
Broncos
Sports Authority Field at Mile High ('01)
 
Rapids
Dick's Sporting Goods Park ('07)
Amway Arena
Magic,
WNBA Miracle
Magic
Amway Center ('10)
 
*WNBA Connecticut Sun
Mohegan Sun Arena ('01)
Key Arena
SuperSonics,
Storm
**Thunder
Chesapeake Energy Arena ('02)
America West Arena
Suns, Coyotes,
WNBA Mercury
Coyotes
Jobing.com Arena ('03)
GM Place
Grizzlies,
Canucks
^Grizzlies
FedExForum ('04)
Veterans Stadium
Phillies,
Eagles
Phillies
Citizens Bank Park, ('04)
 
Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field ('04)
Qualcomm Stadium
Padres,
Chargers
Padres
Petco Park ('04)
Philips Place
Hawks, Thrashers,
WNBA Dream
^^Jets
MTS Centre ('04)
Soldier Field
Bears,
Fire
Fire
Toyota Park ('06)
Continental Airlines Arena
Nets,
Devils
Nets
Prudential Center ('07)
 
Devils
Barclays Center ('12)
Palace of Auburn Hills
Pistons,
Shock
#Shock
BOK Center ('08)
Giants Stadium
Giants, Jets,
N.Y. Red Bulls
Giants,
Jets
MetLife Stadium ('10)
 
N.Y. Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena ('10)
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Twins,
Vikings
Twins
Target Field ('10)
 
Vikings
Vikings Stadium, ('17)
Arrowhead Stadium
Chiefs,
MLS K.C. Wizards
##Sporting KC
Sporting Park ('11)
Pro Player Stadium
Marlins,
Dolphins
Marlins
Marlins Park ('12)

NOTES
: Another dozen venues, such as Madison Square Garden and Target Center, continue to house multiple major franchises, but have not had a team relocate to a new building over the last 20 years.* The WNBA Orlando Miracle relocated and rebranded as the Connecticut Sun in '03. ** The SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma and rebranded as the Thunder in '08. ^ The Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis in '01 and played their first three seasons at Pyramid Arena. ^^ The Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg and rebranded as the Jets in '11. # The WNBA Detroit Shock relocated to Tulsa in '09. ## The K.C. Wizards rebranded as Sporting KC in '11.
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