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redbird89
02-01-2007, 08:45 PM
What do you think the best baseball parks are? I like Busch because the Cardinals play there, but just overall greatness, I tend to like the older stadiums more.

Thoughts?

Also, here's some polls (although outdated by a few years). Just thought they were interesting. Comment if you'd like.

worst: http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/worstballparks/010503.html
Best: http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/ballparks/010427.html

d-matsuzaka
02-01-2007, 08:47 PM
top 5

wrigley field, fenway park, PNC Park, AT&T Park, Yankee Stadium

JayhawkWild
02-01-2007, 08:54 PM
From what ive been to, I like Kauffman Stadium the most. New Busch is pretty sweet too.

Ill still vote for Fenway. Im going there this summer. Im not a Red Sox fan at all, but I still bought a Sox cap to wear to the game. I feel obligated.

blenderboy5
02-01-2007, 09:00 PM
Top three (in no particular order):

Yankee Stadium
Fenway Park
Wrigley Field

I just like old, classic fields though.

Halladay
02-01-2007, 09:02 PM
i vote SkyDome as the worst

D.P. Master
02-01-2007, 09:07 PM
the sandlot

JayhawkWild
02-01-2007, 09:13 PM
the sandlot

amen to that

papipapsmanny
02-01-2007, 09:16 PM
camden yards is pretty cool actually i go there a lot and the nats stadium when it gets loud the bleahers are literally bouncing up in down its awesome

dylanvw
02-02-2007, 02:39 AM
AT&T, shea, fenway, wrigley, PETCO, camden

SEATTLEredsox
02-02-2007, 02:48 AM
fenway

TheRedMarauder
02-02-2007, 09:22 AM
Wrigley Field.

Hawkize31
02-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Wrigley for sure. Fenway is cool as well.

Worst I've been to- Twins, Hubert Humphery Metrodome.

KingPapelbon
02-02-2007, 10:07 AM
Fenway is heaven for me. Place is amazing.

Worst park ive been to is in Toronto. Ugly, Ugly, Ugly.

Jays#1
02-02-2007, 10:27 AM
Fenway is heaven for me. Place is amazing.

Worst park ive been to is in Toronto. Ugly, Ugly, Ugly.

Unfortunaely I would have to agree with you, back in the early 90's it was state of the art, but yeah they haven't done anything to keep it looking good. Hopefully we get a new stadium at some point, but not likely anytime soon.

CMac
02-02-2007, 10:29 AM
I hate domes. Open roof, real grass ones are the way to go. With that said, yes Skydome is among the worst.

One Nut Kruk
02-02-2007, 12:05 PM
Didn't we already have this exact thread not that long ago?

DELETE!!!

Lefty
02-02-2007, 12:40 PM
Chavez Ravine
Jacobs
Wrigley

5+7=DYNASTY!!!
02-02-2007, 01:44 PM
Citi Field for the Mets is going to be sick. Check this out.
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/citifield_images.jsp
The tutorial is pretty sick. Shea is horrible looking. PETCO is really nice also and then the classics like Wrigley, Fenway, and Yankee are nice.

cubfan23
02-02-2007, 07:39 PM
your top 10 starting from #10.

YankeeFan28
02-02-2007, 07:40 PM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79653

JayhawkWild
02-02-2007, 07:42 PM
1. Fenway Park
2. Wrigley Field
3. Camden Yards
4. Yankee Stadium
5. Kauffman Stadium
6. AT &T Park
7. Busch Stadium (Just because I love it)


Thats all I can think of.

uchiha
02-03-2007, 01:01 AM
Dolphin Stadium!! nothing like a baseball team playing in a stadium NAMED AFTER a football team. those poor poor marlins..

STLIEN
02-09-2007, 04:14 AM
New busch, old busch, and the brewers stadium.

CoD0316
02-09-2007, 12:12 PM
the worst is the houston astros park!

jromerules
02-11-2007, 11:19 PM
the worst is the houston astros park!

Have you been there? The name is stupid but the stadium is awesome. Try sitting in the Crawford Boxes in LF. It is great being right above the LF'er. There is not a bad seat in the place and the food is good. If you think it is the worst ballpark then you haven't been to anything other than the new Busch or Camden. Minute Maid is a great place to watch baseball.

Dr.Philly
02-11-2007, 11:30 PM
the worst is the houston astros park!

Whats wrong with the juice box?:confused:

redbird89
02-12-2007, 12:37 AM
The only thing I don't like about Minute Maid is that pole on Tal's Hill. That's a concussion waiting to happen. I don't mind the Crawford boxes so much.

Dr.Philly
02-12-2007, 12:41 AM
The only thing I don't like about Minute Maid is that pole on Tal's Hill. That's a concussion waiting to happen. I don't mind the Crawford boxes so much.

I hope someone hits the poll one day so I can LMAO:laugh2:

SportFan4Life
02-12-2007, 01:05 AM
BEST: AT&T Park!!! :clap:

Dr.Philly
02-12-2007, 01:09 AM
^:nod: I love that Park, nice and big

Armadillo19
02-12-2007, 02:05 AM
I've been to Shea, Yankee, Citizens Bank, Jacobs Field, Coors Field, Camden Yards and RFK. I would rank it in this order...(be mindful that I am not including historical value into the parks, mainly the overall experience.)

#7.) RFK - piece of crap, interm stadium, total garbage.
#6.) Shea - As a Mets fan it pains me, but the stadium is kind of in limbo land. It doesn't have a redeeming quality like Yankee Stadium or Fenway or Wrigley in that it is unique or really old, it's just kinda outdated, very plain, and dirty at times.
#5.) Yankee Stadium - History aside, the stadium is pretty plain, nothing particularly interesting aside from the short porch in right and Monument Park. Pretty generic as parks go.
#4.) Coors Field - Very nice stadium, far nicer than the first 3 mentioned. It has some interesting features like the high wall in left and those bleachers and has a pretty nice atmosphere about it, plus Denver is awesome.
#3.) Camden Yards - Another really nice stadium. It has a retro feel with a little brick shopping thing outside which is pretty nice. The layout is very nicely done and the stadium is right by Babe Ruth's house which is pretty cool. Nice, but fairly simple stadium that doesn't go overboard.
#2.) Citizens Bank Ball Park - As much as I hate the Phils, this stadium is pretty gorgeous. If you haven't been to Philly, they have an entire sports complex with Lincoln Financial Field, Wacovia Center and CBBP all really near by. Plus, I got to go on the field and meet all the Phillies for a promo before a game against the Nationals two seasons ago. Very, very nice stadium.
#1.) Jacobs Field - I don't know why but I love this stadium. It has a standing room section in left field which is actually pretty nice, and the architechture of the stadium is very nicely done. Not only that but it's right in the heart of Cleveland which makes for a nice backdrop and I found it to be very fan friendly, accessible and very clean.

Anyway, hope this helped guys. Enjoy.

dylanvw
02-12-2007, 02:13 AM
1. AT&T
2. Camden
3. Fenway
4. Shea
5. Yankee
6. PETCO
7. Dodger
8. Minnesota twins stadium
9. Tropicana
10. Wrigley

dnnug
02-12-2007, 05:20 PM
1. yankee stadium- the house that babe built, what more can I say.
2. fenway-friendly foulk,always fun to be their
3.coors field- can you find a stadium with better views? and when the team is good the atmosphere is very fun to be a part of.
4. camden yards-looks similiar to coors field
5.petco park- new stadium, nice weather
6. at&t park- friendly staff
7. wrigley field- the history and the devoted fans, but it is time to replace.

hope that helps.

BrianWestKins
02-12-2007, 05:23 PM
i might be a homer for saying this but yankee stadium is the best stadium, its filled with rich history and its just plain beautiful. also i think home of the pirates PNC park is really nice also, after seeing it on the all star game i got to realize what a nice area and stadium it was.

BrianWestKins
02-12-2007, 05:26 PM
1. yankee stadium- the house that babe built, what more can I say.
2. fenway-friendly foulk,always fun to be their
3.coors field- can you find a stadium with better views? and when the team is good the atmosphere is very fun to be a part of.
4. camden yards-looks similiar to coors field
5.petco park- new stadium, nice weather
6. at&t park- friendly staff
7. wrigley field- the history and the devoted fans, but it is time to replace.

hope that helps.

if they could only find a good team to put out their to attract some fans THEN we'll be talkin

dnnug
02-12-2007, 05:31 PM
if they could only find a good team to put out their to attract some fans THEN we'll be talkin

inorder for that to happen the fo will need to expand their payroll and I doubt that will happen.

but coors is one of the nicest ballparks I have been to and I have been to a few, regardless of how good the team is.

Giants49ersUSC
02-12-2007, 05:37 PM
People complain about At&T park being so damn small but its probably the best park i've ever been in....I mean come on now what ball park has a view of the bay or a ginormous Glove in left field...oh and not to forget the arcade or the miniature baseball park....

Chavez ravine is a nice park but its in the middle of the worst city in america and because the dodgers play there

Fat_Lenny
02-12-2007, 10:01 PM
Miller Park should be in the top 10

D.P. Master
02-12-2007, 10:05 PM
People complain about At&T park being so damn small but its probably the best park i've ever been in....I mean come on now what ball park has a view of the bay or a ginormous Glove in left field...oh and not to forget the arcade or the miniature baseball park....

Chavez ravine is a nice park but its in the middle of the worst city in america and because the dodgers play there

Your objectivity astounds me.

cynomatic
02-12-2007, 10:37 PM
I will only comment on the parks I have been to

1. AT & T park (san Fran) Amazing!!! home runs that splash into McCovey Cove, an 80-foot Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides..so a treat to watch a game their

2. PNC Park-- Wicked view of the city, is a classic-style ballpark, On game days, the bridge is closed off to traffic....

3.Camden Yards- 2 blocks from Babe Ruth birth place..The Warehouse is sick..I went in the middle of the summer and it was super hot..with no breaks of shade...


4. Petco - I love the mini ball park in behind the park....Western Metal Supply Company Building in the park is a cool feature..i love it

5.Rogers center- retratable roof...the in the zone seating..the new renovations have vastly improved the building..100 x better when the roof is open...You also have to love people doing it in the skydome hotel

6. Jacobs Field- a bit older than all the new ball parks...it was a nice and I had a awsome time...but the new parks kill Jacobs

7. Dodger stadium- Scary place, LAPD was in full force as I have never seen so many people get kicked out of a ball game...one chick was wearing a Boston Redsox hat ..a guy ran up and riped it off her head..ripping hair off and all..needless to say he got smoked by the cops..I loved the beefs between the outtfild bleechers..."right field sucks" "left field sucks"

I did enjoy the game and the park has a very historical feel.....wicked view of the mountains

8.Angels Statium- A older Stadium ...but still in great shape...the bullpens are wicked close to the fans..you can get awsome pitcures of your fav pitcure warming up before his start...The center field rocks are a cool effect also

9.Topicana Field- A dump, at least its close to the beach

D.P. Master
02-12-2007, 10:42 PM
I will only comment on the parks I have been to

1. AT & T park (san Fran) Amazing!!! home runs that splash into McCovey Cove, an 80-foot Coca-Cola bottle with playground slides..so a treat to watch a game their

2. PNC Park-- Wicked view of the city, is a classic-style ballpark, On game days, the bridge is closed off to traffic....

3.Camden Yards- 2 blocks from Babe Ruth birth place..The Warehouse is sick..I went in the middle of the summer and it was super hot..with no breaks of shade...


4. Petco - I love the mini ball park in behind the park....Western Metal Supply Company Building in the park is a cool feature..i love it

5.Rogers center- retratable roof...the in the zone seating..the new renovations have vastly improved the building..100 x better when the roof is open...You also have to love people doing it in the skydome hotel

6. Jacobs Field- a bit older than all the new ball parks...it was a nice and I had a awsome time...but the new parks kill Jacobs

7. Dodger stadium- Scary place, LAPD was in full force as I have never seen so many people get kicked out of a ball game...one chick was wearing a Boston Redsox hat ..a guy ran up and riped it off her head..ripping hair off and all..needless to say he got smoked by the cops..I loved the beefs between the outtfild bleechers..."right field sucks" "left field sucks"

I did enjoy the game and the park has a very historical feel.....wicked view of the mountains

8.Angels Statium- A older Stadium ...but still in great shape...the bullpens are wicked close to the fans..you can get awsome pitcures of your fav pitcure warming up before his start...The center field rocks are a cool effect also

9.Topicana Field- A dump, at least its close to the beach

LOL. You are a chicken if you think LA is bad. Angels stadium is not old at all btw.

BrianWestKins
02-13-2007, 10:21 AM
LOL. You are a chicken if you think LA is bad. Angels stadium is not old at all btw.

homer much?? :confused:

beantownBasher3
02-13-2007, 10:36 AM
From what ive been to, I like Kauffman Stadium the most. New Busch is pretty sweet too.

Ill still vote for Fenway. Im going there this summer. Im not a Red Sox fan at all, but I still bought a Sox cap to wear to the game. I feel obligated.

as long as you dont wear a yankees cap youre all set...way too many irish brawls get out of hand and the yankee fan is always escorted out of the park! its funny to the spectators, not the yankee fans though:smoking:

beantownBasher3
02-13-2007, 10:36 AM
cant beat fenways faithful!

stupid cubsfan
02-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Wrigley hands down. Fenway close second. Coors field is a great place to watch a game. Pittsburg's new stadium is nice.

Worst. Old Busch stadium, Dolphins stadium, old Comisky Park, any dome.

bpr12387
02-13-2007, 12:07 PM
fenway park

redwhitenblue
02-13-2007, 12:08 PM
yeah if you like the RF sucks, LF sucks chants are fun-go to the original-wrigley

D.P. Master
02-13-2007, 12:40 PM
homer much?? :confused:

LOL. It's ironic when the biggest homers here that can never win an argument because they bring up completely wrong points, start to call other people homers for absolutely no reason, besides them saying that their city isn't as big and bad and dangerous as movies tell them they are.

U Gotta Believe
02-13-2007, 01:40 PM
i might be a homer for saying this but yankee stadium is the best stadium, its filled with rich history and its just plain beautiful. also i think home of the pirates PNC park is really nice also, after seeing it on the all star game i got to realize what a nice area and stadium it was.

Off topic but how does one become an Eagles/yankee fan? Philly + NY don't mix for the most part. How did that happen?

fresh prince
02-13-2007, 04:16 PM
I tend to take history out of the equation when evaluating an actual park.. That goes more into the experience at the park.. I must say that both Fenway and Yankee stadium were two of the best expereinces I've ever had at a park but the quality of the park, the seats, the food was sub par compared to my top 5 in Order are:

1.Petco
2. At&T
3. Angels Stadium
4. Wrigley Field
5. Safeco

THis parks all have great food,good beer choices, great seating and all but Safeco include a ton of hot chicks.. Thats all I need to enjoy my ball game

ThisIsTheYear
02-15-2007, 07:10 PM
Wrigley, Fenway, and AT&T (or whatever it's called because it seems like they change that name every other week.). And of course I have to say Shea.

Dr.Philly
02-16-2007, 02:39 PM
Off topic but how does one become an Eagles/yankee fan? Philly + NY don't mix for the most part. How did that happen?

I like the Knicks!lol:laugh2:

nate_1346
02-16-2007, 09:31 PM
Best new- Safeco Field
Best view-PNC Park
Best old- tie between Fenway and Wrigley

bigZ
02-16-2007, 09:40 PM
I'll list the one's that I've been to:

1 Wrigley
2 Yokohama Stadium
3 Petco Park
4 SBC or whatever the Giants are calling it now
5 Dodger Stadium
6 Comiskey
7 Brewers Old Stadium

CavsManBZfor3
02-17-2007, 05:28 PM
yea Toronto's stadium isnt very good. ive been their a few times. Jacob's Field is my favorite. All time

Sportsfan05
02-25-2007, 01:14 AM
the rangers have the best park in the MLB

dodgersblue16
02-25-2007, 01:26 AM
Dodger Stadium.

Yup, I'm a homer

BSL63087
03-03-2007, 09:42 PM
Coors Field is the best IMO.

PNC Park is up there, AT&T Park is up there then the classics Wrigley and Fenway.

dannyboy1545
03-03-2007, 10:41 PM
estadio quisqueya!dominican republic!lol

redsox 2004
03-04-2007, 12:41 AM
Fenway park is the best homerun park for right handed batters and comorica park is the best pitching park. but the best would be yankee stadium hate to say it but they won 27 world series in that park. the fans are always wild there it better then kauffman stadium theres nobody there most of the time

redbird89
03-04-2007, 01:28 AM
Fenway park is the best homerun park for right handed batters and comorica park is the best pitching park. but the best would be yankee stadium hate to say it but they won 27 world series in that park. the fans are always wild there it better then kauffman stadium theres nobody there most of the time

Yankee stadium is alright. I still like Busch the best, but it's the only one I've been to. It was also 26 World Series, not 27. They've been to 39 all together.

johnnylee722
03-04-2007, 01:56 AM
SHEA STADIUM!! lol

CubsFanBudMan74
03-04-2007, 02:22 AM
wrigley field cant beat fun at the old ballpark

Faithful2Boston
03-07-2007, 05:35 PM
Fenway is easily the best, anyone who says different needs to go to a game in the heat of a playoff race and try to say it again.

baseball4ever
12-25-2008, 01:24 PM
camden yards

#37SHS#37
01-20-2009, 11:45 PM
best are easily fenway and wrigley
closely followed by yankee stadium
worst is probably skydome

djeller1139
01-21-2009, 02:58 AM
AT&T for best new park

Fenway and Wrigley are classics, so both of them are up there as well

JAYZFAN9
01-21-2009, 06:56 PM
skydome is the best

ritz
01-21-2009, 07:17 PM
PNC looks SO badass.

marce14
01-24-2009, 06:04 PM
1.Fenway
2.PNC Park
3.Wrigley
4.Citizens Bank Park

but ive never been out to the west coast to see any

NYGManningFan10
01-25-2009, 06:04 PM
I've been to several MLB Stadiums and I would rank them in this order:

1) AT&T Park- Although it is very cold at night it is a beautiful park. There is not a bad seat in the house and wherever your seat is you have a spectacular view. Awesome setting right on the bay and the fans are extremely dedicated to their awful team. Very large concourses and great food (anyone try the Garlic Fries?).

2) Yankee Stadium- Not the greatest ball park but the best ambiance. Just being there made you feel like a part of baseball history. If you have good seats, it makes it even better. I took the stadium tour and it sent me chills down my back walking through Monument Park. RIP Yankee Stadium

3) Chase Field- Just a sick design. All seats are great and positioned to look right at home plate. The weather out in AZ is great and because of the retractable roof it is never too hot or too cold. The open concourses are huge and there are many places to take the kids. It's probably the best family oriented ball park out there.

4) Progressive Field- Home to the 2nd best skyline in baseball (behind PNC Park). It's a beautiful ball park with so many things to do. Enthusiastic crowd and just a great overall park.

5) Shea Stadium- It's just an OK stadium. Nothing special about it at all. Cramped concourses and the railed in seats are pretty damn annoying. Atleast you can watch a pretty talented team play there. I'm sure Citi Field will be 100x better.

6) Dolphin Stadium- Unfortunately this is my home park :( . It's a good football stadium but it just wasn't made for baseball. No interesting features, horrible seat positioning, bad food, and WAYYYY too hot during day games. I usual last at most 3 to 4 innings actually sitting down and watching the game on a Sunday afternoon when it is 90 degrees outside. I can't wait for the new Marlins Stadium even though it will be a much farther drive for me and my family.

Top 5 parks I want to visit in the future:
1) New Yankee Stadium
2) Citi Field
3) Citizens Bank Park
4) Wrigley Field
5) Safeco Field

mdlr52192
01-25-2009, 06:32 PM
Fenway and Wrigley are the two best just for the fact that they have so much history in them, and just bein there gives you a rush, especially because the fans there are some of the most passionate in the league. After that would come AT&T Park because of how beautiful it looks and because of the bay. I like Chase and Tropicana Field because of their unique assests, like the pool at Chase Field and the ray tank at Tropicana Field.

Lincecum4CY
01-26-2009, 01:12 AM
AT&T and Fenway.

Jerry34
01-26-2009, 11:16 AM
I'm a Wrigley guy but I have to admit that Miller Park in Milwaukee is pretty kick ***. If I lived up there I would be there all the time. No weather problems with the dome and you can tailgate. Pretty awesome.

WSU Tony
01-26-2009, 04:42 PM
Target Field. Seriously.

Grecs422
01-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Fenway is a very nice ball park

tooch
02-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Chase Field is a great Stadium

Cullksinikers
02-02-2009, 07:10 PM
Parks I've been to:

Wrigley Field- classic, "can't beat" atmosphere

U.S. Cellular Field- it's alright, it smells like sauerkraut everywhere, nice outfield bleachers

Miller Park- it's nicer with the roof open, great food, not a bad seat anywhere

AT&T Park- perfect setting for a park, not a bad seat in the house, right on the bay, the glove and coke bottle make a cool LF bleachers

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Best modern park in the league: AT&T Park

Best classic park in the league: Wrigley Field

Zep
02-03-2009, 10:41 AM
Parks I've been to:

Yankee Stadium - Not the cleanest park (to say the least) but the history more than made up for it (well, that and the fact that the last game I went to was Yanks/sox 7/5/08 and I got to watch Mo shut down Crisp, Tek, and Lugo with men on 2nd and 3rd). I'm excited to see a game at the new stadium, but I will always feel sentimental about the original.
*Note I'm a Yankee fan so I'm clearly going to have a bias.

Shea - eh....

Tropicana Field - This place was just depressing (I went a couple years back, before the Rays made their run). It was stifling inside that place, and completely dead. Would not go back unless major renovations were made.

Fenway - Went a few years back and again last year. Must admit it's a great park to watch a game in.

Petco Park - This was probably the cleanest place that I saw a game at. The fact that it's right in the middle of San Diego made it even more fun, I enjoyed bar-hopping after the game.

Citizen's Bank Park - Been to a bunch of games here as I live in Philly. Awesome seats, cleanest park I've been to after PETCO, and fun to watch games at. The only downside is the location relative to downtown Philly, best thing to do is find someone that lives nearby and make friends with them immediately.