- Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs According to Obama in an interview with ESPN’s Stuart Scott, Wrigley Field is all about beer and beautiful people who aren’t serious about baseball. Prove Obama wrong and go to Wrigley Field to seriously watch a Cubs game.
- Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox “America’s most beloved ballpark,” Fenway Park is truly a classic. It’s much the same as it was the day it opened on April 20, 1912. Go see what the Green Monster is all about, and why it’s so difficult to make a home run.
- Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees The new Yankee Stadium, just north of the original in the Bronx, will open on April 3 and 4, for an exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs. No longer will Yankee Stadium be referred to as “The House that Ruth Built.”
- AT&T Park, San Francisco Giants It may be owned by AT&T but fans still call it Pac Bell Park. Watch Portuguese water dogs fetch home runs as they splash into McCovey Cove. And who is that pitching for the Giants? Why, it’s 45-year-old Randy Johnson, still throwing fastballs up to 95 mph.
- Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks Where but in Arizona can you have a pool party at a major league baseball park? Reserve the Ridenow Powersports Pool suite which includes a private bar and plasma TV. pool rental comes with 35 game tickets, five parking passes, a beach towel and baseball cap for each guest.
- Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners The Kid is back! Seattleites are enthusiastically welcoming the return of Ken Griffey, Jr. And you don’t have to worry about wind, rain, or snow when you go to Safeco Field in Seattle. The one-of-a-kind retractable roof covers the ballpark without enclosing it.
- PETCO Park, San Diego Padres Location, location, location–that’s the beauty of PETCO Park. Panoramic views of San Diego Bay can distract you from the game. And when the last out is made, the Gaslamp Quarter is right there with its huge selection of restaurants and pulsating nightlife.
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles See the Orioles for free on your birthday. The Orioles are giving away tickets to fans during their birthday months–with the exception of the Yankees and Red Sox games. The season starts on April 6 at home against the Yankees. No freebies that day!
- PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates Sitting alonside the Allegheny River, PNC Park has sweeping vistas of the downtown skyline and the riverfront. The Pirates have been Pittsburgh’s team for 115 years. That’s reason enough for celebration.
- Coors Field, Colorado Rockies Did you know that at the mile-high Coors Field the ball travels nine percent farther than at sea level? The row of purple seats twenty rows up on the upper deck and six rows from the top is exactly one-mile above sea level. Watch the Colorado Rockies play with a view of their namesake mountains in the background.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Top 10 Baseball Stadiums
Nothing says America better than baseball! Get a hot dog and beer and you’re ready to go.