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      04-09-2014 02:25 AM #1
      I was fortunate enough growing up to have the ability to follow the Cubs around the country staying at the team hotels and going to many road games. I have been to 22 Baseball parks. Wrigley is my natural favorite as we had season tickets up until this year, taking that out of the equation, PNC has always struck it deep with me. Sitting there on a beautiful summer night with downtown in the background and the Clemente bridge is something special... But the history and MCM'ness of Dodger stadium is something that always feels special to me when I get to catch a game there. The Metrodome was the worst stadium of all time, but man do I have fond memories in there catching foul balls because there were only 7400 people in the stands.

      Heres a few that I have been to recently....







      How many have you been to and what has been your favorite?!
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      04-09-2014 09:39 AM #2
      Not that many.

      Shea, mostly.
      Yankee Stadium (original) many times.
      Veterans Stadium.
      Olympic Stadium.
      Fenway several times.

      I think that's it unless you want minor league ballparks, too.

    3. 04-09-2014 09:46 AM #3
      Tropicana, New Yankee Stadium, and Arlington.

      I wanted to go to the new Citi Field, but tickets were more expensive than new yankee stadium for the subway series game so just went to new yankee stadium instead, plus it was closer to where I was staying in ny at the time.

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      04-09-2014 04:45 PM #4
      Two. And here they are in the same picture!


      Safeco field & The Kingdome
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      04-09-2014 06:47 PM #5
      Fulton County Stadium before it was demolished, Turner field, and where ever the Tampa Bay Rays Play

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      04-09-2014 07:43 PM #6
      Only major league park I've been to was the one the San Diego Padres played in 10 years ago, or so. I've seen the Maine Guides play on Opening day in 1986 and froze my ass off! I've seen the El Paso Diablos play a few times when I was stationed in El Paso. First place I've seen where a player hits a homerun and he passes his hat to the stands to be filled with donations
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      Fenway

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      04-09-2014 08:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by NismoB3 View Post
      Two. And here they are in the same picture!


      Safecofield & The Kingdome
      I really liked Safeco. I was there a year or so after it opened. Love hearing the trains come by! Never made it to the Kingdome...


      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
      Fulton County Stadium before it was demolished
      We went up there a few times too. The only stadium of any kind that I can remember sitting on a wood chair as opposed to the plastic that is used now. I got a splinter on one of the seats.

      Since I am no longer drunk as I was last night from the cubs game I will rank my top 5 not including Wrigley

      1 PNC
      2 Dodgers
      3 Jacobs (Progressive)
      4 Safeco
      5 Turner

      Its funny having been to most of the "new stadiums" (built after 1990) there is a huge disparity between them. When they opened Comiskey here on the South Side, it was nothing like Jacobs. To think they could have had such a nice place to watch a game when they first opened it, rather than changing the name to get the revenue to update the ball park a decade later.... Same thing with Great American in Cincy. It just seems cheap....
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      04-10-2014 07:16 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Egilbe View Post
      I've seen the Maine Guides play on Opening day in 1986 and froze my ass off!


      Went with a friend to Shea in early April 1987. Sat in the upper deck. Didn't dress for as cold as cold as it was. Drank hot chocolate the entire game.

      Minor league parks are great. Been to Trenton and Somerset, NJ. Great parking. Cheap tickets.

      Was at Somerset when they called the game because thunderstorms were headed to the area. PA announcer told everyone to move under the stands until the storms passed. I was under the 3B stands when lightning hit a light pole in left field. Scared the hell out of us.
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    10. 04-10-2014 11:11 PM #10
      Wrigley, Old Comiskey, New Comiskey (i like both sox and cubs), Miller Park, Busch Stadium, Metrodome, Jacobs/Progressive Field, County Stadium (old brewers), and AT&T Park...well off season but i was there!
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      04-11-2014 12:59 AM #11
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      (i like both sox and cubs)



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      04-11-2014 02:57 PM #12
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      Went with a friend to Shea in early April 1987. Sat in the upper deck. Didn't dress for as cold as cold as it was. Drank hot chocolate the entire game.

      Minor league parks are great. Been to Trenton and Somerset, NJ. Great parking. Cheap tickets.

      Was at Somerset when they called the game because thunderstorms were headed to the area. PA announcer told everyone to move under the stands until the storms passed. I was under the 3B stands when lightning hit a light pole in left field. Scared the hell out of us.
      I like the PawSox. 35 minutes away. $5.00 to park in somebody's driveway. Good seats for cheap same day on the internet. Cheap food and alcohol.

    13. 04-11-2014 03:33 PM #13
      I've gone to a few spring training games and Tampa Yankees games at Legend's Field, or whatever the new name of it is now, I think Steinbrenner field and Al Lang field for an International Baseball Tournament which was fun to watch.

    14. 04-11-2014 04:51 PM #14
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      long story short

      grew up a Sox fan...strike happens (and i still believe the sox win it all this year)...dont watch baseball again until i start hanging out with a guy from hs who is a big cubs fan. Dad got season tix and we went to about 100 games from 97-2003. At that point he got married and we stopped going as much.
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      04-15-2014 01:27 AM #15
      I'm only counting MLB stadiums but I've been to Angel Stadium (or whatever they call it now), Dodger Stadium, AT&T Park, and Jacobs Field.

      This summer I plan on getting out to Petco Park for a game and then whenever my finances will allow it the girlfriend and I are going to take a trip up to Seattle to catch a few games at Safec; as a Mariners fan this is very exciting. My brother is flying into D.C. in a few weeks and is going to catch the Angels in D.C., Boston, and New York.

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      04-15-2014 06:18 PM #16
      Kingdome (Mariners), Safeco (Mariners) and Chase Field (Diamondbacks). We outside Wrigley but did not go in and was at night...so I saw the outside of it
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      04-17-2014 09:22 AM #17
      It has always been a dream of mine to get to every park, here is my short list so far

      Old Tigers Stadium
      Comerica Park
      Citi Field
      Nationals Park
      Camden Yards
      Rangers Ballpark

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      04-17-2014 12:24 PM #18
      Im bored at work so I figured I would actually make the list...

      1: Wrigley Field
      2: New Comiskey Park (US Cellular Field)
      3:Metrodome
      4: Milwaukee County Stadium
      5: Miller Park
      6: Old Busch (the second one)
      7: Tigers Stadium
      8: Comerica Park
      9: Sky Dome
      10: PNC park
      11: Great American Ballpark
      12: Jacobs Field (Progressive Field)
      13: Turner Field
      14: Pro Player Stadium
      15: Enron (Minute Maid Park)
      16: Bank One Ball Park (Chase Field)
      17:Qualcom Stadium
      18: Petco Park
      19: Dodger Stadium
      20: Oakland County Colosseum
      21: Safeco Field
      22: Target Field


      I will be in Boston to see the Cubs this year too so I will finally be able to see Fenway! So excited.. I wanted to sit on the Monstah but I didnt realize it was so bloody expensive!
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      04-17-2014 08:18 PM #19
      - Fenway Park. I saw Pedro pitch a CG one time.
      - Yankee Stadium (old one). For what was supposed to be Cal Ripken's last MLB game. With the rescheduling after 9/11, it was his last NYY game.
      - Olympic Stadium, Montreal. Expos vs. Mets.
      - Rogers Center ??, Toronto. BlueJays vs. WhiteSox.
      - Jacobs Field, Cleveland. Indians vs. NYY. El Duque pitched and I was so cold, I had to go buy an Indians sweatshirt.
      - Busch Stadium, St.Louis (old one). 4th of July, 2004. Cards vs. Reds.
      - Safeco, Seattle. Have seen the Yankees and RedSox vs. Mariners there. Nice ballpark , no atmosphere. Garlic fries are great.
      - Ballpark in Arlington, Rangers vs. RedSox. Pure luck that a business trip matched up with the Sox in town. Trot hit a homer.
      - ?? Stadium, Phoenix. I saw Randy Johnson get his 3000th K in person.

      I guess I should have made more effort when I lived on the East coast to catch more games but I made a lot less $ back then.

      I've been to McCoy (PawSox) too and to the Beavers (old AAA Padres affiliate) and since last year to the Hops (new A ball DBacks affiliate).
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    20. 04-28-2014 11:54 AM #20
      Born in Ohio in the late 60's, lived there until 1994 and so I was always a Reds fan. Saw almost the entire 1990 season at Riverfront. . . especially when I should have been studying in college!

      Majors

      Old Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Cleveland OH)
      Jacobs Field (Cleveland OH)
      Three Rivers Stadium (Pittsburgh PA)
      Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati OH)
      Skydome (Toronto ON)

      Minors

      Harbor Park (Norfolk VA)
      Victory Field (Indianapolis IN)
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    21. 04-29-2014 02:26 AM #21
      Kingdome
      Safeco Field
      San Diego -- both baseball and football configuration
      O.co -- just football configuration
      Skydome -- just football configuration
      Miami -- just football configuration
      Comerica Park
      Dodger Stadium --
      Coors Field
      Metrodome -- just football configuration
      Candlestick -- just football configuration

      Minor League
      Cheney Stadium Tacoma, WA
      Whatever is in Everett, WA
      Oldsmobile Park in Lansing, MI

      So I've been to a few baseball stadiums but never saw the baseball field.
      Gonzaga Bulldogs
      Seattle Sounders
      Seattle Seahawks

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      04-29-2014 10:03 AM #22
      Here's my list:

      Old Tiger Stadium
      Comerica Park
      Wrigley Field
      U.S. Cellular (new Comiskey)
      Metrodome
      Jacobs Field (or Progressive or whatever TF it is now)
      PNC Park
      Shea Stadium
      Fenway Park
      Kaufmann Field (KC)
      Busch Stadium
      Safeco Field
      AT&T Park (SF)
      Oakland Coliseum
      Petco Park (SD)
      Skydome (Toronto)

      Also been to a handful of the spring training ballparks down in Florida (Tigers in Lakeland, Pirates in Bradenton, Mets in Port St. Lucie, old Red Sox park in Winter Haven, old Reds park in Plant City, Blue Jays park in Dunedin)...
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      05-02-2014 10:59 AM #23
      I made it part of my bucket list to visit all the major league ballparks. I have two so far, Comerica Park and Progressive Field.


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      05-15-2014 06:24 PM #24
      Candlestick (San Francisco)
      AT&T (San Francisco)
      Coliseum (Oakland)
      Metropolitan (Minnesota)
      Metrodome (Minnesota)
      Chase Field (Arizona)
      Fenway (Boston)

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      06-25-2014 08:37 PM #25
      My wife and I are on a tour as a bucket-list type thing. Goal- see every ballpark.

      So far we've seen the following teams play at home:

      Blue Jays (many times -- live in Ontario)
      Yankees at Old Yankee Stadium
      Red Sox
      Orioles
      Pirates
      Tigers.


      This summer goal is the Reds' and Indians.
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      07-15-2014 09:46 AM #26
      Not many, then again I haven't gone to a MLB game since the strike.

      Attended Games:
      Yankee Stadium (old)
      Cleveland Memorial
      Riverfront
      Comiskey
      Kingdome

      I've also been outside:
      Jacob's Field
      Candlestick

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      07-27-2014 10:27 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
      My wife and I are on a tour as a bucket-list type thing. Goal- see every ballpark.
      I've wanted to do the same, but my fiance isn't much of a sports fan. I'm not being overly critical of saying "hey, team X has a new stadium, so I have to go to that city again," but there is one city that I've seen games at two parks. I've seen games in 10 MLB cities, who knows if I'll go to 20 more or not...

      My list?

      Fenway Park, Boston
      Camden Yards, Baltimore (used to be easier and cheaper to get Red Sox tickets here than in Boston)
      Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia
      Skydome, Toronto (Sox @ Jays)
      Olympic Stadium, Montréal (Sox @ Expos)
      Turner Field, Atlanta

      Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego (had season tickets in 1992)
      Petco Park, San Diego (my daughter's only west coast game... so far.)
      Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
      Angel Stadium, Anaheim
      Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco

      Toss in a handful of minor league parks?

      Manchester, NH (Fishercats)
      Lowell, MA (Spinners)
      Portland, ME (Sea Dogs)
      Pawtucket, RI (Red Sox)
      Durham, NC (Bulls)
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      Quote Originally Posted by Green Hare View Post
      I've wanted to do the same, but my fiance isn't much of a sports fan. I'm not being overly critical of saying "hey, team X has a new stadium, so I have to go to that city again," but there is one city that I've seen games at two parks. I've seen games in 10 MLB cities, who knows if I'll go to 20 more or not...

      My list?

      Fenway Park, Boston
      Camden Yards, Baltimore (used to be easier and cheaper to get Red Sox tickets here than in Boston)
      Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia
      Skydome, Toronto (Sox @ Jays)
      Olympic Stadium, Montréal (Sox @ Expos)
      Turner Field, Atlanta

      Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego (had season tickets in 1992)
      Petco Park, San Diego (my daughter's only west coast game... so far.)
      Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
      Angel Stadium, Anaheim
      Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco

      Toss in a handful of minor league parks?

      Manchester, NH (Fishercats)
      Lowell, MA (Spinners)
      Portland, ME (Sea Dogs)
      Pawtucket, RI (Red Sox)
      Durham, NC (Bulls)
      Myrtle Beach, SC (Pelicans)

      finished up an overnight marathon trip from Ontario Canada --> Cincinnati --> Cleveland --> back home.

      Next up : Atlanta / Tampa Bay / Miami in Spring 2015 during our commute to DisneyWorld
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      Havent been to many. Mostly AT&T and Candlestick. Been to Oakland and Angels. Never wanted to set foot in Dodger stadium when I lived in the area for obvious reasons.
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      08-16-2014 06:29 PM #30
      I love baseball stadiums.

      My wife (not a huge baseball fan) loves parks, so we have a bucket list to go to all of them

      Current parks w the wife (since 2010)

      1. Great American-Cincy
      2. Progressive (Jacobs)- Cleveland
      3. Safeco- Seattle
      4. AT&T - San Francisco
      5. Angel Stadium - Anaheim
      6. PNC park - Pittsburgh
      7. Rogers Centre - Toronto
      8. Turner Field - Atlanta

      Current parks pre wife

      9. Busch Stadium
      10. Wrigley

      Defunct Parks

      11. Cleveland Municipal
      12. Riverfront
      13. Old Busch stadium
      14. Stade Olympique - Montreal


      I really regret not going to Old Yankee Stadium. My sister lived in New York for 5 years. The first time I was going to visit her I planned on going, until I realized it was the last time the Red Sox were coming to Yankee Stadium, as you can imagine tickets were a bit pricey.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
      finished up an overnight marathon trip from Ontario Canada --> Cincinnati --> Cleveland --> back home.

      Next up : Atlanta / Tampa Bay / Miami in Spring 2015 during our commute to DisneyWorld
      Nice! I'm in discussion with a friend to hit Yankee Stadium next summer... if all works out with the Scheduling Gods, I'm hoping to find one of those rare times when the Sox are at Yankee and the Mets are home, so we can hit two parks in one trek... oh, and taking my daughter, of course (while leaving the husband at home? most likely )
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      I love stadiums. Hope to see all of them and planning more trips.

      Here's my list:


      Angel Stadium (Anaheim Angels)
      Petco Park (San Diego Padres)
      AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)
      O.co Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)
      Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)
      SafeCo Field (Seattle Mariners)
      Marlins Park (Miami Marlins)
      Shea Stadium (old New York Mets)

      2015 season I plan on:

      Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)
      Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)

      Still got a lot to go.... slowly getting there.


      Also got some Football stadiums under my belt... but this is about baseball
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      10-07-2014 04:20 PM #33
      Are we counting minor league games?

      1. Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
      2. Greenville Municipal Stadium (defunct Braves AA)
      3. Turner Field
      4. Coolray Field (Braves AAA)
      5. Edison International Field of Anaheim
      6. Dodger Stadium
      7. Durham Bulls Athletic Park
      8. Kauffman Stadium
      9. Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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      I just found this thread so obviously I have to brag, my brother and I have been to all 30 MLB stadiums. It took us 10 years worth of summers between college and entry level jobs with no vacation time but I was able to finish before I turned 31. Since we finished a few stadiums have been replaced but I still count the teams as being checked off the list. It's hard to come up with a full list but my favorite is Marlins Park (I'm a homer) as no other stadium better represents its city than that one, as we like to say here "It's Miami as f**k".

      Others go like this..

      2. PNC (pittsburgh)
      3. AT&T (San Fran)
      4. Target Field (Minn)
      5. Petco Park

      There are a few of the new-rennaisance "brick and exposed steel" stadiums that all look the same to me with a handful of minor differences but not enough to give them what I would define as personality. Also, most of the retractable roof stadiums kinda fall into the same middle part of the list where they just run together but they have some redeeming personality trait based on the city or the roof operation.

      Best Hot Dogs: Old Busch Stadium in St Louis.
      Most Underrated: Kaufmann Stadium in KC (before the renovation, it might be one of the best over all now).
      Worst Ushers/Customer Service: Dodger Stadium in LA.

      5 Worst..

      27. Shea Stadium - Mets
      28. Wrigley - Chicago
      29. O.Co - Oakland
      30. Tropicanna Field - Tampa Bay

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      11-03-2014 07:42 AM #35
      It's funny and a matter of perspective. Shea was the first stadium I ever went to in 1969. So, I don't think of it as crappy when it probably really was. Great putting a stadium in the flight path for LaGuardia.

      My other reference is Yale Bowl ... a hole in the ground with bench seats and the rest room is pissing on a wall with water trickling down it or into a very long, slightly inclined trough.
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