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brm7675
10-27-2010, 12:19 PM
For those who have visited a number of different baseball stadiums, what would be your top 5. Mine our:

Old Tiger Stadium
Wrigley Field
Fenway park
PNC Park
Miller Park

texasdave
10-27-2010, 02:20 PM
Crosley Field
Astrodome before they took out the giant animated scoreboard
Minute Maid
Old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
GABP

bounty37h
10-27-2010, 02:41 PM
Old Tiger
Fenway
Old Yankee
Those are the only ones I can think of that I have been to that I like enough to rank. I go to Balt every year, but dont like that stadium so wont rank it. Hated the 70/80's circle stadiums, so cant rank any of those.

TheBigLebowski
10-27-2010, 03:05 PM
Just from where I've been.... by no means an exhaustive (or even good) list:

1. Wrigley
2. GABP
3. Turner Field
4. Progressive Field
5. Coors Field

Captain13
10-27-2010, 03:09 PM
Water Works Park in Fairfield
West Side Little League
Des Pres Little League in Louisville
Fern Creek Little League
Williamsport, PA.

Got to give the kids their due.

CrosleyField
10-27-2010, 03:18 PM
From just where I have been

1. GABP
2. Nationals Park
3. Camden Yards
4. Turner Field
5. Tropicana Field


Old Yankees Stadium - Didn't make my list, don't know how to explain it. A shrine in one sense, but crowded concourse and the areas around the stadium weren't too good.

Hey Meat
10-27-2010, 03:29 PM
Just out of places I have been to;
1. GABP
2. Wrigley
3. Minute Maid
4. Coors Field
5. Kaufman Stadium-KC Royals

EddieMilner
10-27-2010, 03:31 PM
I've been to:
Fenway
PNC Park
Comerica
Riverfront
GABP
US Cellular
Wrigley
Miller Park
Metrodome
Coors Field
Chase Field
AT&T
Angels Stadium
PETCO Park

My top Five are:
AT&T
PNC
Wrigley
Miller
GABP

AT&T is just an unbelievable setting to watch a game. Just was at PNC for the last weekend of the season, and even with an awful team still a wonderful place to watch baseball. Wrigley is the closest place I have to watch the Reds and I go there a handful of times a year and I always have a great time.

Least favorite park - PETCO. You feel completely isolated from the rest the playing area when you are up walking around. In my opinion they missed the boat on this one.

Hey Meat
10-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Water Works Park in Fairfield
West Side Little League
Des Pres Little League in Louisville
Fern Creek Little League
Williamsport, PA.

Got to give the kids their due.

Speaking of Kids-Back in the 80s I got to see the "Kid" Griffey Junior play at Ricketts Ballpark in Farmington New Mexico during the Connie Mack World Series for the Midland Redskins from Cincinnati. That was pretty cool.

Driver62
10-27-2010, 04:50 PM
Here's my 5.

Crosley Field
Wrigley
Busch III
GABP
Riverfront

jwertz
10-27-2010, 09:26 PM
my couch, my chair, my car, my back porch, and Great American Ball Park.

webbbj
10-27-2010, 11:54 PM
just from watching on tv i think the padres, astros, yankees, twins and giants look the coolest.

RedRedhawk
10-28-2010, 12:35 AM
1. AT&T
2.GABP
3. 5/3 field Toledo
4. The Cell in Chicago
5. Dunn Field Elmira New York

bounty37h
10-28-2010, 10:15 AM
Ok, if we are going outside the league I have to pull out old DUrham Bulls Park as my all time favorite. It is the stadium I have been to the most; have played there, watched hundereds of games-including my first ever game, been to concerts, been arrested for sliding across the tarp during rain delay (Joe Morgan was there and sent me an autographed book afterwards), I was an extra in Bull Durham, camped there as a kid....I could go on and on. When I think baseball stadium, 100's of thoughts come to my mind over that place, I can bring myself there with just a thought-the smells, sights, sounds come right to me. That place IS basbeall to me!

New York Red
10-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Crosley Field
Astrodome before they took out the giant animated scoreboard
Minute Maid
Old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
GABP
I wish I had a better memory of Crosley Field, but I was only six years old when it closed. I can remember my dad pointing out star players for me, whether for the Reds or opposing players like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays. But I can't remember anything about the actual stadium, other than some signs, the light towers, etc.

mlh1981
10-28-2010, 01:28 PM
I've attended games at the following places:
-GABP (1)
-PNC Park (4)
-Citizens Bank Park
-Citi Field
-Progressive Field
-Wrigley Field (5)
-U.S. Cellular Field
-Dodger Stadium (2)
-PETCO Park
-Fenway Park (3)

My rankings are in parenthesis....

brm7675
10-28-2010, 01:42 PM
I've attended games at the following places:
-GABP (1)
-PNC Park (4)
-Citizens Bank Park
-Citi Field
-Progressive Field
-Wrigley Field (5)
-U.S. Cellular Field
-Dodger Stadium (2)
-PETCO Park
-Fenway Park (3)

My rankings are in parenthesis....

I would be intersted to know why you rank GABP no. 1? What about it makes it better then the others?

mlh1981
10-28-2010, 02:16 PM
I would be intersted to know why you rank GABP no. 1? What about it makes it better then the others?

Homer pick.

If I was being truthful, it would be in the middle of the pack, but it's a "home away from home" so to speak, and being there with other Reds fans to watch my team makes it a special place.

However, if I was a visiting fan, I'd probably be more like "whatever."

chettt
10-29-2010, 05:24 PM
I have attended MLB games at:

Crosley - Cincy (1) Site of my 1st game
Riverfront - Cincy
GABP - Cincy
Wrigley - Chicago (3) The only thing wrong with it - Cub Fans
US Cellular - Chicago (5) Great atmosphere
County Stadium - Milwaukee
Miller Park - Milwaukee
Busch Stadium - St Louis
Busch Stadium 2 - St Louis
Kaufman - Kansa City
Coors Field- Denver
AT&T - San Fran (2) Favorite current ballpark
Dodger Stadium - LA
Angel Staduim- LA
Turnpike Stadium - Arlington, TX
Atlanta/Fulton County Stadium - Atlanta
Turner Field - Atlanta
Tropicana Field - St Pete
PNC Park - Pittsburgh (4) Great ballpark, No fans
Comerica Stadium - Detroit
Tiger Stadium - Detroit
In 2011 - Camden Yards - Baltimore

brachial pleXUs
11-02-2010, 12:20 PM
Just realized I have only been to five:

GABP
Riverfront/Cinergy
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Louisville Slugger Field
Champion Windows Field in Florence.

Kinda sad...

brm7675
11-02-2010, 01:18 PM
I have attended MLB games at:

Crosley - Cincy (1) Site of my 1st game
Riverfront - Cincy
GABP - Cincy
Wrigley - Chicago (3) The only thing wrong with it - Cub Fans
US Cellular - Chicago (5) Great atmosphere
County Stadium - Milwaukee
Miller Park - Milwaukee
Busch Stadium - St Louis
Busch Stadium 2 - St Louis
Kaufman - Kansa City
Coors Field- Denver
AT&T - San Fran (2) Favorite current ballpark
Dodger Stadium - LA
Angel Staduim- LA
Turnpike Stadium - Arlington, TX
Atlanta/Fulton County Stadium - Atlanta
Turner Field - Atlanta
Tropicana Field - St Pete
PNC Park - Pittsburgh (4) Great ballpark, No fans
Comerica Stadium - Detroit
Tiger Stadium - Detroit
In 2011 - Camden Yards - Baltimore

I bow at your greatness. That is a very impressive list and something I envy. I have been to a number of those on your list, but no where near the sheer number you have been. I would love to match that list someday.

What was your thought on the Rays field? I have been inside it for a football game but not baseball. not impressed by stadium, location or anything about it.