Mlb Stadiums Ranked
Here's what I got for the fourteen ballparks I've visited. Ranking factors include ambiance, food, beer selection, location, local crowd's awesomeness level, my level of bias for the home team, and the X factor of "did my level of booze consumption prior to and during the game make me underrank or overrank this ballpark during my time there?"
- •#14. US Cellular FieldBad neighborhood, cramped, and unremarkable
- •#13. Yankee StadiumTypical Yankees- a massive, sterile expression of what some rich guys who see themselves as "guardians of the legacy" think a stadium should be
- •#12. Wrigley FieldHate to be the bad guy, but this place is quickly becoming a dump. Good location, though.
- •#11. O.co ColiseumWould've ranked lower but the fans are rad, the beer is cheap, and Moneyball gives me feelings.
- •#10. Marlins ParkLike a trendy 80's coke party in a warehouse
- •#9. Angels StadiumDisneyland is not a good design aesthetic for a ballpark and the Rally Monkey must die, but I overall would describe it as "sufficient" and "inoffensive"
- •#8. Chase FieldI BACK, YOU BACK, WE BACK THE DBACKS
- •#7. Citi FieldI have photographic evidence that proves I have physically been to this ballpark.
- •#6. Citizens Bank ParkPluses = cheese steaks, party deck, and view of downtown. Minuses = getting on the one train from the one station to leave this middle-of-nowhere park is an apocalyptic last-chopper-out-of-'Nam experience
- •#5. Target FieldFairly standard new park with great location, nice fans, and bloody marys with sliders on top
- •#4. Nationals ParkTailgate party lot with cornhole and the mascot is a bald eagle
- •#3. Safeco FieldNeutral location, great food, bullpen bar with DJ
- •#2. Dodger StadiumHATE the parking lot situation, but it has a sweet retro vibe with modern facilities, sunshine, and beer floats. The perfect park for a lazy Sunday afternoon game.
- •#1. Petco ParkCraft beer, local food, great location, and now includes Matt Kemp's face. What's not to love?