Major League Ballpark Ranking (10 of 30)
It's my life goal to go to all 30 MLB stadiums. But since I live in far away Australia, this is gonna take a while. In the meantime, here's my ranking of the 10 I have visited. Disclaimer: I am a Red Sox fan, so I'm always gonna put the Cathedral of Boston on top. All photos are mine.
- 1.Fenway Park — Boston Red SoxI've sat in the outfield, along the first-base line, & behind the plate, but the Green Monster seats are uniquely stunning. Even if I weren't a Red Sox fan, I'd rank Fenway Park toward the top. The history, the atmosphere (Fenway doesn't do that ra-ra "hey ho let's go" "charge!" "games-between-innings" stuff, as the fans are already pumped on their own), & the location are all stellar. However, the food is expensive & the wooden seats can feel cramped, even for 5'2" me.
- 2.AT&T Park — San Francisco GiantsThe view is absolutely beautiful all around the ballpark & the food is pretty good. The only downside? It can be stupid cold. I was freezing in mid-June!
- 3.Wrigley Field — Chicago CubsI have to admit, I have a preference for older ballparks, so the history & atmosphere of Wrigley make it rank high in my list.
- 4.Camden Yards — Baltimore OriolesI like the retro look & atmosphere. I love the right field area, Eutaw Street & the B&O Warehouse.
- 5.Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia PhilliesThis ballpark feels fun & kid-friendly. & Tony Luke's cheesesteaks are delicious. The location is a bit too out of the way though for my taste.
- 6.National Park — Washington NationalsA bit like Citizens Bank Park. Pretty average fun ballpark with good atmosphere. Apparently, from certain seats, you can see the Capitol building.
- 7.Yankee Stadium — New York YankeesAs a Red Sox fan, I probably should rank Yankee Stadium lower. To be honest though, between Yankee Stadium & Citi Field, they rank about the same in my books. I have to admit that I've been to Yankee Stadium the most, because I love New York City so much & the Bronx is closer to where I tend to stay than Queens.
- 8.Citi Field — New York MetsSee above. I have nothing against Citi Field, other than it's pretty far from Manhattan. The Jackie Robinson Rotunda is stunning though.
- 9.O.co Coliseum — Oakland AthleticsI appreciate that the A's are not a rich team (of course I have seen "Moneyball"), so I won't knock them for this stadium. But, yeah, I didn't love it.
- 10.U.S. Cellular Field — Chicago White SoxMaybe it's different this year, since the White Sox are doing well, but when I went on a rainy Tuesday night in 2013, this place was deserted! Which is a shame, since they ended up winning in extra-inning walk-off.