#1 CITIZENS BANK PARK
A destination venue with endless amenities, restaurants, entertainment options and great attention to
the team's history. The centerfield Ashburn Alley is a veritable baseball theme park. Nice seating bowl
with a great view of the city skyline, and a replica Liberty Bell lights up and clangs each time the home
team hits a home run.
Arc- 8, Food-9.5, Scbd-7.5, Ush-6, Fans-6, Loc-4, Bann-9, Ent-8, Conc-8, Bonus-9 Total: 75
#3 PETCO PARK
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
SAN DIEGO PADRES
Gold sandstone facade and lush hanging landscape gardens give this ballpark a unique and distinctive
look. Historic Western Metal Supply Building in left field is the signature of this building, and fits well into
the concourses and layout. Venue abuts the exciting Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego's downtown
entertainment and nightlife district.
Arc- 8.5, Food-7, Scbd-8, Ush-5, Fans-6, Loc-10, Bann-7, Ent-5, Conc-8, Bonus-8 Total: 72.5
#4 COMERICA PARK
This beautiful ballpark is located in a part of downtown which is undergoing a remarkable
transformation - a vital theatre district, Greektown, great restaurants and the Lions new home, Ford
Field, all nearby. The exterior of the building is adorned with Tiger head gargoyles, each with a baseball
in its mouth which light up at night. In the outfield pavilion you will find not only retired numbers but life
sized statues of Detroit Tigers icons. Also in the outfield are beautiful fountains which perform to light
Arc- 8, Food-9, Scbd-6, Ush-6, Fans-3.5, Loc-6, Bann-10, Ent-6, Conc-9, Bonus-9 Total: 71.5
#T 5 ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS
The first in the new wave of retro ballparks, this park was built on the site of Babe Ruth's birthplace and
sits in the midst of the downtown Inner Harbor. This place has all the atmosphere of an old time
ballpark. The coolest location to hang out is Eutaw Street beyond the right field bleachers - that's where
you can sample Boog Powell's famous barbecue and delicious Maryland crabcakes at some of the
many concession stands.
Arc- 9, Food-9, Scbd-6, Ush-6, Fans-7, Loc-9, Bann-7, Ent-5, Conc-7, Bonus-6 Total: 71
#T 5 WRIGLEY FIELD
The World's finest baseball experience. From the ivy laced brick walls to the 7th inning stretch, the hand
operated scoreboard to the rooftop bleachers across the street, this place reeks of baseball. This is a
baseball field the way your father and grandfather saw it as you can cut through the aura of this place
with a knife. Can't even imagine how amazing this place would be if it hosted a World Series, then again
let's not because that would mean playing under the lights...definitely not a Wrigley Field thing.
Arc- 6, Food-5, Scbd-6, Ush-9, Fans-10, Loc-9, Bann-8, Ent-8, Conc-2, Bonus-8 Total: 71
#8 AT&T PARK
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCICSO GIANTS
Another of the new ballparks with the same retro formula - brick facade, wrought iron gates and kelly
green seats. AT&T Park does not disappoint, rising to the top of the list with a great setting right on San
Francisco Bay and a world class city steps from the entrance. The Giants celebrate their history going
back to their days in New York with tasteful displays and memorabilia. Best fan zone game area in
Arc- 8.5, Food-8, Scbd-7, Ush-3, Fans-8, Loc-7, Bann-8, Ent-7, Conc-8, Bonus-6 Total: 70.5
#9 MINUTE MAID PARK
If the Astrodome is the 8th wonder of the world, then Houston's ballpark has to be the 9th wonder. This
amazing stadium is located right downtown, and is situated on the site of the old Union Station rail yard -
in fact, the terminal has been lovingly restored and serves as one of the main entrances. Catch the
warm Texas hospitality of the local folk and don't forget to clap and sing "Deep In the Heart of Texas"
during the 7th inning stretch! All in all an awesome baseball experience!
Arc- 7.5, Food-7, Scbd-6, Ush-8, Fans-7, Loc-6, Bann-6, Ent-8, Conc-7.5, Bonus-7 Total: 70
#T10 MILLER PARK
Rising from the ashes of what once was County Stadium, Miller Park is a breath of fresh air for this city's
proud baseball heritage. With four decks of seating, canyon wide concourses, and a retractable roof that
is simply unlike any other this building breaks the mold in the wave of new ballpark construction seen in
recent years. Miller Park is the "Home of Heroes", with its murals depicting the people of Wisconsin in
roles that they are famous for, whether it be milling, brewing, farming, and oh yeah, baseball. Enjoy the
sausage mascot race and sing the "Beer Barrel Polka" all while wolfing down your favorite bratwurst.
Arc- 8.5, Food-7.5, Scbd-5, Ush-6, Fans-5.5, Loc-5, Bann-6, Ent-9, Conc-9, Bonus-8 Total: 69.5
#12 PNC PARK
One of the most intimate ballparks in all of baseball - two decks, granite facades and blue seats
compliment this city's architecture. Great downtown setting in an exciting and vibrant city, and the historic
Roberto Clemente Bridge to downtown Pittsburgh is closed on game days allowing for pedestrian
access. Save room for a Primanti Brothers sandwich - a uniquely 'Burgh thing.
Arc- 10, Food-10, Scbd-6, Ush-1.5, Fans-4.5, Loc-8, Bann-7, Ent-8.5, Conc-6.5, Bonus-5 Total: 67
#13 GREAT AMERICAN BALLPARK
The coolest corporate stadium name in all of the major sports can be found here at the birthplace of
professional baseball. Awesome downtown setting along the river next to football stadium and new
mixed use developments. Darn good ticket price structure in place here especially for a newer ballpark.
Also... enjoy a few Skyline Coneys while you're here, a unique Cincinnati treat!
Arc- 7, Food-8, Scbd-8, Ush-5, Fans-5.5, Loc-8, Bann-9, Ent-4, Conc-7, Bonus-5 Total: 66.5
#14 FENWAY PARK
BOSTON RED SOX
Major restorations and upgrades have given this old venue a much needed facelift. The adjoining
Fenway neighborhood has to be one of the best in all of baseball - pubs, restaurants, souvenir shops
and street vendors all contributing to a great atmosphere. And the Green Monster is one of America's
most revered landmarks.
Arc- 7.5, Food-6, Scbd-6, Ush-7, Fans-9, Loc-8, Bann-7, Ent-8, Conc-1, Bonus-5 Total: 64.5
#T 15 U.S. CELLULAR FIELD
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Better than others tell it to be. Exploding scoreboard concept brought from the old Comiskey. Old
Comiskey base paths and marker can be found in the parking lot. Latest renovations, including reducing
the size of upper deck, have given this stadium a completely new look.
Arc- 7, Food-8, Scbd-7, Ush-4, Fans-7, Loc-4, Bann-8, Ent-8, Conc-5, Bonus-6 Total: 64
#17 SAFECO FIELD
This amazing ballpark sports a retractable roof that covers the building like an umbrella, leaving the
sides open and giving an outdoor feel even when the roof is closed. The bullpen cafe on ground level in
left field is so close to the actual bullpen, fans can go face to face with the relief pitchers. Aesthetically
beautiful from every vantage point inside and out.
Arc- 6.5, Food-7.5, Scbd-6.5, Ush-5, Fans-7, Loc-7, Bann-5, Ent-6, Conc-8, Bonus-4 Total: 62.5
#18 PROGRESSIVE FIELD
Baseball's best fan support can be found here, although their amazing streak of sellouts has come to
an end. Great venue in a super downtown location but the crabby in game staff is a huge turnoff. Please
tell the ushers here to smile for once!
Arc- 6, Food-7, Scbd-8, Ush-1, Fans-7.5, Loc-8.5, Bann-6, Ent-6, Conc-7, Bonus-5 Total: 62
#19 T GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON
There is not one spot in this building that doesn't sport a beautiful view. As you approach the ballpark, it
reminds you of a castle set in the middle of a meadow. The brick, stone and iron exterior has carvings of
the Lone Star and lighted baseballs. There are theme restaurants, huge merchandise stores, an art
museum and Hall of Fame dedicated to the Rangers, a memorabilia store, and concessions offering
every type of food one would want. This is a big stadium but then again, everything is big in Texas!
Arc- 7, Food-8, Scbd-6, Ush-7, Fans-6, Loc-3.5, Bann-5, Ent-6, Conc-7.5, Bonus-5 Total: 61
#19 T COORS FIELD
Set at one end of Denver's vibrant LODO entertainment district. Coors Field offers superb views of the
action on the field and the scenery all around. With a seat in the upper deck you can get a glimpse of the
Rockies off in the distance (the mountains, not the team!). One row in the upper deck is colored purple
at exactly one mile above sea level. Be sure to save your oxygen here, you'll need it!!
Arc- 7, Food-7, Scbd-4, Ush-6, Fans-4, Loc-9, Bann-5, Ent-7.5, Conc-7.5, Bonus-4 Total: 61
#22 ROGERS CENTRE
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
A venue that crosses eras...the last of the cookie cutter, turf stadiums and a forerunner of todays newer
parks with retractable roof, two levels of suites,club seating, and a complete entertainment experience.
Landmark CN Tower and superb bustling downtown core just steps away.
Arc- 6, Food-4, Scbd-8.5, Ush-3, Fans-5, Loc-8, Bann-8, Ent-7, Conc-5, Bonus-6 Total: 60.5
#T 5 YANKEE STADIUM
BRONX, NEW YORK
NEW YORK YANKEES
Built at a cost of almost $1.5-billion, the new Yankee Stadium is a magnificent structure, embodying the
architecture and design of the original building built in 1923. The entire building is a veritable museum,
showcasing the great Yankees teams of the past, from Monument Park to the Yankees Museum to all
the exhibits in the concourses.
Arc- 9.5, Food-8, Scbd-7.5, Ush-6, Fans-7, Loc-5, Bann-10, Ent-5, Conc-8, Bonus-5 Total: 71
#23 T EWING KAUFFMAN STADIUM
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Great foresight here building a baseball only park as cookie-cutters went up elsewhere. Beautiful
outfield fountains are the signature of this ballpark. This place will be around for a while as other venues
of this era disappear off of the landscape.
Arc- 7, Food-7.5, Scbd-5, Ush-3.5, Fans-4.5, Loc-4, Bann-7, Ent-7, Conc-6, Bonus-7 Total: 58.5
#23 T ANGELS STADIUM OF ANAHEIM
Renovated a few years back after the Rams left, this place is worth 4 high marks in some spots and
looks like the shabby 40 year old park that it is in other spots. Lush landscaping, outfield rock formations
and fountains gives this place a real Disney feel.
Arc- 7, Food-6.5, Scbd-6, Ush-4, Fans-5, Loc-4, Bann-8, Ent-7, Conc-6, Bonus-5 Total: 58.5
#25 BUSCH STADIUM
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
They tore down one of the last of the cookie cutters, and replaced it with... a new retro cookie cutter! The
new Busch Stadium, replete with its red brick facade, kelly green steel supports and wrought iron gates
is pretty, it's new, but all the history, traditions, and ghosts of this storied franchise have been left in the
rubble of the old place.
Arc- 5, Food-7, Scbd-3, Ush-8, Fans-9.5, Loc-8, Bann-3.5, Ent-4.5, Conc-7, Bonus-2 Total: 57.5
#26 T TURNER FIELD
Is this place a ballpark or a Six Flags theme park!!! Lots of games, food choices, museum and other
amenities, but walk through this place and you'd never know it was the centerpiece for an Olympic
Games. Former Fulton County Stadium outfield wall and base paths nicely preserved in the parking lot.
Arc- 6, Food-8, Scbd-8, Ush-5, Fans-1, Loc-5, Bann-7, Ent-3, Conc-7, Bonus-7 Total: 57
#26 T CHASE FIELD
A modern day Skydome if you will with its huge center field scoreboard, retractable roof and restaurants
overlooking field. It's oppressively hot during summertime so go for a swim in the pool behind the right
field fence if possible!!
Arc- 5, Food-7, Scbd-7, Ush-3, Fans-6, Loc-6, Bann-7, Ent-6, Conc-5, Bonus-5 Total: 57
#28 TROPICANA FIELD
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
TAMPA BAY RAYS
What this building lacks in quaint ballpark charm is more than made up with fan amenities, things to do,
places to eat. The center field area is the place to be, and boasts several restaurants, a cigar bar with
outdoor patio, retail outlets and even a rock climbing wall.
Arc- 4.5, Food-8, Scbd-6, Ush-7, Fans-3, Loc-6, Bann-2, Ent-7, Conc-5, Bonus-6 Total: 54.5
#29 DODGER STADIUM
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
"The Taj Mahal of Baseball"- this stadium is built right into the side of a mountain and the architecture is
truly one of a kind. Historical murals along outfield walls commemorate franchise's history to its days in
Brooklyn. Oh and those "Dodger Dogs"? Completely over hyped!
Arc- 8, Food-5.5, Scbd-4, Ush-7, Fans-6, Loc-3, Bann-8, Ent-8, Conc-2, Bonus-1 Total: 52.5
#2 TARGET FIELD
Superb location adjacent to the Warehouse District, splendid architecture, accessible by train, light rail
and even bicycle, Target Field returns baseball in the Twin Cities to an open air venue. The stadium is
intimate, boasts the best in HD video boards and electronics, yet an old time feel with a real organist
who plays from her perch high above home plate.
Arc- 7, Food-8.5, Scbd-8, Ush-8.5, Fans-7.5, Loc-8.5, Bann-8, Ent-7, Conc-4, Bonus-6.5 Total: 73.5
#T10 NATIONALS PARK
The District's showcase baseball park is the "Anti-Camden Yards", with steel, glass and grey facades
and not a hint of red brick or kelly green seats anywhere. Food choices a plenty and tons of memorabilia
portraying Washington's rich baseball history throughout the ballpark. Emerging ballpark neighborhood
will make this an exciting destination venue in the years to come.
Arc-9 , Food-7.5, Scbd-6.5, Ush-9, Fans-5, Loc-5, Bann-8, Ent-5.5, Conc-9, Bonus-5 Total : 69.5
#19 T CITIFIELD
QUEENS, NEW YORK
NEW YORK METS
With all the feel of a theme park, Citifield bears tribute to Ebbets Field and Jackie Robinson and the
Brooklyn Dodgers, while practically ignoring the Amazin's who play there today. Architecture mimics
"retro" theme which has become passe this century. "Taste of the City" food attractions in centerfield are
a must visit.
Arc- 7.5, Food-8.5, Scbd-8, Ush-2.5, Fans-7, Loc-5, Bann-2, Ent-9, Conc-8.5, Bonus-2 Total: 61
#T 15 MARLINS BALLPARK
The game day presentation is superb, the food delectable, the seating bowl intimate and fan friendly, the
ballpark a marvel to walk around and experience. And Miami is, well, Miami, a fabulous tourist
destination for people seeking fun in the sun. Marlins Ballpark is a must visit and, thankfully, will signal
the death knell of the “cookie cutter” red brick ballparks which everyone was ga ga over through the
1990s and early 2000s. It is a shame that the team ownership has bailed on fielding a competitive team
on the field. That is already costing dearly at the turnstiles.
Arc-8 , Food-9, Scbd-7, Ush-7, Fans2-, Loc-5, Bann-7.5, Ent-8, Conc-7.5, Bonus-3 Total: 64
#30 O.CO COLISEUM
Mish mosh of a stadium that was renovated for baseball and football but serves neither all that well.
Pretty good concessions at a reasonable price, and ticket prices are also pretty good here. If you are
gonna check this place out, a Raiders game would be your best bet.
Arc- 3, Food-8, Scbd-4, Ush-7, Fans-5, Loc-1, Bann-7, Ent-4, Conc-4, Bonus-1 Total: 44
Arc- Location and architecture
Food- Concessions and team store
Scbd- Scoreboard and electronics
Ush-Ushers and game day staff
Fans- Fan enthusiasm and support
Bann- Retired numbers, banners
Ent- Event presentation
Conc - Fan comfort and concourses
Bonus- Extra bonus point