As all baseball lovers would agree, no two baseball parks are alike. Each one offers its own unique experience and gameplay.
Now, we know that the COVID-19 situation is preventing us from filling the stadium seats at this time, but we can always dream of our future baseball games! Eventually, we’ll be eating cotton candy while our favorite team wins again, so we want to prepare for that moment.
We’ve rounded up our ten favorite baseball stadiums and why we think they’re special. Each one is worth visiting at least once! (And you can always plan your visit for a time when your favorite team will be playing.)
Before you set off on your ballpark vacation, make sure to pick up one of our Baseball Stadium Scratch Off Posters to track and plan your trips!
Coors Field: Home of the Colorado Rockies
Make sure to bring your own glove during a Colorado Rockies home game! Due to the high elevation of Coors Field, this stadium is a breeding ground for home runs. And not only does this field make for some exciting baseball, but it’s also located in the heart of downtown Denver.
Before you catch the game, you can stop at some local breweries or restaurants for some delicious pre-game fun.
Oracle Park: Home of the San Franciso Giants
Quite the opposite of Coors Field, Oracle Park is known for its lack of home runs. But don’t worry, this still makes for exciting gameplay in a totally different way.
This park is considered to be the most pitcher-friendly park in the National League. So, whether you get a cutthroat shut-out game or plenty of in-field plays, it is sure to be a show to remember!
T-Mobile Park: Home of the Seattle Mariners
T-Mobile Park’s star feature is its retractable roof, so don’t worry about any rain-outs! It is known as a “retro-modern” park, which means that it includes cozy modern amenities, but it is built in a style reminiscent of the ballparks built in the 1950s.
It has luxury seating, a fabulous selection of food stands, and even a chandelier made out of baseball bats!
Yankee Stadium: Home of the New York Yankees
Re-built in 2009, the new Yankee Stadium spared no expense. It has sought to preserve much of what made the original Yankee Stadium special while adding its own innovative spin to the park.
The outside of the stadium maintains its original look from 1923, while the inside hosts a much larger audience space with new and improved amenities. The ballpark itself maintains the dimensions of the 1988 stadium. All in all, it’s a perfect blend of modernization and tradition!
Petco Park: Home of the San Diego Padres
If you wanted to catch a game at Petco Park, you could take the easy San Diego Trolley right to the south side of the stadium. It was designed in colors meant to represent the city of San Diego with sandstone for the coastal cliffs, blue for the sea, and white for the boats docked along its shoreline.
A portion of the stadium is structured into the buildings and amenities, giving it an open and inviting appearance. The Park at the Park is an open grassy bluff that fans can pay a mere $10 to set up their own chairs or blankets and cozily watch the game.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards: Home of the Baltimore Orioles
Oriole Park is the first ballpark to have coined the trend of the “retro-modern” stadium that ballparks around America have utilized in their own designs.
If you’re into it, you can score some seats at Oriole Park that have a gorgeous view of the Baltimore Skyline. Just imagine that view at sunset! It’s famous for its B&O Warehouse that historically sits on one side of the field.
Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field is known for its ivy-covered walls surrounding the outfield, curating a gorgeous and open vibe. The ivy changes colors throughout the season from light green in the spring, to darker green in the summer, to red in the autumn.
When a baseball lands in the ivy, the batter is given a “ground-rule double,” allowing all runners to move two bases. We love how this stadium rule can really individualize the game!
Target Field: Home of the Minnesota Twins
This is a great stadium to catch a spring or fall baseball game to experience the heated seating that Target Field offers. Chilliness is no match for the ballgames that take place here!
Plus, this park is located in the Minneapolis Warehouse District, so you can hit some amazing bars and restaurants on your way to the game.
Busch Stadium: Home of the St. Louis Cardinals
This retro-classic field has a full panoramic view of the St. Louis skyline. The space has an open and airy feel no matter where you’re sitting. The best part about the view is the famous St. Louis Arch that paints the background.
Not to mention, the concession sells a mean pulled pork BBQ sandwich.
PNC Park: Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park is incredibly easy to get to via the Roberto Clemente Bridge, and this stadium has an excellent view of downtown Pittsburgh.
This is one of those stadiums that has a perfect view of the field no matter where you sit, and its foot traffic is easy to navigate. You can easily hit concessions from anywhere and make it back to your seat just in time for the next inning.
No matter what teams you support, it is always worth checking out the home competition and supporting your favorite sport from afar. Whether you’re touring a city of your choice or visiting just for the baseball, these are all stadiums that are definitely worth your time and attention.
Do any of these ballparks catch your eye? Let us know in the comments!