What baseball stadiums have you been to, and where do you still want to go?
(I know we do something similar every year, but we’ve got tons of new readers and the rest of us forget quickly!)
I’ve been to Wrigley a few times. I was at (old) Comiskey once. I was at Cincinnati’s Riverfront a few times. I’ve been to Indianapolis’s Victory Field once. I’ve been to Fort Wayne’s Parkview Field several times.
I wouldn’t mind visiting any number of fields, but if the Cubs were not playing there, what would be the reason? In all likelihood (that’s a strange word, isn’t it?), I won’t be getting to many ballparks other than return visits to Parkview and, hopefully, Wrigley.
Wrigley,Comiskey,Tropicana(I now live near there).
I played in a few minor league stadiums in Florida.
My main complaint at the Trop is, the music is so loud between innings,
you can’t talk to people like you can at Wrigley.
I’ve been to:
Old Comiskey park
U.S. Cellular field
Old County Stadium (Milwaukee)
Great American Ballpark
Old Yankee Stadium
Obviously I’d like to visit all the parks, but the ones I’d most want to see are:
PNC Park in Pittsburgh
Coors Field in Colorado
Fenway Park in Boston
In order of attendance:
County Stadium in Milwaukee
Kaufman in KC
I actually played (sorta) at Old Comiskey in a city v. suburban All-Star game in 1988. In the top of the 5th, just as I was to enter the game in left field, it started pouring rain. I was lights out during pregame infield and batting practice. Also played in quite a few minor league parks in college. My favorites are Wrigley and Petco.
Never been to a game at New Busch Stadium, but I took a tour of the stadium when I was in St. Louis, got to see the field and everything.
Going to Miami next month for the Cubs-Marlins series, might take a trip to Tampa as well.
Other stadiums really I want to see:
I do want to go to games at all 30 parks though
Great American (it’s not)
What ever they are now calling San Fracisco’s park
Great American is not a patriotic name, some company bought the naming rights
Still just Wrigley and Coors… a few cool minor league parks with major league beer specials.
Wrigley, U.S. Cellular, Miller Park, County Stadium, two versions of Busch Stadium, the Ballpark at Arlington, Dodger Stadium, Petco Park, Veterans Stadium, and the Metrodome.
Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)
Busch Stadium (old)
The Rangers Ball Park in Arlington
Clinton Lumberjacks – Clinton, Iowa
Beloit Brewers – Beloit, WI
Favorite non-Wrigley – Dodger Stadium
Would like to see: Kansas City
Busch Stadium (new)
Eddie, when did you go to Dodger Stadium? And what did you like about it? Or maybe I should ask where you sat…
New Comiskey Park
Jack Murphy Stadium
Ballpark at Arlington
Bank One Ballpark
Three Rivers Stadium
Petco is the best after from Wrigley. RFK was easily the worst – unless you include the fan aspect of it, then Dodger’s Stadium is probably at the bottom – anywhere that you’re likely to get knifed is going to be penalized.
This I will go to Tropicana Field for the first time since I now live in Clearwater
I also forgot I was at Old Atlanta County Stadium
When are you planning to go? I’m thinking about going for the White Sox series
I went in 1989 – drove up from San Diego. We sat in the left field seats. I liked it because it was open and airy and we had a good time with the people around us.
Wrigley only in 1985
Old Yankee Stadium
The Vet (old Phillies Stadium)
3 Rivers (saw the last game there, have a brick)
PNC Park (saw the 1st game – exhibition – and the 1st real game & Prior’s 1st game @ PNC)
Texas Rangers @c867b86520ba0a60ad738364ab97d444:disqus Arlington
Syracuse Chiefs (not the new SkyChiefs) (AAA)
Pittsfield Cubs (80′s) (AA)
Geneva Cubs (80′s) (A)
Wiliiamsport Cubs (80′s) (A)
Auburn Doubledays (Astros – upstate NY)
Utica Blue Sox (upstate NY)
Binghamton Mets (upstate NY) (AA)
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (youngstown/niles, oh) (A)
Richmond Braves (AAA Braves)
Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA Giants)
Outer Banks Devils (Kill Devil Hills/OBX, NC) (College)
A lot more that I cannot remember now…
Want to go:
The park that was known as Candlestick
well, all of ‘em I suppose…
In my youth and early adulthood, visited Wrigley Field many times BEFORE the lights, BEFORE the cheesy advertising behind home plate, when life was pure and innocent.
The old Tiger Stadium the night after Mark “The Bird” Fydrich became an overnight sensation. Kind of like Tebowmania or Linsanity back in the day.
Riverfront Stadium to see a double header against the Cubs with my mother. Sat so high the gulls were flying below us. Cubs lost both games. Rick Reuschel pitched one game, his brilliant self, losing 2-1 I think. On another club he would have been a superstar.
My last game was in the late 90′s went to Denver to see Cubs/Rockies. The Year of Sammy and Mark. Sosa hit a dinger and we all cheered. What chumps we were.
My ballpark days are over. I get more enjoyment from watching tv or listening to a game on the radio.
KingdomeSafecoCandlestickOakland AlamedaPac-BellDodgerAngelsJack MurphyPetcoBank OneWrigleyAstrodomeSkydomeOld YankeeNew YankeeCitiThe VetCitizens BankCamden
Hon Mention – Syracuse Skychiefs – what a sweetheart park!!Also – Vancouver Canadians, another very cool minor league park
Want to go to – Miller ParkDon’t really want to go to, but will - Fenway – too many whiny RS fans
Planning the mother of all baseball tours including 48 states, 2 provinces and all MLB parks, first year of retirement.
Well, that didn’t quite post as intended but somewhat readable.
I’ve been to:
Old Yankee Stadium
(can you tell I was raised on the east coast? My list looks like Tom C’s!)
I would like to go to all of them of course, but particularly PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Petco in San Diego. I had tickets for Cubs/Pirates in Pittsburgh back in 2010. They were beauties right next to the visiting dugout but I had to cancel at the last minute. I hope to get another chance to go sometime soon!
Makes sense – it’s changed a LOT since ’89.
Wrigley (practically grew up there) One year must have gone to 40+ games, only paying for two, thanks to putting up the grandstand seats from left to right field.
Old Comiskey once (Dick Allen played that day, and Tanner was the manager)
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
The Ballpark in Arlington
Marrinelli (sp?) Rockford Expos and Cubbies
Timberrattleers in Appleton, WI (don’t remember the stadium name)
Salem, VA for both Red Sox and Rockies
Favorite other than Wrigley: The Ballpark in Arlington
Will probably get to see Safeco if this job offer works out, and also maybe SF &/or Oak.
Want to see: PNC, Miller, Dodger, BOB (or whatever it’s called now), Coors, heck all of them really.