Thursday, July 09, 2009

According to the Sporting News

The number one ballpark in MLB is:

While number 30 is:

The Sporting News has just published its rankings of the MLB stadiums, and ranked America's Most Beloved Ballpark, Fenway Park, as the number one MLB stadium. Big shock, eh?

The rest of the top five are:
2. PNC Park, Pittsburgh
3. Wrigley Field, Chicago
4. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
5. AT&T Park, San Francisco

Funny, the new "palace" in the Bronx didn't crack the Top 5, but did come in number 10. Citi Field came in 18th.

And the parks you'd guess made up their bottom five:
26. Rogers Centre, Toronto
27. Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, Oakland
28. Land Shark Stadium (what?), Miami
29. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
30. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg

No love for the domes at all. Here is the complete article from the Sporting News, for your enjoyment.


Steel36 said...

I go to Camden Yards all the time so I am biased. We can all agree that it's a classic and started the trend of the new parks.

Places like Camden, AT &T and PNC have articulated that timeless feel best and their unique features feel organic.

Many of the new parks are trying too hard to unique and cutesy-I am looking at you Hill in Houston's park and the pool in Arizona!!

There are really very few terrible parks. A lot of good but not great.

Ken In San Diego said...

Well Fenway is the ballpark I most want to see. Maybe next season!