For many baseball fans, visiting every MLB ballpark is on their bucket list. I have accomplished this goal!
I visited Montreal last week to see the Mets play the Blue Jays in Olympic Stadium. I never made it to Montreal while the Expos existed and thought it would be fun to catch a game there. It was the 42nd Major League Baseball stadium I have visited. And, without question, it was the worst I’ve visited.
As I wondered the corridors, I knew it would be at the bottom of the list. Having a little free time on Saturday, I compiled a ranking of the MLB stadiums I’ve visited. I think most will be surprised by the results.
FYI – Shea Stadium is not included in the list. To me, that is my favorite ballpark because I have so many great memories there. I can not say the same for its replacement.
I took into account the stadium’s design, the food, surrounding area and the overall experience. After compiling my favorites, it got harder to rank the stadiums. I then switched strategy and started from the bottom. The worst ten came easily.
Here’s my top 3 –
#1 = Fenway Park. It’s a classic.
#2 = PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates. I love the surrounding neighborhood, the proximity to the city, the beautiful view of the bridges, and PRIMANTI’s!!! My favorite ballpark food. (Interesting stat about me – I was a partial season ticket holder of the Pirates years ago!)
#3 = Camden Yards. Great sight lines, food and overall feel of the ballpark.