Your top 5 and bottom 5 baseball stadiums... - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Your top 5 and bottom 5 baseball stadiums...

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby Longshot » Mon Jun 09, 2003 10:34 pm

I've only been to a couple, but I loved Safeco. What a greta field. It really has its own personality with so many things you dont realize unless you actually go there. The sound of the train horn every half hour or so (which always pisses off opposing pitchers. 10 points for facial expressions), the colors of the whole place and how every seat in the park seems to be perfect for watching the game. Also, the rain cover is really cool.

Living in San Diego, I can vouch for Qualcom being terrible. The Q is old and ugly with no personality whatsoever. Its all cement on the outside and its ugly on the inside. It was built for football so it has that akward oval shape that a ballpark shouldnt have. For Chargers games its a decent staium because of how gritty it is, but its terrible for baseball. Fortunately, PetCo park opens next year and it looks unbelievable. Its right in the middle of downtown and its made to look like an old school park. I can't wait for it to open.
Hank Blalock is The Truth
Longshot
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 262
Joined: 17 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: San Diego

Postby Guest » Mon Jun 09, 2003 11:29 pm

Yankee Stadium has history, but it's not a nice stadium. It lacks character for a park that's so old. Plus, it's in the BRONX.
Wrigley has the most character of any park in the game. The new parks are nice, but they feel and look so superficial. It seems like they're trying to hard to feel like old parks, and they have too many gimmicks.
Guest


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:46 am

In response to Longshot: I live in Seattle and have been to Safeco many times. My experience is quite different from yours. I use a wheelchair and the wheelchair seating is terrible at Safeco. The 100 level seats are 41 rows back, under the 2nd-level overhang so you can't see the scoreboard or when fly balls go up in the air, with people standing and walking right behind me the whole game. It's terrible and one seat costs $45.00. The 300-level seats are nice enough, but still expensive, as are the concessions, and far away from the action.

I get really sick of hearing Dave Neihaus and Rick Rizzs constantly say, "Not a bad seat in the house." They should sit with me for a game. I was part of a season-ticket package for the Club level when the stadium first opened and the first game I went to, all I saw were the backs of the excited people standing up in front of me. I missed every run crossing the plate, I missed home runs going over the fence. It was a terrible experience. Since then, I gone to fewer and fewer games and have gone to more A-ball Everett Aquasox games.

The final years of the Kingdome had far better 100-level seats for wheelchairs.

As for other parks I've been to.

PNC is absolutely the best park I've ever been to. Everything about it was amazing, with the best part being wheelchair seating in the first row, down both sidelines, and for half the price of 100-level seats in the 41st row at Safeco. The park was beautiful, the food, as mentioned by others, was excellent. The atmosphere around the park was cool. I stayed in a hotel across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from the park and strolled over for the games I went to.

Jacobs Field was very nice also. It felt cozy and smaller than other parks. The 100-level wheelchair seating wasn't as great as PNC, but much better than Safeco.

And, going back some years, before I used a wheelchair, I went to Wrigley in 1989 and loved everything about watching a game there.

Another great park, but not a Major League park, is the AAA park in Indianapolis. Great view of the skyline.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'
BobbyRoberto
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 1269
Joined: 19 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Bothell, Washington

Postby eftda » Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:14 am

Hey, get off my back about my poor spelling, i was doing other things and my mind was not working right, o well, sorry

so i am sorry about the whole thing with Pac Bell (best park in the bay area) but o well. Then who can say which park is better. I mean if i was called out becuase i had never been do PNC, then shame on all of you haven't been to every 30+ parks.
eftda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 9790
Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Lepke » Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:56 am

The best ballpark ever was Robison Field.

It's had a roller coaster for God's sake!!!

Yet another reason why the St. Louis Cardinals are the greatest team...Ever.

http://classic.games.espn.go.com/ballpark/park_popup.asp?park=54
Lepke


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby DGroundhog » Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:45 am

Yankke Stadium is dump, and if you don't get mugged after the game, consider yourself lucky.

They should blow it up and build a stadium Upstate.

Shea at least has the history of partying on the pitchers mound.
Image

[b][size=18]70*[/size][/b]
* Steroid induced record
DGroundhog
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1390
Joined: 3 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: buiviopaufamp and 9 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Monday, Sep. 1
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Philadelphia at Atlanta
(1:10 pm)
NY Mets at Miami
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Boston at Tampa Bay
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Minnesota at Baltimore
(1:35 pm)
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
(2:15 pm)
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
Seattle at Oakland
(4:05 pm)
Detroit at Cleveland
(4:05 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(4:10 pm)
Arizona at San Diego
(4:10 pm)
Texas at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Washington at LA Dodgers
(8:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact