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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:16 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:You should write an article or a series on your trip to USA AD.


Maybe if I get motivated enough. :-?


KCollins1304 wrote:Have you been to the US before?


No, my list of "countries been to" is limited to: 1. New Zealand, 2. Australia. ;-D
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby kab21 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:04 pm

My list of ballparks that I've been to ranked (just my opinions) - I won't go into the same detail as the others since I've only been to these once or twice (except Comerica and the Metrodome).

SafeCo - this is real nice park, if you don't mind walking a bit you can find free parking to the south
comerica - Could have ranked #1, free parking on the north side of I-75 (kind of a scary area though) and several good bars/restaurants south of the park
Wrigley - not a real nice park but it has a certain history that you can't ignore when you are there and lots of good bars/restaurants close
Miller Park - pretty nice park, does not have free parking but the large parking lot is good tailgating, no bars

County Stadium - the park wasn't that good
Metrodome - it pretty much sucks unless it's raining or snowing out

I should have made a better effort to get to US Cellular (not a great park but it would have been good for a Twins/Wsox game), jacobs field, GABP or PNC when I lived in Detroit but I'm lazy.
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:34 pm

HUBERT H. HUMPHREY METRODOME....

Parking: pretty crappy.. just downtown parking.. you can find a small lot or ramp, but no tailgating.


Pre Game Food:
Minneapolis is simply not a great town for food... it's all pretty average. nothing special.

Best Seats:
all seats a ugly lue plastic. and all have a terrible view of the field. also if you are up the first or third base line, the seats are not angled twards the plate. so you're looking at the outfield. do not go to this park, it isn't even worth your time or the $7 it costs to get in the door.


Cheapest Seats: $7 and thats way over priced.

Best In Stadium eats: There is something to be said for the Dome Dog, if you like a good hot dog..

Weirdest IN Stadium Eats: beer is 3-2. for those of you that don't know what 3-2 beer is (most states don't). all the beer is 3.2% alcahol. so basically, as frusterated as you are with the stadium, it takes a lot of beers to drown you sorrows away with booze. at $6 a piece.


Best Place to have a Beer: it is right downtown, so there are lots of bars. i would recommend Huberts if its not a real crowded day, or Glueks Pub.

Atmosphere: aweful. if there is not very many people there, there is an eerie silence inside the dome. seats are blue. roof is white. it's all stupid. DON'T GO HERE

After Game: again, you are right in Downtown. go to one of the bars I've mentioned.. or hop a cab to St. Paul, which I think has a much better atmosphere..



Anyways there's my info on the Metrodome. it sucks.
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:55 pm

kab21 wrote:County Stadium - the park wasn't that good

While I don't disagree I had a blast when I went to County Stadium. I went the last season and they had completely stopped with the upkeep. The stadium reminded me more of a minor league park anyway so you can just imagine. But the thing is we got awesome seats for dirt cheap plus the food and beer was really reasonably priced. Besides I had a good time just knowing that they filmed Major League there.
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby Saltydog » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:00 pm

I've been to the following:

Fenway
Camden Yards
Citizen's Bank
Rogers Centre
Metrodome

How I'd rank them:

Atmosphere-
Fenway ;-D
Camden Yards :-X
Citizen's Bank ;-D
Rogers Centre !+)
Metrodome %-6

Seating-
Fenway :-P
Camden Yards ;-D
Citizen's Bank ;-D
Rogers Centre :-?
Metrodome :-P

Costs-
Fenway 8-o %-6 :-P
Camden Yards B-)
Citizen's Bank ;-D ;-D
Rogers Centre :-/
Metrodome :-S
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby Saltydog » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:03 pm

I will only go back to Fenway if I don't have to pay for seats or parking.

I'd absolutely go back to Camden Yards or Citizen's Bank.

Rogers Centre and the Metrodome are both forgettable experiences.
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby Roderick » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:06 pm

SKYDOME

Pros:
Good French Fries...
1$ Tickets

Cons:
Terrible Atmosphere.. Terrible Prices on Food... Terrible Parking Prices.. Terrible Seating... Terrible Team
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby urbanbreez » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:22 pm

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Is located within a natural bowl known as Chavez Ravine and surrounded by Griffith Park, which is huge and beautiful. Use to have parkn’ lot pimpin', but they’ve been cracking down on tailgating lately so my friend’s and I start our pre-game drinking rituals on little side streets next to the stadium in and around Grffith Park.

Parking is about $20, there is pretty much no way around it because the stadium is isolated in this natural canyon.

Where not to Sit
They’ve recently made upgrades to the stadium. They’ve done a good job of preserving the historic feel while making it modern and comfortable with luxury box seats, restaurants and bars. You can eat your meal and watch the game from a table, if that’s your style. I’d say right behind homeplate and as close to the field as possible are the best seats but aside from the upper deck, there really aren’t any bad seats here.

Tickets start at about $12 and get up into the $100’s the closer you get. Seats on the 2nd level cost $35-$40. Well worth the price. That’s where you can usually find me.

If you aren’t a Dodger Fan, I would not recommend sitting in the outfield seats or in the upper deck if you plan to wear your team's colors. The outfeild seats are part of Mannywood. Cheap seats, lots of beer flowing. It can get rowdy. If you are, say a Giant’s fan, I would advise againts even come to the game.

I’ve got stories. I will share two of them. Note that I really don’t condone the type of behavior that I’m about to describe.

Couple years ago, I was sitting in the cheap seats for a Dodgers V. Giants game. Don’t ask why, it was a long story, went with some fly by night ticket agency that didn’t have my tixs delivered to Will Call. I told them I was going to bomb their building for it… I’m getting off track, where was I? Okay, cheap seats. About the 8th inning this poor Giants Fan and his Girlfriend get up to leave early. Two mistakes right there. Coming to the game and getting up early to leave with a Giant’s hat and jersey on. First he was booed, then he was bathed in beer, soda, nachos, ice cream and relish before having to be escorted out. Dodger fans really ,REALLY hate the Giants. Same game, walking out to my car, there were about 2 or 3 fist fights.

Pretty trash stuff. It’s been cleaned up since then but it is a gamble to wear the opposing team’s colors to Dodger Stadium unless you have some pretty good seats and even then, you may be forced into some trouble.

Food
You’re about 3 miles from Downtown LA which is full of places to eat.

Dodger Dog’s are famous , and delicious, and about 7 bucks. I will eat several of them because they make me happy and if you go to Dodger Stadium without eating a Dodger Dog, you’ve reached and incredible level of suck from which you may never return. It’s pretty much part of the experience to partake of the dog.

Overall rating: A
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Re: Ball Park Reccomendations!

Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:28 pm

LOL @ Urban's review.

BTW I will never go to the homer dome. or whatever i's called now. On second random thought; I say first row for 45 dollars today
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