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Cody Christie
03-01-2012, 10:19 PM
There are so many great stadiums across baseball so I was wondering what is your favorite stadium that you have visited besides Target Field?

The Twins tend to get some good support on some of their road trips and I am sure a few fans have been to some nicer stadiums than I have visited.

I'm interested to hear where people have been and what they liked about the experience.

Kirsten Brown
03-01-2012, 10:33 PM
Kauffman in KC is excellent. Beautiful park, lots of room to roam around the concourses, great tailgating, friendly fans and staff, and the coldest beer of any park.

I also really like AT&T in San Francisco. Beautiful view, but night games can be chilly if the breeze blows off the bay. They also have very friendly fans and staff.

Seth Stohs
03-01-2012, 10:35 PM
Outside of Target Field, my favorite is probably Coors Field. Then again, I've only also been to Milwaukee County Stadium and Miller Park, and Comerica.

Esoteric Ball Guy
03-01-2012, 10:43 PM
I've been to 20 MLB parks and my top 3 are Wrigley, Coors, and Kaufman. I also adore Comerica, the giant Tigers everywhere are insanely cool and the statues with the retired numbers are incredible. I'm heading back to Comerica this summer and I fully intend to purchase whatever ticket gains me access to the cigar bar, if only cause it sounds like a totally unique ballpark experience.

glanzer
03-01-2012, 11:28 PM
Maybe it's because I'm always so drunk and the Twins have traditionally won when I've visited, but Miller Park holds a special place on my list of stadiums visited. It looks completely different in person than on TV, moreso than any other stadium, in my opinion.

Jim Crikket
03-01-2012, 11:54 PM
I tend to agree with Kirsten about Kansas City and San Francisco being near the top of the list. I've liked KC since it was built, but the remodeling just made it better. I also think they did a good job with the remodel in Anaheim.

Arlington, San Francisco and St Louis are all great ballparks and I still really enjoy games at Camden Yards. Dodger Stadium was a great place to visit, but it really could use updating.

I wish I could say I really like Fenway and Wrigley, but I honestly think they're both just old (though I admit I haven't been to Fenway since their most recent facelift).

Don't much care for US Cellular or Oakland at all and the Trop in St Pete isn't good for much more than a nostalgia fix for Metrodome fans.

Ricola
03-01-2012, 11:58 PM
I haven't been to a lot of ballparks, but I always enjoy visiting them. Coors Field on a summer evening is hard to beat. Or the Disney Spring training complex near Orlando in March ;)

puck34
03-01-2012, 11:59 PM
I have been to 18 of the current and I like Fenway and Wrigley the best. I think Kauffman is also one of the hidden gems that isn't talked enough about. Great American is a fun park with great views of the Ohio river. Awesome cheesesteak at Citizens Bank and you can't beat Boog's BBQ and the warehouse at Camden. Thanks to Camden, we have so many beautiful new, retro style parks.

On the flip side, I find Miller Park overrated. Nice inside, but the retractable roofs diminish the looks a bit. From the outside, Miller and Chase look like warehouses. Just less aesthetically pleasing to me.

Anyone else making the road trip to PNC and/or Great American for the Twins series?

Cody Christie
03-02-2012, 07:14 AM
St. Louis is such a great baseball town that I really enjoyed my time at Busch Stadium. I found Comerica Park to look very similar to Target Field but with their own tweaks. Miller Park was ok but I didn't like the retractable roof. It made me feel boxed in.

dave_dw
03-02-2012, 07:26 AM
my top 3 are Wrigley...

NOOOOOO! It's old, smells like pee EVERYWHERE, and every seat has a poll blocking home plate or first base.

Kauffman takes it home for me, but I haven't been to a lot of other parks yet. I hear PNC in Pittsburgh is beautiful.

jtrinaldi
03-02-2012, 07:37 AM
1. Progressive Field in Fort Wayne indiana http://www.milb.com/ballpark/page.jsp?ymd=20090311&content_id=522941&vkey=ballpark_t584&fext=.jsp&sid=t584
2. Carolina stadium, home of the Gamecocks baseball team. That place is awesome
3. Target field

if anyone wants explanations Ill go over a full run down later.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-02-2012, 07:42 AM
Camden Yards is still pretty fantastic. Probably #1 for me.

okobojicat
03-02-2012, 08:40 AM
There is a surprising lack of Safeco mentions. It is gorgeous, and on a long August evening, its a great place to watch a game. Probably my favorite.
I live in Denver now, and Coors is ok, but it still behind Safeco in my book. I grew up a Cubs fan, and Wrigley, while it has its charms, is also kind of disgusting.
Fenway is weird. Its gorgeous when you are on top, but underneath it looks and feels like a crappy AA stadium. I actually have little desire to go back.
I haven't been to Camden in years, but I remember it being beautiful.
Petco is also great, but in some ways Petco is like a vacation; it almost feels fake. The fans aren't too intense about the game and there are dog parks in the outfield.

Thrylos
03-02-2012, 08:43 AM
My two local ones will probably top the list:

majors - Citizens Bank Park (even though I really like Fenway, too for the history part)

minors - Coca Cola Park , home of the AAA International League Lehigh Valley IronPigs, which is actually a good 15 minute drive for me :)
I hear that Jet Blue Park is supposed to be really nice, so I will have to check that out later this month.

PGTwinsfan
03-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Fenway is probably tops for me. Followed by Wrigley, Camden yards, Coors Field and Petco Park (pretty cool that you can just walk up from the street and see the game).

One thing I would be sure to do is the ballpark tour if you are headed out to see another complex. I thought the Fenway tour was great, as well as the old Yankee Stadium tour.

Bucket List:

All of them, especially AT&T, Safeco, Busch, PNC, Comerica

Loosey
03-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Petco in San Diego is on the top of my list. I went during the 2nd year is was open and liked it a lot. It may be because it was one of my first outdoor baseball experiences, but it still seemed to have a fantastic feel to it. On the other side the worst stadium I have been to (excluding the Metrodome) was Houston's Minute Maid Park. That was dark and felt more like a convention center than a baseball stadium.

Steve Lein
03-02-2012, 09:25 AM
It's Coors Field for me. Spent 2 straight 4th of July's out there to watch some games and I don't think you can beat the post-game atmosphere out on the streets of Lo-Do after games, and the stadium is pretty damn sweet too.

None of the others I've gone too compare to Coors and Target Field for me. Really want to see SafeCo, PetCo, PNC, and AT&T.

sonofkenny
03-02-2012, 09:30 AM
For my money, aside from Target Field which I think tops it (but not by much), Camden Yards is the best baseball park in the land!

Esoteric Ball Guy
03-02-2012, 09:40 AM
[QUOTE=dave_dw;1921]NOOOOOO! It's old, smells like pee EVERYWHERE

Isn't that part of the fun? The one game I went to at Wrigley was in May and it was about 45 degrees and misting so it wasn't the typical drunken party experience you hear about. Also I sat in the section Ferris Bueller sat in, so no obstructions. I loved the no Jumbotron, no between innings races or shenanigans. It was awesome to drink a few Old Styles while scoring the game and watching Carlos Silva pitch 6 strong before giving way to the $18 million dollar reliever Carlos Zambrano. One day i'll go back and do the drunken bleacher game on a hot sunny day and I'll probably walk away complaining about the pee smell, tight quarters and the douchy Cubs rubes, but for now my Wrigley experience was perfect.

gil4
03-02-2012, 09:55 AM
I thought I had been to a fair number of stadiums, but I just went through the list and only 4 of the 11 I have been to are still in use. I'd rank those Coors, Ballpark at Arlington, Camden Yards, and then Fenway. I even liked old yankee Stadium better than Fenway, although I haven't seen it since they added the seats on top of the Green Monster.

Of the replaced stadiums, Yankee Stadium the only one on the list that was any kind of loss. Good ridddance to the Met, the Dome, Shea and Arlington. Busch and Riverfront weren't horrible, but they won't be missed either thanks to major upgrades.

jtrinaldi
03-02-2012, 10:14 AM
http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4346168

Fanatic Jack
03-02-2012, 11:18 AM
My favorite ballpark is without question Fenway Park (Boston). I have visted there three times and it's really amazing. They have remodeled many areas of the ballpark and it's unreal. Some honorable mentions are New Bush Stadium (St. Louis), PNC Park (Pittsburgh), Camden Yard (Baltimore).

The worst stadium was Old Shea Stadium (Queens, New York). What a garbage pit.

John Bonnes
03-02-2012, 11:50 AM
I've made it to about 2/3 of the stadiums, so I can't vouch for SafeCo or Pac Bell, both of which I've love to see.

#6 - Kauffman - It's unbelievable that such a good stadium was built at that time, but it's that well done. I liked it even more before the remodel.
#5 - Dodger Stadium - I expect to see The Rat Pack having martinis behind home plate. Cool vibe.
#4 - Fenway - Historic, passionate and a great neighborhood. Wrigley-light.
#3 - Camden Yards - In many ways, it is the "new original." Best of new and old, but it's been awhile since I've been there, so this is the one I'm least sure of.
#2 - PNC Park - Best new ballpark. Beautiful. Breathtaking views. I'd go and sit there most nights even if there wasn't a game. Maybe the ultimate date park.
#1 - Wrigley - On a warm day, with the sun-shining, a breeze in your face and a few clouds slowly approaching, you could believe it was 1920 and you are at what a baseball game should be.

John Bonnes
03-02-2012, 11:52 AM
Oh, and off the top of my head, I think I'd put both Miller Park, (new) Yankee Stadium, the Skydome and Comiskey as four of the worst five.

Twins Fan From Afar
03-02-2012, 11:58 AM
Chicago really, really missed the boat on Comiskey (U.S. Cellular now). It opened in 1991 -- just one year before Camden Yards -- and it was as if the White Sox paid no attention at all to what the architects were doing in Baltimore; or perhaps they just didn't realize that Camden was going to be the beginning of the next wave of new, yet classic feeling, stadiums.

Jim Crikket
03-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Oh, and off the top of my head, I think I'd put both Miller Park, (new) Yankee Stadium, the Skydome and Comiskey as four of the worst five.

I had completely forgotten that I'd been to Skydome... that's how unimpressed I was with it.

I still love Camden Yards, but the one thing they didn't think to do "right" there was that they put the concession stands/concourses behind the seats, rather than "inside" with a view of the field. I guess that's an improvement that came with newer "retro" ballpark designs. Still, other than that, Camden Yards has held up really well in my book.

Gernzy
03-02-2012, 01:27 PM
The Metrodome was by far the greatest baseball stadium and I believe should still be used to this day!



If only sarcasm could be read through the internet :p

Besides Target Field, Fenway is easily my favorite. There is so much history and the park is still great after 100 years.

mysonlikes7
03-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Been to Wrigley, Dodger Stadium, Comerica, Jacobs/Progressive Field, Tropicana Field, Kaufman, Target Field, and Kingdome (yes I am that old). Of those I would rank them as follows: Kaufman, Dodger Stadium, and Target Field. Reason Kaufman and Dodger Stadium are ahead of Target Field is because of the tailgating. I think that the Metrodome was worse than Tropicana Field even with the catwalks being in play.

wblmayo24
03-02-2012, 02:18 PM
I have visited 3 stadiums: The Metrodome, Target Field and Miller Park. Miller Park is my favorite. When I get the chance I would like to visit:
Citizens Bank Ballpark
AT&T Park
Oriole Stadium at Camden Yards
Coors Field
among the rest...

TwinsGuy55422
03-02-2012, 03:56 PM
For me it would be Wrigley. Very historical and love the neighborhood.

sln477
03-02-2012, 04:38 PM
My favorite ball park is the one I'm in that day!!!!:rolleyes:

Thrylos
03-02-2012, 06:12 PM
The Metrodome was by far the greatest baseball stadium and I believe should still be used to this day!



If only sarcasm could be read through the internet :p


Actually the Metrodome was a great stadium and the Twins had a great home field advantage in the 80s and early 90s when the fans new when to shut up (like when your team is pitching) and when to be loud (like when your team is hitting.) Yeah the food was limited and the cow troughs in the bathrooms were awful but back then most fans cared about the game. These days, people go to the park and rarely sit down and watch... more of a social scene. So in that matter the Metrodome has been a failure recently...

Kirsten Brown
03-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Oh, yeah! I like Camden a lot too. How could I forget Boog's barbecue and all those homerun plaques out on the plaza.

Nicholas Mueller
03-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Besides Target Field, my favorite stadium is Autozone Park, Home of the Memphis Redbirds the AAA affilate of the Cardinals.

John Bonnes
03-03-2012, 09:12 PM
I'll add a recommendation. Get up to Duluth & visit Wade stadium for a Northwoods League game. It's a big brick ballpark. Crummy neighborhood but great old ballpark.

shawntheroad
03-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Wrigley is Tops for me. The whole experience is some of the most fun I've ever had. (Milton Bradley throwing a 2 out ball in the stands helps) Camden Yards, Target Field and Citizen's Bank are right there. I like Minute Maid and Citi Field as well. Fenway is also a lot of fun. Road tripping to Cincinnati & Pittsburgh this year and all Califormia stadiums next year, so my opinions may change. I also recommend New Britain's stadium. Slightly upscale, good food and beer.

New Yankees Stadium is easily the most over-rated. A monument to the Yankees, not baseball.

lecroy24fan
03-03-2012, 09:53 PM
I'm glad to see all the love for Kauffman Stadium. I'm planning on going there in July and it sounds like it will be worth it.

I've only Been to Miller Park, and it was pretty sweet.

danoo
03-03-2012, 10:38 PM
ive only been to the Metrodome, and Target Field Target Feild is my fraviot

Fanatic Jack
03-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Fenway Park is unbelievable. They have remodeled several areas inside to make it even nicer. I have been three times and it's jaw dropping when you first walk inside it. Some honorable mentions are the New Bush Stadium (St. Louis), Camden Yard (Baltimore), and for sure PNC Park (Pittsburgh). Next on my list is Safeco Field and The Ballpark in Arlington.

Han Joelo
03-04-2012, 08:07 AM
Of the ones I've been to 1. Safeco 2. Coors 3. Comerica 4. Old Busch during Pujols rookie season.

FranTheMan
03-04-2012, 09:28 AM
I've been to six or seven MLB parks. I loved Coors Field, but that was tempered by the Twins losing two of three there (in a season when they lost only four interleague games).

My 1A is Cleveland (still The Jake to me). I absolutely love the Home Run Porch railing in LF. You are literally on top of the LF and I will never forget the fan-prompted dance-off between Jason Michaels and Rondell White that went on for about five innings. Will always have a soft spot for Rondell after that. I also happened to see what, unfortunately, has turned out to be the last sighting of totally dominant Liriano there. Cisco and Nathan combined to strike out 17 in nine innings. Nice ballpark and great memories.

Not sure I got the full Wrigley experience. Had infield terrace seat and it was a night game against the Astros, Zambrano and Wandy putting up zeros. Best part was it was a really bad night for Soriano. He struck out his first three times and the fourth time, hit the ball off his body. He thought it was foul and didn't run it out. After the three K's, that made the boos rain down. Even kids were calling him every name in the book. Game goes extras and in the bottom of the 13th, up comes Soriano with the bases loaded. Yup, a walk-off grand slam. Pretty sure he was elected mayor of Chicago that night. Maybe I got the full experience after all.

VATwinsFan
03-04-2012, 11:58 AM
In what used to be a really bad part of DC (which is saying something) it is a stadium to visit.

All the amenities, nice wide mezzanines to walk along, the racing presidents are hilarious (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt), and if you sit on the 1st base side of the park and look down the third base line you see the Capitol dome--spectacular.

Ultima Ratio
03-24-2012, 11:46 PM
PNC here in Pittsburgh. Beautiful.

nicksaviking
03-25-2012, 08:48 AM
AT&T is my favorite. I really loved old Busch too, I was there in its last season, and I couldn't believe they were going to tear it down. I too am a bit of a Wrigley hater. I love baseball history, Fenway is great, but the owners have always treated it as the zero effort cash cow that it is. I mostly have issues in the fact Wrigley needs so many routine updates, but no one is going to spend a dime to do it. I hope it's not gameday when that decrepit concourse finally caves in.

SEC
03-27-2012, 08:35 PM
Stadiums I've visited other than the dome and TF are Safeco Field and Miller Park, I've enjoyed my experiences at both of them. I was at the first game ever at Safeco so it's been a while since I've been there.

llgallant06
03-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Fenway 1st (my son got to pitch there), Target Field, Ballpark in Arlington, Minute Maid Park Houston.
Would love to go to PNC park someday.

CDog
03-27-2012, 10:34 PM
This summer I'll be going to games in Miami and Tampa, and that will complete the circuit of every city that has a major league team. Some of the ballparks I've been to have been replaced, so I haven't gotten to all of the current parks, but my favorite so far is PNC. The park and the views are simply gorgeous. The top few are all really, really amazing and aren't really separated by much other than intangibles and personal preference, I'd say. I compiled a full list ranking them from top to bottom. I should dig that up.

USAFChief
03-28-2012, 01:14 AM
I've visited 17, and to me Camden Yards is the best, and it's not particularly close.

I also really liked Coors Field and Kauffman. I thought Wrigley was neat, but just for the experience...the park itself was a dump. The previous rendition of Yankee Stadium was pretty cool, haven't seen the new one. I liked the Ballpark in Arlington.

On the other side of the spectrum, Petco was without a shred of character, and Safeco did nothing for me either. Felt like a huge wharehouse. Oakland and Miami were the pits.

striker_86
03-28-2012, 10:32 AM
I really liked the atmosphere and surroundings at Safeco when I was there. Its in a cool location on the south side of downtown Seattle with the train running right next to it during the game. Kauffman is fabulous for the stadium but it is about 15-20 minutes outside of downtown.

CDog
03-28-2012, 11:44 AM
I found my list ranking them all (including parks that have been replaced, and in a few cases I've been to more than one in the same city). I've noted where I'm ranking a park no longer in use or where I've been to more than one. As I said before, I think they're so subjective. And even within an individual, I think with a sample of one for most places, the game you saw, your mood, your group, the weather, etc all can factor in to your feeling and aren't necessarily to the credit or blame of the park itself. Having said that, here's the "right" list! And as I said above, I will be adding the final two cities this summer...

1) Pittsburgh 2) Minnesota (Target Field) 3) Cincinnati 4) Baltimore 5) Philadelphia (Citizens Bank Park) 6) Boston 7) San Francisco (AT&T) 8) Seattle 9) Washington 10) Cleveland 11) Chicago Cubs 12) Colorado 13) Detroit 14) Kansas City 15) Chicago White Sox 16) Atlanta 17) Anaheim 18) Houston 19) Milwaukee 20) New York Yankees (Old Yankee Stadium) 21) Arizona 22) Texas 23) St Louis (old Busch) 24) San Diego (Qualcomm) 25) Los Angeles 26) New York Mets (Shea) 27) San Francisco (Candlestick) 28) Toronto 29) Philadelphia (Veteran's) 30) Oakland 31) Minnesota (Metrodome)

powrwrap
03-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Nobody's mentioned Metropolitan Stadium? OK, it wasn't that great but I have fond memories. I've only been to the Met Stadium, MetroDome, Wrigley, New Comiskey, and Target Field. Also was at a spring training game in Yuma AZ with Angels and Padres and saw Reggie Jackson. Of those parks it's Target Field by a mile. For being an old park, Wrigley's not really quaint, it's actually kind of a dump.

New Comiskey was generic and forgettable. In contrast one of my games at Wrigley was quite memorable. In town for a trade show I was comped a great seat behind first base and met a gorgeous woman sitting next to me. We went across the street to Harry's after the game whereupon I found a $20 bill lying on the floor. We hung out there for awhile then I walked her home, she invited me inside and we started getting to it. I was about to close the deal when her roommate came home. That put the kibosh on things. I left and thought I was going to get mugged when I took the Ell back to my downtown hotel. As I was walking into the front door, the sales rep that gave me my ticket was just leaving and asked "how was your night?" whereupon I regaled him with my story. It was a fun night but I couldn't tell you a thing about the game, though. LOL.

gil4
03-28-2012, 10:35 PM
4) Baltimore 6) Boston 12) Colorado 20) New York Yankees (Old Yankee Stadium) 22) Texas 23) St Louis (old Busch) 31) Minnesota (Metrodome)

I'm surprised you ranked the Ballpark at Arlington so low - I would probably have swapped it with Fenway on the list. (Now if you factor the atmosphere outside the stadium before and after games, Fenway is tough to beat.)

CDog
03-28-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm surprised you ranked the Ballpark at Arlington so low - I would probably have swapped it with Fenway on the list. (Now if you factor the atmosphere outside the stadium before and after games, Fenway is tough to beat.)

Interesting that you point out those two, because I think those are the two I most think of when I caveat that the mood, the game, the night, the experience can sometimes sneak in and affect your thoughts on the park itself. I'd also say that it seems like Fenway is a "love it or hate it" place. But the entire day before I ended the night at Fenway was fantastic, the Red Sox came back from three runs down in the 9th to win it, it was one of those perfect summer nights that's the perfect temperature, and the people around us couldn't have been nicer. Contrast that with my (two) games at the Ballpark where it was so hot that even the locals were commenting and complaining about it, the Twins lost both games, including a 1-0 (I think) loss with Johan Santana pitching a gem only to have the Twins get something like 2 or 3 hits, and I waited for a sandwich at a concession stand for somewhere close to three innings. BUT...I will also say that of the "new" stadiums, I really didn't think the Ballpark itself quite held up, and I didn't like that you can't see the game from the concourse (again, this was probably a bigger deal to me given the aforementioned "Sandwichgate"). But I've often heard people raving over the place, so I'd like to go back and give it another try.

WJ
03-31-2012, 06:35 PM
I've been to Miller Park, Minute Maid Park, Wrigley Field, US Cellular Field, and Tokyo Dome. I really like the Cell. Minute Maid is a joke. Outside of Miller Park is great. Wrigley is a dump and its filled with Cubs fans.

roger
03-31-2012, 07:02 PM
My favorite has to be Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana. My son's legion team played there about fifteen years ago. Beautiful ballpark in a wooded park setting. It has a wooden roof over the grandstand with brick outfield walls. The most unusual part of a game is listening to all the foul balls roll around on the wooden roof.

Many of you have seen it because some of the movie "League of their Own" was filmed there. I always joke that my son played center field where Madonna did. Built in 1915, it is one of the oldest ballparks in America that has been consistantly used for baseball since that time.

SEC
04-03-2012, 03:42 PM
I forgot about my trip to San Diego and to Petco Park. I went to a very forgettable Padres and Marlins game. Petco Park was an amazing stadium and on top of that I stayed that the Gas lamp Marriott where my hotel room over looked Petco.

East Coast Twin
04-03-2012, 04:05 PM
PNC Park in Pittsburgh is number one for me. The view of the steel bridges and downtown Pittsburgh from behind homeplate is pretty amazing. If you plan on doing a roadtrip this year, go see the Twins in Pittsburgh in June.

Camden Yards is also pretty great.

darin617
04-03-2012, 04:40 PM
Did anyone put the Metrodome as their favorite stadium? LOL Stupid comments like this could get a guy banned from thread.

fittdogg
04-03-2012, 09:34 PM
AT&T Park - Breathtaking views in a great city. Layout seemed very similar to Target Field for me.

Dodger Stadium - Great views of the San Gabriel Mountains before sunset and nice sight lines. I was there the night after the Brian Stow incident. Fans are very passionate and knowledgeable, something the majority of fans at Target Field are lacking.

ChuckkJay
04-03-2012, 10:25 PM
Camden is awesome. Fenway too.

I am a huge Twins fan. I have a banner in my basement that I painted during the '87 run. My wife wants to ditch it --> not happening.

I do like Target. I live in Denver, so I don't get there very often. In fact, the only two times I've been is Game 1 and 2 last fall against the F$%^&NG pinstripes. Here's where I may make some enemies .... I was sorely disappointed.

Not at the field. Very well done. Great ballpark. I'm jealous that most of you get to go anytime you want. Coors out here is a good park, and I'll go see Cuddy a few times this year, but the Rox aren't my boys. The Twins are.
What disappointed me was, well, ... it was the fans. These were PLAYOFF GAMES. Against the F$%^&NG pinstripes. And the crowd had about the same amount of energy as the crowd at the last funeral I went to. It was QUIET. During a playoff game. I was standing and cheering - FYI, I never, ever curse or yell anything negative during games. I just like to be loud and supportive of the Twins - and was asked to sit down and shut up, three different times. I've never seen anything like it. I went to a number of games during the Rockies' run in 2007 and THAT HOUSE WAS ROCKING. It was electric. Target Field? It was running on a three year old AA battery.

Sorry folks. I'm honestly not trying to stir anything up here. I love the Twins. I hope some of you agree with me, and I hope it changes. I was so disappointed.

Esoteric Ball Guy
04-03-2012, 10:39 PM
ChuckkJay you're right about the atmosphere during the playoff games. I was there for game one, and up until the Granderson triple that was the best baseball atmosphere I've been a part of. After Cuddy's 3 run shot off C.C the roar from the crowd was on par with 163, or game 1 of the 02 ALCS, which are the other two games I put in my top 3 of all time. Once they lost the lead though the entire crowd just fell silent and that powerful vibe hasn't returned to the stadium since. I believe that will only change once the Twins win a playoff series, winning unexpectedly this year will help, but only when we finally see this team on the cusp of a WS will this fanbase recover.

Sarah
04-07-2012, 10:52 AM
It's really hard to compare Wrigley Field to Petco Park...I've been to about half of them and I think the best one is PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately it seems like the Pirates are doomed to have a bad team since they have such a spectacular ballpark. I'm biased of course but I think Target Field is the second best one. But again, there's not much else like seeing the manual scoreboards at Wrigley or seeing all the dents in the green monster at Fenway and appreciating the history of those two ballparks. Most of the stadiums I didn't like aren't around any more (apparently I wasn't the only one who didn't like them...) but I agree with those who said Miller Park is overrated. I've been there a couple of times and even back when the Twins were playing in the Metrodome I was never really that impressed with it. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the newer ones in Cincinnati and Citi Field in New York. I've also never been to the ones in Texas...so many baseball trips, so little time. :)

Riverbrian
04-07-2012, 05:25 PM
I have been to:

Safeco in Seattle
AT&T in San Fran
Kaufman in Kansas City
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Progressive in Cleveland
Miller Park in Milwaukee
Rogers Center in Toronto
Old Comiskey in Chicago
Old Tiger Stadium in Detroit
Old Yankee Stadium in Da Bronxs.
Target Field In Minneapolis and the Metrodome and The Met in Bloomington.

Not an extensive list but from these: AT&T is the best by far. There is not a bad seat in the house. You can see it was a curve all from right field. The bay, location and design are top notch. 2nd best was Kaufman. Love the fountains and the overall experience and the way it just sits there as you drive by it on the interstate. Old Tiger Stadium was cool. Rowdy fans and atmosphere is why it is 3rd.

The worst the Metrodome by far. Can't believe the greatest team in baseball called that place home. Safeco and the Rogers Centre were nothing to write home about either.

twinzgrl
04-07-2012, 08:08 PM
I've been to about a dozen major league parks. AT&T was totally awesome--set there on the bay, the Coke bottle, the garlic fries--but the coolest thing is the Giant's video that Far East Movement did with the music from "Like a G6" and changed it to "Like a G-Man"--absolutely brilliant--really revs up the crowd before every game. Brian Wilson even has his own video that they play as he's entering the game. Little kids (and adults) are wearing Brian Wilson beards and "Panda" hats, palm trees with white lights, "Splashdown" board...so many unique touches....I also really like Progressive (it was Jacob's when I was there) and Camden. I did not like Miller (felt like I was in a fish bowl.) TARGET FIELD is great, too!

striker_86
04-07-2012, 11:27 PM
I have been to:

Safeco in Seattle
AT&T in San Fran
Kaufman in Kansas City
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Progressive in Cleveland
Miller Park in Milwaukee
Rogers Center in Toronto
Old Comiskey in Chicago
Old Tiger Stadium in Detroit
Old Yankee Stadium in Da Bronxs.
Target Field In Minneapolis and the Metrodome and The Met in Bloomington.

Not an extensive list but from these: AT&T is the best by far. There is not a bad seat in the house. You can see it was a curve all from right field. The bay, location and design are top notch. 2nd best was Kaufman. Love the fountains and the overall experience and the way it just sits there as you drive by it on the interstate. Old Tiger Stadium was cool. Rowdy fans and atmosphere is why it is 3rd.

The worst the Metrodome by far. Can't believe the greatest team in baseball called that place home. Safeco and the Rogers Centre were nothing to write home about either.

I actually liked safeco!

striker_86
04-07-2012, 11:32 PM
Camden is awesome. Fenway too.

I am a huge Twins fan. I have a banner in my basement that I painted during the '87 run. My wife wants to ditch it --> not happening.

I do like Target. I live in Denver, so I don't get there very often. In fact, the only two times I've been is Game 1 and 2 last fall against the F$%^&NG pinstripes. Here's where I may make some enemies .... I was sorely disappointed.

Not at the field. Very well done. Great ballpark. I'm jealous that most of you get to go anytime you want. Coors out here is a good park, and I'll go see Cuddy a few times this year, but the Rox aren't my boys. The Twins are.
What disappointed me was, well, ... it was the fans. These were PLAYOFF GAMES. Against the F$%^&NG pinstripes. And the crowd had about the same amount of energy as the crowd at the last funeral I went to. It was QUIET. During a playoff game. I was standing and cheering - FYI, I never, ever curse or yell anything negative during games. I just like to be loud and supportive of the Twins - and was asked to sit down and shut up, three different times. I've never seen anything like it. I went to a number of games during the Rockies' run in 2007 and THAT HOUSE WAS ROCKING. It was electric. Target Field? It was running on a three year old AA battery.

Sorry folks. I'm honestly not trying to stir anything up here. I love the Twins. I hope some of you agree with me, and I hope it changes. I was so disappointed.

I couldn't agree more! Those playoff games against the Yankees were terrible! Fans should have been standing and cheering whenever we had a base runner!

Riverbrian
04-08-2012, 10:35 AM
I actually liked safeco!

Safeco was OK... Just had to rank it behind the other places I've visited. My Family sat in the LF Upper Deck for part of the game. I spilled my beer a couple of times because that stupid train horn would blow behind us and startle me. Safeco was better after we decided to walk around and find a different open seat.

I Still can't put Safeco in the same class as AT&T or Kaufman or Rangers Ballpark.

Rangers Ballpark was a cool experience. My Family sat out in CF. My 2 sons were waiting for the homerun to dead center so they could run out on the grass after it. Sigh... It never happened.

striker_86
04-08-2012, 08:27 PM
Safeco was OK... Just had to rank it behind the other places I've visited. My Family sat in the LF Upper Deck for part of the game. I spilled my beer a couple of times because that stupid train horn would blow behind us and startle me. Safeco was better after we decided to walk around and find a different open seat.

I Still can't put Safeco in the same class as AT&T or Kaufman or Rangers Ballpark.

Rangers Ballpark was a cool experience. My Family sat out in CF. My 2 sons were waiting for the homerun to dead center so they could run out on the grass after it. Sigh... It never happened.

Yeah, I sat 6 rows up in right field at Safeco. Also, it was during a mariners-blue jays game. Which is apparently a huge rival with all the Canadiens that invade Seattle. I've also been to Kaufman and definitely agree with you. Haven't been to rangers ball park but it looks fun

Riverbrian
04-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Yeah, I sat 6 rows up in right field at Safeco. Also, it was during a mariners-blue jays game. Which is apparently a huge rival with all the Canadiens that invade Seattle. I've also been to Kaufman and definitely agree with you. Haven't been to rangers ball park but it looks fun

My baseball bucket list is the rest of them. On top of the list. Fenway and Wrigley along with PNC, Petco, Minute Maid and new Marlins park.

Kirby_Waved_At_Me
04-09-2012, 02:40 PM
I've been to:

The Metrodome
Target Field
US Cellular Field (New Comiskey)
Wrigley Field
Miller Park
Kauffman Stadium
Jacobs (Progressive) Field
Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati)
PNC Park

US Cellular was the worst; I really liked PNC Park, Jacobs Field and Kauffman; The Dome of course was the Ugliest, but for some reason I just can't separate the stadium from the memories. Target Field is a great combination of a beautiful ballpark and a team I want to win, I've really enjoyed every trip I've made there. The atmosphere the first year in the playoffs at TF was definitely better than the last playoff game I went to at the Dome (Boof versus the Oakland A's). I guess I need to hit Detroit next, it's the only AL Central city in which I haven't seen a game.

bombo
04-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Having been to 18 of them including Target Field, I must say my top three are Camden Yards, Fenway, and Citizens Bank. Camden Yards is definitely the best!

Riverbrian
04-29-2012, 08:48 AM
Having been to 18 of them including Target Field, I must say my top three are Camden Yards, Fenway, and Citizens Bank. Camden Yards is definitely the best!

Would you mind listing your 18? I'm planning a family trip east. I have ballpark choices. Had Fenway on my list for sure. Was thinking PNC as well but you got Camden higher. The other choices are Washington, Philly and NY Mets.

Fire Dan Gladden
04-29-2012, 09:20 AM
Say what you will about Wrigley, but the atmosphere there is unlike any other. The park is very intimate, and the people were great.

CDog
04-29-2012, 11:49 AM
Would you mind listing your 18? I'm planning a family trip east. I have ballpark choices. Had Fenway on my list for sure. Was thinking PNC as well but you got Camden higher. The other choices are Washington, Philly and NY Mets.

On page 3 I listed more than 18. I even mentioned then that it's obviously the right order. Asking someone else's opinion right here where I can read it? Just a slap in the face! Haha.

Riverbrian
05-06-2012, 02:33 AM
On page 3 I listed more than 18. I even mentioned then that it's obviously the right order. Asking someone else's opinion right here where I can read it? Just a slap in the face! Haha.

I apologize... My Bad... I joined the thread late and didn't look backwards. Kinda Like when I was younger... I started listening to Boston and Foreigner. It took me awhile to realize that there was Led Zeppelin and Neil Young before them.

Cdog... You are Zeppelin in that analogy.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
05-06-2012, 06:43 AM
I haven't been to many stadiums yet, but I've always wanted to visit Camden Yards, Fenway, and PNC Park.