My brother used to live in Chicago, and told me about reports of bullet holes in the seats while it was being built, coming from across the freeway.
That said, I loved loved LOVED old Comiskey. Went to a few games there.
One time we waded our way through the 5,000 fans or so and watched Carlton Fisk hit a mammoth 3 run homer to win the game in the bottom of the 9th, right in the front row. If you never went there, the first row or 2 at Comiskey were actually below field level, so your head has at ground level.
That is perhaps my most magnificent baseball memory ever, giant future HOFer hits game winning homer and it filled my entire field of vision.
I have not seen Target Field yet.My extended family still lives in the Twin Cities and I hope to make it up their next year.That said,I spent a great deal of my youth in Chicago (8 years) and sat in Old Comiskey as well as Cellular One.Comiskey had character but it was an absolute dump.Literally falling apart, kinda like Wrigley was.Plus the south side is downright scary.Still is in fact.Why ownership decided to build their again just baffles me.
Cellular One was built cheap too.Not only is the construction quality questionable, the final product was bare bones, sterile, bland in character. It's very utilitarian if you ask me.Not a horrible place to see a game just boring.
The last 10 years though I've lived in Washington DC, Nashville, Buffalo and Charlotte.My folks live in Cincinnati, Ohio.I've had the opportunity to see Great America Ball Park, Jacobs Field, Camden Yards, Nationals Stadium, and JFK Stadium (where the Nats used to play).
Of all those venues I like Great America Ball Park is the best.Camden yards is a very close second, though.Great America Ball Park has a fantastic view of the Ohio River and it is surrounded by bars, restaurants, new condos, etc.Very very nice.Camden Yards is a close second, as it is the model HOK stadium that everyone is copying nowdays.That said, I'm not crazy about the surrounding neighborhoods (which are bad) and Baltimore in general.
Nationals Stadium is a much nicer version of Cellular one.Only problem, the designers messed up and have the stadium turned the wrong direction away from the Potomac so you look at the Navy Yard. Area around it though is going through intense redevelopment (used to be very bad neighborhood).
Jacobs Field is okay, but not one of my favorites.