17. BUSCH STADIUM, St. Louis
I think Busch Stadium is better than 17th.
25. CITI FIELD, New York Opened: 2009 Capacity: 41,922 Comment: Let’s make one thing clear: Citi Field is so much better than Shea Stadium, which was the single worst place on Earth. And I don’t just say that because I once got food poisoning in the media dining room. (Though that certainly didn’t help.) The problems with Citi Field, however, are many. It’s too big. It’s too dark. It’s too confusing (you can’t walk all the way around the main concourse, you have to take stairs or escalators up and then back down). And the original outfield dimensions were so bad, the Mets wound up moving the fences in after only a couple of seasons of play. It’s a completely contrived ballpark out in the middle of Flushing Meadows, where the crowds are drowned out by the planes taking off from nearby LaGuardia Airport every couple of minutes. Very much a missed opportunity for the Mets.
I think it's ranked very fairly on this list based on the parks I've visited.
So excited to visit Petco in a few weeks and the Phillies' park in a few months.
24. TURNER FIELD, Atlanta
Comment: I often wondered what the lifespan of the modern ballpark would be. The multipurpose facilities of the ’60s and ’70s survived roughly 30-to-40 years before being torn down. Will the new parks become obsolete so soon as well? In Atlanta, the answer is yes. Despite being less than 20 years old, Turner Field already is being replaced, with the Braves building a brand-new stadium in the suburbs set to open in 2017. What’s wrong with the current ballpark? Well, it was originally built for the Olympics, so it does feel too big and a little un-baseball-like. And as is the case in several middle-of-the-road ballparks listed above, it has no real defining characteristic. Unfortunately, the initial renderings of the new park don’t blow you away, either, so the Braves’ next home may be nothing more than a newer version of their current one.