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Pittsburgh is much better than any city in Ohio.


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Wally Sparks
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So its bad to have enough seats for big crowds?


When you're only filling about 50-60 percent of them most games, yes. Hence why the Braves' new digs are only going to hold around 41,000.


TexasTiger08
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The list sucks. He got number one and number 30 right, and not much else.

Ranking the Rangers stadium low because of weather? Really?


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805tiger
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Why all the Dodger Stadium hate? Too old? Location? Fans?...etc


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Why all the Dodger Stadium hate? Too old? Location? Fans?
Yes.


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Dr RC
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When you're only filling about 50-60 percent of them most games, yes. Hence why the Braves' new digs are only going to hold around 41,000.


well the Rangers are still putting 35k in there during a year they suck ass.

i really dont think its an issue for them


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I don't get his complaints at all. If you are going to rip on it I'd complain about it being off in a field in Arlington with no light rail, bus lines, restaurants, or bars in the area.


I don't get them either. Heat, size, and the name thing are all stupid. Like you said, it's had 3. The heat, well, it's Texas in the summer. What do you want? Night games aren't bad at all. And that has nothing to do with the stadium.

I agree on the porch. It was modeled after a lot of old parks. I love that feel.


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I agree on the porch. It was modeled after a lot of old parks. I love that feel.


Other new parks were able to go retro without obstructed views.

Also, the location and heat are minuses - retractable roofs just make sense in such climates for summer sports...
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Pettifogger
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Arlington and Turner Field are about even in my book, now that I've spent some time in Arlington. The atmosphere is comparable in either. Arlington's attendance is better, but like the 'Boys, I think Dallas gets a fair rep for mediocre fan atmosphere. The Braves have a better fan atmosphere, but there are usually fewer fans in the building, so I'd say its a wash.

Both have pretty shitty outside options. Obviously you're less likely to get shot in that part of Arlington than the Atlanta counterpart, but both are dull.

Arlington's exterior aesthetics beat Turner easily. Unfortunately, the interior just blows on many levels. Sight lines aren't as good IMO, and the center field suites are just an absolute eyesore. I like what the Ballpark tried to do, I really like the porch, but it seems to forced and fake, too many elements crammed into a not-that-authentic replica.

Anyway, I don't mind going to games in Arlington in the least, I just don't think the Ballpark is more than a mediocre park. Same way I feel about Turner.

Unlike PNC and ATT, both are just venues to watch baseball.


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re: Writer Mark Zuckerman ranks all 30 MLB ballparks
Most of those parks, I've only seen the outside of, but haven't gone in for a game

ATT Park in SF looks amazing, though. PNC, Camden, and Wrigley have been on my bucket list.

Comerica at 12 is reasonable. Thought Texas would be higher, but I haven't been in it myself.


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TOKEN
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Fenway at 10th :(

I've always wanted to visit Camden, it looks gorgeous on TV.


I have never seen PNC or Safeco

I've been to half these ballparks and will tell you Camden is the best park IMO. I've been to Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee, AT&T, & Petco. I'll respectfully disagree with Dodger Stadium being in the top 10. IMO it's a boring park and atmosphere.

I've never been but Kauffman Stadium always gets great reviews from my friends as well as Coors stadium.



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Why all the Dodger Stadium hate? Too old? Location? Fans?...etc


Also, it's the LA show up in the 3rd and leave in the 7th mentality.


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Bunsbert Montcroff
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Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Phoenix, Houston, Kansas City, Chicago, Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Petersburg, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and Boston all have parks that is consider something other than "neoclassical."

chase field reminds me of a crappy outlet mall from the 90s. the playing field itself is nice, and it's in the middle of downtown on the light rail route which is convenient, but the "feel" of the place is awful.


SportsGuyNOLA
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I've been to almost ALL of them.

And I would agree, the Pirates park is the best- esp. if you park on one side of the river and walk across the Clemente bridge.

You can also watch people kayaking down the river if you are on the upper 1st base side.

As much as people hate on Tropicana Field, they need it- the AC feels divine when you walk inside on a blazing hot day. If they played outside, it would be a sweatbox.


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jeff5891
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Wrigley should be number 1


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oilfieldtiger
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PNC is pretty sweet. My seats are in the lower deck even w/ 3B, and that view of downtown w/ the bridges really is well done.

What makes is nice too is that it's relatively easy to get to for most games, w/ a fair amount of parking nearby between it and Heinz Field, and parking in downtown within walking distance over a bridge. You can also park further away and take one of the tourists's riverboats over or the lightrail coming from the south. I had kind of a hard time parking for opening day due to the mash up of commuters plus the game, but that's about it.

I went in on a ticket package w/ a couple of dudes at work, and it's really been one of the things we love to do as a family since we've moved here.

A nice connection between Target Field and PNC is that they used the same limestone quarried in Minnesota as a building material.


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re: Writer Mark Zuckerman ranks all 30 MLB ballparks
Arlington would be much better if there was atmosphere around it. There is nothing but parking lots and the chamber of commerce office. The owners like that parking money too much.


Dr RC
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The owners like that parking money too much


that and the people living in Arlington have a hard time comprehending the need for mass transit infrastructure.


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