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What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:58 am

With the baseball season getting ready to start, I know there are plenty of fans out there jonesing for the smell of fresh-cut grass, hearing a fastball come to rest in the catcher's mitt and watching a booming (non-juiced) homer fly over the outfield wall. Self explanatory thread - list all the baseball parks you've visited, both major and minor league, and which was your favorite and least favorite.

I've visited

Majors:
Turner Field (Atlanta, GA)

Minors:
Capital City Stadium (Columbia, SC)
Joseph P. Riley Ballpark (Charleston, SC)
Knights Stadium (Fort Mill, SC)
McCormick Field (Asheville, NC)

And this season I hope to add:
PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA)
Coastal Federal Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham, NC)
Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium (Kannapolis, NC)
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)
Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta, GA)
L.P. Frans Stadium (Hickory, NC)
Municipal Stadium (Greenville, SC)

I'd say my favorite was McCormick Field. A real historic field that was renovated in the last decade, but you could just feel the history in the place where Ruth had his "Bellyache Heard 'Round the World," where the quickest game of professional baseball took place (it took just 31 minutes to play a full 9 innings), and where Thomas Wolfe was a batboy. To this day it's a pretty simple park, but very family and fan friendly. No luxury boxes, no exploding scoreboards, no jumbo video screen to keep the kids entertained - just a wall in right field that's only 2 feet shorter than the Monster, a view of the mountains, and the game. It's definitely not an experience to be missed.







Least favorite field would be Knights Stadium. As opposed to McCormick, or even Joseph P. Riley (which is another fun park, there's just no history there), it feels so...sterile. To start off, it's the home of the Charlotte Knights. Problem is the team doesn't play IN Charlotte - or in NC at all. Fort Mill is about 20 miles from Charlotte, so attendance is VERY light, even though it's AAA baseball. The stadium seats about 10,000, but when I went there, I think there were maybe 500 total who showed up for the game. No view to speak of, the fences are covered in ads (literally...only the batter's eye portion of the outfield wall is blank), exposed concrete everywhere..the place just has no soul to it.







So where have you been and wdhat did you like?
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:11 am

Here's my list:

Major league:
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
Edison Field/Anaheim Stadium-whatever they're calling it today (Anaheim, CA)
Qualcomm Stadium-formerly Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego)
Coors Field (Denver)
Arlington Stadium-old Texas Rangers park (Arlington, TX)
The Ballpark at Arlington-new Texas Rangers park (Arlington, TX)
Minute Maid Park (Houston)
County Stadium-old Milwaukee Brewers park (Milwaukee)
Turner Field (Atlanta)

Minor league:
Zephyr Field ([Metairie, LA] New Orleans)
Privateer Park-old New Orleans Zephyrs park (New Orleans)

Favorite:
A no brainer here, it's Dodger Stadium. The view beyond the outfield is the best in baseball, the Dodger Dogs are the best hot dogs, and view from the back of the top deck overlooking downtown L.A. is pretty cool.

Least favorite:
Probably Privateer Park here in town. It's a very small college stadium that had to be rushed into use for the Zephyrs when they moved down here from Denver (the year the Rockies began playing major league). Not much more than 2,000 high school football stadium style seats, limited concessions, etc.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:13 am

Coors Field, Denver, CO - my one and only baseball experience, Rockies vs. KC Royals, which I thoroughly enjoyed ! Had lot of traditional junk food, and once the "three outs" rule was explained to me (coming from a cricketing tradition, I assumed everyone got to bat each innings, which seemed to me would take AGES !) I really got into the game. Coors Field was great, built in a sort of post-industrial style mimicking turn of the century ball parks (lots of brick and exposed ironwork), we had good seats in the shade above some or other field (left ? right ? in ? out ? who knows - we could see everything though.).
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:20 am

Major Leagues:

Whatever The Los Angeles Angels are calling their Stadium these days
Dodger Stadium - Best hot dog ever...Jumbo Dodger Dog.
Fenway Park - Lots of history and great experience...should be replaced by a dome with turf though.
Yankee Stadium - I hate the Yankees, you you felt baseball the minute you walked into the place.
Shea Stadium - Nothing better than the big ass apple...I think. That or watching jets on approach to LGA.  Wink
Jacob's Field - Great park
Comerica Park - Phenomenal place to catch a game

I hope to add PNC Park this year with Garnetpalmetto

Minor Leagues

Silver Stadium (old Stadium for the Rochester Redwings AAA - Great old time feel from the ball park)
Frontier Field - Current home of the Redwings. Great park to watch a game.
The Stadium the Savannah Sand Knats play in, forgot the name
MacCarther Stadium in Sorrycuse
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:23 am

Major League Parks:

Wrigley Field - Chicago: Classic ballpark that never gets old for me (excuse the pun). I've watched games there from pretty much every angle, up front, last row of the upper deck, the bleachers, the rooftops across the street.
US Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park) - Chicago: Nice park that gets a bad rap. Not as good a neighborhood as Wrigley but it is getting better.
Miller Park - Milwaukee: Pretty cool park, even if the retracting roof looks like a vulva. Great sausages!
Busch Stadium - St. Louis: Pretty good for a '60's-era multipurpose stadium. I like what the Cards have done to make it look more like a pure baseball-only stadium.

Puerto Rican winter league parks:

Estadio Hiram Bithorn - San Juan: The Expos played here for a few games the last two years. I didn't see them play but I did catch some winter ball games of the former San Juan Metros and Senators (now Carolina Giants) and the Santurce Crabbers. Hopefully they fixed it up for the Expos because the place was falling apart when I used to go.

Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel - Bayamon: Caught a couple of Bayamon Cowboy games before they folded.

My favorite of these is Wrigley Field because it is simply a timeless classic. The ivy, the hand operated scoreboard, the history...it's truly a great experience. Then again I might be biased being a big Cub fan and all, but there are a few places I'd rather go to catch a ballgame.

This year I'm planning on going to Yankee Stadium (the Cubs play there this year) and Tropicana Field in St. Pete, FL (I'll be in town during a D-Rays homestand). Depending on cash flow and time, I'll probably try to hit up PNC Park in Pittsburgh and/or the Great American Ballpark in Cincy.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:25 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 3):
I hope to add PNC Park this year with Garnetpalmetto

I hear they have low walls in the mens restrooms so you can watch the game while you are draining your beer.. Hence the name of the park.
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:34 am

Major League parks:
The King Dome (Old home of the Seattle Mariners)
Safeco Feild (New home of the Seattle Mariners)
Network Associates Collesium
Bank One Ballpark
Wrigley Feild
Comisky Park (Now named US Cellular Feild...or US Sell Your Soul Feild)
Pac Bell Park (Now named SBC Park)

Minor League parks:
Civic Stadium (Eugene Emeralds, single A)
Volcanoe Stadium (Salem/Keizer Volcanoes, single A)
PGE Park (Formarly Portland Rockies, now Portland Beavers, formarly Civic Stadium, formarly single A, now tripple A)
Memorial Stadium (Boise Hawks, single A)
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:38 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 5):
I hear they have low walls in the mens restrooms so you can watch the game while you are draining your beer.. Hence the name of the park.

Now that was funny.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:47 am

I've only been to two:

Baseball:

Minute Maid Park-Houston Astros vs. Montreal Expos (Houston, TX)

The Ball Park at Arlington-Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants (Arlington, TX)
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:59 am

not a ton, but a few, in order:

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, circa 1990, Metrodome, MSP

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, circa 1993, Wrigley Field, CHI

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland A's, September 2004, The Ballpark at Arlington, DFW

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, October 2004, Bank One, PHX
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:06 am

Yankee Stadium

Fenway Park

SkyDome

Bank One Ballpark

Planning trips to PnC Park and RFK/Camden Yards this summer
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:08 am

Fenway Park - Nice place

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:11 am

1993. Paul McCartney concert.


1994. Ran into this by mistake. Some all-black football thingy going on. I swear I was the only white guy there!  


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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:32 am

Hmm...in no particular order (I haven't seen games in all of these, but have at least stepped foot inside the stadium either by organized tour or just being allowed to go in since I am a stadium fan, its the third of my three major interests besides aviation & mountains):

* denotes game seen in facility
- Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm Stadium), San Diego
- Memorial Stadium, Baltimore *
- Camden Yards, Baltimore *
- Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia *
- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia *
- Wrigley Field, Chicago *
- Fenway Park, Boston *
- Pro Player Stadium (now Dolphins Stadium), Miami area*
- Turner Field, Atlanta
- Skydome (now Rogers Centre), Toronto
- Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Minor league/spring training:
-Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale*

To be added this season: Coors Field, Denver

Greg

Edit: forgot our Canadian friends to the north...oops!

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:36 am

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 9):
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, circa 1990, Metrodome, MSP

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, circa 1993, Wrigley Field, CHI

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland A's, September 2004, The Ballpark at Arlington, DFW

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, October 2004, Bank One, PHX

I didn't realize that all of these ballparks were at the respective airports.

As for me:

Fenway Park - dozens of times
Yankee Stadium - once in 1987 Yanks vs. Angels.
Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati in 1975. Reds vs. Padres. Little did I know that we'd be seeing the Reds in October later that year.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:43 am

Yankee Stadium
Shea Stadium
Fenway Park
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Wrigley Field
Atlanta Fulton Co. Stadium
Turner Field
Three Rivers Stadium
Metrodome
Ballpark at Arlington (now Ameriquest Field)
King Dome
Dodgers Stadium
Oakland-Alameda Stadium
The Big 'A'/Edison Field
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:48 am

PNC Park for me. Opening day is Monday.


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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:06 am

For me:

Fenway Park
Yankee Stadium
Shea Stadium
Veterans Stadium
Dodger Stadium
Angel Stadium
Jacobs Field

This year, I do want to try and do a few baseball trips...maybe do a Washington swing and hit up Camden Yards and RFK, and maybe a West Coast swing to get Petco Park (on top of Angel Stadium and Dodger Stadium again). I'm also going to try and get to Citizens Bank Park with some relatives this summer.

For minor leagues, I've only been to LeLacheur Field in Lowell, MA (home of the Spinners). With easy access to major league games, I do go to those (especially when you have access to box seats at Fenway a few times a year).

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:11 am

Crap, I forgot, I saw a couple games at Veterans Stadium as well. Meet former great A.net user McRingRing there.
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:40 am

My rather short list (much like the bus KROC takes to work)

MLB:
Riverfront Stadium, later Cinergy field
Great American Ballpark
Minute Maid Field (park?)

Minor league:
Fifth Third Field
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:57 pm

My first and only visit to date was to Wrigley Field (it was a 3,500 mile trip for me though!). The wife has also been to US Cellular Field and preferred Wrigley Field. Hopefully we'll be back across the pond in late summer so a trip to one of the NY stadiums may be on the cards.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:14 pm

I went to SBC Park last year. Didn't totally understand what was going on, and I had nothing to compare it too, but it was ok. Apparently the game was pretty crap by normal standards according to the regulars. Was bloody cold sitting near the back as it got darker...




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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:43 am

Majors (in chronological order):

Fenway Park - Red Sox

The now-gone Veteran's Stadium - Phillies

Camden Yards - Orioles
(they were playing the Red Sox that day, there were more Red Sox fans in attendance than Orioles fans that day - April '03)

Citizens Bank Park - Phillies

While in Pittsburgh a couple times 2 years ago, I did walk through PNC Park via the pedestrian walkway then is open during the daytime even when there isn't a game being played there.

Minors:

Judy Johnson Field at Daniel Frawley Stadium - Wilmington (DE) Blue Rocks

Campbell's Field - Camden (NJ) Riversharks
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:21 am

Majors:
Arlington Stadium
The Ballpark at Arlington (now Ameriquest Field at Arlington)
Busch Stadium

Minors:
Jackson, MS
Midland, TX
Round Rock, TX

Spring Training (Home team, don't remember the stadium):
Brewers
Cubs
A's
Giants

And also the old San Francisco Giants training complex outside of Casa Grande, AZ, the place where Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, Juan Marachail, and Casey Stengel (when he was manager) walked the sidelines.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:39 am

It is hard to miss Volcano Stadium in Keizer, Oregon since it is on I-5 LOL

I have been to:

PGE Park, Portland OR
Coors Field, Denver CO
Safeco Field, Seattle WA
Kingdome, Seattle WA
TRAC, Pasco WA
Franklin Covey Field, Salt Lake City UT
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma WA
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver BC (I don't think they play baseball there anymore)

I have driven by Angles Stadium in Anaheim, Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, and 3COM Park in San Francisco: Can't really visit stadiums in an 18-wheeler!

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:45 am

I have been to:

3Com (Candlestick) Park
Busch Stadium
Minute Maid Park
The Ballpark in Arlington
Arlington Stadium
The Astrodome
Coors Field

And in the minor leagues:
Dell Diamond


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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:52 am

For me:

Major league (AL):
Safeco Field
Ballpark at Arlington
Oakland-Network Assoc.
Edison Field - Anaheim
Metrodome
Comiskey
Old Tiger Stadium
Kauffman Stadium
Old Cleveland Stadium
Jacobs Field
Camden Yards
Yankee
Tropicana Field
Fenway
- will see Skydome and Comerica this year!

Major League (NL)-
Pac Bell
Dodger
Coors
Shea
Pro Player
Wrigley
The Vet
Atlanta - Fulton County
Turner Field
Olympic Stadium (Expos)
Milwaukee County Stadium
Miller Park
Three Rivers
PNC Park
Astrodome
Enron/ The Juice
Busch
Petco
Qualcomm
Riverfront
Great American BP

Minor League:
EA Lelacheur Park (Lowell, MA)
Engel Stadium (Chattanooga)
Tim McCarver Stadium (Memphis)
Nashville Sounds
Columbus Clippers
Bush Stadium (Indy)
Victory Field (Indy)
Cardinal Stadium (Louisville)
Louisville Slugger Field
Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, TX)

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:57 am

Been only to 3, and only 2 for games:
Yankee Stadium
Shea Stadium
Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QB Canada. On part of a tour of the olympic complex there. Saw warm ups for that afternoon's game, including Pete Rose warming up.
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:43 am

Candlestick Park and Busch Stadium are it, for me.
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:43 am

Fenway Park, Boston
Camden Yards, Baltimore
Stade olympique, Montréal
Candlestick Park, San Francisco

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:50 am

Memorial Stadium.

Camden Yards.

Fenway Park

Veterens stadium.


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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:52 am

BEEN IN:
Turner Field
Fulton County Stadium
Dolphins Stadium

been by:
Yankees Stadium
Shea Stadium


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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:12 am

Atlanta Fulton County Stadium: I loved this place. It was an awesome venue even though it was old.

Bank One Ballpark: I saw part of it built in 1996 and visited it again in 2000. This is my favorite ballpack I have been to. I love the modern design as well as the retractible roof. The pool is also cool to.

Riverfront Stadium (Cinergy Field): Reminded me a lot of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. I will miss both places.

Tropicana Field: What a shithole. From the outside its extremely ugly, on the inside it feels like your in a huge water tank. Devil Rays suck!

Turner Field: What a great place to watch a game. The stadium reminds you of an old ballpark. Only bad thing is its in an area of South Atlanta where their isnt much around it.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:26 am

Well played tons of Baseball parks. But professional and College.
Marklight Stadium for UM.
Dolphin Stadium ( Proplayer, hope DHL gets the name.
Vetern Stadium.
Fenway Park but only visited the park. A few weeks ago.
Also I played at Nova University Field since I was playing against a team that uses there field.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:53 am

For those others besides me who went to Candlestick, what time of year, and what were the weather conditions like?

I saw a game there, Giants - Mets, on August 13, 1999. The weather was in the 60's and calm at opening pitch, but went downhill fast  Wink

To say the least, my father and I had to leave at the beginning of the 7th inning, cause we got too cold.  Silly

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:15 pm

In the Majors
Turner Field (Home ball club I try to catch at least 3 games a month during the season) (I have tickets for Saturday nights exhibition game against Cleveland)
Comerica Park
Old Tigers Stadium (The best upper deck seats in baseball...sucked though if you had tickets behind a support post)
Metrodome (what a dump...the worst part was it was a great mid summer day in Minneapolis and then you go inside that dark dank stadium to watch the game....yuck)
Tropicana Field (kinda stunk....nowhere as bad as the metrodome though)
Dolphins Stadium (I have tickets for next Thursday's game against the Braves...It will be my first trip there)

In the Minors
Hammond Stadium (Ft. Meyers Fl.)
Midway Stadium (St. Paul Mn.)
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:52 pm

MLB:
Fenway Park, Oriole Park @ Camden Yards, Jacob's Field, PNC Park & Bank One Ballpark

Minor League:
McCoy Stadium In Pawtucket, RI

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting DeltaFFinDFW (Reply 26):
Do you think I might be a baseball fan??

Dude, you're awesome. I hope my list gets up there soon.

-Wrigley Field
-Old Comiskey
-New Comiskey
-Old County Stadium (Milwaukee)
-Yankee Stadium
-Shea Stadium
-Network Associates (Oakland)
-Pac Bell/SBC Park (S.F.)
-Edison/Angel Field (Anaheim)
-Dodger Stadium
-Safeco Field
-Busch Stadium

I've been to games at those. These others I've (more or less) visited in other ways:

-Three Rivers Stadium (Cincinnati)
-Miller Park (Milwaukee)
-Bank One Ballpark (Phoenix)
-Jacobs Field
-Candlestick Park

I think that's it.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:31 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 37):
Three Rivers Stadium (Cincinnati)

Three Rivers was in Pittsburgh before it was imploded (the stadium, not the city) - did you mean Riverfront Stadium?
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:45 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 38):
Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 37):
Three Rivers Stadium (Cincinnati)

Three Rivers was in Pittsburgh before it was imploded (the stadium, not the city) - did you mean Riverfront Stadium?

Eh, Riverfront, Three Rivers and Veterans Stadium all looked the same anyway. Who can really tell?  Wink
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:54 am

Quoting Garnetpalmetto (Reply 38):
Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 37):
Three Rivers Stadium (Cincinnati)

Three Rivers was in Pittsburgh before it was imploded (the stadium, not the city) - did you mean Riverfront Stadium?

Sorry - always screw up the name - we'd go by the stadium every time we'd go through Cincy. Good call, Garnett and thx for the correction.

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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:02 am

Fenway Park
Candlestick Park
Exhibition Park (or whatever the name of the original Blue Jays home was called)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards


Jim
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:09 am

Quite few including the last series at old Comminsky and the old Brewers dump. Another torn-down notable(or not), Sick's Stadium in Seattle.

The absolute highlight was The Field of Dreams in Iowa.

Haven't been to a major league game since the last strike.
 
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:20 am



Nothing more needs to be said.
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RE: What Ballparks Have You Visited

Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:03 am

Been at game-
Majors
Busch Stadium
Kauffman Stadium
Dodger Stadium
US Cellular Field (Comisky Park)
Great American Ballpark

Been by-
Tropicana Field
PETCO Park

Minors been to-
the stadium in Portland, Oregon I can't remember the name of it.

Josh
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