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Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 6:49 am

Yankee Stadium or Shea Stadium? She stadium is a dump, but I had an absolute ball there last summer when I went. I enjoyed the tour I took of Yankee Stadium, but I HATED watching a game there. Which one do you like more?
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 6:55 am

Shea is a craphole but you don't feel like you are going to die when you leave.....Shea wins.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 6:58 am

The Westfalenstadion (aka Signal-Iduna-Park) in Dortmund, Germany. Germany's own football temple. Big grin

 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 6:58 am

some answers here may be biased....after all, fans sitting on the "home side" of yankee stadium never really have a good attitude leaving the place. they are too busy thinking "dang, we got within 3 runs that time! we almost got close to winning!"


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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 7:14 am

Out of those two...Shea Stadium.
Overall, I prefer these two:



Orange Bowl....home of teh Miami Hurricanes

and



AT&T Park, SF
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 7:19 am

It is definately going to be a big question in 2009 when Yankee Stadium 2 and Citi Field open
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 7:37 am

I prefer Shea as it tends to be easier to park and just go to than Yankee Stadium, which a huge pain. Overall both stadiums are decaying ever so slowly. I cannot wait to see Citifield though.


If it were a MLB wide thing I'd go with Petco, although Camden and Jacob's Field would be in there as well. In fact I really couldn't decide there were some great ball parks built in the last 10 or so years all worth a trip to go and see.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 9:46 am

Just went to Shea for the subway series. Although I'm a Mets fan, Shea stinks. The line for the men's room was 10 minutes, ladies room had no line.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:19 am

My favorite Stadiums:

1.) Wrigley Field
2.) Old Comiskey Park
3.) The Chicago Stadium

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:22 am

Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 6):
If it were a MLB wide thing I'd go with Petco, although Camden and Jacob's Field would be in there as well. In fact I really couldn't decide there were some great ball parks built in the last 10 or so years all worth a trip to go and see.

First off, I'd vote Yankee Stadium purely for the historical value. Shea's value is watching LGA traffic...

MLB wise, Camden Yards is pleasing for it's downtown site, but the seats don't face the mound or home plate if you're seated down the lines, or at least didn't when I saw a game back in Cal Ripken, Jr's chase for Gehrig (I was at game 2126 on the streak). The Jake is really nice, especially in good weather, but my top 2 votes lie in the American League West:

1. Safeco Field, Seattle
2. Ameriquest Field, Arlington

with Minute Maid Park, Houston leading the NL.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:33 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 9):
First off, I'd vote Yankee Stadium purely for the historical value. Shea's value is watching LGA traffic...

MLB wise, Camden Yards is pleasing for it's downtown site, but the seats don't face the mound or home plate if you're seated down the lines, or at least didn't when I saw a game back in Cal Ripken, Jr's chase for Gehrig (I was at game 2126 on the streak). The Jake is really nice, especially in good weather, but my top 2 votes lie in the American League West:

1. Safeco Field, Seattle
2. Ameriquest Field, Arlington

with Minute Maid Park, Houston leading the NL.

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I do love Safeco, was there for the All Star game some years ago, totally neat place.

As to Camden althought the seats don't face the mound like new stadiums in CIN and SF and so forth do, it adds to the older charm that is Camden. Although I think a lot of new stadiums cannot fully address this issue as in itself the lines physically can't face the mound all that much.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:48 am

Quoting JetJock22 (Thread starter):
Yankee Stadium or Shea Stadium?

Neither. They both suck ass.

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 4):
Orange Bowl....home of teh Miami Hurricanes

Uggghh. It's been a dump since the Dolphins left and Flipper's tank was removed from the endzone.

For my choice I will go with the following two.

Florida Field - Home of the 2006 National Champion Florida Gators!


Turner Field and the old Fulton County Stadium (since torn down) in Atlanta
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):
Florida Field - Home of the 2006 National Champion Florida Gators!

I thought it was Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Either way, its not in Gainesville, its in Canesville.

Cant wait until the 2009 Season, when we go up to lay a beatdown on the crocs.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 10:57 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):
Uggghh. It's been a dump since the Dolphins left and Flipper's tank was removed from the endzone.

Lol. Only the U can't fill up a moderately sized stadium when a top 10 team rolls around. Gotta love Miami.

I do rather enjoy DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, with our new Jumbotron and all (the largest in the world).

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Never been to either Yankee or Shea, though.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:01 am

Both Shea and Yankee stadium are the pits from a comfort perspective. The concessions and restrooms suck. However, I like them both. Shea offers, in my opinion, a slightly better viewing experience. However, the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium is second to none.
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:02 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 13):
Lol. Only the U can't fill up a moderately sized stadium when a top 10 team rolls around. Gotta love Miami.

5 titles since 1983....
gotta love the U. Got to realize that Miami has a small alumni base, smallish fanbase, and 3/4 of Miami doesn't give a rats ass about Football.
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:05 am

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 12):
I thought it was Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The original name is Florida Field. After the Griffin family donated an assload of money it was renamed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field. Us old school folks still just call it by the original name.
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:10 am

Colosseum

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):
Turner Field

I saw a game there earlier this year. Nice stadium, but the prize still goes to PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Awesome stadium. Went to the home opener this year (to see my Astros lose  Sad )

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:38 am

I really liked Miller Park in Milwaukee. There are some nice AA & AAA ball parks out there too, the Dell Diamond in Round Rock (outside of Austin) is pretty nice. I heard they have a nice one in Indianapolis too though I've never been. Have yet to see Yankee or Shea though.
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:41 am

I like Florida field as well as the one in Brevard County used for spring training by the Nationals.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:47 am

AT and T Park in San Francisco.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:49 am

The Central Valley's two AAA stadiums are wonderful places to catch a game at:

Grizzlies Stadium in Fresno




Raley Field in Sacramento


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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:51 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 9):
2. Ameriquest Field, Arlington

I guessed you missed the memo. The naming contract with Ameriquest was terminated and the stadium has been renamed The Rangers Ballpark. As it should be.  Wink

It really is a beautiful facility:

 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 11:57 am

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 13):
I do rather enjoy DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, with our new Jumbotron and all

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 12:06 pm

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 4):


Orange Bowl....home of teh Miami Hurricanes

DUMP!!! That is a shameful excuse for a major college stadium - long outlived its usefulness, and its an accident waiting to happen...I remember going with my dad in 2005 to a game there, and both of us were seriously concerned for our safety in the building from the shabby structure...
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Wed May 23, 2007 12:08 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 25):

DUMP!!! That is a shameful excuse for a major college stadium - long outlived its usefulness, and its an accident waiting to happen...I remember going with my dad in 2005 to a game there, and both of us were seriously concerned for our safety in the building from the shabby structure...

Never said it was a modern construction marvel or a beautiful place. Its sentimental value is what makes it a nice place.
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 3:19 pm

Dodger Stadium is an amazing place to see a game and the only place where you can still get a seat behind home for $8. It manages to be big, beautiful and convinient all at the same time.



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Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 23):
The naming contract with Ameriquest was terminated and the stadium has been renamed The Rangers Ballpark.

The sign out by I-30 still says Ameriquest Park. When did the name change?

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 23):
It really is a beautiful facility:

What is the stadium right next to it?
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 3:32 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
What is the stadium right next to it

I remember hearing that the new Cowboys Stadium was being built in Arlington. Isn't it going to be next to the Rangers' Ballpark?

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 4:22 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
The sign out by I-30 still says Ameriquest Park. When did the name change?

March 19, 2007...knock yourself out here:

http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/news/ar...4&vkey=news_tex&fext=.jsp&c_id=tex

Admirable move by the club, ditching a corporate sponsor for the reasons they did....good work Rangers!
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 6:10 pm

Stadium Australia, now Telstra Stadium

 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 6:42 pm

Quoting JetJock22 (Thread starter):
Yankee Stadium or Shea Stadium?



Quoting JFK69 (Reply 1):
Shea is a craphole but you don't feel like you are going to die when you leave.....Shea wins.

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Here's the best analysis of the two . . .

Quoting LAS757300 (Reply 14):
Both Shea and Yankee stadium are the pits from a comfort perspective. The concessions and restrooms suck. However, I like them both. Shea offers, in my opinion, a slightly better viewing experience. However, the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium is second to none.



Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 4):
AT&T Park, SF
I like the A's, but compared to Big Phone Company Park, its a total dump.

I actually enjoyed my time at Network Associates so much, I rated it above Pac Bell (which is what it was at the time) - the thing with me is that I try to get a ticket a rock-bottom prices (but, I can't complain - the only time I was inside Pac Bell was during the playoffs, so my ticket was going to cost more anyway). The ticket to Network Associates was only $6, IIRC. But Pac Bell is a better park overall. The seats where I was sitting in Oakland were seats (I was told) that Al Davis had put in there that ended up blocking a great view.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
Dodger Stadium is an amazing place to see a game and the only place where you can still get a seat behind home for $8.

The only bad part about Dodger Stadium (other than the fact it wasn't the easiest place to find right away, tucked away back there, but no big deal) is the fact that looking past center field, there's a nice view of the hills obstructed by that nasty Hollywood-type sign "Think Blue".

My favorites, in order (where I've attended games)

-Wrigley Field (only drawback - those pillars in way of the view, if you're sitting in the wrong spot)
-Yankee Stadium
-Petco Park
-Pac Bell Park
-Dodger Stadium
-Edison Field (that's what it was at the time for the Angels)
-Camden Yards (a lot nicer than I thought it would be)
-Network Associates
-Bank One Ballpark
-Safeco (this is, in part, due to the fact I haven't been to a game there since the 2001 All-Star Game, and the fact that it's a domed stadium - those get a little lesser value IMO)
-Old Busch Stadium
-New Comiskey
-Old County Stadium (Milwaukee)
-Old Comiskey (very few memories of that, but the exploding scoreboard was better, I think, in days past - maybe just the impression since I was a kid at the time).
And here's the dropoff
-Shea Stadium
And then a BIG dropoff
-RFK Stadium

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 7:17 pm

As a Mets Fan, I'll put in that Shea sucks as well. I like the old circular style of the stadium, however it was out dated in 1980, much less 2007. I think Yankee Stadium absolutely sucks for actually watching baseball. However, the history and that feeling you get (at least real baseball fans get) when they enter the stadium cannot be ignored. That alone makes the whole thing.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 7:19 pm

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Thu May 24, 2007 7:52 pm

The MCG in Melbourne



And Telstra Dome, Also in MEL

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 1:52 am

Quoting Skyman (Reply 33):
Maybe not the biggest but one of the best.

Huntsville, Alabama? What team would play in Huntsville?

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 2:07 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
The Westfalenstadion (aka Signal-Iduna-Park) in Dortmund, Germany. Germany's own football temple.

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By far the best stadium in Germany, it not in whole Europe. It's mostly sold out with over 81.000 people (it's Europe's second biggest stadium after Camp Nou in Barcelona) thus always a great atmosphere inside! Especially I enjoy Friday night games there, here is a pic taken with my mobile phone cam from the Westtribune in the halftime during a Friday night game vs. the VfL Bochum (the small "Revierderby" game). On the right side of the pic you can see the famous Southtribune (aka "Gelbe Wand = Yellow Wall) with standing room for a bit over 25.000 fans, it's Europe's biggest standing room tribune:



I hope to see many, many more thrilling games there in the next season!

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 24):
Amateurs:

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 4:34 am

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 35):
Huntsville, Alabama? What team would play in Huntsville?

It's not HSV as in Huntsville. It's HSV as in Hamburger Sportverein, a German football club that, being the only club in all of the Bundesliga to have been there since day 1 of the BL in 1963 and never been relegated ever, was close to the dreaded relegation but bounced back in time to get back to the European stage. They're also the rivals of my club, the FC St. Pauli (looking forward to a possible Hamburgderby in the DFB-Cup next year!  Wink ).
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 4:59 am

The Rose Bowl
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Fri May 25, 2007 5:03 am

My home stadium, the Metrodome, is one of the worst, if not the worst, stadium in the USA.

For now I'm going to say Petco Park is my preferred stadium:



The new Twins ballpark opening in 2009 will give Petco a run for it's money.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 9:21 am

Shea, it is the best ball park in the MLB as far as I am concerned but I am a met fan myself. I do not like Yankee stadium. The halls smell like piss, you need a glock 9 in you waistband to walk outside the property of Yankee Stadium proper, and I do not visit minor leauge ball parks.  Wink
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 10:27 am

Shea is a craphole. I don't care if you can watch the approach to LGA, it still sucks.

Best stadium that I've seen a game at is Kauffman Stadium in KC. What a beautiful place that is.



I also like Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wrigley, and Coors Field in Denver. All good places to watch a game.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 11:27 am

Quoting DSMflyer (Reply 42):
Best stadium that I've seen a game at is Kauffman Stadium in KC. What a beautiful place that is.

I'll say, when I went there last year, I thought it would be as bad as its tenants. Wow was I wrong. It's getting up there in age, but still could last another decade at the least.

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 12:40 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 40):
My home stadium, the Metrodome, is one of the worst, if not the worst, stadium in the USA.

Just got back from my first Metrodome experience tonight...the general gist of my thoughts is that the Metrodome is probably great for football, but it sucks for baseball...and they need better/more varied concession offerings as well
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:13 pm

I've only been to the Metrodome a couple times, but that was back in 2000 or so. The one thing I seemed to remember was that they had really good prices on tickets and concessions. I didn't mind the dome itself so much. Tropicana Field, on the other hand...goodness, nothing can save that monstrosity.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:59 pm

No other place on earth like it!

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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 10:37 pm

I'm surprised people still revere Fenway Park and Wrigley Field considering how woefully outdated both facilities are. This will be especially more true when the new Yankee Stadium and CitiField opens in 2009.

Why deal with the cramped seating, poor sightlines, poor restrooms, and cramped locker rooms/press facilities at Fenway and Wrigley? Once the new Yankee Stadium and CitiField opens with comfortable seating, great sightlines, clean, modern restrooms, roomy locker rooms for both home and visiting teams, modern press facilities (including full high-speed Internet access), and definitely modern food concessions, there's no going back....
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Sun May 27, 2007 11:51 pm

The average fan doesn't give two shits about the press facilities. And new stadiums in New York aren't going to have any bearing on how people see Fenway and Wrigley either...well, fans of those teams, at least.
 
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RE: Which Stadium Do You Prefer?

Mon May 28, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):

Turner Field and the old Fulton County Stadium (since torn down) in Atlanta

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was a craphole for years. It took the Falcons moving to the Georgia Dome for the place to become moderately better. IMHO, they replaced it about 10 years too late. Hell, if it wasn't for the 1996 Olympics coming to Atlanta, they'd probably be playing somewhere between Lawrenceville and Winder, as there were rumors prior to the Centennial Olympic Stadium being redesigned to be converted into a stadium for the Braves (which was the right idea since without a post-Olympics tenant, the stadium would have been a huge white elephant) that the team was looking at sites off of I-85 and GA-316 in Gwinnett and Barrow County in which to build a stadium.

I was actually glad to the see the cookie-cutter flying saucer go away. The place was built fast and on the cheap (Built in less than a year for $18 million) because originally the Braves were supposed to have move to Atlanta in time for the 1965 MLB season, but were forced to spend that season in Milwaukee due to a court battle in Milwaukee over the move (The stadium served as the final home for the storied Atlanta Crackers, as they played the 1965 International League season there [ironically as the Braves' AAA team, moving from historic Ponce De Leon Park).

I've actually never been to a game at Turner Field; the only time I've even been there was about 4 years back for a local job fair one of the employment classified papers was holding there.

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