Baseball will forever be America’s favorite pastime as well as the sport of the summer. The country is full of incredible ballparks that are worth experiencing in person. This summer, tour the best MLB ballparks in the country, both old and new.
One of the most iconic stadiums in all of professional sports, Wrigley Field is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the ivy-covered walls in the outfield to the iconic red marquee, Wrigley is a sports venue that has spanned generations. The ballpark has also recently undergone massive renovations, which have rejuvenated the park.
Another iconic ballpark, Fenway Park—home of the Boston Red Sox—is the oldest park in Major League Baseball. Fenway is unlike any other venue in sports. The Green Monster stands tall in left field, and the park’s tight corners give fans a great view of the diamond.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ home is right off the Allegheny River and offers a beautiful view of the yellow Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Pittsburgh skyline. The design of PNC Park mimics that of classic ballparks like Fenway and Wrigley but features modern touches.
Like PNC Park, Oracle Park—known as AT&T Park until this year—is located right off a body of water. The park is best known for the giant Coca-Cola bottle in left field and the 24-foot right field wall, which overlooks McCovey Cove in the San Francisco Bay. The home of the San Francisco Giants is among the best MLB ballparks today and is a must-see.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Oriole Park, opened in 1992, was the first modern MLB stadium to be designed in the fashion of the old ballparks. Oriole Park is easily identified by its location next to the old B&O Warehouse, which can be seen from right field.
Busch Stadium replaced the old stadium of the same name in 2006. The ballpark is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis and features a beautiful view of the skyline and the famous Gateway Arch.
The New York Yankees’ ballpark opened in 2009 with a record $1.3 billion price tag. The new stadium was built to replace the original Yankee Stadium, but it still has many of the same trademarks, including the famous frieze on the roof and Monument Park in center field.
Dodger Stadium is the third oldest ballpark in MLB, right behind Wrigley and Fenway, and plenty of history surrounds the stadium. One of the most iconic parts about the stadium is actually what’s served in it: the Dodger Dog.