The Best Baseball Stadiums in the World
You can find some of the biggest baseball stadiums in the United States. But, other countries also have modern-day wonders as well. Let’s learn all about the best stadiums in our post today.
The most incredible baseball stadiums
Many stadiums on our list today hail from the US because they’re simply the biggest and the best. But that doesn’t mean other countries don’t have their own impressive stadiums; we’ll give them a shout-out before we end our post!
1. Fenway Park (Boston)
Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 2012. It’s had many renovations during its 100+-year history. Here’s a curious fact: while Fenway Park is one of the smaller stadiums in the US– holding 40,000 spectators– it’s one of the most famous, thanks to its team.
This stadium has hosted the Baseball World Series 11 times with the Red Sox winning 6 of them. But the stadium isn’t open just to baseball games; it also sees games from the Boston Redskins, Patriots and Yanks on top of concerts and political or religious events.
2. Yankee Stadium (New York): baseball stadiums
The Yankee Stadium is another world-famous stadium that the New York Yankees call home. Inaugurated in 2009, this new stadium replaced the former which served from 1923. Today, the stadium can hold a little more than 50,000 spectators and is the third-largest stadium in the MLB.
The first official game that took place in the Yankee Stadium was between the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians. Before the official game, however, the Yankees played the Chicago Cubs pre-season.
3. Oracle Park (San Francisco)
Though the name officially is, “AT&T Park” after their sponsors, San Francisco Giant fans refer to the stadium as “Oracle” (and before that, “Pacific Bell”). Located in South Beach, Oracle Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the world. This is thanks to the views of the San Francisco Bay.
Barry Bonds made a record at Oracle Park with his 73-home-run-season (2001). Six years later, he would become a baseball legend for all time after making his 756th home run.
4. Baseball stadiums: Busch Stadium (Saint Louis)
Busch Stadium is home to the MLB team the St. Louis Cardinals. Inaugurated in 2006 with a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, it replaced the Busch Memorial Stadium. The Cardinals won the World Series in that same season.
Busch Stadium– see featured image– can hold nearly 47,000 fans and cost a total of 365 million dollars.
5. Marlins Park (Miami)
The Miami Marlis call Marlins Park, or Sun Life, home and since 2011, two other teams have nestled in as well; the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. Marlins Park stands on top of the foundation of another stadium, the formally demolished Orange Bowl.
It’s also hosted a soccer game between AS Monaco and Atlético Nacional for the Copa EuroAmericana in 2014. In addition, it also hosted a friendly match between the national Colombia and Haiti soccer teams.
6. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore): baseball stadiums
Oriole Park is one of the most beautiful baseball stadiums in the United States and is located in Baltimore. Nearly a three-year project that lasted from 1989 to 1992, Oriole Park was built to replace the former stadium of the same name. It can hold nearly 49,000 spectators.
The inauguration game took place against the Cleveland Indians in April, 1992.
Last but not least, here are other baseball stadiums that are worth seeing (both inside and outside of the US): Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks), Tokyo Dome (Japan), Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals), Hiram Bithorn Stadium (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Petco Park (San Diego Padres).
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- Joseph, A; Berg, T. All 30 MLB stadiums, ranked. For The Win. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/ranking-best-worst-mlb-stadiums-30-petco-wrigley-pnc