Baseball is America’s pastime, and nothing is more Americana than going to see a game with friends and family. Although there are plenty of stadiums that don’t cut the mustard, there are several that bring plenty of added value to the gameday experience, so let’s take a look at a few that stand out:
Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox- Built in 1912 when it became the home of Red Sox, Fenway Park is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. With its famed Green Monster and a seating configuration that brings you back to the early 20th century, Fenway Park is the ultimate bucket list stadium. But be sure to pay close attention to the game as well, as Red Sox fans are some of the most passionate in baseball.
Wrigley Field, Home of the Chicago Cubs- The Friendly Confines opened in 1914 under the name Weeghman Park, and became the home of the Cubs shortly thereafter in 1916. From its Ivy-covered outfield walls, to the bleachers above them and the roof-top seats that line the buildings across the street, there’s plenty of charm to enjoy at Wrigley field. And if haven’t had enough fun after the game, be sure to check out Wrigleyville, the neighborhood with plenty of nightlife that surrounds the stadium.
Minute Maid Park, Home of the Houston Astros- Opened in the year 2000 as Enron field, Minute Maid Park is now one of many retractable roof stadiums in professional sports. But that’s not all that Minute Maid Park has to offer, with its train that rides high above the left field seats, the Crawford Boxes that give you a great view from left field, delicious concessions complete with Tex-Mex and barbeque, and the Minute Maid playground for kids, there’s nothing not to love about this American League park.
PNC Park, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates- Opened in 2001, PNC Park offers a small ballpark feel for Major League Baseball fans with the second smallest seating capacity in the league at 38,496. It sits right on the Allegheny River, which perfectly positions it to provide an up close and personal view of the Pittsburgh skyline and the famed Roberto Clemente Bridge, named after the Pittsburgh Pirate great.