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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FIELDS OF DREAMS: Hall of Fame/Walk of Shame


We're now up to 27 stadiums for 25 teams, 23 of those are current stadiums. Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium have been demolished since we've been there and San Diego has moved into Petco Park from Qualcomm Stadium. Petco is linked below.

In rating the ball parks, keep in mind that our focus is on wheelchair accessibility. Some fans may not like the positions historic Fenway and Wrigely occupy on our list but that's due to the less than great wheelchair accessibility -  newer stadiums are usually better in that regard.

With that said, here is our ever-expanding list of Major League Baseball and minor league stadiums from our best to worst. If there is a link, we’ve reviewed it - click the link to read the review. If not, I have yet to write the review. If it does not appear on this list, we have not been there yet…

1. PNC Park - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2. AT&T Park - San Fransicso, California
(Old Yankee Stadium would have previously occupied this spot)

3. Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri

4. Nationals Park - Washington, D.C.

5. Camden Yards - Baltimore, Maryland

6. Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois

7. Fenway Park – Boston, Massechussetts

8. Target Field - Minneapolis, Minnesota

9. Miller Park - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

10. Citizens Bank Ballpark – Philadelphia, Pennsyvania


11. Coors Field - Denver, Colorado


12. Busch Stadium – St. Louis, Missouri


13. Progressive Field – Cleveland, Ohio

14. Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, Ohio

15. Comerica Park – Detroit, Michigan

16. Chase Field – Phoenix, Arizona

17. PETCO Park – San Diego, California

18. U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago, Illinois

19. SAFECO Field – Seattle, Washington

20. Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California

21. Angel Stadium – Anaheim, California

22. Rogers Centre – Toronto, Canada

23. Oakland-Alameda Coliseum – Oakland, California

Retired or demolished stadiums we have visited, in order of best to worst:


Yankee Stadium – New York, New York
Jack Murphy Stadium (Qualcomm) – San Diego, California
Shea Stadium – New York, New York
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, California (Dodgers)

Minor League Stadiums (note...none of these are bad at all but still ranked best to, uh, less best)


1. The Diamond - Lake Elsinore, California

2. Raley Field - Sacramento
3. Surprise Stadium - Surpise, Arizona
4. Tempe Diablo Stadium - Tempe, Arizona
5. Chukchansi Park - Fresno, California
6. The Epicenter - Rancho Cucamonga, California
7. Jay Littleton Ball Park - Ontario, California
8. Sam Lynn Field - Bakersfield, California
9. Recreation Park, Visalia, California

College Stadiums
1. Mazmanian Field - Walnut, California



Darryl
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