AT&T Park (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
There is nothing better than experiencing a baseball game in person. Every baseball fan dreams of experiencing first hand the knock of the ball meeting the bat and the cheering that roars throughout the stadium. Of course, some baseball stadiums are better than others when it comes to creating a memorable baseball experience. Everything from the atmosphere to the home team and the food to the views of the surrounding areas are what makes enjoying a baseball game at these top stadiums something every baseball fan must experience.
Here are five of the must-see baseball stadiums in the country:
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
The fans of the San Francisco Giants know what it is like to have a roaring stadium filled with fans. At every home game plenty of fans pour into AT&T Park, making this stadium among the top five in the country for attendance. One of the best features of this stadium is the view of the water and playfully wagering how many times a ball will be hit into it during a game.
There are not many ballparks where you can say you had a great meal. Of course, the hot dogs are always the best, but AT&T Park can also boast that it offers the best food for baseball fans to enjoy during the game. Once you sit down you will realize why so many fans love watching the Giants play at this stadium.
700 Clark St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Home to the St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium offers a stylish atmosphere, a friendly environment and an amazing view of the 600-foot Arch. There are many reasons why this stadium is near the top of any baseball lover’s game day list, including having the friendliest ushers around, breathtaking views of the city, ability to see the game from the outside sidewalk and the overall game day vibe you have from the very moment you enter the stadium.
This stadium was definitely built with the fans in mind. Why? Because there is not a bad seat in the house. Fans can have a clear view of the game no matter which section they are sitting in. This is just another reason why attending a Cardinals game is a social gathering among fans. By the end of the game you will have made new friends to share your love for baseball with.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Fenway Park offers a baseball atmosphere that gives fans the experience they need. There is an immediate welcoming feeling the moment you walk into the stadium that you will never forget. Fenway Park has a unique history and has made a cultural impact on the Boston area. The Big Green Monster is one of the most recognizable features in any professional sports stadium. It is also the oldest ballpark in the league, which adds to the historical significance of the park.
The baseball spirit comes alive at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox take the field and dedicated fans cheer. The overwhelming feeling of excitement runs throughout the stadium and makes this ballpark one of the places every baseball fan needs to experience in person.
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
PNC Park, home of the Pittsburg Pirates, has to be one of the finest baseball stadiums to enjoy watching the game as a fan. All of the seats are angled toward the field and offer spectators the best skyline view in sports today. Plus, the beautiful architecture combined with the Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny make this park one of the most unique in the country.
There are several statues placed throughout the ballpark remembering the greatest players in Pirate history. You can come and take a walk down memory lane before the first pitch. You will definitely be amazed at the park atmosphere and sure to enjoy the game.
1060 W Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
Even if you are not a Chicago Cubs fan, Wrigley Field is one of the best stadiums in the country and should be on every baseball lover’s bucket list. One of the best things about the stadium is its location. Nearby residents do not even have to go to the game to see it. They can watch it from the rooftop of their building. But that is not all. There are so many more reasons why Wrigley Field is a must-see for baseball fans.
Wrigley Field is more than just about the game of baseball, it is about the experience. That is what keeps generations of baseball fans returning year after year. Sitting inside the stadium you will be surrounded by a friendly atmosphere and feel like you are a part of history. There is no glitz and glamour at Wrigley Field, which is what makes attending the game so genuine.
So grab your hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks and be prepared for the fog horn to blare as you experience some of the best baseball fields in America. It does not matter if you are a fan of the home team or not, all of these stadiums offer a baseball experience you do not want to miss.