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Rob's Stadium Rankings

Detroit still top of my list

1. Comerica Park - Detroit - I made my first trip there several years ago and I didn't find anything this trip that topped it. You can stand an watch the game here. The statues in the outfield are amazing. You can't beat having a Ferris Wheel and Merry-go-Round inside the park for the kids when they get bored.

2. Progressive Field - Cleveland - I like the extra tall wall in left field, it's kind of a miniature Green Monster. Heritage Park in center field is great. It's nice and open on the concourse.

3. PNC Park - Pittsburgh - You can't beat the skyline view with Roberto Clemente Bridge in the background. It also has a nice open concourse and a great exterior look.

4. Great American Ballpark - Cincinnati - It also boasts a great skyline view and has an open concourse. The exterior approach is kind of limited because of the location. The front gate is great, but the rest of the exterior is plain.

5. Wrigley Field - Chicago - It's historic and you have to like it for that reason alone. The scoreboard is original, the ivy-covered walls are cool. The rest of it feels old and those posts are in the way.

6. Miller Park - Milwaukee - This is an amazing stadium to look at from the outside. Unfortunately the inside is a let-down. It has a retractable roof and it feels like watching a game indoors.

7. Target Field - Minneapolis - It's new, but it's nothing special. It is conventiently served by several forms of public transportation. I expected more for a brand-new park.

8. Victory Field - Indianapolis - A minor-league park that makes my list over two MLB stadiums. I think the fact that we had front-row seats made a difference in my rankings. I love the idea of being able to sit on the grass above the outfield fence with a picnic basket.

9. US Cellular Field - Chicago - I didn't much care for it the first time I went. There have been tweaks made, but not much of an improvement. The whole idea of not being able to go to the main concourse if your seats are in the upper deck smacks of elitism to me.

10. Rogers Centre - Toronto - A marvel of technology when it opened, but a lousy baseball stadium always. I would need to amputate my legs to fit in the %^$#ing seats.

Posted by redrob 17:24

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