Baseball Stadiums

I haven't been to a Mariners game in two months and even though the season's not great, I'm dying to get back to Safeco Field. I've talked before about how cool I think our stadium is. I've taken tours of the old Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, but the only other MLB field I've seen a game at is Petco Park in San Diego. Though I'm not the biggest baseball fan ever, I definitely want to visit more stadiums across the country. Plus, you can do a lot more than just watch a game these days. Take a look at some awesome features from ballparks throughout the league. 

Comerica Park is like a carnival midway, with it's baseball ferris wheel and merry-go-round.

AT&T Park has a 56-foot Coke bottle which houses four playground slides.
You can also rent a kayak and watch the game from McCovey Cove.

Chase Field's swimming pool can be rented for around $6,000 a game.

Camden Yards has picnic tables under the shade of trees in left field.

Petco Park has a sandbox in front of the bleacher section in center field.

Wrigley Field sells $75 tickets for rooftop seats on top of nearby apartment buildings.

Miller Park has a 12,500-car parking lot where tailgating rivals the best of the Big Ten.
And for $100 you can take a ride down Bernie Brewer's left field twisty slide. 

You can visit the Yankee Museum and Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

Coors Field has a row of purple seats in the upper deck that is exactly one mile above sea level.

Fenway Park offers seating on top of the legendary Green Monster.

PNC Park has the best skyline view in baseball when you sit in the upper deck.

Kauffman Stadium turns on it's fountain between innings and before and after the game.

You can watch a train pulling oranges above left field at Minute Maid Park.

Marlins Park features fish tanks lining the backstop, a nightclub/pool in the outfield, and a hideous home-run sculpture.

I'm most looking forward to going to Wrigley Field some day.
Have you been to any of these ballparks? Did I miss something cool from your favorite field?


Marie said...

I love this post as I'm a huge baseball fan. That baseball ferris wheel is awesome. I would love to get out to Seattle on day for a game.

Karen Peterson said...

The only baseball stadiums I've been to are the Angels and Dodgers Stadiums. I really need to get out more!

Stephanie said...

I am a Pirates Season Ticket holder and I love seeing that view every game :)

Gracey Williams said...

I haven't been to any cool stadiums but they do seem fun!

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The Frugal Blogger said...

Whoa! This is so cool! I didn't even know about this place until now! Comerica Park really know how to have fun.


Fangirl Twirl said...

I had no idea that baseball stadiums are that crazy in the US. I guess it's about more than a ball game in these places!

Watching from a kayak would be pretty cool.