Baseball is America’s favorite pastime and for those who love the game there’s nothing like cheering on your pet team at the ballpark. Yes, we do live in an age of 100-inch, 3D LCD televisions but you can’t compare that to seeing the game live, being in the stands, enjoying a $10 Bud Light draft and potentially catching a fly ball. Two ballparks on our list will transport you back to when the Babe was swinging the bat and the other two are modern mega parks have so much going on that you might not want to leave even after the 9th inning. Here’s a list of four of the best stadiums in the MLB.
Fenway Park- Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the Big Leagues. It is almost 100 years old and it’s still going strong as the home of the Boston Red Sox. Tickets are very hard to score because of massive fan base, but also because it is the smallest park in the Majors. We recommend seeing a Red Sox Vs. Yankees game if you want the ultimate Fenway experience. However, since it is an old park, seats are a little cramped for today’s standards (people didn’t have Big Macs in 1912) and some seats have obstructed views. 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215.
Citizens Bank Park– Home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park might not have that old school charm like Fenway but this ballpark is one of the best to catch a game. There is plenty of parking for tailgating, public transportation is easy to get to and from the game, concessions range from traditional ballpark food to Philly favorites like cheesesteaks, the tickets during the regular season are reasonably priced and with almost every game a sellout, you’re bound to be cheering on the Fightin‘ Phils with more than 43,000 passionate fans. Not to mention, the Phanatic is one of the best mascots in all of sports. One Citizen’s Bank Way, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148.
Wrigley Field- The second oldest MLB stadium is Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs have called this ballpark home since 1916—two years after it opened. Like Fenway, Wrigley has that old school charm but that also means obstructed views. Cubs tickets can be on the expensive side depending on the game and the team hasn’t been strong in a few seasons. They haven’t won a World Series since 1908 but that doesn’t mean you’ll be disappointed. Like all of the teams on this list, Cubs fans are passionate about their hometown team and have dubbed them, “the loveable losers”.1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613.
Yankee Stadium- The new Yankees Stadium opened in 2009 and it is currently the most expensive baseball stadium ever built and the third most expensive stadium in the world. There is much more to see than just the game at Yankees Stadium. At Gate 6 is home of The Yankees Museum which houses thousands of Yankees memorabilia including signed items from Yankees legends like Babe Ruth. The ballpark also features a Hard Rock Cafe, a steakhouse and dozens of other dining options. Just remember to bring lots of cash; a day at Yankees Stadium is much more expensive than at other ballparks. East 161st Street and River Avenue, Bronx, New York 10451.