Top 10 MLB Bucket List Ballparks
There are so many unique ballparks in the MLB that baseball fans would like to cross off their bucket list. Whether you're a fan of the team or not, some baseball venues are a must see for every MLB fanatic. There are a ton of factors that go into what makes a great ballpark: atmosphere, location, sight lines, history, concessions and much more!
Elite Sports Tours decided to compile the Top 10 Bucket List MLB Venues to help you plan the perfect baseball road trip!
#10 T-MOBILE PARK
T-Mobile Park provides great views of beautiful Downtown Seattle and when you’re in the stands there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. Retractable roofs usually tend to be an eyesore and take away from the elegance of a ballpark but at T-Mobile Park's retractable roof actually blends in perfectly with the stadium's architecture. The stadium features great food options including their famous Ivar Dog, which consists of fried cod, tartar sauce, and coleslaw served on a hot dog bun. If you're feeling adventurous, try the famous Toasted Grasshoppers!
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#9 BUSCH STADIUM
Ballparks tend to be known for their tremendous views and Busch Stadium features one of the most spectacular sightlines in the MLB. Busch Stadium has beathtaking views of the iconic St. Louis Arch and the skyline from the back of home plate. With the second best attendance in the league, Busch Stadium provides an incredible fan environment on any given night. Outside of the stadium, the Ballpark Village features entertainment and dining options right outside of the venue, there is also an on-site beer garden which features various types of beers and always offers pre-game specials.
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#8 DODGER STADIUM
Dodger Stadium is a historic ballpark featuring almost perfect weather year round, making it one of the best places to catch a game at any point in the season. As mentioned before, views and sight lines are a big part of what makes a ballpark great. Luckily for visitors of Dodger Stadium, this ballpark has both! While at a Los Angeles Dodgers home game, you can see the beautiful hills and the city skyline of Los Angeles. Although it's cliche to say, at Dodger Stadium there really isn't a bad seat in the entire house! A trip to Dodger Stadium isn't complete without grabbing an infamous Dodger Dog !
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#7 KAUFFMAN STADIUM
Kauffman Stadium is a modern yet classic ballpark and is the home of the Kansas City Royals. The stadium's most notable features are it's large scoreboard shaped as a chevron and crown, just like the Royals logo and the waterfalls in the outfield. The concourse in the outfield features plenty of festivities for all ages to take in during the game, whether you are with the family or friends. Located in the Truman Sports Complex, along with Arrowhead Stadium, surrounded by many large parking lots, the Kansas City Royals have one of the best tailgating scenes in baseball!
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#6 YANKEE STADIUM
Though it doesn’t boast the history and prestige of the original Yankee Stadium, the new Yankee Stadium is still one of the most visited ballparks by baseball fans across North America each and every year. Despite being a new ballpark, Yankee Stadium did a tremendous job carrying over the New York Yankee's history and tradition to the new venue. When heading to Yankee Stadium be sure to visit Monument Park to discover the rich history of the Bronx Bombers and the many legends who wore the famed pinstripes . There isn’t a baseball fan on the planet who wouldn’t love to visit Yankee Stadium. This ballpark is one of the league's crown jewels and should be on each and every baseball fan's bucket list!
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#5 ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS
Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in 1992 as was considered to be the first of the "retro" major league parks. Camden Yards' most notable characteristic is that the old B&O Warehouse was incorporated into the design of right field. Accompanied with a great view of the Baltimore skyline, Oriole Park Camden Yards is truly a gorgeous baseball venue and is one of the nicest ballparks in the Majors. Located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, there are endless amounts of fantastic restaurants, pubs and bars to grab a bite to eat and drink before or after the game!
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#4 ORACLE PARK
In terms of pure beauty and elegance, Oracle Park is one the most spectacular venues in the MLB. Some would even consider it to be one of the best venues in all of North American sports for that matter. From the McCovey Cove, to the Coke bottle and big baseball glove in left field, Oracle Park has many little things that make this unique ballpark a bucket list venue for all baseball fans. To top it off the park is surrounded by one of the most beautiful cities in North America. If you are a fan of amazing architecture and a great baseball environment you need to visit Oracle Park as soon as possible!
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#3 PNC PARK
As mentioned before, a huge part of what makes a ballpark beautiful is the views and PNC Park takes the cake in this department. The skyline of Downtown, Allegheny River and the Roberto Clemente Bridge build a picturesque view that truly is breathtaking. Apart from the views, PNC Park has some other incredible features. Due to its rather small nature in size around 38,000 max capacity, the ballpark has a very unique and intimate atmosphere. The furthest seat from the diamond is just 88 feet away, providing unbelievable sight lines for the game. The concession stands at PNC are amongst the best in the Majors, featuring unique Pittsburgh favorites like Primanti Bros, Manny's BBQ and the famous Pittsburgh Cone from Familee BBQ. There are also other stands that provide ballpark classics like hot dogs, burgers, nachos and more! If heading to PNC Park for a Pittsburgh Pirates game isn't on your bucket list yet, it needs to be!
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#2 WRIGLEY FIELD
When you think of the word “ballpark”, Wrigley Field should be what comes to mind right away. Home to the Chicago Cubs for over 100 years, there is so much history within the “friendly confines'' that it makes this ballpark so special. Surrounded by one of the best neighbourhoods in the league, Wrigley Field is a baseball paradise. The venue also features some historic traditions like the ivy along the outfield walls, the hand operated scoreboards as well as the singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”. You just never know which special guest will be invited to Wrigley to sing the iconic song during the 7th inning stretch.
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#1 FENWAY PARK
Fenway Park is the oldest stadium in the MLB and contains more history and legendary moments than any other ballpark in the world. In fact, the Fenway is so historic that the federal government has recognized it as an official historic site. With sights to see like the Green Monster, Peskys Pole and the single red seat from the 502 ft home run off the bat of Ted Williams, it is quite obvious why Fenway is #1 on our list. One of the most unique features that is exclusive to Fenway Park is the unusual dimensions that the outfield provides and is a right handed slugger's dream. To top it off, it's located in the city of Boston which is home to some of the greatest restaurants, pubs and markets in the country. Fenway is a must stop for not only baseball fans, but sports fans in general!
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