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Post#1 » by SportsWorld » Mon Apr 2, 2007 6:47 am

This took me sometime but I finally finished. Hope you like some of these reports I made. Some have more info than others.
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March 19- Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... en#msg5245
March 19- Metrodome (Minnesota Twins) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 03.new#new
March 19- Jacobs Field (Cleavland Indians) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 04.new#new
March 19- Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 05.new#new

March 19- U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 06.new#new
March 19- Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 07.new#new
March 19- Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 08.new#new
March 19- Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 09.new#new
March 19- Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 10.new#new
March 31- Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 86.new#new
March 31- McAfee Coliseum (Oakland Athletics/Oakland Raiders) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 87.new#new
March 31- Safco Field (Seattle Mariners) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 88.new#new
March 31- Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (Texas Rangers) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 89.new#new
March 31-Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 90.new#new
March 31- Turner Field (Atlanta Braves) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 93.new#new
March 31- Dolphins Stadium (Florida Marlins, Miami Dolphins) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 95.new#new
March 31- Shea Stadium (New York Mets) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 98.new#new
March 31- Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 00.new#new
March 31- RFK Stadium (DC United, Washington Nationals) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 01.new#new
March 31- Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 02.new#new
March 31- Enron (errrr) Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 03.new#new
March 19- Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... pic=1402.0
March 31- PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 04.new#new
March 31- New Busch Stadiums (St Louis Cardinals) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 05.new#new
April 1- Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 06.new#new
April 1- Coors Field (Colorado Rockies) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 07.new#new
April 1- Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 08.new#new
April 1- PETCO Park (San Diego Padres) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 09.new#new
April 1- AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 10.new#new
April 1- Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs) http://sportsworld.smfforfree.com/index ... 11.new#new
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Post#2 » by bigboy1234 » Mon Apr 2, 2007 6:53 am

I don't know if you have actually been there, but PNC (Pirates) ballpark is absolutely great, maybe the best ballpark out there. So I have no idea how you have it a 3 out of 5.
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Post#3 » by SportsWorld » Mon Apr 2, 2007 6:54 am

Most of them I gave 3 out of 5 or 4 out of 5.
Only Fenway and Wrigley I think got 5 out of 5.
I have never been to PNC so it is hard for me to rate based on what I see on TV.
The stadiums that I have been to have a little section called Stadium Experience in the thread. I tell what my experience was when I was at the stadium.
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Post#4 » by majorleads » Mon Apr 2, 2007 9:06 am

bigboy1234 wrote:I don't know if you have actually been there, but PNC (Pirates) ballpark is absolutely great, maybe the best ballpark out there. So I have no idea how you have it a 3 out of 5.


PNC is definitely a 5. Even if he didn't go there, just looking at the park from pictures is enough to give it a 5. I'm afraid to look at his other rankings.
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Post#5 » by majorleads » Mon Apr 2, 2007 9:12 am

You give Shea Stadium a 1 which has sooooooo much history and incredible ballgames, then give Dolphin Stadium a 2?!?!?!?
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Post#6 » by MagicMadness » Mon Apr 2, 2007 5:02 pm

I've never been to PNC Park either, but I agree that it is generally considered one of the best ballparks in baseball.

The ratings could have been done better. For example, you gave U.S. Celluar Field 3/5, when it's not too popular at all, and has a generic look and feel.
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Post#7 » by nycballer718 » Mon Apr 2, 2007 9:38 pm

why is shea stadium ranked so low
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Post#8 » by SportsWorld » Mon Apr 2, 2007 9:59 pm

Shea Stadium is not a good baseball stadium.
I think it is one of the worst in the majors.
What BASEBALL ONLY stadium do you guys think is the worst besides RFK? Not including like Dolphins Stadium because those are mainly football stadiums.
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Post#9 » by MagicMadness » Mon Apr 2, 2007 10:44 pm

I can sort of see why you gave Shea such a low rating, but I think a 1-10 ranking system might have worked better.

There isn't anything too impressive about the stadium, but there isn't much to complain about either. Sure it's old, but it's not necessarily a classic. More of a generic '60s ballpark that has had upgrades here and there over the years than anything else.
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Post#10 » by Black Jesus 1 » Mon Apr 2, 2007 11:30 pm

majorleads wrote:You give Shea Stadium a 1 which has sooooooo much history and incredible ballgames, then give Dolphin Stadium a 2?!?!?!?
Oh, please. Shea Stadium is ugly, and a dump.
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Post#11 » by SportsWorld » Tue Apr 3, 2007 12:08 am

BorisDiaw3 wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

Oh, please. Shea Stadium is ugly, and a dump.

Exactly.

If I were rating Shea out of ten I would probably say three or four.
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Post#12 » by majorleads » Tue Apr 3, 2007 1:42 am

BorisDiaw3 wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

Oh, please. Shea Stadium is ugly, and a dump.



I agree, however the classic post season baseball games, memories, amazing concerts, Jets games in the mud supercede the dump of a stadium. I'll assume your probably 15 years old and haven't been around too see those great events at Shea.

He rates US Cellular a THREE?!?!?!? That place deserves a negative 5. And Dolphins Stadium a 2?!?!?!? Both over Shea??? :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: I don't think you guys understand how incredible the energy is inside Shea especially during the postseason when it's mind blowing.


And Dolphins Stadium, I think that stadium sucks for football. Never liked it because you feel like your so far from the action. I actually like it somewhat for baseball, but it's sooooooooo damn hot you can't enjoy yourself. Also the site lines are terrible unless your right behind home plate.
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Post#13 » by SportsWorld » Tue Apr 3, 2007 1:50 am

US Cellular is a crappy stadium. I am not sure why I gave it a 3.
I did these reports fast and I didn't get too in-depth.
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Post#14 » by B Mac » Tue Apr 3, 2007 4:47 am

My rankings of the current stadiums Ive been to based on your scale.

U.S. Cellular 2 out of 5
The worst part of this stadium is they have to play a sound clip or the organ has to blare between every freakin pitch. I swear you are deaf after you leave that place solely from their sound effects, and Im someone who likes my music loud. lol It is in a rather poor area of town, although the location around the stadium has improved.

Yankee Stadium 2 out of 5
I know I know. "All the history." The place is a dump. I literally saw rats there when I went. Its falling apart, dark, dirty, and has the opposite problem of U.S. Cellular in that unless you are in a few choice spots you cant hear a thing the announcer is saying or any music because of what seems like only one speaker located in center field. In a pretty crappy area, the surroundings of the stadium are flat out slum-like.

Fenway 5 out of 5
So this probably doesnt make sense considering Fenway is old and falling apart too right? Well they have done a great job of keeping this place in good condition. They also arent afraid of spending money to keep it updated over the years. The Green Monster is really something everyone should experience and Im one that hates the Red Sox (and Yankees) because of their constant ESPN coverage. A pretty nice area of town, but then again Boston is a pretty nice and historic looking city.

Jacobs Field 4 out of 5
This is a great place to watch a game. You cant find a bad seat anywhere and that giant scoreboard/tv in left field is truly remarkable. The view out in the outfield is rather nice with all of the buildings located in the background and the new museum being put in centerfield should add a nice touch. Also in a rather nice area with Quicken Loans arena next door and Tower City just down the road.

PNC Park 5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful view in the outfield. If you are going make sure you sit behind homeplate our on the 3rd base side because the view is what really makes this place worth it. To be honest in my few games there I felt like the game was trying to be geared more towards kids than anything, and it looked somewhat like a kid helped design it. Still, it is state of the art and a stadium I reccomend everyone going to. The choice of food here is the best of all the stadiums Ive been to and the multiple restaurants behind the left field wall are great. The surrounding area is very nice and walking acrossed the bridge to get to the game is where its at.

I have 3 more stadiums on the schedule for this summer. Hopefully someday I can see more. Just my take...
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Post#15 » by SportsWorld » Tue Apr 3, 2007 5:22 am

Stadiums I want to visit:
Fenway
PNC
At&t
Dodger Stadium
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Post#16 » by lpsevier » Tue Apr 3, 2007 2:31 pm

Turner field is actually a great place for kids and is exceptionally clean.

Tickets are also reasonably priced.
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Post#17 » by kg2005 » Tue Apr 3, 2007 7:06 pm

The only one I've been to is the Metrodome. I know everyone hates the place, but I think its a great place to watch baseball.
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Post#18 » by FlightNo.23 » Thu Apr 5, 2007 2:22 pm

How can you give ratings if you've never been there :nonono:

It just seems like a collection of info on the stadiums; no need for a star rating system, especially if you haven't experienced a live baseball game on location.

Edit: Also, it would be nice to get some more in-depth first hand perspective from the stadiums that you actually did go to.
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Post#19 » by J.Kim » Thu Apr 5, 2007 2:43 pm

You gave Roger's Centre a 4 out of 5?...

That cavernous concrete behemoth?
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Post#20 » by SportsWorld » Thu Apr 5, 2007 8:42 pm

Rogers Centre is nice.
It is very unique with the Hard Rock Hotel, the big scoreboard, and the hotel in center field.

I did these really quickly so I may go back and edit them in the future to give more of my opinions I just got them up as fast as I could.

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