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Ranking MLB Stadiums By Awesomeness

Ranking the MLB Stadiums By Awesomeness

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There is a certain ambiance when it comes to a baseball stadium. Even in the minor league fields, there are certain intricacies that make it unique. It is something we do not see in other sports. A hockey rink is the same everywhere. All basketball courts have 10 foot hoops. Every football field is 100 yards long. Baseball gets to be unique. Here are stadiums in MLB ranked by awesomeness.

30. Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)

30. Tropicana Field
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30. Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)

30. Tropicana Field
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The Tampa Bay Rays play in front of the smallest crowd in the league. That doesn't help their case, especially when they already play in an awful park. It would be great if one day a team that plays so hard can get a good stadium, and hopefully a good crowd with it.

29. O.co Stadium (Oakland Athletics)

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29. O.co Stadium (Oakland Athletics)

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There is a good reason why the Athletics are trying their hardest to move the team to San Jose. This stadium is just not up to par. It doesn't help that during football season they share the stadium with the Oakland Raiders.

28. Rogers Center (Toronto Blue Jays)

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28. Rogers Center (Toronto Blue Jays)

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The only Canadian team left in baseball is playing in a very outdated stadium. The Rogers Center was built in 1989. There have been so many advances in technology that can be taken advantage of if the team would just build a new stadium.

27. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)

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27. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)

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Chase Field isn't terrible, but there are many different issues with the park. Their most well known feature is a pool, which isn't as fun as it sounds. Their seating arrangements are confusing at best.

26. Turner Field (Atlanta Braves)

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26. Turner Field (Atlanta Braves)

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Turner Field has a very limited life left after news of the Braves moving to Cobb County. Fans will only have to deal with the stadium for a few more years, because in 2017 they will have a brand new place to call home.

25. Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)

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25. Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)

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The park itself is not terrible, but the dimensions are all over the place. They go 315 feet to left field, but 436 feet to center field. To make that work, they have a crazy angle going across left field. Did I mention there is an actual hill in center field? Well, there is a hill in center field.

24. Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Los Angeles Angels)

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24. Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Los Angeles Angels)

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The Angels like to disappoint their fans on and off the field. There is no rally monkey that can save this stadium from being the bottom ten in the league.

23. Marlins Park (Miami Marlins)

Marlins Park Miami Marlins

23. Marlins Park (Miami Marlins)

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Should we start with how the team signed big-name players for the first year just to dump them the following offseason, or how some of the color schemes of the stadium look like something you see in a fashion designer's nightmare? You could talk about the grass that doesn't grow since the roof is rarely open. Maybe talk about the brand new roof that leaks. Either way, this is a brand new eyesore that isn't going anywhere.

22. U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox)

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22. U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago White Sox)

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The Chicago White Sox are very inconsistent with the quality of team they put out on the field. Their stadium was built in the early nineties. At this point, it is just old. It is at that point where there is no nostalgia, but it is not modern. They don't need to start from scratch, but it needs some renovations.

21. Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

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21. Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)

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We are starting to get into the stadiums that are just average. It is what they call a "cookie cutter" stadium. Their renovation back in 2006 was just what they needed to get out of the equivalent of the dead ball era for stadiums.

20. Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)

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20. Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)

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The Detroit Tigers are one of the best in the league, but their stadium is not. Everything about Comerica Park is pretty average.

19. Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds)

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19. Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds)

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The Reds stadium is right on the water and they have some cool features, but it seems to be missing something extra. They seem to be right in the middle of the MLB when it comes to parks.

18. Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)

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18. Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)

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The Indians may be one of the most controversial names in sports, but their stadium is still a nice place to go to. They have a lot of great features for the upper class, but some of the non-expensive ones aren't as good.

17. Global Life Park In Arlington (Texas Rangers)

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17. Global Life Park In Arlington (Texas Rangers)

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The Texas Rangers ballpark is nothing to write home about. Greene's hill in center field is pretty cool, but doesn't really compare with a lot of the other parks in the country.

16. Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)

16. Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)
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16. Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)

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For a team that is one of the best when it comes to young, exciting talent, their stadium is not very exciting. They do have 79 suites, which is high for a baseball stadium.

15. Citi Field (New York Mets)

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15. Citi Field (New York Mets)

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The New York Mets' new stadium gets a do-over now that they have brought in the fences. Some more offense would really help people forget Shea Stadium. You have to love the fact that they brought the homerun apple to Citi Field, and the Jackie Robinson Rotunda looks really cool.

14. Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers)

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14. Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers)

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You have sausage races and a mascot that slides down a spiral slide after every homerun? I'm in on this stadium.

13. Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

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13. Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

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Wrigley Field is one of those stadiums where the lure of history can make you want to buy a plane ticket just to go and make you ignore the setbacks they have in technology. You have to love the fact that there is still an ivy wall, which may be the most unique thing any arena has in the country.

12. Petco Park (San Diego Padres)

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12. Petco Park (San Diego Padres)

12. Petco Park (San Diego Padres)
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The Padres need to dress a better team for a decently beautiful park. Their large dimensions do hold back from run scoring, but the scenery and the location of the restaurants make it a fun experience.

11. Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

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11. Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

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The fact that both New York stadiums fell out of the top ten says a lot, but both aren't awful parks. The new Yankee Stadium doesn't have the same aura that the old one had, but it still is a great park to be at. The ticket price is something that hurts since they don't have a packed house on a nightly basis.

10. Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

10. Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)
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10. Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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Dodger Stadium was a venue that brought a lot of opinions forward. Some think it is in the top five, while others have it in the bottom ten. I think when you take their pros against their cons, they barely squeak into the top ten.

9. Target Field (Minnesota Twins)

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9. Target Field (Minnesota Twins)

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The Minnesota Twins finally got their new stadium a few years ago, and they did it right. I mean, you can take a picture of yourself in a huge Gold Glove. There is a lot to do at the park, but none of it takes away from the fact that this is still a baseball game.

8. Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)

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8. Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)

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Coors Field is known as the thin air park, which helps the ball travel. That obviously helps with the atmosphere, because everyone knows chicks dig the longball. They also have a Blue Moon brewery in the stadium. The scoreboards are great and the landscaping is awesome.

7. Citizens Bank Ballpark (Philadelphia Phillies)

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7. Citizens Bank Ballpark (Philadelphia Phillies)

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Philadelphia may be an interesting city, especially to people who love rival teams, but there is no doubting how great their stadiums are. Their fans show up to nearly every game. They have a raucous crowd and an awesome tailgate atmosphere, with parking lots for all three stadiums/arenas full of fans.

6. Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)

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6. Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)

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This was the same venue that held one of the best Wrestlemanias of all time. Despite being in Seattle and having to deal with the rain, it is still a great place to catch a game. The absolute upgrade they got after dealing with the Kingdome for so many years is insane.

5. Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals)

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5. Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals)

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The fact that you can see one of the best monuments in the country (the St. Louis Arch) from most of the seats in the stadium would be one of the coolest features of any stadium. Beyond that, the panoramic view of the rest of the skyline makes it a great date spot. There are a ton of statues around the stadium, too.

4. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)

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4. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)

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Camden Yards has long been known as one of the best parks to visit in the country. They have a beautiful walk up to the stadium. The B&O Warehouse that you can see over the right field fence gives the perfect amount of nostalgia to a park that has seen a lot of history.

3. AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)

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3. AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)

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Gone are the days of Barry Bonds blasting balls into McCovey Cove, but that still doesn't take away from the greatness of AT&T Park. Of course there is the cove, but there are also other perks to the park. There are 68 luxury suites. Thanks to the rich history of the Giants, their monument park is full of great plaques, including Willie Mays and Gaylord Perry.

2. Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)

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2. Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)

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Of all the parks in the majors, this is the one that screams baseball. Fenway Park is so perfectly old school that it lands number two on this list. It fits perfectly into the Boston culture. They have their own niche (the Green Monster) along with a signature look. Everything about the park is something worth seeing.

1. PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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1. PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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This is the best place to watch a game in all of baseball. There is plenty of parking around the stadium. The river right outside the stadium, along with the bridge that can be seen on the right field side of the park, make the scene for every game beautiful. The park itself is awesome, and the field has great proportions. The tickets aren't outrageous, either. If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area, catching a Pirates game is a must.