Here’s the update since I last shared this list a few years ago.
As I mentioned then, our family has enjoyed visiting ballparks through the years.
Here’s my current list of ballparks I’ve visited including ballparks from the pre-Emily and pre-kids era.
- Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland Indians – This was my first ballgame, and I’m pretty sure they played the Twins that game.
- Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati Reds – This is the stadium I visited most as a kid…usually with free tickets for good grades.
- Tiger Stadium, Detroit Tigers – I snuck away while at college to watch them play the Indians.
- Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays – Emily and I took in a game while we were on our honeymoon.
- Jacobs Field, Cleveland Indians – It’s called something else now, but to our family it’ll always be Jacobs Field.
- Metrodome, Minnesota Twins – Our family still considers this the worst ballpark we’ve experienced…and the most boring game ever.
- Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds – Our family, and only our family, had a tour of the entire ballpark the day before the game.
- Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers – Brooke was still in her car seat and slept through the entire game.
- Comerica Park, Detroit Tigers – Brooke made up for the Brewers game, by crying through the entire game in Detroit.
- Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs – Kayla, Jacob and I got a tour on one visit, and then we went back for a game the night before school started.
- US Cellular Field, Chicago White Sox – I drove over with Kayla and Jacob to catch a game against the Indians.
- Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles – We visited Morgan State University before the game.
- Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers – Loved the ballpark, but it was by far the hottest game with over 100-degree heat.
- Sun Life Stadium, Florida Marlins – There had to be less than 500 people in the stadium, and then it rained…so we left.
- Turner Field, Atlanta Braves – It’s our new home field, and we really enjoy watching games here.
- PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates – On the same visit to Pittsburgh we saw Fourth of July fireworks down by the river next to the ballpark.
- AT&T Park, San Fransisco Giants – The smell of the garlic fries and the bizarre mix of music between innings made this one of the most surreal baseball experiences.
- Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox – Jacob and I flew into Boston to celebrate his 13th birthday with a walk along the Freedom Trail and a game at Fenway.
- Yankee Stadium, New York Yankees – The next day, Jacob and I took a train to NYC and then grabbed a subway to the Bronx to watch the Yankees.
- Coors Field, Colorado Rockies – Missed the first five runs of the game standing in line for a burger. Won the award for best beer. :-)
- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies – Enjoyed the game with a pastor/friend even though it rained the entire evening.
- Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays – Tampa needs a new ballpark, and they need to ditch the cowbells–most annoying game ever!
- Petco Park, San Diego Padres – Our family enjoyed the baseball, but we had more fun in “The Park at the Park” before the game.
- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers – Jacob and I caught the game the day they previewed the movie “42” based on Jackie Robinson’s story.
- Nationals Park, Washington Nationals – The ballpark is beautiful, but we really enjoyed the Racing Presidents mascots.
- Angel Stadium, Los Angeles Angels – The “Big A” in the parking lot is striking, and you really can’t beat watching a baseball game in Southern California.
- Target Field, Minnesota Twins – It’s a big upgrade from the Metrodome, but this late-April game was by far the coldest I’ve ever experienced.
- Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks – Even though it was early April, the roof was still closed…and the Indians lost.
- SunTrust Park, Atlanta Braves – We actually watched a Billy Joel concert before we watched the Braves play in their new ballpark.
- Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals – The water features beyond the outfield fence are spectacular making this one of our favorite ballparks.
- Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals – It’s hard to beat the St. Louis skyline with a view of the Gateway Arch.
- Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros – It was a bittersweet experience because we watched the Astros receive their World Series rings before the game.
- Citi Field, New York Mets – Unfortunately, Ebbets Field was long gone before I was born, but it felt like we got a taste of that ballpark when Jacob and I saw the Mets play the Indians.
Still need to visit Oakland, Seattle and then hit the new ballparks in Miami and the one opening in Arlington, Texas.