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    Quote Originally Posted by skobabe8 View Post
    Just curious, but what year were you there?

    I've only been to around 10 parks, but I rank it ahead of Chase Field and Minute Maid.
    I went to Comisky (US Cell) in 99 and then again in 2005, their WS year. As with any ballpark, once inside its a great place to see a game. I prefer the fans at ChiSox games over the Cubs fans. But unfortunately they didnt come close to the old place. The renovations were greatly needed and did improve the place a bit, ill give them that. Someone has to be last and IMO, US Cell is that.

    However, while i have Chase and MM above US Cell, i can respect that ranking because no one hates indoor baseball more than I. I have been lucky enough to be in each of those two when the roof was open, so i may be a little biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewers08 View Post
    well agree to disagree, its just my personal opinion.

    Here is Yahoo's top 5:
    1. AT&T
    2. Fenway
    3. PNC
    4. Wrigley
    5. Camden

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns
    Not a horrible ranking but i pretty much disregard any ranking that doesnt have the Fens # 1.

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    How many of you guys have actually been to New Yankee Stadium already?
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    MY list

    NL Central
    Good - History and charm of all the parks
    Bad - 2 homer friendly parks
    1) Busch Stadium
    2) Wrigley Field
    3) PNC Bank Park
    4) Cynergy Field
    5) Astros
    6) Miller Park

    NL West
    Good - All but one were built in the last round of new stadiums
    Bad -
    1) Coors Field
    2) Bank One Ballpark
    3) At&t Park
    4) Petco Park
    5) Dodger Stadium

    AL East
    Good - History
    Bad - The Dome built for anything but baseball
    1) Fenway Park
    2) Yankee Stadium
    3) Rodgers Center
    4) Camden Yards
    5) Tropicana Field

    NL East
    Good - The best new stadium
    Bad- Playing baseball in a football stadium
    1) Citizens Bank Park
    2) Citi Field
    3) Nats Park
    4) Turner Field
    5) Marlins Stadium

    AL Central
    Good - 2 of the best retro stadiums built.
    Bad - Dome with a platic bag as a wall.
    1) Jacobs Field
    2) Comerica Park
    3) US Cellular Field
    4) Kaufman Stadium
    5) Metro Dome

    AL West
    Good - 2 good retro parks
    Bad - 2 cookie cutter stadiums
    1) Safeco Field
    2) Ballpark at Arlington
    3) Anahiem Stadium
    4) Oakland Collosium

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradSOX24 View Post
    NL West
    Good - All but one were built in the last round of new stadiums
    Bad -
    1) Coors Field
    2) Bank One Ballpark
    3) At&t Park
    4) Petco Park
    5) Dodger Stadium
    Fo' real??????

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    NL WEST
    AT&T Park
    PETCO Park
    Doger Stadium
    Chase Field
    Coors Field

    ~West is probably the most consistent division. At&t, Petco, and Doger are some of my favorites, while I still love Chase and Coors

    NL CENTRAL
    1. Wrigley Field
    2. PNC Park
    3. Miller Park
    4. Busch Stadium
    5. Minute Maid Park
    6. Great American Ballpark (Games)
    ~Wrigley's a classic, PNC is BEATIFUL, Miller has great architecture, Busch and and Minute Maid are still good to me. Central is pretty nice, nevermind GABP

    NL EAST
    1. Citizens Bank Park (Hard to say as a Mets fan, may have my mind changed when I go. CBP IS Nice.)
    2. Citi Field
    3.Nationals Park
    4. Turner Field
    5. Dolphin Stadium
    ~To pick CBP is tough, but it's a beautiful ballpark. Nats Park is only ok to me, never like Turner, and Dolphin is not a ballpark at all. (:P)

    AL WEST
    1.Safeco Field
    2.Angel Stadium
    3.The Coliseum
    4. Ballpark in Arlington
    ~Unfortunately, not a lot of knowledge on the West

    AL Central
    1.Progressive Field
    2.Comerica Park
    3. US Cellular Field
    4.Kauffman Stadium
    5. Metrodome
    ~Love Kauffman's renovations, but the Top 4 is great in the Central

    AL Central
    1. Camden Yards
    2. Fenway Park
    3. New Yankee Stadium
    4. Rogers Centre
    5. Tropicana Field (If the new park plan goes through, easily a favorite, love the idea)
    ~Bunch of classics (3), one meh one, and one I can't stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gman5431 View Post
    I went to Comisky (US Cell) in 99 and then again in 2005, their WS year. As with any ballpark, once inside its a great place to see a game. I prefer the fans at ChiSox games over the Cubs fans. But unfortunately they didnt come close to the old place. The renovations were greatly needed and did improve the place a bit, ill give them that. Someone has to be last and IMO, US Cell is that.

    However, while i have Chase and MM above US Cell, i can respect that ranking because no one hates indoor baseball more than I. I have been lucky enough to be in each of those two when the roof was open, so i may be a little biased.

    G Man
    Gotcha. Very fair reasons.

    They didn't come close to the old place, and I really doubt they wanted to, other than the arches on the outside. It's too bad really. I was so hopefull with PNC that the new trend would be ballparks with 2 decks and less height, but PNC has been the only one. I think if a new Comiskey were built today, they would try to mimic old Comiskey more and possibly build a park with 2 decks with all the amenities.

    I was at MM and Chase when the roofs were closed. I was not a fan.

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    Overall the A.L. is better than the N.L.

    A.L. East
    1. OPACY
    2. NYS
    3. Fenway
    4. Rogers Centre
    5. Tropicana

    A.L. Central
    1. Kauffman
    2. Jacobs, I'm not calling it Pro...
    3. New Comiskey
    4. Comerica
    5. Metrodome

    A.L. West
    1. Safeco
    2. Anaheim
    3. Mausoleum
    4. Hell hole in Arlington

    N.L. East: worst division based on ballparks
    1. Turner
    2. CBP
    3. Citi
    4. Nationals
    5. Dolphins

    N.L. Central: awful division
    1. PNC
    2. Wrigley
    3. Busch
    4. GABP
    5. Miller
    6. Minute Maid

    N.L. West: best in the N.L.
    1. AT&T
    2. Coors
    3. Petco
    4. Dodger
    5. Chase

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    I have been to all of these.

    AL East:
    1. Camden Yards
    2. Yankee Stadium
    3. Fenway Park
    4. Rogers Centre
    5. Tropicana Field

    AL Central:
    1. Comerica Park
    2. Progressive Field
    3. US Cellular
    4. Kauffman Stadium
    5. Metrodome

    AL West:
    1. Ameriquest Field
    2. SAFECO Field
    3. Angels
    4. Network Associates Coliseum


    NL East:
    1. Citi Field
    2. Citizens Bank Park
    3. Turner Field
    4. Nationals Park
    5. Dolphin Stadium

    NL Central:
    1. PNC Park
    2. Busch Stadium
    3. Wrigley Field
    4. Great American Ballpark
    5. Miller Park
    6. Minute Maid


    NL West:
    1. AT&T Park
    2. PETCO Park
    3. Coors Field
    4. Chase Field
    5. Dodger Stadium

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    I've only been to three MLB ballparks (Dodger Stadium, Petco Park, Angel Stadium). But I'll list my favorites anyway, based on the pictures I've seen:

    NL West - Dodger Stadium (homer pick). Petco Park (non-homer pick)
    NL Central - PNC Park
    NL East - Citizens Bank Park

    AL West - Safeco Field
    AL Central - Kauffman Stadium
    AL East - Fenway Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman5431 View Post
    I went to Comisky (US Cell) in 99 and then again in 2005, their WS year. As with any ballpark, once inside its a great place to see a game. I prefer the fans at ChiSox games over the Cubs fans. But unfortunately they didnt come close to the old place. The renovations were greatly needed and did improve the place a bit, ill give them that. Someone has to be last and IMO, US Cell is that.

    However, while i have Chase and MM above US Cell, i can respect that ranking because no one hates indoor baseball more than I. I have been lucky enough to be in each of those two when the roof was open, so i may be a little biased.

    G Man
    I'd put the Cell above places like Miller, the GAB (the 3B side at least), Turner, and even NYS.

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    AL East

    1. New Yankee Stadium (It's a palace!)
    2. Camden Yards (been there)
    3. Fenway Park (been there recently)
    4. Rogers Centre (been there)
    5. Tropicana (haven't been there)



    AL Central

    1. Kauffman (haven't been there)
    2. Comerica (saw the outskirts in Sept of 1999)
    3. US Cellular (haven't been there)
    4. Progressive (only one I've been to in this bunch)
    5. Metrodome (haven't been there)



    AL West

    1. Safeco (haven't been there)
    2. Ballpark at Arlington (will be there in September, day before Giants vs Cowboys)
    3. Angels Stadium (haven't been there)
    4. Oakland Coliseum (haven't been there)



    NL East

    1. Citizens Bank (been there)
    2. Nationals (haven't been there)
    3. Turner (been there)
    4. Citi Field (been there)
    5. Dolphin (been there for a NFL game only. Favre's 1st game as a Jet last year)

    NL Central

    1. PNC (been there. 2nd best ballpark that I've ever been to, next to New Yankee Stadium)
    2. Wrigley (been there, better than Fenway, but old Tiger Stadium was better that Wrigley)
    3. Minute Maid
    4. Busch (haven't been there)
    5. Miller (haven't been there)
    6. GABP (haven't been there)

    NL West

    1. AT&T (haven't been there)
    2. Dodger Stadium (been there, reminded me of a nicer Shea Stadium)
    3. Coors (haven't been there)
    4. Petco (haven't been there)
    5. Chase (haven't been there)

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    NL Central - PNC, Minute Maid, Wrigley, Busch, Miller, GABP
    NL West - Petco, AT&T, Coors, Dodger, Chase
    AL Central - (Target), Comerica, Kaufmann, Cell, Progressive, Metrodome - Will be the best when Target Field opens
    NL East - Citizens Bank, Nationals, Citi, Turner, Dolph
    AL West - Safeco, Rangers, Anaheim, Coliseum
    AL East - Fenway, NYS, Camden, Rogers, Trop
    1997 2003
    Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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    I'll probably revise this list at the end of the month:

    AL EAST
    1. BALTIMORE - Perhaps my favorite place to go whenever I get the chance.
    2. BOSTON - A close second. Had a blast up there. Would love to do again.
    3. NEW YORK - Too corporate, but concourses are bigger. I probably prefer RYS over NYS.
    4. TORONTO - Love the view of CN Tower; reminds me of a cookie-cutter.
    5. TAMPA BAY - haven't been there - Looks dark and catwalks obstruct play. The proposed stadium looked great; hopefully they'll get a new stadium.

    AL CENTRAL
    1. CLEVELAND - It's really not a bad place. Reminds me of CBP.
    2. DETROIT - Like Cleveland, not a bad place either despite leaving Tiger Stadium.
    3. KANSAS CITY - haven't been there -Going this summer. Love the waterfalls.
    4. CHICAGO - haven't been there - Going this summer. Better than Old Comiskey Park by far.
    5. MINNESOTA - haven't been there - Target Field will be a big improvement once finished.

    AL WEST
    1. SEATTLE - A beautiful park in a beautiful city.
    2. LOS ANGELES - haven't been there - Would like to see the big A closer to the stadium as it once was.
    3. TEXAS - haven't been there - Wonder how it would be like with a dome. Looks out of place in the suburbs.
    4. OAKLAND - haven't been there - Time for a new stadium

    NL EAST
    1. PHILADELPHIA - My hometown, perhaps I'm partial here. CBP is one of my homes away from home. A great place to watch a ballgame.
    2. NEW YORK - Did a nice job with this place. Very impressed.
    3. WASHINGTON - A sleeper. Improved camera angles viewing at home. Good food as well.
    4. ATLANTA - Impressed with how clean it is. Great place to bring kids, but possibly a bit too cartoonish. Not like that's a bad thing anyway.
    5. FLORIDA - haven't been there for a Marlins game, only for a Dolphins game. Built for football only. Can't wait until the new stadium is finished in 2012.

    NL CENTRAL
    1. PITTSBURGH - The best from what I've seen. A beautiful place indeed.
    2. CHICAGO - haven't been there - Going this summer - A legendary ballpark and a place that you must go before you die.
    3. ST. LOUIS - haven't been there - Going this summer - Looks nicer than Busch II. What's going on with the Ballpark Village?
    4. MILWAUKEE - haven't been there - Going this summer - I hear it's pretty nice up there. Sausage races and Bernie's slide will provide entertainment.
    5. HOUSTON - haven't been there - Tal's Hill in CF has got to be the worst gimmick in baseball.
    6. CINCINNATI - Has the best hot dogs in baseball, and some things do stand out, but that gap I will never understand and the sight lines aren't great either.

    NL WEST
    1. SAN FRANCISCO - haven't been there - Hope to see a splash home run once I get out there
    2. LOS ANGELES - haven't been there - I would put this park as a "must-see."
    3. SAN DIEGO - haven't been there - Looks like a nice place to watch a game from tv.
    4. COLORADO - haven't been there - I hear there's a nice view of the mountains. Need to sit along the first base line.
    5. ARIZONA - haven't been there - Hope to step foot in the swimming pool

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    I thought it would be fun to revive this thread now that Target Field and Marlins Park have opened. Where do the AL Central and NL East now fit in with the addition of Target Field and Marlins Park?

    As a Twins fan, I am a bit biased, but I truly think the AL Central has the best bunch of ballparks. No roofs or retractable roofs in the AL Central either!

    AL Central - Target, Kaufmann, Comerica, Progressive, US Cellular
    NL Central - PNC, Busch, Miller, Wrigley, GABP
    NL West - AT&T, Petco, Coors, Dodger, Chase
    NL East - Citizens Bank, Nationals, Marlins, Citi, Turner
    AL West - Safeco, Anaheim, Rangers, Coliseum
    AL East - Camden, Fenway, NYS, Rogers, Tropicana

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmh839 View Post
    I thought it would be fun to revive this thread now that Target Field and Marlins Park have opened. Where do the AL Central and NL East now fit in with the addition of Target Field and Marlins Park?

    As a Twins fan, I am a bit biased, but I truly think the AL Central has the best bunch of ballparks. No roofs or retractable roofs in the AL Central either!

    AL Central - Target, Kaufmann, Comerica, Progressive, US Cellular
    NL Central - PNC, Busch, Miller, Wrigley, GABP
    NL West - AT&T, Petco, Coors, Dodger, Chase
    NL East - Citizens Bank, Nationals, Marlins, Citi, Turner
    AL West - Safeco, Anaheim, Rangers, Coliseum
    AL East - Camden, Fenway, NYS, Rogers, Tropicana
    You forgot Minute Maid Park in the NL Central. Though after this season it moves to the AL West.

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