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  • 15 Greatest Major League Baseball Stadiums Ever [1871-Present]

    Take into account aesthetics, uniqueness, neighborhood, historical events [including great games, feats accomplished there, even boxing, football games, etc.]. What the stadium meant or still means to the community. These are simply polite suggestions among any other factors you would like to consider.

    Any facility used by a team in a ML [NA, NL, AA, UA, PL, AL, FL].

    Feel free to state the reasoning behind your rankings and use the thread for discussion and debate as well.

    Point System: I'll total up points as such: #1 = 15 points to #15 = 1 point. I'll add up the totals somewhere around the new year. You never know what kind of event will pop up this time of year. I will try to give 24 hour countdown before I add up the numbers.

    *If you only type Yankee Stadium I am counting your vote for the original. There is only original [before and post renovation, it is the same place, even if not theoretically or in your heart, which I totally get, sorry though] and the new one [Yankee Stadium II].

    *If you only type Polo Grounds I assume you mean Polo Grounds IV. There are 4 variations of the Polo Grounds. All are counted as separate buildings.

    1. Yankee Stadium I - 122
    2. Ebbets Field - 103
    3. Comiskey Park I - 103
    4. Fenway Park - 91
    5. Wrigley Field - 86
    6. Polo Grounds IV - 81
    7. Oriole Park at Camden Yards - 62
    8. Dodger Stadium - 61
    9. Tiger Stadium - 58
    10. Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium - 52
    11. Forbes Field - 42
    12. AT&T Park [Giants] - 38
    13. Sportsmans Park - 35
    14. Safeco Park - 27
    15. Palace of the Fans - 24
    16. PNC Park - 24
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    17. Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium - 20
    18. Crosley Field - 20
    19. South End Grounds - 19
    20. Cleveland Stadium - 16
    21. Target Field - 16
    22. Polo Grounds III - 14
    23. West Side Grounds [Chicago] - 13
    24. Astrodome - 13
    25. Washington Park [Brooklyn] - 12
    26. Hilltop Park - 11
    27. Shea Stadium - 11
    28. Baker Bowl - 11
    29. Exposition Park [Pittsburgh] - 10
    30. Comiskey Park II - 10
    31. Metropolitan Stadium [Twins] - 9
    32. SkyDome/RogersCenter - 8
    33. Huntingdon Avenue Grounds [Boston] - 8
    34. Busch Stadium III - 8
    35. Wrigley Field [LA] - 8
    36. Messer Park [Providence] - 7
    37. Griffith Stadium - 6
    38. Anaheim Stadium - 6
    39. League Park [Cleveland] - 5
    40. Milwaukee County Stadium - 5
    41. Busch Memorial Stadium ['66-'05] - 4
    42. Columbia Park [Philadelphia] - 4
    43. Eastern Park [Brooklyn] - 3
    44. Miller Park - 3
    45. Riverfront Stadium - 3
    46. Tropicana Field - 2
    47. Coors Field - 2
    48. Citi Field - 2
    49. Yankee Stadium II - 2
    50. Terrapin Park [Baltimore] - 2
    51. Harrison Field [Newark, NJ] - 1
    52. Braves Field/NL Park - 1
    53. Municipal Stadium [KC] - 1
    54. RFK Stadium - 1
    Last edited by bluesky5; 01-16-2013, 10:38 PM.
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

  • #2
    Love this idea! What about stadiums that have been around for a while i.e. wrigley and fenway? Also what about stadiums that were seen as cramp/falling apart that we now love in hindsight i.e. ebbets? Other than that sounds great!
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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    • #3
      Chronological Order

      1. Shibe Park
      2. Forbes Field
      3. Comiskey
      4. Fenway
      5. Ebbets
      6. Wrigley
      7. Yankee
      8. Wrigley (LA)
      9. Dodger
      10. Anaheim
      11. Kauffman
      12. Oriole Park at Camden Yards
      13. Safeco
      14. AT&T
      15. PNC
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
        Love this idea! What about stadiums that have been around for a while i.e. wrigley and fenway? Also what about stadiums that were seen as cramp/falling apart that we now love in hindsight i.e. ebbets? Other than that sounds great!
        However you want to judge them is fine with me!
        "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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        • #5
          Edit: this is a joke list. don't count towards your tally

          1. Tropicana Field
          2. Riverfront Stadium
          3. Veterans Stadium
          4. Great American Ballpark
          5. US Cellular Field
          6. Skydome
          7. Olympic Stadium
          8. Baker Bowl
          9. Chase Field
          10. Fulton County Stadium
          11. Three Rivers Stadium
          12. Metrodome
          13. Palace of the Fans
          14. Arlington Stadium
          15. War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo)
          Last edited by NickEsasky; 12-20-2012, 11:35 AM. Reason: clarify intentions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
            15. War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo)
            Not a ML stadium.
            "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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            • #7
              You mean the New York Knights weren't real? OK, replace with Polo Grounds.

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              • #8
                lmao I almost want to count it now.
                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                • #9
                  1)polo grounds
                  2)tiger stadium
                  3)crosley field
                  4)comiskey park
                  5)forbes field
                  6)shibe-connie mack stadium
                  7)sportsman park
                  8)yankee stadium
                  9)ebbets field
                  10)wrigley field
                  11)fenway park
                  12)baker bowl
                  13)league park
                  14)cleveland stadium
                  15)municipal stadium kc
                  LONG LIVE THE POLO GROUNDS 1891-1964
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/POLOGROUNDS1962

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
                    1. Tropicana Field
                    2. Riverfront Stadium
                    3. Veterans Stadium
                    4. Great American Ballpark
                    5. US Cellular Field
                    6. Skydome
                    7. Olympic Stadium
                    8. Baker Bowl
                    9. Chase Field
                    10. Fulton County Stadium
                    11. Three Rivers Stadium
                    12. Metrodome
                    13. Palace of the Fans
                    14. Arlington Stadium
                    15. War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo)
                    Treating this with the seriousness it deserves, I see. No Colt Stadium?

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                    • #11
                      1. Ebbets Field
                      2. Wrigley Field
                      3. Yankee Stadium I
                      4. Comiskey Park
                      5. Camden Yards
                      6. Dodger Stadium
                      7. Kauffman Stadium
                      8. Tiger Stadium
                      9. AT&T Park
                      10. Fenway Park
                      11. Milwaukee County Stadium
                      12. Busch Stadium (1966)
                      13. SkyDome (seriously)
                      14. Coors Field
                      15. Metropolitan Stadium (Bloomington)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
                        1. Tropicana Field
                        2. Riverfront Stadium
                        3. Veterans Stadium
                        4. Great American Ballpark
                        5. US Cellular Field
                        6. Skydome
                        7. Olympic Stadium
                        8. Baker Bowl
                        9. Chase Field
                        10. Fulton County Stadium
                        11. Three Rivers Stadium
                        12. Metrodome
                        13. Palace of the Fans
                        14. Arlington Stadium
                        15. War Memorial Stadium (Buffalo)
                        What, no Shea Stadium?

                        The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                        • #13
                          1. Ebbets Field
                          2. Yankee Stadium (pre-renovation)
                          3. Polo Grounds
                          4. Fenway Park
                          5. Wrigley Field
                          6. Tiger Stadium
                          7. Comiskey Park
                          8. Shibe Park
                          9. Baker Bowl
                          10. Sportsmans Park
                          11. Dodger Stadium
                          12. Griffith Stadium
                          13. Braves Field
                          14. League Park
                          15. Camden Yards

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                          • #14
                            Tomorrow when my brain has dissolved this Christmas party I just attended . . . I will list a 15 . . . with a criteria of 1) Parks I've attended games and 2) Parks I've resonated through this web page . . . but for now . . . I can tell you # 16 (you know somebody would have to do it . . .right??) . . . is Kaufmann Stadium.
                            Some's basturds, some's ain't, thats the score.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by schulzte View Post
                              1. Ebbets Field
                              2. Wrigley Field
                              3. Yankee Stadium I
                              4. Comiskey Park
                              5. Camden Yards
                              6. Dodger Stadium
                              7. Kauffman Stadium
                              8. Tiger Stadium
                              9. AT&T Park
                              10. Fenway Park
                              11. Milwaukee County Stadium
                              12. Busch Stadium (1966)
                              13. SkyDome (seriously)
                              14. Coors Field
                              15. Metropolitan Stadium (Bloomington)
                              I have heard great things about Skydome.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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