1. Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a baseball game in a warehouse, then the Trop is the place for you. The in play catwalks and the tarped off sections also leave a lot to be desired in what is widely considered the worst stadium in all of baseball. That said come playoff time the stadium is rocking as the sound of cowbells echoes throughout the Trop.
2. Oakland-Alameda Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)
Another strong contender for the worst stadium in the majors the Oakland Coliseum avoids the bottom of the rankings due to its fresh air and green grass. Watch out for the sewage though as the Coliseum has been known to flood.
3. Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)
A marvel for its retractable roof when it opened in 1989, today Rogers Centre is somewhat of a relic from the days of multipurpose stadiums. The artificial turf and enclosed nature of the stadium give it a cold and dated feeling, but at least they finally replaced the sliding pits with a real infield bringing Rogers Centre into the 21st century.
4. Turner Field (Atlanta Braves)
The converted Olympic stadium will close its doors after this season-ending its 20 year run as home to the Atlanta Braves. While the stadium itself isn’t particularly bad, the surrounding area leaves a lot to be desired. So much so in fact that the club would rather move to an office park in Cobb County than stay put in their current location.
5. Marlins Park (Miami Marlins)
Marlins Park opened as arguably the gaudiest stadium in all of sports in 2012. With its bright green walls, aquariums in the walls behind home plate, and bold home run statue, Marlins Park is definitely not for everyone.
6. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)
Located in downtown Phoenix, Chase Field provides a great view of the surrounding area when the windows and roof are open. Unfortunately though due to the Arizona heat this is rarely the case, which creates the feeling you’re in a shopping mall rather than at a Major League ballpark.
7. Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)
The new Yankee Stadium is a better museum than stadium thanks its sterile feel and obstructed views. It’s gotta be pretty tough for the Bleacher Creatures to do roll call when they can’t see half the outfield.
8. Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
The Big A is the second oldest park in the junior circuit and still manages to provide a pleasant game day experience to players and fans alike. The 1997 renovations brought new life to a stadium that should be home to the Angels for many years to come.
9. The Ballpark in Arlington (Texas Rangers)
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington can be a great place to take in a game provided you’re not seated in the scorching Texas summer sun. The suburban location is a bit of a drag as well, and there isn’t much a view to speak of, however over the years the office in centerfield has grown feel part of the park.
10. Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)
A unique aspect of Nationals Park is the fact the stadium was primarily built out of steel and concrete rather than brick during a time where every new stadium was going with a retro look. Overall Nationals Park doesn’t stand out that much and even their much talked about presidents race is an idea borrowed from the Brewers.
11. Citi Field (New York Mets)
Citi Field does a nice job paying tribute to the history of National League baseball in the city of New York with its Ebbets Field-inspired exterior, Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and original Mets home run apple in the parking lot. However, the park is extremely lacking when it comes to recognizing the New York Giants and overall is lacking a little something that would give it a real unique feel.
12. Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians)
The Jake, as Tribe fans like to call it, offers a great view of downtown Cleveland and provided a much-needed upgrade from Municipal Stadium when it first opened in 1994. While the park isn’t as shiny and new as when it first opened, it’s still a great place to take in a ball game.
13. Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox)
The Guaranteed Rate Field was the best ballpark in baseball when it opened in 1991, then in 1992 when Camden Yards opened it was obsolete. Renovations in the early 2000s provided significant improvements to the park and today Guaranteed Rate Field has plenty to offer fans including the Fundamentals deck and a new scoreboard topped with the famous White Sox pinwheels.
14. Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)
Another stadium that suffers a bit from being a bit too enclosed, Minute Maid Park offers a beautiful place to take in a game and has several unique features including the train in left field and Tal’s Hill. That said some of the quirks at Minute Maid feel a bit too forced.
15. Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds)
Great American Ball Park offers an outstanding view of the Kentucky River and is an excellent place for a game despite the fact it lacks the bells and whistles of some of the other parks found throughout the majors. The real deciding factor though to how much you enjoy Great American Ball Park though is whether or not you like Skyline Chili.
16. Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers)
Miller Park is home to the best tailgating in all of baseball and the only place where you can see the original seventh inning mascot race. The only drawback to attending a game at Miller Park is the park has a bit of an enclosed feeling, which takes away from the overall experience.
17. Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies)
Located in the famed Philly sports complex, Citizens Bank Park offers a great view of the Philadelphia skyline. Philly fans are some of the most passionate in all of sports, which provides a great atmosphere within the stadium but can also have its downside as well.
18. Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals)
Home to the “best fans in baseball” Busch Stadium’s excellent downtown location puts you right in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Here you’ll find not only a great view of the Arch but also plenty of fans willing to help you fill out your scorecard.
19. Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)
Unlike a lot of other stadiums with a retractable roof, Safeco Field manages to retain an open air stadium feel. The stadium offers a charming view of downtown Seattle and manages to feel brand new despite opening over 15 years ago.
20. Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)
When Comerica Park opened many Tigers fans were sad to see the venerable Tiger Stadium go, however since then, Comerica Park has earned a spot in Tiger fans and baseball fans hearts. The carousel and Ferris wheel are neat features, and the park does an outstanding job of showing off the beauty of downtown Detroit.
21. Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)
Coors Field is the perfect place to take in a game if you love watching high scoring baseball. The recent additions of the party deck and other amenities have made Coors Field an excellent venue for both diehard and casual fans.
22. Petco Park (San Diego Padres)
Home of the 2016 All-Star game, Petco Park has played a big part in rejuvenating downtown San Diego. You’ll find everything you could want in the game day experience here including great nearby bars and restaurants, local brews, and a beautiful view of downtown San Diego. The only downside is that you’ll be watching the Padres.
23. Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)
The waterfalls in the outfield are a unique feature and help give Kauffman its own charm. Recent success has also bred new life into the fans making the trip to Kauffman Stadium a must for baseball fans throughout the country.
24. Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Dodger Stadium is the third oldest stadium in baseball, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have plenty of life left in it. The stadium gives off the quintessential Southern California baseball vibe and should be on the bucket list of every baseball fan out there.
25. Target Field (Minnesota Twins)
A much-needed upgrade from the Metrodome, Target Field provides one of the best experiences in baseball. Not only does the stadium have a superb classic baseball feel to it, but it also does an excellent job of having a distinctly Minnesota feel with its Minnesota limestone walls and local food and beverage options. Additionally, the stadium has the smallest footprint in all of baseball, which helps give you the feeling you’re right on top of the action.
26. Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
Arguably the most classic stadium in all of baseball, Wrigley Field has hosted generations of baseball fans. With its old manual scoreboard and vibrant neighborhood, there isn’t a baseball fan out there that wouldn’t have a great time at Wrigley.
27. AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)
AT&T Park is home to one of the best views in all of baseball as well as a team that has been on a tear lately winning three of the last six World Series. The park’s great location within San Francisco and local food options make it a desirable spot for any baseball fan.
28. Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
The oldest ballpark in the majors is a must for any baseball fan out there. Fenway has a one of a kind atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else in addition to many quirks found throughout the stadium including the Green Monster, Williamsburg, and the Triangle.
29. PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Considered by many to be the best ballpark in baseball, PNC Park is without a doubt the prettiest park in baseball with its picturesque view of downtown Pittsburgh.
30. Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
Opening in 1992, Camden Yards set a precedent for all the new ballparks that would be built after it. In the years since the park has remained one of the best in baseball and cemented itself as a true modern classic.