The first game of the MLB Spring Training season starts today! It may also be time for a road trip, so why not combine the two? Baseball stadiums bring a certain level of charm that any fan knows is enough to keep them coming back. If you are looking for your next adventure, it could be a road trip to one of these famous MLB parks.
This stadium got a much-needed upgrade in 2009 but still has a retro-style feel for viewers to enjoy. While it may be a bit confusing to navigate the various escalators and concourses, there are great views to enjoy.
What baseball stadium list would be complete without Yankee Stadium? For nearly eight decades, the stadium was home to so many iconic moments in baseball history that they decided to rebuild it. The current stadium was opened in 2009 and can hold up to 49,642 baseball fans. It is bigger and better than ever while still holding to the original stadium.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
This retro ballpark constructed in 1992 is a must-see. The one feature that sets this park apart is the warehouse. The warehouse already existed, and the Oriole stadium was built around it. Many others in the 90s and 00’s tried to duplicate this great setup, but none ever could because they did not have that critical organic feature that makes Oriole Park what it is.
Fenway Park is possibly the most famous Eastern stadium. Built in 1912, it has a history of making a name as a staple stadium for the sport. Those who have been to this park know it is truly an experience. At a capacity of 37,499, it may not be the most comfortable. However, the cramped seating and obstructed views are overpowered by the hovering Green Monster and quintessential Sweet Caroline recording every fan loves. This stadium will make you feel like you are right at home with other fans in a place with so much baseball history.
This Pittsburgh stadium opened in 2001 and can hold up to 38,362 baseball fans. This stadium stands out among the rest because of the views it offers. Sitting in the stadium, you can see the downtown Pittsburgh backdrop across the Allegheny River. This is the first ballpark with less than three decks built since the 1950s, and while it may not be the biggest stadium in America, it certainly values intimacy and creates an experience that fans will never forget.
No matter where you choose to road trip this spring, it is good to know what road hazards can await. Check these out and prepare yourself for a great vacation!