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Top 5 Baseball Ballparks in the World

Updated on May 6, 2013

Introduction

Baseball is a multi-billion dollar industry and baseball teams have figured it out. Teams either have a brand new ballpark OR have a ballpark that carries legendary status. In both cases there are millions of dollars being generated every season. Baseball teams like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, and many others try to enhance their fans experience while they are enjoying world class baseball.
This list ranks the TOP 5 Baseball Ballparks in the World. The list takes into consideration: capacity, history, and location.

#5 Comerica Park - Detroit

Comerica Park is the home of the Detroit Tigers and opened its doors in 2000. Comerica park is one of the best ballparks in the MLB, as it offers tons of amenities for its patrons Even though Detroit is one of the most dangerous cities in the USA, during game day Detroit is as safe as any other place. With a great view of downtown Detroit, Comerica Park's scenery can be compared to some of the greatest in the MLB such as PNC Park and AT&T Park.
There are tons of quality bars around the ballpark, as well as cheap parking. Access to major highways is very easy and the ballpark is located right next door to Ford Field where the Detroit Lions play their NFL games. If you truly love baseball it will be a great experience to visit this great ballpark.

Seating capacity is 41,255.

Comerica Park
Comerica Park | Source

#4 Fenway Park - Boston

There is no top baseball list without the presence of the Boston Red Sox in it. Especially when it comes to history Fenway Park is one of the most legendary ballparks in the world. Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in America, and it was first opened in 1912.
It has seen its fair share of accolades as the Boston Red Sox have been one of the premier baseball franchises in the history of baseball. The capacity of Fenway Park is 37,400 and its always sold out with fanatic fans.
Fenway Park is famous for its "Green Monster" wall that is located in the left field of the ballpark. Fenway Park carries so much history that every self respecting baseball fan must go see it.

Fenway Park - Boston. Capacity:37,400
Fenway Park - Boston. Capacity:37,400 | Source

#3 PNC Park - Pittsburgh

PNC Park is home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Even though the Pirates have usually struggled to make it to the playoffs, their ballpark is top notch. Its located downtown Pittsburgh in walking distance to all the bars, and restaurants. Another great thing about the location of PNC Park is the fact that its extremely close to Heinz Field (Steelers Stadium) and Consol Energy Center (Penguins Arena).
PNC Park scenery is amazing, as the stadium overlooks three rivers, and the Pittsburgh skyline. The seating capacity of PNC Park is 38,496 and the ballpark opened its doors in 2001.

PNC Park is without a doubt one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world and it's a must see destination for every baseball fan.

Gorgeous PNC Park in Pittsburgh PA
Gorgeous PNC Park in Pittsburgh PA | Source

#2 Wrigley Field - Chicago

At number two we have another classic ballpark: Wrigley Field located in Chicago IL and home of one of the most popular baseball teams: Chicago Cubs. I've ranked Wrigley Field at number two, because of the rich history that this ballpark has. It was built in 1916 and its the second oldest ballpark in the MLB. The surrounding areas around the ballpark contain bunch of bars, restaurants, residential apartments and tons of entertainment. Wrigleyville as they often call the area where the ballpark is located turns into a huge party every time there is a baseball game or concert of some sort.
The capacity of Wrigley Field is 41,159 and its always sold out as well (just like the rest of the ballparks on this list). Wrigley Field is considered by many the mecca of baseball, and there is no question that every true baseball fan has been at least once to Lake View in Chicago.

Wrigley Field is Always Sold Out!
Wrigley Field is Always Sold Out!

#1 Yankee Stadium - New York

Of course Yankee Stadium is number one on the list, Even though it opened its doors in 2009, everything with the New York Yankees seems to be in the legendary column. The ballpark is simply amazing and it has seating capacity of 50,291. The total cost of Yankee Stadium construction was $1.6 billion and there is a reason for that. It is the best ballpark without a doubt, and it is even considered to be one of the best stadiums in the entire world.
The New York Yankees are one of the most popular baseball teams of all time, and even though they have been struggling lately, they will always be considered arguably the best baseball franchise in the history of baseball.

Yankee Stadium
Yankee Stadium

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      BLACKANDGOLDJACK 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      I've been to Fenway and the old Yankee Stadium but not the new one. And of course, PNC Park. No doubt I'll be going to some games this summer. I like to wait until the weather is likely to be good.

      The Pirates might actually make the playoffs this season. Yesterday sucked though. Geez, the bases loaded and nobody out and they can't score.

      Talking about the Tigers, I have Miguel Cabrera on my fantasy team and my opponent had Prince Fielder. I was following that one real close.

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      Blogger at Best 4 years ago from Detroit MI

      Yes, PNC is great! I can't wait until I return to Pittsburgh, such a beautiful city and GREAT stadiums!

      As for Cabrera, he is probably the best player in baseball right now. He is amazing, and combined with Prince Fielder you are talking about an explosive duo.

      I love fantasy baseball, I bet Cabrera is getting you some great points (Hes been having an outstanding spring)

      Who is the Pirates #1 player now? Please tell me its not Brandon Inge :D

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      BLACKANDGOLDJACK 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte are the Pirates I like to watch the most. Awesome all-around players.

      Yeah, Miguel Cabrera, when he comes up to bat he just looks like he is going to get a hit. And that's not chopped liver in Jackson and Hunter hitting before Cabrera and Martinez hitting after Fielder. Miguel and Prince are already piling up the RBIs and who knows what numbers they'll both end up with. Should be huge.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      RobSawyer 4 years ago

      Fenway at 4? Oldest ballpark in the league and has the record for consecutive sellouts that just ended, 794 regular season games and 820 including postseason. It spanned from May 2003 to April 2013, that is basically a decade of sold out games.

      Yawkey Way has cool stores and bars outside of Fenway and who can forget Carlton Fisk in game 6 of the world series...classic.

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      William 3 years ago from America

      Comerica is a great park but Detroit is one of the most depressing places in the country. It's such a gray, nasty dump. It's a shame.

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