View from the upper deck at Citizens Bank Park - Picture: Mark Whitt


If there is one team who deserved a new ballpark built during the building boom of retro ballparks it was the Philadelphia Phillies. For over three decades the Phillies played at perhaps the worst multipurpose stadium built, Veterans Stadium. Not only was it large, with over 62,000 seats for baseball, but was well known for

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View from the upper deck at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets


When the Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles after the 1957 season, Ebbets Field, one of the most nostalgic ballparks in baseball died. However, the opening of Baltimore’s Camden Yards in 1992 ushered in a new wave of retro ballparks that captured pieces of bygone ballparks including that famed ballpark. Citi Field, home of the

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View from the upper deck at Chase Field. Picture: Mark Whitt


It might be 100 degrees outside during the Summer in Phoenix, but at Chase Field, you can step inside to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks play ball and even jump in a pool! Opening in 1998, Chase Field was the first stadium ever built to have a retractable roof and a natural grass field. With MLB’s announcement

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View from the upper deck at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals


It’s a sunny afternoon in St. Louis, you are sitting in the upper deck at Busch Stadium, where you not only are watching one of the best baseball teams, but have views of the St. Louis skyline and the Gateway Arch, one of the most iconic structures in America. Cardinals baseball has been played in

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AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants


Of the 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball, there are a few that should be on every baseball fan’s bucket list. AT&T Park’s charm, character and breathtaking views can only be rivaled by few other ballparks in the country. This was not always the case for the San Francisco Giants as they played at Candlestick

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A new era in the history of the New York Yankees began in 2009 when the team moved from the most famous and historic stadium in the world to their new stadium across East 161st Street. The name, Yankee Stadium, remains the same, and it appears that ghosts of the old Yankee Stadium moved to

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View from the upper deck at Guaranteed Rate Field


From their inception in 1901 as charter members of the American League, the Chicago White Sox have played on the city’s South side at three different ballparks: South Side Park, Comiskey Park and Guaranteed Rate Field. The club played a decade at South Side Park, 80 seasons at Comiskey Park and have called Guaranteed Rate

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View from the upper deck at Tropicana Field - Picture: Mark Whitt


Located just a few blocks from downtown St. Petersburg and a short drive from Tampa, Tropicana Field is the only dome stadium in baseball. Nearly a decade after its completion Tampa Bay was awarded a baseball team to play at Tropicana Field in 1998. The quest to build a stadium in the city began in

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View of Target Field from the upper deck. Picture: Mark Whitt


While some Twins fans remember baseball games outdoors at Metropolitan Stadium, most can recall Twins games from inside at the Metrodome. With the opening of Target Field in April 2010, Twins fans, old or young, can now watch baseball outside. The battle to build Target Field lasted over a decade, as the Twins struggled to receive

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View from the upper deck at Safeco Field


Pristine and nostalgic are two characteristics that describe the home of the Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field. For over two decades fans who wanted to see the Mariners play had to watch them at to the concrete and sterile Kingdome. It was revolutionary when it opened in the 1970s, but by the 1990s a new wave

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