For more than a decade, from coast to coast, they rose from urban cores and suburban sprawl alike, feats of architectural perfection that defined the fan experience in Major League Baseball – in perpetuity, it seemed.
In 1989, a film studio built a ballfield in an Iowa cornfield. Soon, Major League Baseball will come. The “Field of Dreams” movie set in Dyersville, Iowa, will host the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox for a 2020 regular-season game.
The Dodgers unveiled plans for a $100-million renovation of Dodger Stadium that provides a new center field plaza as well as elevators and bridges that will connect the outfield pavilions to the rest of the stadium.
The stands at Crosley Field were packed with 28,027 Reds fans on the night of June 24, 1970, the final game in the cozy, quirky ball park that had been the home of the Cincinnati Reds since 1912.
Imagine stirring renditions of “Sweet Caroline” and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” belted out by fans munching on Cracker Jack sold by roving vendors.
The Rangers have touted that fans will be closer to the action when Globe Life Field opens next year. That became readily apparent Wednesday when several players and manager Chris Woodward toured the interior of the stadium for the first time since risers for the majority of seating were installed.
The San Diego Padres’ home field, Petco Park, is Major League Baseball’s top-rated stadium, according to ticket buyers on one secondary market platform.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have chosen an international architecture firm to design a possible replacement for Chase Field as the team decides whether to leave the 21-year-old downtown Phoenix stadium or renovate it, unnamed sources told industry magazine VenuesNow.
Toronto’s SkyDome, now known as Rogers Centre, marked its 30th anniversary. Since its launch in 1989, the SkyDome has always been “revolutionary,” as artistic director Roland Kirouac told the Star’s Frances Kelly at its launch.
For the third time in a half-century and the first time in two decades, Major League Baseball will bring its All-Star game to metro Atlanta in 2021.