The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. The hot dogs and soda. Bleacher seats and sunshine. Baseball season is here. There are so many happy memories that people have from attending games. It is a great time that everyone can enjoy. Whether you are visiting another city or just want to have a nice time on a Sunday afternoon, we recommend checking out the following 8 ballparks, because each one has its own unique flavor.
1. Nationals Park – Washington Nationals: We may have a bias to the closest park to our headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, but the park is still an amazing place to visit. No matter where in the stadium your seats are, you will have a great view of the game. It has the classic feel of an old ballpark with the comforts and commodities of a new one. Its spacious seating makes the experience truly enjoyable when sitting and enjoying all the sights and sounds of the game.
2. Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs: The iconic stadium is entering its 100th year and is still one of the best stadiums to visit. Its beautiful ivy covered walls add a great old school feel to the stadium. The stadium has undergone upgrades over the years. Don’t miss out on their world famous Chicago style pizza.
3. Yankee Stadium – New York Yankees: The House that George built is a nice upgrade from the old stadium. Though it is just beginning to build its own legacy, the new Yankee stadium is a great place to go when you want to see one of the most storied teams in baseball play. With restaurants galore, there is no shortage in ways to satisfy your palette no matter what you are in the mood for. Of course this year lets you see the last season of the Captain himself finish his storied career.
4. Kaufman Stadium – Kansas City Royals: One of the few stadiums that was built in the 70′s that is still around and up to date, Kaufman Stadium is the gold standard in how to build a stadium. Other than watching the Royals, there is a lot to do at the stadium. Whether you want to grab a bite in the picnic area of the Hall of Fame, or actually watch the game, there is something for everyone to do. It also has the nice bonus of people who are just plain, Midwest friendly.
5. AT&T Park – San Francisco Giants: A stadium with one of the best views in baseball, AT&T Park offers a gorgeous view of the city and the Bay. Watching balls hit over right field wall into the Bay is something that you can brag about to your friends for years to come. But don’t go jumping in after the ball or you’ll have the coast guard talking about you for years to come. With the ability to run the bases(not during the game) anyone can feel what it is like to be a professional baseball player.
6. PNC Park- Pittsburg Pirates: PNC Park has been ranked one of the best baseball stadiums for years. It offers a stunning view of the Allegany River and Downtown Pittsburg. Its local cuisine will have you raving about it long after you are gone. Watching the giant pierogies race around the field between innings gives it a fun environment that is welcoming to everyone. Its location has a lot to offer even after the game is over. With the Pirates becoming one of the most exciting teams around, you will be happy that you went to PNC Park.
7. Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox: The oldest stadium in baseball is still the most legendary stadium in professional baseball. It has been featured in so many movies that even non baseball fans will recognize its big green wall. It is a stadium that every baseball fan has dreamed of visiting at least once in his lifetime. Tours are given of the stadium to take you through the history of the game and show how much it has transformed over the years. Its place in downtown Boston makes it accessible for anyone no matter where you are coming from.
8. Camden Yards – Baltimore Orioles: Though it is a relatively new, its retro look gives Camden Yards a fun look while still being fully modern. Its location near many hotels makes a stop on any tourists’ visit to Baltimore. Many visitors talk about the clean and friendly feel to the stadium. With great local beers and the legendary Maryland seafood, your taste buds will be having a good time of their own. With Babe Ruth’s birthplace just two blocks away, there really shouldn’t be anything stopping you from visiting this great stadium.
Even if you can’t visit these legendary ballparks in person, you can still have a great time watching games at home, and vaping your favorite Green Smoke® flavor.