Ranking baseball’s best stadiums: 15-11

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April 30, 2017 by salucco

Globe Life Park in Arlington has been called The Ballpark in Arlington and Ameriquest Field in Arlington. (Tim Fox/AP Photo/Dallas Morning News)

Written by Ryan Delaney

#15 Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)

Somewhat of a boring design, but I do like this park overall. The field has a normal shape to it, but the stands and walls have some good touches to them. I think the rock waterfall in center really something great to the park.

The outside of the park also has and interesting design and really adds to the California feel. Good amount of seats in the outfield and seems to be decently filled for games, which is surprising for a secondary Los Angeles area team.

#14 Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners)

It took me a while to decide whether I liked this park or not, but I the end I actually do like a lot about it. There’s a lot of seating in the outfield and gives the fans the feeling of being right on top of the players.

Left field has a solid view of the skyline and the field has a good shape to it. What I really don’t like is where the roof is placed in right field. It looks like it’s in an awkward spot and it just seems like an overall distraction from the rest of the park.

Aside from the fact that I still don’t know if you pronounce it Safe Co or Safayco, it is an overall good ballpark.

#13 Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

Most people probably believe this should be higher, but I don’t think so. They designed it to look like a newer version of the old one, which it is, but it gives the false sense of having a lot of history.

They tried to recreate a masterpiece, but it just seems like a replica. If you never knew the Yankees got a new stadium, it would be hard to tell a difference if you were on the inside. The stadium is state of the art however, and it is beautiful, but it just isn’t the same as the old one and seems much to big for a ballpark.

#12 Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)

Chase Field is the highest ranked dome on this list and like I said, it is very tough to get a baseball dome correct, but the Arizona Diamondbacks really did it here.

The seats aren’t always filled but they definitely have a better showing than a large amount of teams. As for the field itself, it is gorgeous and has a very cavernous feel to it. The roofs are also correctly placed out of sight and aren’t an eyesore like we’ve seen with other retractable roofs.

It’s the perfect combination of not too big, but big enough to draw a decent crowd.

#11 Globe Life Park in Arlington (Texas Rangers)

I’ve seen a lot of reviews where the park has actually received a lot of hate, but I am a fan of it. I think it has a unique design that we really don’t see anything similar to in any other ballparks.

The seats behind the plate aren’t to high and there are enough seats in the outfield to make it look good as well. I also like the balconies or decks in straight away centerfield. It’s a different change than you’ll see in any other ballpark and I think it’s a great touch.

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