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SoxThunder
06-18-2019, 10:49 PM
Must be the churros.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/mlb-top-rated-stadiums-food-bathrooms

https://seatgeek.com/stadium-guides

Whitesox029
06-19-2019, 01:07 PM
Someone should tell the hacks writing list articles for 3rd-rate websites who haven't been to Sox Park since 2002.

HomeFish
06-19-2019, 02:28 PM
Did the WSI Sox Army rig the poll like so many 25th man votes, or is the food really that good now?

WhiteSox5187
06-19-2019, 02:29 PM
Did the WSI Sox Army rig the poll like so many 25th man votes, or is the food really that good now?

I thought the Sox usually rank pretty high when it comes to ballpark food.

beebee richards
06-19-2019, 03:12 PM
The ball park is great. Good public transit, easy parking, easy entry, clean bathrooms, too many good beer choices, good food, beautiful field, up and coming young team. Blows away the **** hole on addison

mzh
06-20-2019, 12:41 AM
GRF (though I still call it The Cell while speaking out loud) gets a bad rap because it really was a big ugly mess from 1991 through the mid-2000s or so. It also tends to get talked about in the same breath as the parks in Baltimore, Cleveland, Colorado, and Arlington that were all built within a few years of each other, and of which ours was far and away the worst at the time. But between the food, the scoreboards, the green seats, the addition of the canopy and removal of the top 8 rows, the fan deck, Fundamentals, the complete overhaul of Gate 5 with the Sports Depot and restaurant, and the Goose Island seats, it's an ENTIRELY different ballpark than it was even 15 years ago. Then you add in fun little quirks like "The Catch" and the blue seats where the Slam and Podsednik's walkoff landed, and it's actually turned into a really pleasant place to watch a game with quite a bit of character. I've been to about half of the active ballparks in the big leagues now and it's up there with the best of them in terms of gameday experience. Hard to believe it's the 9th oldest in the league, 8th when you consider that Tampa Bay didn't even have a baseball team until 97.

asindc
06-20-2019, 07:27 AM
GRF (though I still call it The Cell while speaking out loud) gets a bad rap because it really was a big ugly mess from 1991 through the mid-2000s or so. It also tends to get talked about in the same breath as the parks in Baltimore, Cleveland, Colorado, and Arlington that were all built within a few years of each other, and of which ours was far and away the worst at the time. But between the food, the scoreboards, the green seats, the addition of the canopy and removal of the top 8 rows, the fan deck, Fundamentals, the complete overhaul of Gate 5 with the Sports Depot and restaurant, and the Goose Island seats, it's an ENTIRELY different ballpark than it was even 15 years ago. Then you add in fun little quirks like "The Catch" and the blue seats where the Slam and Podsednik's walkoff landed, and it's actually turned into a really pleasant place to watch a game with quite a bit of character. I've been to about half of the active ballparks in the big leagues now and it's up there with the best of them in terms of gameday experience. Hard to believe it's the 9th oldest in the league, 8th when you consider that Tampa Bay didn't even have a baseball team until 97.

I agree with this. I have been to the current parks of the Nats, Cubs, Baltimore, Philly, both NY teams, Boston, Colorado, Cleveland (though its been awhile), and SF. Of those, only SF had food on par with new Comiskey. As far as the game experience itself, I would put only SF and Colorado clearly ahead of new Comiskey, while Baltimore in particular has not aged as well.

Brian26
06-20-2019, 07:44 PM
The same poll ranked the Cell 26 out of 30 in "atmosphere".

beasly213
06-21-2019, 09:47 AM
The ball park is great. Good public transit, easy parking, easy entry, clean bathrooms, too many good beer choices, good food, beautiful field, up and coming young team. Blows away the **** hole on addison

I love GRate field, always have even in the early 90s with the steep upper deck, blue seats and bull pen caves. I love it even more now with the improvements made but one thing that drives me nuts is the Sox still don't know how to handle big crowds.

I went last Friday vs the Yankees, got there an hour early.. and getting into the lots was a mess. Literally cars weren't moving because the Sox had one parking attendant taking money per lot, and I didn't see anyone out directing traffic, just a cluster, and this wasn't a rare occurrence, every time there are big crowds the Sox just can't figure out how to get people into the park.

Luckily I know the area very well so I was able to cut through my old neighborhood and park at one of the private lots on 35th and make it in by the first inning.