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Fenway
06-17-2005, 03:48 PM
If any ballpark has WORST seats than these I don't want to know

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robertks61
06-17-2005, 03:57 PM
I had that first seat behind a pole at "The Shrine" for the Sunday Sox game this year. Pathetic!

Iwritecode
06-17-2005, 04:03 PM
Try sitting in one of the last rows in the lower deck behind home plate at the Urinal.

You have to hope that no balls are hit more than 10 feet in the air...

cleanwsox
06-17-2005, 04:12 PM
Although they are both shrines, Fenway and Wrigley have some horrible seats. If it wasn't for the history of these fields, fans of these teams would be demanding a new stadium. Old Comiskey had some bad seats as well. Makes you think who actually built these things in the early 1900's.

owensmouth
06-17-2005, 04:36 PM
Although they are both shrines, Fenway and Wrigley have some horrible seats. If it wasn't for the history of these fields, fans of these teams would be demanding a new stadium. Old Comiskey had some bad seats as well. Makes you think who actually built these things in the early 1900's.

I suspect that most of the old ones were built as single level ballparks, with the upper decks added sometime later.

Baby Fisk
06-17-2005, 04:48 PM
Tiger Stadium was pretty bad. A pole for every 100th fan!

If anyone can find a photo of this: the old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto had outfield seats so far away from the field you were actually closer to the Expos game in Quebec.

EDIT: found one. Mercy! Look where the freakin outfield scoreboard is! :o:

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/ex3.jpg

Fenway
06-17-2005, 04:51 PM
Tiger Stadium was pretty bad. A pole for every 100th fan!

If anyone can find a photo of this: the old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto had outfield seats so far away from the field you were actually closer to the Expos game in Quebec.

EDIT: found one. Mercy!

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/ex3.jpg

and friendly seagulls

http://users.eastlink.ca/~greatwhitenorth/images/exhibition.JPG

monkeypants
06-17-2005, 09:51 PM
I sat in those seats at the old Exhibition Studium in 1988 that were down the right field line beyond the outfield wall. They were so far away and just faced out into nowhere. Worst seats ever.

EdHerman12
06-17-2005, 11:06 PM
Great place to watch the Argonauts play football though...a cold Molson, the Argo and Ti-Cats, and a little chill in the air.....:cheers:

Cubbiesuck13
06-17-2005, 11:23 PM
Try sitting in one of the last rows in the lower deck behind home plate at the Urinal.

You have to hope that no balls are hit more than 10 feet in the air...

But you get two TVs for every section! Too bad they have a baseball game on them. I hate when I miss Will and Grace... Say, Did Sammy hit one out yet?

DSpivack
06-18-2005, 02:26 AM
I suspect that most of the old ones were built as single level ballparks, with the upper decks added sometime later.

I was reading about Old Comiskey earlier today on this site and read that the architect of Old Comiskey suggested to have cantilevered roofs, thus limiting obstructed view seats but that the Old Roman was too cheap to build them.

Viva Medias B's
06-18-2005, 07:54 AM
...the Old Roman was too cheap to build them.

No! Not Charles Comiskey!

dcb33
06-18-2005, 08:19 AM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2005/06/17/1119011231_8011.jpg
"We paid $500 apiece for these!?!?!"

Foulke You
06-18-2005, 12:04 PM
I was reading about Old Comiskey earlier today on this site and read that the architect of Old Comiskey suggested to have cantilevered roofs, thus limiting obstructed view seats but that the Old Roman was too cheap to build them.
This is 100% true. The technology existed back then to have cantilevered roofs to allow for unobstructed views but almost all the ballpark owners back then opted for the steel support beams to save on money. Perhaps Charles Comiskey set the standard because Old Comiskey was the first massive ballpark with permenent seating of its kind and the rest of the owners just followed suit.

Foulke You
06-18-2005, 12:05 PM
Try sitting in one of the last rows in the lower deck behind home plate at the Urinal.

You have to hope that no balls are hit more than 10 feet in the air...
I sat there last year for the July 4th Sox/Cubs game. Those seats are TERRIBLE! You can't see 80% of the balls that are hit in the air. You have to watch the fielders to tell where the ball is. You also can't see most of the scoreboard from there (not that it is very informative anyway).

He gone
06-18-2005, 12:15 PM
I remember Old Comiskey having seats behind poles, thank God I never had to sit there:D:


I did have 3 tickets to a Blackhawk playoff game in the late 80's and one of the seats where behind a poll. My wife got that seat :cool:

JohnBasedowYoda
06-18-2005, 01:02 PM
But you get two TVs for every section! Too bad they have a baseball game on them. I hate when I miss Will and Grace... Say, Did Sammy hit one out yet?

comedy genius

Southsider101
06-18-2005, 03:11 PM
Without question, I worst seats I've ever had for baseball was at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. What with the massive foul territory, even watching a game from the lower deck seats made you feel like you were watching the game from Calgary.

Also, the lower deck outfield seats at Skydome are no bargin either. They don't even face home plate, and I felt like I needed physical therapy after watching two games there. At least they'd be great seats for an Argo's game.

StockdaleForVeep
06-18-2005, 05:33 PM
What about this seat that Comiskey has currently, right next to the centerfield fan deck last row

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/misawa4life/lonliness_seat.jpg
"Sooooooo lonely"

CallMeNuts
06-18-2005, 10:21 PM
I've had a recurring dream on and off for at least the last 30 years of my life. I get tickets for a big game. I get to the park. My seats are in the last row behind home plate. And they are facing BACKWARDS. I just hate when that happens.

iamkoza
06-18-2005, 10:47 PM
it does say when u buy those seats that they obstructed view seats, lol those would have been my playoff seats last year... oops

Joosh
06-18-2005, 11:18 PM
But you get two TVs for every section! Too bad they have a baseball game on them. I hate when I miss Will and Grace... Say, Did Sammy hit one out yet?

I think I can safely assume this was after Sosa was traded.

whtsx1959
06-18-2005, 11:29 PM
You also can't see most of the scoreboard from there (not that it is very informative anyway).

They can only fit twelve games on the scoreboard! I don't think Cub fans have noticed that yet.

Cubbiesuck13
06-18-2005, 11:39 PM
I think I can safely assume this was after Sosa was traded.

Don't put anything past a flub fan. Just check out the stupid comments thread.

JohnBasedowYoda
06-20-2005, 12:51 PM
What about this seat that Comiskey has currently, right next to the centerfield fan deck last row


"Sooooooo lonely"

enough with the mega-res shots!!

Brian26
06-21-2005, 12:59 PM
I sat in those seats at the old Exhibition Studium in 1988 that were down the right field line beyond the outfield wall. They were so far away and just faced out into nowhere. Worst seats ever.

LOL- 20-yard-line seats for a baseball game :D:

ondafarm
06-21-2005, 02:24 PM
I was reading about Old Comiskey earlier today on this site and read that the architect of Old Comiskey suggested to have cantilevered roofs, thus limiting obstructed view seats but that the Old Roman was too cheap to build them.

It was considered unproven technology until Candlestick was built in 1960.

eastchicagosoxfan
06-21-2005, 07:20 PM
Sitting in the " Urinal ", lower deck, about 20 rows up. You can't see a thing. You gotta surround that joint with bars, so people will get drunk enough to believe they can see what's going on.

soxjim
06-23-2005, 04:35 PM
Old park= the urinal anything under the upperdeck the ball cant go more than 10 feet in the air in order to be seen.
New park= the ucker seats at Miller park mean what they say. But you can at least move to another seat.