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Baby Fisk
05-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Since 2000, eight new ballparks have opened. Which of them is the nicest looking in your opinion?

Detroit (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/al/comerica818.jpg) (2000)

Houston (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/minutemaid630.jpg) (2000)

San Fran (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/pacbell749.jpg) (2000)

Milwaukee (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/miller908.JPG) (2001)

Pittsburgh (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/pnc818.jpg) (2001)

Cincinnati (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/gab275.jpg) (2003)

Philadelphia (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/citbank963.jpg)(2004)

St. Louis (http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/nl/busch70.jpg) (2006)

Fenway
05-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Have to say ATT Park in SF. The setting on the bay is wonderful.

GregoryEtc
05-08-2006, 11:37 AM
I said Houston's Minute Maid Park.

It seems to look very cozy and the big wall in left is quirky and original. I could do without the hill in center but so far, nobody's managed to kill themself on it so i'll allow it.

chisoxfan64
05-08-2006, 11:38 AM
I gotta go with PNC.

viagracat
05-08-2006, 11:42 AM
I didn't vote because I haven't actually been to any of them, but if any of them are nicer than Baltimore's Camden Yards (which I have been to), let me know.

ILuvThatDuck
05-08-2006, 12:50 PM
Surprisingly, Comerica Park in Detroit is a great park.

batmanZoSo
05-08-2006, 01:14 PM
San Fran is pretty damn cool. I really like Philly and the new Busch as well. Those are three I'd love to see in person.

MrRoboto83
05-08-2006, 02:01 PM
PNC in Pittsburg looks like a gem

IlliniSox4Life
05-08-2006, 02:05 PM
I said Houston's Minute Maid Park.

It seems to look very cozy and the big wall in left is quirky and original. I could do without the hill in center but so far, nobody's managed to kill themself on it so i'll allow it.

http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/fenway92.jpg
"Original you say?":?:

skottyj242
05-08-2006, 02:06 PM
Cinci just because I've been there and it's great.

Palehose13
05-08-2006, 02:16 PM
Hey, what about Petco in San Diego?

SOXintheBURGH
05-08-2006, 02:17 PM
PNC in Pittsburg looks like a gem

Never been.

I have been to several games to PNC Park in Pittsburgh though, and its incredible.

TheVulture
05-08-2006, 02:34 PM
Since 2000, eight new ballparks have opened. Which of them is the nicest looking in your opinion?



What about San Diego? That one's a beauty.

maurice
05-08-2006, 03:16 PM
I voted SF, but Detroit is nice and PNC >>> Cincy & PetCo.

Baby Fisk
05-08-2006, 03:17 PM
Hey, what about Petco in San Diego?
*slapping forehead*

Oh man, I completely screwed up this poll.

Palehose13
05-08-2006, 03:22 PM
*slapping forehead*

Oh man, I completely screwed up this poll.

Meh...don't worry about it. :wink:

lumpyspun
05-08-2006, 03:40 PM
yea, im going with san diego...never been inside (drove past)...but looks great.

goofymsfan
05-08-2006, 03:55 PM
Of those listed, including the missing Petco Park, I've only been to Miller Park. It's a great park, though when they have to close the roof and the windows, it gets a bit muggy and stuffy inside.

lostletters
05-08-2006, 05:03 PM
Hey, what about Petco in San Diego?

Agreed, this is by far my favorite park in all of the Majors. I know it is a pure pitchers park, but it has so much going for it.

gbergman
05-08-2006, 05:45 PM
Your fired from poll making Babyfisk how dare you leave off the pp in my hometown. Petco is actually a great ball park but be forwarned left field bleachers and right field UD have some significant views cut off. Left field 30 feet in front of the wall and back to it is cut off from the left field foul pole to center field. right field UD the right field corner is out of view

But inside the stadiums awesome. Left field has the western metal supply co. building which is were all the yuppies are. center field has the grass seats were there is a little ballfield. center field right behind the wall is a giant snadbox for the children. Upper deck right field they have their rally victory bell which is a small bell that i believe they took off a ship. plus its right next to the gaslamp quater were their are bars and clubs galore. foods a little pricy but all around good time.

DC Sox Fan
05-08-2006, 07:25 PM
No brainer for me... one stadium looks nicest because the most beautiful scene in baseball history happened there:
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/10/27/sp_whitesox114.jpg
Minute Maid Park... home of "the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen"

batmanZoSo
05-08-2006, 07:29 PM
No brainer for me... one stadium looks nicest because the most beautiful scene in baseball history happened there:
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2005/10/27/sp_whitesox114.jpg
Minute Maid Park... home of "the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen"

Ha. Good point. When that park was being built before 2000, who'd have ever thought that in 5 years, the Sox would finally get it done...there. Oooo...

Deebs14
05-08-2006, 09:45 PM
Gotta go with PNC...Cincy is probably right behind it though.

I haven't been to any of the West Coast parks yet, but hopefully I'll be able to get out there within the next few years..maybe once I graduate or something.

chisoxfan64
05-08-2006, 10:34 PM
Even though it isn`t new, I have to give a shout out to Ameriquest in Texas. I went to a game there a few years back and it is a very nice facility. All the workers there were very courteous.

JohnBasedowYoda
05-08-2006, 10:41 PM
I voted for the Pitt. Miller is overrated, Detroit is a circus, Philly and the New Busch seem too big.

Pittsburgh looks just right.

TheKittle
05-09-2006, 01:46 AM
Personally I hate the look of Petco. Been there many times and it still sucks. I think they should have used that Western Metal Building as their LF wall.

Many sections have only one exit so there's a bottleneck when leaving. Also when you get to the RF and LF areas, instead of making one concourse going all the way around, you have to go down a level to walk around. Whoever designed the stadium has never been to a baseball game.

Blueprint1
05-09-2006, 01:58 AM
eh they all are starting to look the same to me.

C-Dawg
05-09-2006, 06:47 AM
eh they all are starting to look the same to me.

They do all seem to have a certain "busy" look to them inside. I've said it before, but maybe someday the clean, symettrical lines of The Cell will gain some nationwide respect.

soxfanatlanta
05-09-2006, 09:01 AM
I need to get my ass to some of these new ones; I'm falling behind!

MeteorsSox4367
05-09-2006, 10:18 AM
I'd like to see all of 'em someday. I was in San Diego when they were building Petco. PNC is just awesome. With the Clemente Bridge behind it and everything else, PNC is a great ballpark.

It's a shame that the Pirates are so awful. My dream World Series between the Sox and Pirates may never happen.

PINWHEELS
05-09-2006, 11:15 AM
ATT Park in San Fran CA. is Pretty much Flawless. What year was Safeco In Seattle open?

Baby Fisk
05-09-2006, 11:23 AM
ATT Park in San Fran CA. is Pretty much Flawless. What year was Safeco In Seattle open?
Safeco opened in 1999. I listed only the parks that have opened since 2000 (except San Diego. Sorry Petco fans!)

soxfan13
05-09-2006, 11:29 AM
Have to say Houston cuz I was there for games 3 and 4 and saw our beloved White Sox clinch the World Series victory:bandance:

skobabe8
05-09-2006, 11:56 AM
I've never liked the look of GABP in Cincy. Hopefully I'll check it out first hand this summer, but on tv it looks unimpressive. I voted for att.

Chicken Dinner
05-09-2006, 12:03 PM
I'd even put Safeco in there because they opened in July of 99.

WagMan
05-09-2006, 10:51 PM
If Comerica Park weren't in a horrible location, it would be even better. But, the park itself was the best of the newer parks that I've been to. The park in San Fran was beautiful and being on the Bay made it all the much better. Going to St. Louis this year, we'll see how that rates...

Malgar 12
05-09-2006, 11:08 PM
If Comerica Park weren't in a horrible location, it would be even better. But, the park itself was the best of the newer parks that I've been to. The park in San Fran was beautiful and being on the Bay made it all the much better. Going to St. Louis this year, we'll see how that rates...

What's so horrible about the location? (It's Detroit after all, you don't have a lot to choose from)

Malgar 12
05-09-2006, 11:09 PM
If Comerica Park weren't in a horrible location, it would be even better. But, the park itself was the best of the newer parks that I've been to. The park in San Fran was beautiful and being on the Bay made it all the much better. Going to St. Louis this year, we'll see how that rates...

Or did you mean that the entire city is a bad location?:wink:

Corlose 15
05-09-2006, 11:26 PM
I said Houston's Minute Maid Park.

It seems to look very cozy and the big wall in left is quirky and original. I could do without the hill in center but so far, nobody's managed to kill themself on it so i'll allow it.

I didn't like Minute Maid at all. Lots of reasons, the wall in left center, that stupid hill, the centerfield video board is a big flat screen tv, the Houston equivalent of the "Chevy Pride Crew" ride around on motorized scooters. Also, when the roof is closed it feels like you're in a NBA arena. It didn't seem like a baseball game at all. Major thumbs down.

Railsplitter
05-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Pittsburgh.

I like the way that bridge appears in the background.

Railsplitter
05-10-2006, 11:20 AM
I said Houston's Minute Maid Park.

It seems to look very cozy and the big wall in left is quirky and original. I could do without the hill in center but so far, nobody's managed to kill themself on it so i'll allow it.

Fenway in it's early years and Cinncy's Crosley Field both had inclines leading to the left field wall.

maurice
05-10-2006, 02:13 PM
Comerica is in a much better location than old Tigers Stadium. The new park is next to a brand new football stadium and walking distance from the commercial center of the city and Greektown. There's lots of parking, plenty of restaurants and bars, and at least one nice hotel nearby.

SOXintheBURGH
05-10-2006, 02:22 PM
Comerica is in a much better location than old Tigers Stadium. The new park is next to a brand new football stadium and walking distance from the commercial center of the city and Greektown. There's lots of parking, plenty of restaurants and bars, and at least one nice hotel nearby.

True.. but..

It's still in Detroit.

WagMan
05-11-2006, 12:03 AM
True.. but..

It's still in Detroit.

Thank You!

MikeLove
05-11-2006, 12:18 AM
my landlord and her husband are cards fans and they told me they went to the new busch and didnt like it...

Brian26
05-11-2006, 01:17 PM
Surprisingly, Comerica Park in Detroit is a great park.

Detroit is an outstanding park. The only flaw is that they designed leftfield too deep. Otherwise, I think it's sensational.

thepaulbowski
05-11-2006, 01:33 PM
PNC is absolutely wonderful. By far, the best stadium (in any sport) I have been to.

Hangar18
05-11-2006, 01:40 PM
Why isnt San Diego Petco Park here?

gbergman
05-11-2006, 02:22 PM
my uncle lives in st.louis and he hates the new ballpark. although im sure the fireld temp. is an upgrade from busch stadiums miserable temps.

Baby Fisk
05-11-2006, 02:24 PM
Why isnt San Diego Petco Park here?
I forgot it! I'm sorry! *bursts into tears*

Berkules
05-11-2006, 03:29 PM
I said Houston's Minute Maid Park.

It seems to look very cozy and the big wall in left is quirky and original. I could do without the hill in center but so far, nobody's managed to kill themself on it so i'll allow it.
it's only a matter of time.

skobabe8
05-11-2006, 08:09 PM
my uncle lives in st.louis and he hates the new ballpark. although im sure the fireld temp. is an upgrade from busch stadiums miserable temps.

Did he say why? Or is it he doesnt like change? I've been to old Busch and can't imagine why people wouldnt like new Busch over old (excluding the memories, sentimental feelings, etc.)