The United States is home to 29 baseball stadiums. Whether you are visiting the stadium to see America’s favorite pastime or you are going to get a historical tour, these are five stadiums that you don’t want to miss. To avoid navigating crowded roadways, packed public transportation and having to find a parking spot, find a hotel near the stadium!
1. Fenway Park- Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway is a historical gem and the oldest Major League Baseball park still in use. Everything from the tightly packed seating to the selling of Boston Clam Chowder brings the culture of Boston into the ballpark. With minimal renovations and a manual scoreboard, you can’t help but be surrounded by the history of the park, the game, and even the people who sat in the seats before you. For excellent accommodations and a leisurely walk to Fenway Park check out Eliot Hotel, four blocks away from Fenway, or Hotel Commonwealth, only three blocks away.
2. Yankee Stadium- Besides the success of the Yankees that occurs on the field at Yankee Stadium, the stadium itself has so much to offer. The Grand Hall features a Hard Rock Cafe and a Yankees Museum with memorabilia honoring past players and teams. Recently built in 2009, this stadium offers all the modern amenities without leaving behind the history of the Yankee Stadium before it. The angling of the seats ensure that you don’t miss any player crossing home plate. To avoid the hassle of public transportation in New York make Days Inn Yankee Stadium your home base for your Yankee Stadium adventure.
3. Wrigley Field- Located in Chicago and home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field is rich with history and fan loyalty. Wrigley Field was the first baseball park to include permanent concessions. Wrigley Field features ivy on the brick walls in the outfield, bleacher seats in the outfield, and a manually operated scoreboard. Wrigley Field was built when there was nothing surrounding and is currently nestled in a neighborhood so parking is especially tricky. Your best bet is to make Villa Toscana Guest Houseor Hawthorne Terrace Hotel your home away from home and walk to Wrigley Field.
4. PNC Park- The PNC Park provides fans with views of downtown Pittsburgh and the Allegheny riverfront complete with the three sister bridges. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ home is the second smallest ballpark in the country. You can watch the game from anywhere in this stadium so numerous trips to the concession area are encouraged! PNC Park often has activities for young fans and even lets them out onto the field to run the bases. After a late night ball game, there are two hotels conveniently located on the same side of the river and within a block of the stadium: Residence Inn North Shore and Springhill Suites North Shore.
5. Coors Field- It has been reported that the baseball travels farther in Denver than in does in baseball parks at sea level giving the Colorado Rockies great home field advantage . At Coors Field, a row of purple seats mark one mile above sea level while the field itself is 21 feet below street level. The towering brick exterior surrounds a field that was first played on in April of 1995. The views from inside the stadium include downtown Denver and the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Attending a game in early fall when the temperature is perfect and the sun sets during the game will provide you with an experience that you won’t soon forget. Both the Oxford Hotel and the Jet Hotel Denver are within four blocks of Coors Field.