Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the USA with American ballparks being among one of the most cultural places to experience. The US is home some of the best baseball grounds on the planet, so if you are traveling here, and you want to experience things that make us so American, then a baseball game is a must. Today, I’m sharing six of the best American ballparks in the Major League Baseball organization. So get your ball caps on!
American Ballparks to Visit if You Want to Experience American Culture
Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)
This may be one of the most American teams on the planet. Or at least every single American knows who the New York Yankees are! A trip to this stadium will give you a taste of the American spirit for sure! It’s been called the “ballpark of ballparks” for a reason. It was rebuilt and opened in 2009 from one of the most historic and well-known ballparks in the world, Yankee Stadium. Tradition and the look of the original Yankee Stadium are incorporated into the new stadium.
SunTrust Park (Atlanta Braves)
The all new SunTrust Park is now open. The new home of the Atlanta Braves, one of the US’s most popular baseball teams. The park just opened a few weeks ago and is described as Metro Atlanta’s latest “Landmark Moment”. The Braves are a big team and the draw to the new stadium is massive.
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)
Kauffman Stadium is home to the Kansas City Royals and is one of the best MLB grounds. Built in the 1970s, The KA was quite ahead of its time and to this day, is a very modern ballpark. It is very family-friendly and offers more than just a game of baseball. The stadium underwent renovations in the noughties, with the capacity reduced to just under 38,000, and there were also the additions of a kids’ area, new press area, and four new entry ticket games.
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)
The home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Dodger Stadium is one of the best and most well-known sporting venues, not just in the USA but also all over the world. Opened back in the early 1960s and financed privately, it is the oldest ballpark in the west of Mississippi River and is the latest stadium in terms of capacity. It is a very ‘retro’ stadium and has picturesque settings, while it can accommodate over 55,000 spectators. It is a ‘no-nonsense’ ballpark where watching a game of baseball is surreal and enjoyable.
Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
Opened in 1953, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in MLB. It is the home of the Boston Red Sox, who have won the World Series titles eight times and are +650 to win the championship again in 2017, according to MLB betting odds on bet365. Although it cannot accommodate more than 38,000 fans, Fenway Park has several features that make it worthwhile to go to and watch a baseball game there. The ballpark blends with its surroundings, which gives it a very cozy and warm feeling. There is also the lone red seat, which is in honor of longest home run ever hit at Fenway by Ted Williams in June 1946.
AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)
AT&T Park is arguably the best baseball ground in the USA. The home of the San Francisco Giants, AT&T Park is well-known for its food and wireless internet services. When the Giants installed 122 wireless internet access points around the stadium back in 2004, it was one of the world’s biggest hotspots at the time. The ground also has six iconic statues outside; five of them are dedicated to the team’s all-time greats. Then there is the social media cafe, simply named the @Café, which features large screens which show fans’ posts on social media, such as those on Facebook and Twitter.
There are many other baseball grounds that are worth going to, if you are ever in the USA, such as the Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field and PNC Park of the Pittsburgh Pirates.