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Official Sports Stadiums Thread

Discuss sports stadiums of the past present and future here.
I have made a couple of reports already with help of Wikipedia.

ROGERS CENTRE
My Rating: 4/5 Stars


Rogers Centre home of the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
Rogers Centre opened on June 3, 1989 and cost $250,000,000 to complete.
Rogers Centre was designed by Rod Robbie and Michael Allen and was constructed by Ellis-Don Construction of London, Ontario.

Wikipedia: (Background Information)
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A cold, rain-soaked November 1982 Grey Cup, held at the outdoor Exhibition Stadium, spurred the process of looking for a new stadium. The game was tormented by cold weather and rains, the washrooms overflowed, and spectators were exposed to the harsh weather. In attendance was Ontario Premier Bill Davis, and the misery of that day was seen by over 7,862,000 television viewers in Canada (at the time the largest TV audience ever in Canada [1]). The following day, at a rally at Toronto City Hall tens of thousands of people who were there to see the Grey Cup winners began to chant "We want a dome". So too did others who began to discuss the possibility of an all-purpose, all-weather stadium. Seven months later (June 1983) the Premier announced formally that a 3 person committee would look into the feasiblity of building a domed stadium at Exhibition Place. (As a point of interest the 1983 Grey Cup Game was played at the newly-opened BC Place domed stadium in Vancouver).
Rogers Centre was originally named the Sky dome but Rogers Communications bought the naming rights in 2005.

SkyDome, as it was then called, was the first major team sports arena in North America to sport a functional, fully retractable roof.

It also features a hotel overlooking the ballpark and a Hard Rock Cafe in the stadium!

Large Jumbotron

Besides baseball, Rogers Centre hosts Canadian football, monster truck rallys, concerts, an NCAA bowl game, and more.

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Timeline:
* 1986 - October 3rd - Official ground breaking on the site.
* 1989 - June 3rd - Stadium officially opens, hosting a live opening night event.
* 1989 - June 5th - Stadium sees its first Blue Jays game.
* 1989 - June 5th - Fred McGriff hits the first home run ever at SkyDome.
* 1989 - June 7th - John Cerutti records the first Blue Jays win at SkyDome.
* 1989 - The Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43-40 in what many consider to be the greatest Grey Cup of all time.
* 1990 - September 17th - ML baseball attendance record is broken as 49,902 fans watch the Jays beat the Yankees.
* 1990 - ML baseball season attendance record is broken with 58 sellouts and a total crowd of 3,885,284
* 1991 - July 9th - Host of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game
* 1992 - The Calgary Stampeders defeat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 80th Grey Cup.
* 1993 - October 23rd - The Blue Jays win their second straight World Championship after Joe Carter hits a walk off home run.
* 1995 - June 22nd, - 2 acoustic panels fall off the inner ceiling in the 7th inning injuring 7 fans.
* 1995 - July 9th - A worker dies when installing lights for a computer show (falling 25 feet)
* 1998 - November - Skydome files for bankruptcy protection
* 1998 - Skydome is bought by Sportsco.
* 2001 - August 3rd - the roof was closed in the 3rd inning of a Toronto Blue Jays game, at the request of home plate ump Tim Welke due to a major infestation of aphids.
* 2005 - February 2nd - Rogers Communications buys the Stadium and renames it Rogers Centre.
* 2007 - November - Rogers Centre plays host to the first Grey Cup in Toronto in 15 years.




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Miller Park Home Of The Milwaukee Brewers:

My Score: 4/5 Stars
Miller Park Opened on April 6, 2001. It hosted the infamous 2002 All-Star Game which ended in a tie thanks to Bud Selig. This isn't Soccer!
Miller Park features a retractable roof and plenty other of fun features.

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Also the famous Sausage Race is held at Brewers games which is a fan favorite.
When a home run is hit by the Brewers their mascot Bernie Brewer slides down the slide and waves a flag.
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Wikipedia:
On September 25, 2006, one day after the final Brewers home game of the season, the roof failed while opening and was stuck partially open. A shattered lower guide roller was the cause of the failure. The rollers are attached to the bottom of each of the 10 bogies, the train-like devices that help move the roof that are being replaced during the off season.
Recent Additions:
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In time for the 2006 season there were three noticeable additions to the stadium. Two different sets of LED scoreboards were added. One replacing the formerly manually-operated "out of town" scoreboards located along the left and right field walls with a new set of LED scoreboards along the left-field wall. The new "out of town" scoreboards show continually updated information about other Major League games including the score, hits, errors, outs, and an image of the field displaying the runners on base. A second-tier scoreboard was also added along the bottom of the 300-level of the stadium stretching from foul pole to home plate to foul pole. The section of the second-tier scoreboard above home plate displays statistics for those unable to see the main scoreboard above the center-field wall. The final addition to Miller Park for the 2006 season was the addition of a field-level picnic-area in the corner of right-field. The picnic-area has a capacity of 75 and provides a place for fans to watch the game in a leisurely setting and be within feet of the right-fielder.
My Experience At Miller Park:
I have been to Miller Park plenty of times for Brewers/Cubs games and it is a very nice stadium with plenty of things to do. It features a cool arcade and plenty of other cool features that make it different from other parks.


Dimensions
Left Field - 344 ft / 105 m
Left-Center - 370 ft / 113 m
Center Field - 400 ft / 122 m
Right-Center - 374 ft / 114 m
Right Field - 345 ft / 105 m

Capacity:
43,000

Credit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Park
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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Home Of The Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Football and the Minnesota Vikings

My Rating: 2/5 Stars-Good design just not a place for sports. Too many flaws.
The Metrodome opened on April 3, 1982

Major Events Held At The Metrodome:
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Major events

The 1985 MLB All-Star Game, games of the 1987 and the 1991 World Series, Super Bowl XXVI in 1992, were all held at the Metrodome.

The NCAA Final Four was held at the Metrodome in 1992 and 2001. Duke University was the winner on both occasions. The Metrodome has also served as one of the four regional venues for the Final Four in 1986, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2003 and most recently, 2006.

The Metrodome is the only venue in the world to host a MLB All-Star Game (1985), a Super Bowl (1992), an NCAA Final Four (1992 & 2001), and a World Series (1987 & 1991). It is widely recognized as one of the loudest venues in which to view a game[citation needed], due in part to the fact sound is recycled throughout the stadium because of the domed roof. The NFL has named the Metrodome the loudest NFL stadium, which is advertised throughout Vikings games.
The roof is the main feature of the Metrodome because it is air inflated. In fact when you walk out of the stadium or in the stadium you will feel a sharp air burst. Baseballs also get stuck on the roof or it interferes with play this is one of the reasons the Twins want a new stadium. The field is made of Astroturf. One problem with the stadium is some seats are not facing the hitter during baseball games causing people to have to turn their necks to see the pitch. The Twins plan on moving out of the dome in 2010.

Future Twins Ballpark


Controversy
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The Metrodome is both beloved and reviled by Minnesota fans. The Twins have won both of their World Series championships in its friendly confines (and winning both Series by winning all four games held at the Dome), and the white roof, quick turf, and the right-field wall (or "Baggie") can provide a substantial home-field advantage for the Twins. Because it was designed for football, the Metrodome has severe disadvantages as a baseball venue. The way many seats are situated forces some fans to crane their necks to see home plate. Neither the main nor the upper concourse has visibility to the field, meaning fans risk missing play whenever they leave for the concession stands. The Dome's sight lines tend to be below average, with nearly 1,400 seats having obscured or partial visibility to the playing field. The Metrodome is widely known as a hitter's park, with a low left-field fence that favors right-handed power hitters, and the higher but closer right-field baggie that favors left-handed power hitters. Because the roof is very nearly the same color as a baseball, and transmits light, the Metrodome has a far higher error incidence than a normal stadium during day games, so instead of losing a fly ball in the sun, as is common for non-roofed stadia, fly balls can easily get lost in the ceiling. The Dome's appearance has been disparaged by area residents, being likened to a stale marshmallow lashed into an ashtray.
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Jacobs Field-Home of the Cleavland Indians


My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Opened on April 4, 1994
Capacity: 43,345

Dimensions
Left Field - 325 ft (99 m)
Left-Center - 370 ft (113 m)
Center Field - 405 ft (123.5 m)
Right-Center - 375 ft (114 m)
Right Field - 325 ft (99 m)

Ballpark firsts
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First Ceremonial First Pitch President Clinton to Sandy Alomar, Jr. April 4, 1994
First Hit Eric Anthony (Seattle Mariners), home run April 4, 1994
First Indians Hit Sandy Alomar, Jr., single to right field April 4, 1994
First Double Manny Ramirez April 4, 1994
First Triple Ken Griffey, Jr. (Seattle Mariners) April 7, 1994
First Home Run Eric Anthony (Seattle Mariners) April 4, 1994
First Indians Home Run Eddie Murray April 7, 1994
First Grand Slam Paul Sorrento May 9, 1995
First Winning Pitcher Eric Plunk April 4, 1994
First Save Hipólito Pichardo (Kansas City Royals) April 15, 1994
The scoreboard in left field is the longest free standing scoreboard in the United States.
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Starting on Opening Day of 2007, The Cleveland Indians are going to be opening Heritage Park, a site for The Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame, The 100 Indian Roster, and Memories of The Indians. It will be located behind the Center Field Wall, but with shrubs and bushes so it doesn't interfere with the "Batter's Eye View."
My Experience:
In 2005, I attended a Tigers/Indians game at Jacobs Field. The stadium is pretty nice. The inside is nice and it is located right next to the Gund Arena home of the Cavs. The location is nice as well right in the middle of the city. Overall it isn't the best stadium it kind of looks like US Cellular but it is pretty good.




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Comerica Park-Home of the Detroit Tigers


Opened On April 11, 2000
Capacity: 41,070
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars-It is a nice stadium with plenty of things to do. The merry-go-round and ferris wheel are good for the kids.

First game
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The first game at Comerica Park was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 with 39,168 spectators attending, on a cold snowy afternoon. Grounds people had to clear snow off the field from the night before. The Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-2. The winning pitcher, like in the final game at Tiger Stadium was Brian Moehler.

Original plans called for an F-16 flyover from nearby Selfridge Air National Guard Base and a parachutist carrying the first pitch ball and the rosin bag. Unfortunately, the weather caused a scratch of both occurrences. Nonetheless, there was a passing of the flag to the flagpole in center in reverse order as there was to take it down from Tiger Stadium. Elden Auker, who had received the flag at Tiger Stadium and given it to Brad Ausmus, passed the flag along a line of players to the flagpole in center. The unfurled 150x300 American flag, is the largest in the nation, for the singing of the national anthem.
Criticism
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Replacing a popular stadium, Comerica Park faced high expectations upon its opening, and many fans have criticized it. [2] Complaints about Comerica include its deep dimensions (partially rectified), an upper deck that sits significantly further from the action than in the old park, and a lack of cover for most seats, which can leave fans exposed to the elements. The park also faces south, which allows for a good view of the downtown skyline, but which also puts the setting sun in the faces of a large percentage of the crowd.

Some of the more traditional baseball fans have criticized the amount of non-baseball attractions at the park, notably the inclusion of a Ferris Wheel and Merry-go-round.
Whenever a Tiger hits a home run a tiger in the outfield has his eyes lit up.
It is also located right next to Ford Field home of the Lions.






Dimensions
Left Field - 345 ft / 105 m
Left-Center - 370 ft / 113 m
Center Field - 420 ft / 128 m
Right-Center - 365 ft / 111 m
Right Field - 330 ft / 101 m
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U.S. Cellular Field-Home of the Chicago White Sox



My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

AKA Little League Park
Opened April 18, 1991
Capacity
44,321 (1991)
45,936 (2001)
47,098 (2003)
40,615 (2004)

Dimensions
Left Field - 330 ft (100.5 m)
Left-Center - 375 ft (114 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (122 m)
Right-Center - 375 ft (114 m)
Right Field - 335 ft (102 m)
Backstop - 60 ft (18 m)
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Formerly knows as Comiskey Park 2 many people are angry about the name change and think Comiskey Park was tradition.

The Coolest feature of US Cellular is the exploding scoreboard which goes off after every White Sox home run (not many)

Renovations
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Phase I (2001 season)

* Three rows of seats were added along the field between the dugouts and the foul poles.
* Bullpens were moved and replaced with additional bleachers.
* Distances to the outfield wall were changed, most noticeably down the foul lines, where the bullpens and the Bullpen Sports Bar are now located.
* Batter's eye in center field was redesigned.
* Restaurant was added in the outfield.

Phase II (2002 season)

* Old backstop with netted roof was replaced with a new "roofless" backstop which allows foul balls to drop into seats.
* Improvements were made to the main and club level concourses.
* Scoreboard and video boards were upgraded.

Phase III (2003 season)

* New center field video board and LED "ribbon" boards were added.
* Outfield/Upper Deck Concourse upgrades were made.
* Fan Deck in center field was added.
* Ballpark was painted and stained.
* A life size bronze statue of Charles Comiskey.
* Phase III renovations cost approximately $20 million.

Phase IV (2004 season)

* Upper Deck Seating Area - Eight rows and 6,600 seats were removed from the top of ballpark's upper deck.
* A flat roof, elevated 20 feet above the seating area, has replaced the old roof, covering all but eight rows of seating.
* Upper Deck Concourse was partially enclosed from the weather by a translucent wall.
* Fan Deck in center field upgraded to feature tiered seating and standing room.
* Lower Terrace balcony added to provide an additional party area and outdoor seating.
* A life sized bronze statue of Minnie Minoso.
* Phase IV renovations cost approximately $28 million.

Phase V (2005 season)

* 314-seat "Scout" seating area directly behind home plate added.
* FUNdamentals, an area for kids, was added above the left field concourse.
* Green seats replaced the old blue seats in the Club level, bleachers and some scattered areas around home plate.
* A life size bronze statue of Carlton Fisk.

Phase VI (2006 season)

* Green seats replaced the old blue seats in the entire Upper Deck and the Lower Deck between the dugouts.
* Enclosed, ground level restaurant was completed, providing a lounge and dining area for the Scout Seats.
* Life size bronze statues of Nellie Fox and Luis Aparicio placed on center field concourse.
* New banners were hung down on the outfield Light towers. One for the 2005 World Series, one for the 1906 and 1917 World Series, one for all White Sox American League pennants, and one for all division championships.
* The flags for these titles, now on the banners, were replaced with flags of all the Sox logos in club history.

Phase VII (2007 season)
* Green seats replaced the old blue seats in the Lower Deck from the dugouts and the entire outfield seating area (including the left-center field bleachers which were previously renovated).
* A new premium seating/restaurant area located in the former press box behind home plate in the stadium's "club level".
* A new press box located on the first base side of the upper level of club level seating.
My Experience:
In my opinion US Cellular is an okay ballpark. The only problem I have with it is so small. Players hit pop ups that get out because the walls are so far in. Overall not bad.






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Tropicana Field-Home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays



My Rating 1 out of 5-Worst stadium in baseball.

Opened March 3, 1990
Capacity 43,500 (2004)

Dimensions
Left Field - 315 ft
Left-Center - 370 ft
Center Field - 404 ft
Right-Center - 370 ft
Right Field - 322 ft
Backstop - 50 ft

Tropicana field is probably the worst stadium in baseball. It is so ugly both inside and out.

Criticisms
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Among the most cited dislikes about the stadium are the four catwalks that hang from the ceiling. The roof was slanted in order to reduce the interior volume and make the stadium cheaper to air-condition. Therefore, the dome is tilted toward the outfield, resulting in the catwalks being lower in the outfield. The upper catwalks are Ring A and Ring B; these catwalks are entirely in play and balls bouncing off them can be caught for outs, or drop for base hits. Ring C and Ring D are out of play; if they are struck between the foul poles (each one has a yellow post marking the relative foul line position), then the ball is ruled a home run. A few hits have been lost in them – for example, Devil Ray Jonny Gomes was called out during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 12, 2006, when a ball he hit landed in Ring B and rolled off to be caught by Toronto shortstop John McDonald. By the time it was caught, Gomes was already headed for home plate. Although Rays manager Joe Maddon tried to argue that it should have been at least a ground rule double since it stayed in Ring B for a while before coming loose, umpires eventually ruled against the Devil Rays and called Gomes out.

Another criticism of the stadium is the drab interior environment; although the stadium is located in a subtropical climate, one cannot tell from inside the dome.

Tropicana Field consistently ranks at the bottom of lists rating the various MLB ballparks. BaseballParks.com ranks it as the worst ballpark opened since 1990 (taking into account its renovation prior to the Devil Rays arriving, since the park opened in 1989). [1] It was second-to-last ahead of U.S. Cellular Field (formerly New Comiskey Park) in Chicago prior to its extensive renovations through 2005.

The dome was built on the former site of a coal gasification plant and in 1987 hazardous chemicals were found in the soil around the construction site. The city spent millions of dollars to remove the chemicals from the area.




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Oriole Park at Camden Yards-Home of the Baltimore Orioles

My Rating-4 out of 5 Stars-One of the best stadiums in baseball.

Opened April 6, 1992
Capacity 48,262 (1992)
Dimensions
Left Field - 333 ft (101.5 m)
Left-Center - 364 ft (110.9 m)
Left-Center (deep) - 410 ft (125 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (121.9 m) (Not posted)
Right-Center - 373 ft (113.7 m)
Right Field - 318 ft (96.9 m)

Most memorable games
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* September 5, 1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. tied Lou Gehrig's streak of 2130 consecutive games played and homered.
* September 6, 1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. broke of the streak of 2131 games and hit another home run. It should be noted that both President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore attended, along with Cal Ripken, Sr., who had not been to a game since being fired by the O's.
* September 6, 1996: Eddy Murray hits his 500th career homerun in a game that fell exactly one year after Cal Ripken, Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak.
* October 6, 2001: Cal Ripken, Jr.'s final MLB game. Ripken's last game was originally scheduled to be played against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. However, the tragic events of September 11 forced this game (previously scheduled to be played on September 15) to become his final game. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-1, while Ripken went 0-3. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Red Sox pitcher David Cone recorded the final out against Brady Anderson while Ripken waited on deck. Former President Bill Clinton and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig were in attendance.
The only no-hitter thrown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to date was tossed by Hideo Nomo, then with the Boston Red Sox, on April 4, 2001. Nomo faced 30 Orioles batters, walking Mike Bordick twice and Chris Richard once, as the Red Sox won, 3-0.


My Experience:
I didn't exactly see a game here but I did walk in on an Oriole off-day. The allow you to walk into around the stadium. The longest building on the east coast lies in right field of the stadium the B&W Warehouse and they have little baseball markers in the ground or on the wall to show you the longest home runs at the park. I think Ken Griffey Jr. hit the longest which hit the wall. Also Babe Ruth's monument is located there. Overall a nice ballpark.




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Kauffman Stadium- Home of the Kansas City Royals

Opened April 10, 1973
Capacity 40,625 (1973)

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Dimensions
Left Field - 330 ft
Left-Center - 385 ft
Center Field - 410 ft
Right-Center - 385 ft
Right Field - 330 ft

History

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In 1968, Ewing Kauffman purchased the Kansas City Royals expansion team. After playing four seasons in Kansas City Municipal Stadium, on April 10, 1973 the Royals inaugurated Royals Stadium with a win over the Texas Rangers.

On May 15, 1973, the stadium, barely a month into its existence, saw Nolan Ryan, pitching for the California Angels, throw the first of his seven no-hitters, blanking the Royals 3-0.

On July 24, 1973, Royals Stadium hosted its first and only Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

On October 9, 1976, the Royals competed in their first post-season game in franchise history, losing 4-1 to the New York Yankees at Royals Stadium in the 1976 ALCS. The Royals came back to win the next game on October 10, 6-3, for their first post-season win in Royals Stadium.

On October 17, 1980, the first World Series game held in Kansas City featured the hometown Royals against the Philadelphia Phillies. In his first at-bat following hemorrhoid surgery, George Brett hit a home run down the right field line. The Royals would go on to record their first-ever World Series win, 4-3 in 10 innings. However, the Royals would lose the World Series that year in six games.

On October 11, 1985, in the 1985 American League Championship Series, George Brett had a game for the ages. He hit two home runs off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Doyle Alexander, made a back-handed stop at third base to throw out a runner at home, and recorded the final out to give the Royals a much-needed 6-5 win. The Royals went on to win the American League pennant in seven games.

On October 27, 1985, the Royals clinched their first World Series in franchise history, winning Game 7 in Royals Stadium. Led by the pitching of Bret Saberhagen, Darryl Motley's two-run home run, and George Brett's four hits, the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0. The Royals were the first team in the history of the World Series to lose the first two games of the series at home and come back to win.

On July 2, 1993, Royals Stadium was renamed Kauffman Stadium in honor of Ewing Kauffman, who died the following month at the age of 76.
Kaufmann stadium is the 9th oldest stadium in MLB.


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Angel Stadium of Anaheim Home of The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim



My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Opened April 19, 1966
Capacity
43,000 (1966)
64,593 (1979)
45,037 (2005)

Dimensions
Left Field - 330 ft (100.5 m)
Left-Center - 387 ft (118.0 m)
Center Field - 400 ft (121.9 m)
Right-Center - 370 ft (112.8 m)
Right-Center (shallow) - 365 ft (111.3 m)
Right Field - 330 ft (100.5 m)
Backstop - 60.5 ft (18.4 m)

My Experience:
I was at Angels stadium the year after they won the World Series on ring night. It is a nice ballpark with a waterfall in center field that explodes during home runs. On the scoreboard they show a rally monkey which rallies the crowd and gets them loud.




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lovely lists you got here...but wheres Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium?
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Yeah I am trying to get through all AL Stadiums first then on to NL. I will try to get to NBA and NFL soon.

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One interesting fact is that many of these stadiums were designed by the same firm.

The future Twins Park
Camden Yarks
Jaacobs Field
US Cellular
Comerica Park

were all designed by HOK Sport (which was founded by architects involved in Kauffman stadium as well)

Other baseball parks they have designed include:
Coors Field
Minute Miad Park
AT&T Park
PNC Park
Great American Ball Park
Citizens Bank Park
Busch Stadium (new one, obviously)
Nationals Ballpark
as well as the new Mets and Yanks parks.
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Eagerly awaiting your impression of AT&T Park (also from HOK Sport) which I love as a piece of architecture and its integration into the city even though I'm not much or a sports fan:











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the thread is about all kind of stadiums or just baseball stadiums?
Just north american stadiums or world stadiums?
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AT&T Park is my favorite ballpark besides Wrigley.
I love how it sits right on the bay.
And this thread can be about any kinds of stadiums US or not.
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the thread is about all kind of stadiums or just baseball stadiums?
Just north american stadiums or world stadiums?
Any and all stadiums, arenas and sports halls.
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Safco is another great stadium.
Top 10 Stadiums according to MSN:
Coors Field - Denver, Colo.
Fenway Park - Boston, Mass.
Jacobs Field - Cleveland, Ohio
Miller Park - Milwaukee, Wis.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards - Baltimore, Md.
At&T Park - San Francisco, Calif.
PNC Park - Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safeco Field - Seattle, Wash.
Wrigley Field - Chicago, Ill.
Yankee Stadium - New York, N.Y.
http://cityguides.msn.com/specials/d...97358&GT1=9161
And yes talk about arenas in here as well and college stadiums anything.

The American Airlines Center in Dallas is defiantly the best basketball stadium.

It has won many awards:
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Top Dog Venue of the Year, 2003 Tour Guide Magazine

"Voice of the Fan" Program, 2002 & 2003 Top ranking facility in most customer services and design related categories.

Best Sports Venue, 2002 & 2003 Dallas Observer

Facility of Merit, 2002 Athletic Business

QUOIN Award, 2002 Associated General Contractors of America/Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

Engineering Excellence Award, 2002 American Council of Engineering Companies

Real Estate Deals Award, 2002 Dallas Business Journal

Project of the Year Award, 2002 Masonry Construction

Record for Longest Ribbon and Largest Ribbbon Cutting, 2001 Gunniess Book of World Records

Best New Major Concert Venue for 2001 Pollstar Magazine

Phoenix Award, 2001 United States EPA

Golden Trowel Award of Excellence, 2001 United Masonry Contractors Association

International Excellence in Masonry Award, 2001 Masonry Contractors Association of America

Mega Project Over $100 Million, 2001 Associated Builders and Contractors

Best of 2001 Judges Award, 2001 F.W. Dodge

Outstanding Project Team of the Year, 2001 American Subcontractor Association

Outstanding Project Over $25 Million, 2001 American Subcontractor Association

Minority Business Development Agency Outstanding Corporate Award for its M/WBE achievements, 2000 & 2001

City of Dallas Senior Affairs Commission and Friends of Senior Affairs has recognized Center Operating Co. with the 2003 Employer of the Year award, which will bepresented at MayFair 2003, the City's Fourteenth Annual event for Older Americans Month
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Canwest Global Park in Winnipeg is a nice little ballpark...home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League (independent AA)
opened in 1999, seats 7000.

the Goldeyes have had for the past number of years, the highest attendance among all 58 teams in the six independent leagues and
higher than 13 of the 30 teams playing AAA baseball.







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Very nice. Do they play in the Northern League? I think Winnapeg had a team there.
I live 5 minutes away from a Northern League stadium Schaumburg, Illinois and I have season tickets.
Alexian Field is their home and it uses some Wrigley Field aspects:
Scoreboard, seats, and ivy.





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LINKS TO OTHER STADIUM THREADS:
New York Stadiums:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...Yankee+Stadium

Future Yankee Stadium
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...Yankee+Stadium

Future Minnesota Twins
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...Yankee+Stadium

Favorite Stadium Thread
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...Yankee+Stadium

Official Future Cowboys Stadium Thread
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...owboys+Stadium

London Stadium's/Arena's Under Construction, Approved and Proposed
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...owboys+Stadium

SF 49ers Moving Thread
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...Yankee+Stadium
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Very nice. Do they play in the Northern League? I think Winnapeg had a team there.
I live 5 minutes away from a Northern League stadium Schaumburg, Illinois and I have season tickets.
yup, the schaumberg flyers are in the same league as the goldeyes...
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Yeah I have been to a Winnapeg/Schaumburg game...I have season tickets to the Flyers since I live so close.
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hey Chicago2016...you missed the new Cowboys stadium thread link
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Oh yeah I will add that.
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