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All right, pretty slow toady and have decided to make a blog on what are my favorite and the overall best baseball stadiums in the MLB.

Number 5: Progressive Field, Cleveland

Capacity: 43,545 Seats

Cost: $259 Million

Opened: January 1992

The field was built in 1992 after Cleveland Municipal Stadium became to old and big for baseball fans. Owner Richard Jacobs (who the field was earlier named after) put 92 million dollars alone into building the stadium.

After the stadium was built, it had a couple of unique features that were unlike any other stadium seen before including fences of varying heights. There is a wall 19-feet high in left field, that drops to nine-foot in center field and maintains that height around to right field.

The bullpens are raised above the playing field, which allows fans to see who is warming up. Indians' bullpen is located in center field (next to section 101), while the visitors bullpen is in right field. The stadium also has 19 toothbrush shaped light towers around the field that are 200 feet tall.

I have been to this stadium many times before and looking over the outfield wall in left field is just amazing. The building and scoreboards are all in the background and a Indians sign hangs above the scoreboard, it is really a site to see if you have not been there.

Number 4: Camden Yards, Baltimore

Capacity: 46,593 Seats

Cost: $172 Million

Opened: April 1992

The field was built in 1992 and was the first Baltimore Orioles stadium. Camden Yards is so special because it was the first downtown 'retro' stadium in baseball. It was designed by the internation firm called RTKL, the stadium took 2 years and 9 months to build.

There has been many notable games at the stadium already such as the game where Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's iron man record, the highest scoring game in 110 years when the Orioles lost 30-3 to Texas, and Eddie Murray's 500th HR.

The features of the stadium are that at nearly every seat you have is that you can see the beautiful skyline of Baltimore. Another feature is the Babe Ruth statue outside of the stadium, along with The Baltimore Sun at the top of the scoreboard that has 'The Sun' part of it flash the H in the when a hit occurs and the E in the when a error occurs.

I was able to go to this stadium about 4 years back and it was truly amazing experience to see the B&O Warehouse and to visit the store at Eutaw Street. Even though the Orioles got crushed by 8 to the Yankees it was still a great game to see that I will never forget

Number 3: Yankees Stadium, New York

I am going to do this based on the old Yankees Stadium because that is the only one I have been to.

Capacity: 57,545 Seats

Cost: $2.4 Million in 1924

Opened: April 1923

The Yankees had played at the Polo Ground before moving to Yankees Stadium in 1923, over 10 different sports teams have called the stadium a home for at least a year and is one of the most historic stadiums of all times

Many greats played at this stadium including the Babe, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Reggie Jackson as just a few. The Yanks won 26 championships at the stadium and will be remembered in ever fans heart as one of the greatest stadiums of all time.

The unique things about the stadium is that is was the first three tiered sports stadium in the United States and was first stadium to actually be given the title stadium. The field also has farthest dimension as 408 and shortest as 318 ft making a very easy stadium to hit home runs giving many fans souvenirs.

When I went to Yankees stadiums in 2004 it was unlike anything I have ever done. The Yankees and Red Sox who they played hit a combined 6 HR's and I just happened to catch 1 of them. If you were able to go there you know how you can feel the history of the stadium as you walk around and the greatness, I personally hate that they made a new stadium and am pissed I won't be able to go to another game at the great stadium

Number 2: Fenway Park, Boston

Capacity: 37,493 Seats

Cost: $14.7 Million (650,000 when built)

Opened: April 1912

The Red Sox played at Huntington Avenue Baseball Ground in 1912, in 1911 owner John Taylor bought the land and started the long process of building Fenway. Many people love Fenway because it is a ballpark that owners try to keep the exact same as it was when it was originally built.

8 professional teams have called this stadium home in Boston and many great Red Sox have passed through the stadium such as Ted Williams, Babe Ruth for a short time, and Curt Schillings along with many others.

The unique things about the stadium are quite obvious if you have been there. The 37 foot 2 inch Green Monster that is in left field, the seats up in in the Green Monster are also interesting along with the 302 right field pole and the Lone Red Seat in the stadium.

I went to this stadium 3 times the latest one being last year, my dad worked some magic and was able to get us seats atop of the Green Monster, it is a truly amazing experience that every person should get to experience.

Number 1: Wrigley Field, Chicago

Capacity: 42,311 seats

Cost: $5.46 Million (250,000 when built)

Opened: April 1914

At first it was owned by the Chicago Whales to 1920 where it became Cubs Stadium until 1926 when it became Wrigley field. The field was named after the team manager William Wrigley Jr. The stadium was also home to the bears until 1970. The owner of the stadium was Charles Weeghman.

5 Professional teams have been there over the years while the Cubs being the main team. Event though the home belongs to the most lovable losers over the past century its atmosphere is something that you cannot find at any other stadium.

The unique features include the Ivy Covered wall that is covering the outfield wall all around the field, the roof top seats, the unusual wins because of Lake Michigan, and the sign in right reading AC0265102 which means, " In this year of the cubs 2 years since the Divisional title, 65 years since the pennant, and 102 years since a world series win.

Was able to go to the stadium for the first time about 2 years ago and loved the ivory fences, the signs, the fans, and about everything about the stadium. It was a amazing game and was easily my favorite game that I have ever been to.

Thanks for Reading!!

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August 12, 2011  07:50 PM ET

Interesting list. Could make a good throwdown topic (or maybe just go with Top 3 for a TD due to the space).

August 13, 2011  01:45 PM ET

Guys, these are only stadiums that I have been to!! I know that there are some that are better then my 4 and 5 but I have never been to those stadiums.

August 16, 2011  04:51 PM ET

i have to agree with your number two listed!! BOSTON all the way! :)

August 17, 2011  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

i have to agree with your number two listed!! BOSTON all the way! :)

Haha, it is a amazing stadium

August 17, 2011  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Guys, these are only stadiums that I have been to!! I know that there are some that are better then my 4 and 5 but I have never been to those stadiums.

I've been to a little over a dozen parks and your list is not bad. Jacob's Field would be in my top five. My favorite is AT&T Park. PNC is also spectacular. I like the old timeyness, but I'm not a big fan of Wrigley - I like Fenway better.

August 17, 2011  08:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I've been to a little over a dozen parks and your list is not bad. Jacob's Field would be in my top five. My favorite is AT&T Park. PNC is also spectacular. I like the old timeyness, but I'm not a big fan of Wrigley - I like Fenway better.

Never been to PNC Park but want to very badly, I am going to AT&T this year and I have heard it is amazing. I liked Wrigley more then Fenway because of the fans at Wrigley and because of some of ivy on the wall is one of a kind.

I have been to I think 7 stadiums

Wrigley, Fenway, Old Yankees, Progressive, Jacobs, Kauffman, and Angles Stadium of Anahiem and going to AT&T in about a week.

August 18, 2011  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Haha, it is a amazing stadium

i was there last night and all it made me think about was the movie "The Town" haha the fans are crazy :)

August 19, 2011  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

i was there last night and all it made me think about was the movie "The Town" haha the fans are crazy :)

I know! They are hardcore!!

August 20, 2011  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know! They are hardcore!!

i love it! :) the best thing about growing up in Massachusetts is being a Boston sports fan and being able to go to all the sports games! :)

August 21, 2011  08:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

i love it! :) the best thing about growing up in Massachusetts is being a Boston sports fan and being able to go to all the sports games! :)

Haha, I use to love to go to Cleveland sports games, even though are teams were never very good we still had one amazing player each year that was very fun to watch and some hardcore fans

August 21, 2011  09:33 PM ET
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Haha, I use to love to go to Cleveland sports games, even though are teams were never very good we still had one amazing player each year that was very fun to watch and some hardcore fans

have you ever been to Fenway?

August 21, 2011  09:35 PM ET
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have you ever been to Fenway?

haha im having a blonde moment clearly we have got past that you have - your blog #2 haha wow sorry

August 21, 2011  09:40 PM ET

my family knows people that own huge companies and they have season tickets to the bruins and red sox and the seats are amazing. :)

haha its on my bucket list to get season tickets to at least one of the sports teams for boston :) right now just cant afford it and don't have the time with school and everything :( haha but yeah i would pick a sports game over any concert any day :)

August 22, 2011  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

haha im having a blonde moment clearly we have got past that you have - your blog #2 haha wow sorry

Haha, no problem

August 22, 2011  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

my family knows people that own huge companies and they have season tickets to the bruins and red sox and the seats are amazing. :) haha its on my bucket list to get season tickets to at least one of the sports teams for boston :) right now just cant afford it and don't have the time with school and everything :( haha but yeah i would pick a sports game over any concert any day :)

Haha, thats me, all I lesson to is music and watch sports in between school. My dad had pretty good tickets in Cincinnati about 12 rows back from the 30 yard line and we went to those games every year.

I then use to take the long drives to Cleveland to my cousins who I am very close to and we would go see about 4 Cavs games where they were court side and when LeBron was in town, that was amazing.

Now we all live in VA though but I still try to go to about 5 Nationals game, and 1 game for the Bengals a year.

August 26, 2011  06:48 PM ET
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Haha, thats me, all I lesson to is music and watch sports in between school. My dad had pretty good tickets in Cincinnati about 12 rows back from the 30 yard line and we went to those games every year. I then use to take the long drives to Cleveland to my cousins who I am very close to and we would go see about 4 Cavs games where they were court side and when LeBron was in town, that was amazing.Now we all live in VA though but I still try to go to about 5 Nationals game, and 1 game for the Bengals a year.

that's cool.. :)

 
September 15, 2011  08:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

that's cool.. :)

haha thanks,

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