Originally Posted by mlh1981
Anyone going to any ballparks that they have never been to? I'm hoping to hit up Turner Field and Marlins Park this Summer.
Been to Turner twice even as a Braves fan I can't say it's anything to write home about. I was caught up the first time in just getting to finally see the Braves live. The second time I realized Turner really is what it is: a stadium they built for the Olympics and then converted into a baseball field. Meh.
I went and saw the Marlins play back when they played in Dolphin Stadium. That, and the Trop in Tampa were the two most disappointing baseball parks/stadiums I've been to. Tropicana is a dump and, obviously, football stadiums aren't meant to be aesthetically pleasing as a baseball stadium.
Unfortunately I'm not going anywhere new this summer. For the umpteenth time we'll spend 5 hours and drive down to Dallas for a series. We've done it at least every other year since I was pretty young. Still not real sure why the Braves are my favorite team, but they are. The Rangers are a pretty close second though.
I'm hoping sometime after my dad retires we'll make a Midwest ballpark tour road trip. St. Louis is only a 6 or 7 hour drive so we've been there before and Kansas City isn't much further and we've done that one a couple of times. I want to get up to Chicago and hit both of those, and I've heard the Reds stadium is really nice. Also wouldn't mind hitting up Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee if we had time and the money.