Take Me Out to the Ballgame: The Best MLB Stadiums for Travelling Fans

Catching a baseball game with your friends or family should be on every sports fan’s checklist during summer. There’s nothing like being at the ballpark on a sunny day with a hot dog and some cold refreshments, and with the new rules that the MLB has implemented entering the 2023 season, games are more exciting and fast-paced than ever before.

If you’re looking to travel outside of your hometown for a game, we’ve compiled a list of the best MLB stadiums to help you plan accordingly. Check out our top 10 picks below.

10. Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium has been home of the St. Louis Cardinals since April 2006, and represents one of the best home field advantages in all of baseball. In 2022, the Cardinals had the second-highest home attendance in Major League Baseball, averaging 40,994 fans across 81 home games. Located in downtown St. Louis with a gorgeous backdrop of the Gateway Arch over the centerfield wall, Busch Stadium has three tiers of stadium seating, which gives every seat in the ballpark a good view of the action.

Step Inside Busch Stadium to learn more.

9. Petco Park

Petco Park

Who wouldn’t want to catch a game in beautiful, sunny San Diego? Petco Park has some of the best sightlines over the outfield wall, with awe-inspiring views of downtown and tastes of the town in the concourse. The San Diego Padres landed in the fifth spot in home attendance in 2022 (with an average of 36,931 fans across 77 home games), giving San Diego a significant home field advantage. Make sure to check out Tony Gwynn Plaza at the entrance on J Street to see the bronze statue of the National Baseball Hall of Famer.

8. Yankee Stadium

Yankee-Stadium

Home of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium is one of the iconic sports stadiums in the United States. Known as the “House that George Built” in an homage to the famed owner George Steinbrenner, the Stadium is located in the Bronx suburb. Yankee Stadium opened in April 2009 and is the third-largest stadium in Major League Baseball by measure of seating capacity. While it has features that mimic the original Yankee Stadium, it also has a grandiose front facade that features 11,000 pieces of limestone and granite. In 2022, Yankee Stadium had the third-highest attendance in Major League Baseball, with 40,207 fans on average across 78 home games.

Step Inside Yankee Stadium to learn more.

7. Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park is the home of the 2022 National League Champions Philadelphia Phillies. The stadium is located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex and opened in April of 2004. The sightlines give fans a view of downtown Philadelphia, and the stadium is known for some of the best food in all of sports. Cheesesteaks, hoagies, Tastykakes, and soft pretzels are just a few of the available foods that fans can get at Citizens Bank Park. The stadium also features a 13,000 square-foot kids’ baseball experience known as The Yard.

Step Inside Citizens Bank Park to learn more.

6. Citi Field

Citi Field

The New York Mets have called Citi Field (which replaced the iconic but antiquated Shea Stadium that originally opened in 1964) their home since April 2009. One of the signature motifs found inside the stadium is overarching bridges that fans can walk through around the concourse, an homage to the 2,027 bridges that link New York City to the outside world. Citi Field also features the famous Home Run Apple, a tradition carried over from Shea Stadium.

Step Inside Citi Field to learn more.

5. Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park, known casually as The Juice Box, is home of the 2022 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. It’s the only stadium on our list that features a retractable roof, giving fans the option for coverage from the elements. Minute Maid Park opened in April 2000 and has a maximum capacity of 41,168. The Astros had the seventh-highest attendance in 2022, with 33,197 fans on average across 81 home games. The stadium is perhaps best known for the arched brick façade over left field in homage to Union Station and Tal’s Hill in centerfield, which is an elevated surface that runs an additional 90 feet in the heart of centerfield.

Step Inside Minute Maid Park to learn more.

4. Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1914, making it the second-oldest active ballpark in Major League Baseball. Most famous for the ivy-covered outfield walls and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” sung by hall-of-fame broadcaster Harry Carrey, Wrigley Field is a staple for any and every baseball fan. Wrigley is located on the North Side of Chicago in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, and the park was named a National Historic Landmark in 2020. Fans will notice the marquee at the main entrance as the most iconic in baseball: a large red sign noting the “Home of the Chicago Cubs.”

Step Inside Wrigley Field to learn more.

3. Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Fenway Park is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball, having opened in 1912 in downtown Boston. As the home of the Boston Red Sox for more than 100 years, Fenway is best known for the “Green Monster” in left field: a 37-foot wall that is a mere 315 feet from home plate. The Green Monster towers over left-fielders and serves as a massive advantage for right-handed batters. A historic tradition since 1997 is the singing of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” during the middle of the eighth inning. It’s now become an anthem for many sports teams in the U.S. and beyond.

Step Inside Fenway Park to learn more.

2. Oracle Park

Oracle Park

Oracle Park is the home of the San Francisco Giants. Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, nestled on the historic Bay, Oracle Park is perhaps best known for the beautiful backdrops of the Pacific Ocean in right field, the giant Coca-Cola Bottle in left field, and McCovey Cove where kayakers wait in anticipation to fish out home run balls from the water that are hit so hard they exit the stadium. The stadium opened in April of 2000 and has a maximum capacity of 41,915.

Step Inside Oracle Park to learn more.

1. Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium

Located in the Elysian Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Dodgers since 1962. Dodger Stadium is known for many things: being the oldest MLB stadium west of the Mississippi River (and the third-oldest stadium in the league overall), and also as the largest baseball stadium in the world by seating capacity. Dodger Stadium led MLB in total attendance and average attendance in 2022, giving the home team in blue a significant advantage. It is known as a “pitchers park” due to the dimensions of the field, and Dodger Stadium has seen 11 no-hitters and two perfect games.

Step Inside Dodger Stadium to learn more.

All MLB Stadiums

Home TeamStadium NameRoof type
Arizona DiamondbacksChase FieldRetractable
Atlanta BravesTruist ParkOpen
Baltimore OriolesOriole Park at Camden YardsOpen
Boston Red SoxFenway ParkOpen
Chicago CubsWrigley FieldOpen
Chicago White SoxGuaranteed Rate FieldOpen
Cincinnati RedsGreat American Ball ParkOpen
Cleveland GuardiansProgressive FieldOpen
Colorado RockiesCoors FieldOpen
Detroit TigersComerica ParkOpen
Houston AstrosMinute Maid ParkRetractable
Kansas City RoyalsKauffman StadiumOpen
Los Angeles AngelsAngel StadiumOpen
Los Angeles DodgersDodger StadiumOpen
Miami MarlinsLoanDepot ParkRetractable
Milwaukee BrewersAmerican Family FieldRetractable
Minnesota TwinsTarget FieldOpen
New York MetsCiti FieldOpen
New York YankeesYankee StadiumOpen
Oakland AthleticsOakland-Alameda County ColiseumOpen
Philadelphia PhilliesCitizens Bank ParkOpen
Pittsburgh PiratesPNC ParkOpen
San Diego PadresPetco ParkOpen
San Francisco GiantsOracle ParkOpen
Seattle MarinersT-Mobile ParkRetractable
St. Louis CardinalsBusch StadiumOpen
Tampa Bay RaysTropicana FieldFixed
Texas RangersGlobe Life FieldRetractable
Toronto Blue JaysRogers CentreRetractable
Washington NationalsNationals ParkOpen

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