In-depth Ballpark Reviews

Read — and see — all about them

Over the years, I’ve written a number of in-depth reviews of ballparks, usually right after they’ve opened. For instance, I covered the first two games the Twins played at Target Field (they were exhibition contests, and the very first Twins pitch there is shown to the right), and then wrote a review of the park. And I covered the first game at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, and the first in Northwest Arkansas, and in Corpus Christi, and in Albuquerque, and in Frisco, and in Round Rock, and in North Little Rock and in Billings and in Gwinnett County and in Hillsboro and in Mesa at the new Cubs Park….

These reviews always include a number of photos, so you can see what the place looks like in addition to reading about what I liked and didn’t like about it. The links below will take you to those detailed reviews, as well as to several photo essays (that is, they aren’t really a full review of the park) from special events at the park in question.

Note that these reviews tend to be a “snapshot” in time. In other words, if the ballpark goes through renovations or a name change down the road, I don’t go back and change the original article.

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Ballpark Name City State Date Published
First Tennessee Park Nashville Tennessee 05/11/2015
MGM Park Biloxi Mississippi 07/27/2015
Spirit Communications Park Columbia South Carolina 04/22/2016
Monongalia County Ballpark Granville West Virginia 08/27/2015
Southwest University Park El Paso Texas 05/20/2014
Hammond Stadium Fort Myers Florida 03/20/2015
BB&T BallPark Charlotte North Carolina 06/01/2014
Hillsboro Ballpark Hillsboro Oregon 06/20/2013
Fort Bragg Field Fort Bragg North Carolina 07/13/2016
Isotopes Park Albuquerque New Mexico 04/21/2003
Dehler Park Billings Montana 07/11/2008
Bowling Green Ballpark Bowling Green Kentucky 04/27/2009
Regions Field Birmingham Alabama 04/20/2013
KeySpan Park Brooklyn New York 01/01/2001
Appalachian Power Park Charleston West Virginia 04/24/2005
U.S. Cellular Field (renovations) Chicago Illinois 01/01/2012
Great American Ball Park Cincinnati Ohio 01/01/2012
Bright House Networks Field Clearwater Florida 03/14/2004
Huntington Park Columbus Ohio 04/28/2009
Whataburger Field Corpus Christi Texas 04/27/2005
PK Park Eugene Oregon 06/28/2010
JetBlue Park at Fenway South Fort Myers Florida 03/14/2012
Parkview Field Fort Wayne Indiana 04/26/2009
Chukchansi Park (formerly Grizzlies Stadium) Fresno California 05/11/2002
Dr Pepper Ballpark (formerly Dr Pepper/7 Up Ballpark) Frisco Texas 04/13/2003
Camelback Ranch Glendale Arizona 03/11/2009
Goodyear Ballpark Goodyear Arizona 03/08/2009
Dow Diamond Midland Michigan 04/23/2007
First Horizon Park Greensboro North Carolina 04/13/2005
Fluor Field (formerly West End Field) Greenville South Carolina 04/16/2006
Coolray Field (formerly Gwinnett Stadium) Gwinnett County Georgia 04/27/2009
Metro Bank Park Harrisburg Pennsylvania 04/25/2010
Minute Maid Park (formerly Enron Field) Houston Texas 01/01/2012
The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida 01/01/2012
Kauffman Stadium Kansas City Missouri 01/01/2012
Lehigh Valley Allentown Pennsylvania 04/21/2008
Merchantsauto.com Stadium (formerly Fisher Cats Ballpark) Manchester New Hampshire 04/27/2005
Cubs Park Mesa Arizona 03/09/2014
Nido de los Aguilas Mexicali Mexico 01/01/2012
AutoZone Park Memphis Tennessee 01/01/2000
Marlins Park Miami Florida 04/14/2012
Citibank Ballpark (formerly First American Bank Ballpark) Midland Texas 01/01/2002
Target Field Minneapolis Minnesota 04/22/2010
Riverwalk Stadium Montgomery Alabama 04/26/2004
Yankee Stadium New York New York 04/26/2009
Citi Field New York New York 04/23/2009
Dickey-Stephens Park North Little Rock Arkansas 04/22/2007
Arvest Ballpark Springdale Arkansas 04/20/2008
Werner Park Omaha Nebraska 04/26/2011
Home of the Owlz (AKA Parkway Crossing Stadium) Orem Utah 07/01/2005
Trustmark Park Pearl Mississippi 04/28/2005
Pensacola Multi-Use Stadium at Community Maritime Park Pensacola Florida 04/15/2012
Citizens Bank Ballpark Philadelphia Pennsylvania 04/22/2004
PNC Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 01/01/2001
Charlotte Sports Park Port Charlotte Florida 03/04/2009
Aces Ballpark Reno Nevada 04/27/2009
State Mutual Stadium Rome Georgia 01/01/2012
Busch Stadium St. Louis Missouri 04/20/2006
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Salt River Arizona 03/07/2011
Petco Park San Diego California 04/15/2004
AT&T Park (formerly Pac Bell Park) California San Francisco 04/18/2000
PNC Field Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania 04/14/2013
Hammons Field Springfield Missouri 04/12/2005
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park State College Pennsylvania 06/30/2006
Banner Island Ballpark Stockton California 05/08/2005
Cheney Stadium (2011 renovations) Tacoma Washington 04/25/2011
ONEOK Field Tulsa Oklahoma 04/18/2010
RFK Stadium Washington DC 01/01/2012
Nationals Park Washington DC 04/10/2008
Recreation Ballpark (2009 renovations) Visalia California 01/12/2012
BB&T BallPark Winston-Salem North Carolina 04/22/2010
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches West Palm Beach Florida 03/14/2017
SunTrust Park Atlanta Georgia 04/23/2017
Dunkin' Donuts Park Hartford Connecticut 05/01/2017
The Depot at Cleburne Station New! Cleburne Texas 06/19/2017
Jim Perry Stadium New! Buies Creek North Carolina 06/25/2017
Grainger Stadium New! Kinston North Carolina 06/26/2017