Parks I Visited in 2016

Every year I provide a listing of the ballparks where I attended games, noting which ones are new to me (an asterisk indicates I'm seeing my first game there, even if I've just "visited" it before). This doesn't include games I tried to go to but were rained out, or where I simply visited to take pictures with no games going on. As you might know, I try to get to as many different parks in one year as I possibly can. My high-water mark was 2006 when I hit 65 different ballparks. Prior to that, my record was 61 in 2005. I guess I wasn't up to the challenge to top that in 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010 as I "only" attended games in 57, 53, 47 and 43 (respectively) different parks in those years. Things really started to dip for me in 2009 because I had to sacrifice quantity to get to all of the new parks that opened that year. After all, dear reader, this site is for you, and I know you demand thorough reviews and pictures of all of the new parks! Anyway, I rebounded in 2011 and made it to 52 different parks, including spring training, the All Star Game, the ALCS, the World Series (in both parks) and the Arizona Fall League. Not a bad year. I bumped up the total by one in 2012, then dipped to 42 in 2013. In 2014 I hit an even 50 when I attended Game Seven of the World Series. Not a bad way to end a season. Last year, I hit 45. In case you're curious, all the pro parks I've ever seen are on another page. Note that I'm typically way behind in updating this. So here's the list for 2016. For your information, the year the stadium opened (if known) is shown in parentheses. Also, if the name of the park below is a link, then clicking on it will take you to the in-depth review of this stadium, an article I've written about it or a photo essay featuring the park.
  1. UFCU Disch-Falk Field (1975, significantly renovated 2008), Texas Longhorns
  2. Earl Wilson Stadium (1994), University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels*
  3. Goodyear Ballpark (2009), Cleveland Indians spring training
  4. Salt River Fields (2011), Arizona Diamondbacks spring training and later Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League
  5. Surprise Stadium (2003), Kansas City Royals spring training
  6. Peoria Sports Complex (1994), Seattle Mariners spring training
  7. Lupton Stadium (2003), TCU Horned Frogs
  8. Spirit Communications Park (2016), Columbia Fireflies* (saw first game played there)
  9. BB&T Park (2014), Charlotte Knights
  10. Point Park Field at Green Tree Park (1995), Point Park University Pioneers*
  11. PNC Park (2001), Pittsburgh Pirates
  12. Monongalia County Ballpark (2015), WVU Mountaineers
  13. Sue Morris Sports Complex (2007), Glenville State (WV) Pioneers*
  14. George T. Smailes Sr. Baseball Field (2008), Marshall U Thundering Herd
  15. Appalachian Power Park (2004), West Virginia Power
  16. Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (1978, rebuilt 2012), Texas A&M Aggies
  17. Nelson Wolfe Municipal Stadium (1994), San Antonio Missions
  18. Huntington Park (2009), Columbus Clippers
  19. McCoy Stadium (1946), Pawtucket Red Sox
  20. Doubleday Field (1939), Hall Of Fame Classic game
  21. NYSEG Stadium (1992), Binghamton Mets*
  22. Yogi Berra Stadium (1998), New Jerseys Jackals*
  23. Citi Field (2009), New York Mets
  24. Petco Park (2004), San Diego Padres
  25. The Diamond (1994), Lake Elsinore Storm
  26. LoanMart Field (1993), Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
  27. Fort Bragg Field (2016), Atlanta Braves* (also see my USA Today article on the game)
  28. Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium (2002), Cedar Rapids Kernels*
  29. Principal Park (1992), Iowa Cubs
  30. Modern Woodmen Park (1931, renovated 2003), Quad Cities River Bandits
  31. Dozer Park (2002), Peoria Chiefs*
  32. Busch Stadium (2006), St. Louis Cardinals
  33. Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium (1978, renovated 2009), Terre Haute Rex*
  34. Bosse Field (1915, reconstructed 1930, renovated 1958), Evansville Otters*
  35. Dell Diamond (2000), Round Rock Express
  36. Lindquist Field (1997), Ogden Raptors
  37. Home Of The Owlz (2005), Orem Owlz
  38. Memorial Stadium (1989), Boise Hawks*
  39. Jimmy John's Field (2016), United Shore Professional Baseball League*
  40. Comerica Park (2000), Detroit Tigers
  41. Fifth Third Field (2002), Toledo Mud Hens
  42. Boyce Cox Field at Devault Memorial Stadium (1969), Bristol Pirates*
  43. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (1998), Oklahoma City Dodgers
  44. Dr Pepper Ballpark (2003), Frisco RoughRiders
  45. Globe Life Park (1994), Texas Rangers
  46. First Tennessee Park (2015), Nashville Sounds
  47. Minute Maid Park (2000), Houston Astros
  48. Kauffman Stadium (1973, significant renovations completed 2009), Kansas City Royals
  49. Target Field (2010), Minnesota Twins
  50. Turner Field (1997), Atlanta Braves (attended the final two games at the ballpark)
  51. Sloan Park (2014), Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League

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