Parks I’ve Visited in 2017

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.  In 2015, I hit 45, and last year I made it to 51, including the once-in-a-lifetime event at Fort Bragg on July 3rd.

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 2017. 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. Maestri Field (1979, renovated 2014), U of New Orleans Privateers
  2. Turchin Stadium (1991, rebuilt in 2008), Tulane Green Wave
  3. Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium (1966, renovated 2004 and 2017), Detroit Tigers spring training
  4. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (1990), Toronto Blue Jays spring training
  5. George Steinbrenner Field (1996), New York Yankees spring training
  6. The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (2017), Houston Astros and Washington Nationals spring training*
  7. FAU Baseball Stadium (1991), Florida Atlantic U Owls
  8. Roger Dean Stadium (1998), Miami Marlins spring training
  9. Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field (1973, renovated 2009), U of Miami Hurricanes
  10. Marlins Park (2012), World Baseball Classic
  11. Baylor Ballpark (1999), Baylor U Bears
  12. Salt River Fields (2011), Colorado Rockies spring training
  13. HoHoKam Stadium (1997), Oakland A’s spring training
  14. Camelback Ranch (2009), Los Angeles Dodgers spring training
  15. Surprise Stadium (2003), Texas Rangers spring training
  16. Peoria Sports Complex (1994), Seattle Mariners spring training
  17. Dodger Stadium (1962), World Baseball Classic championship
  18. SunTrust Park (2017), Atlanta Braves*
  19. Georgia State Baseball Complex (1986), Georgia State Panthers*
  20. Russ Chandler Stadium (1930, rebuilt 2002), Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets*
  21. Dunkin’ Donuts Park (2017), Hartford Yard Goats*
  22. Appalachian Power Park (2005), Marshall U vs West Virginia U
  23. Kauffman Stadium (1973, renovated 2009), Kansas City Royals
  24. Hammons Field (2004 for college, 2005 for pro), Springfield Cardinals
  25. Dell Diamond (2000), Round Rock Express
  26. Coors Field (1995), Colorado Rockies
  27. Brazell Stadium, Grand Canyon U Antelopes
  28. Chase Field (1998), Arizona Diamondbacks
  29. Disch-Falk Field (1975, renovated 2008), U of Texas
  30. The Depot at Cleburne Station (2017), Cleburne Railroaders*
  31. Recreation Park (1946, renovated 2009), Visalia Rawhide
  32. Oakland Coliseum (1966, renovated 1996), Oakland A’s
  33. Stockton Ballpark (2005), Stockton Ports
  34. Chukchansi Park(2002), Fresno Grizzlies
  35. Sam Lynn Ballpark (1941), Bakersfield Train Robbers
  36. BB&T Ballpark (2010), Winston-Salem Dash
  37. First National Bank Field (2005), Greensboro Grasshoppers
  38. J.P. Riddle Stadium (1987), Fayetteville Swamp Dogs*

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