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.
- Maestri Field (1979, renovated 2014), U of New Orleans Privateers
- Turchin Stadium (1991, rebuilt in 2008), Tulane Green Wave
- Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium (1966, renovated 2004 and 2017), Detroit Tigers spring training
- Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (1990), Toronto Blue Jays spring training
- George Steinbrenner Field (1996), New York Yankees spring training
- The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (2017), Houston Astros and Washington Nationals spring training*
- FAU Baseball Stadium (1991), Florida Atlantic U Owls
- Roger Dean Stadium (1998), Miami Marlins spring training
- Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field (1973, renovated 2009), U of Miami Hurricanes
- Marlins Park (2012), World Baseball Classic
- Baylor Ballpark (1999), Baylor U Bears
- Salt River Fields (2011), Colorado Rockies spring training
- HoHoKam Stadium (1997), Oakland A’s spring training
- Camelback Ranch (2009), Los Angeles Dodgers spring training
- Surprise Stadium (2003), Texas Rangers spring training
- Peoria Sports Complex (1994), Seattle Mariners spring training