Ballpark Rankings

Your webmaster ranks all 30 big league parks

For the past couple of years, I’ve maintained a ranking of the 30 MLB parks. Then USA Today asked me to write an article on how I prepared my list. They also wanted me to take a fresh look at my 1-to-30 ranking. They then printed all of this in their 2013 Baseball Annual magazine.

Therefore, I thought it would be appropriate to modify the list here on to match what appeared in the magazine. Since 2013, I’ve modified it some more, including flip-flopping #1 and #2.

No doubt, any ranking I do will stir up some controversy … so feel free to make comments in the space below the list to tell me how I’m all wrong. Before you do, though, keep in mind I haven’t just read about the 30 parks currently in Major League Baseball. I’ve attended multiple games at every one of the 30, photographing all aspects of them. I think I’ve done my homework to be able to make some valid comparisons.

And it was indeed a pleasure removing Sun Life Stadium from the list (it was my bottom dweller through 2011), replacing it with the far-more-impressive new Marlins Park in 2012.

  1. PNC Park
  2. Wrigley Field — see my article on Wrigley that appeared in Sports Weekly
  3. AT&T Park
  4. Kauffman Stadium
  5. Fenway Park
  6. Coors Field
  7. Citi Field
  8. Oriole Park at Camden Yards
  9. Petco Park
  10. Target Field
  11. Dodger Stadium
  12. Busch Stadium
  13. Marlins Park
  14. Safeco Field
  15. Globe Life Park
  16. Nationals Park
  17. Yankee Stadium
  18. Comerica Park
  19. Citizens Bank Park
  20. Miller Park
  21. Progressive Field
  22. Great American Ball Park
  23. Minute Maid Park
  24. Turner Field
  25. Rogers Centre
  26. Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  27. US Cellular Field
  28. Chase Field
  29. Coliseum
  30. Tropicana Field