Parks I Visited in 2007

Here’s the list of parks where I attended a game during 2007. I was able to get a jump on the season by traveling to Puerto Rico on February 1st for the Caribbean World Series. What fun! I’m also thankful that college baseball starts so early in the south … a practice that the NCAA seems bound and determined to derail (boo!).

My goal, you see, isn’t to attend the most games. It’s to attend games in the most different parks in a single calendar year. My “personal best” was in 2006 when I hit 65 different ballparks. Prior to that, my own record was 61 in 2005. I guess I wasn’t up to the challenge to top that in 2007, as I “only” attended games in 57 different parks. Of those, 17 were first-time parks for me, which ain’t too bad.

So here’s the list. For your information, the year the stadium opened (if known) is shown in parenthesis. If there’s an asterisk, that means it’s my first time attending a game in this park.

  1. Estadio Municipal Roberto Clemente (2000), Carolina, Puerto Rico for the Caribbean World Series*
  2. Dell Diamond (2000), University of Texas Longhorns (temporary home) and later for the Round Rock Express, NCAA Tournament and Texas State High School 5-A Championship
  3. Patriot Field (1983), Dallas Baptist University Patriots
  4. Clay Gould Ballpark (1974), University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks
  5. Ft. Lauderdale Stadium (1962), Baltimore Orioles spring training exhibition
  6. Roger Dean Stadium (1998), Florida Marlins spring training exhibition
  7. FAU Field, Florida Atlantic University Owls*
  8. Reckling Park (2000), Rice Owls
  9. HoHoKam Park (1979), Chicago Cubs spring training exhibition
  10. Surprise Stadium (2003), Kansas City Royals spring training exhibition
  11. Maryvale Baseball Park (1998), Milwaukee Brewers spring training exhibtion
  12. Peoria Sports Complex Stadium (1994), Seattle Mariners spring training exhibition
  13. Brazell Stadium, Grand Canyon University Antelopes*
  14. Kauffman Stadium (1973), Kansas City Royals
  15. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994), Texas Rangers
  16. Dr Pepper Ballpark (2003), Frisco RoughRiders
  17. Dickey-Stephens Park (2007), Arkansas Travelers*
  18. Minute Maid Park (2000), Houston Astros
  19. Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium (1994), San Antonio Missions
  20. Dan Law Field, Texas Tech University Red Raiders
  21. Citibank Ballpark (2002), Midland RockHounds
  22. Arrowhead Credit Union Park (1996), Inland Empire 66ers
  23. Eddy D. Field Stadium, Pepperdine University Waves*
  24. Dodger Stadium (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers
  25. Dedeaux Field (1974), University of Southern California Trojans*
  26. Oldsmobile Park (1996), Lansing Lugnuts*
  27. Fifth Third Ballpark (1994), West Michigan Whitecaps*
  28. Comerica Park (2000), Detroit Tigers
  29. Dow Diamond (2007), Great Lakes Loons*
  30. McAfee Coliseum (1968 for baseball), Oakland Athletics
  31. Banner Island Ballpark (2005), Stockton Ports
  32. Chukchansi Park (2002), Fresno Grizzlies
  33. Sam Lynn Ballpark (1941), Bakersfield Blaze
  34. Recreation Park (1946), Visalia Oaks
  35. Wrigley Field (1914), Chicago Cubs (night game!)
  36. Elfstrom Stadium (1991), Kane County Cougars*
  37. Principal Park (1992), Iowa Cubs
  38. Rosenblatt Stadium (1948), College World Series
  39. Pratt Field, Mineral Wells Steam of the Texas Collegiate League*
  40. Hammons Field (2005), Springfield Cardinals
  41. Community Field (1947), Burlington Bees*
  42. U.S. Cellular Field (1991), Chicago White Sox
  43. Pioneer Park (2004), Greeneville Astros*
  44. Smokies Park (2000), Tennessee Smokies*
  45. Bowen Field (1939), Bluefield Orioles*
  46. Appalachiam Power Park (2005), West Virginia Power
  47. Greer Stadium (1978), Nashville Sounds*
  48. Louisville Slugger Field (2000), Louisville Bats
  49. Dolphin Stadium (1993 for baseball), Florida Marlins
  50. Fairgrounds Field (2003), Coastal Bend Aviators
  51. Whataburger Field (2005), Corpus Christi Hooks
  52. Busch Stadium (2006), St. Louis Cardinals
  53. GCS Ballpark (2002), Gateway Grizzlies*
  54. AT&T Bricktown Ballpark (1998), Triple-A Championship Game
  55. Coors Field (1995), Colorado Rockies
  56. Phoenix Municipal Stadium (1964), Phoenix Desert Dogs (Arizona Fall League)
  57. Scottsdale Stadium (1956, rebuilt in 1992), Scottsdale Scorpions (Arizona Fall League)

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