Parks I Visited in 2008

The NCAA’s new rule that forbids college games prior to February 22 forced me to get a late start (in past years, I’ve started attending games at the end of January or in early February), but I still attended games in 53 parks in 2008.

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

  1. Ft. Lauderdale Stadium (1962), Baltimore Orioles spring training exhibition
  2. Turchin Stadium (1991, completely rebuilt in 2008), Tulane Green Wave
  3. UFCU Disch-Falk Field (1975, significantly renovated 2006), University of Texas Longhorns
  4. Tempe Diablo Stadium (1993), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim spring training exhibition
  5. Maryvale Baseball Park (1998), Milwaukee Brewers spring training exhibition
  6. Peoria Stadium (1994), San Diego Padres spring training exhibition (also saw Arizona Fall League game there)
  7. HoHoKam Stadium (1979), Chicago Cubs spring training exhibition
  8. Surprise Stadium (2003), Kansas City Royals spring training exhibition (also saw Arizona Fall League game there)
  9. Packard Stadium (1974), Arizona State Sun Devils
  10. Lupton Stadium (2003), TCU Horned Frogs
  11. Dodger Stadium (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers pre-season exhibition
  12. Los Angeles Coliseum (1923), Los Angeles Dodgers pre-season exhibition*
  13. Nationals Park (2008), Washington Nationals (opening day)*
  14. Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992), Baltimore Orioles (opening day)
  15. Arvest Ballpark (2008), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (opening day)*
  16. Cougar Field (1995), University of Houston Cougars*
  17. Dr Pepper Ballpark (2003), Frisco RoughRiders
  18. Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (1994), Texas Rangers
  19. Dolphin Stadium (1993 for baseball), Florida Marlins
  20. Don Sanders Stadium (2006), Sam Houston State University Bearkats*
  21. AT&T Bricktown Ballpark (1998), Oklahoma RedHawks and the Big XII Baseball Tournament
  22. Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium (1994), San Antonio Missions
  23. Dell Diamond (2000), Round Rock Express
  24. Sam Lynn Ballpark (1941), Bakersfield Blaze
  25. Dilla Villa (Potter County Memorial Stadium) (1956), Amarillo Dillas
  26. Franklin Covey Field (1994), Salt Lake Bees
  27. Minute Maid Park (2000), Houston Astros
  28. Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark (1947), Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League*
  29. Cowboy Field (“The Snake Pit”), Coppell Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League*
  30. Clear Channel Stadium (1996), Lancaster JetHawks
  31. Melaleuca Field (1940, rebuilt in 1976 and 2007), Idaho Falls Chukars*
  32. Dehler Park (2008), Billings Mustangs (opening day)*
  33. Ogren Park at Allegiance Field (2004), Missoula Osprey*
  34. Avista Stadium (1958), Spokane Indians*
  35. Progressive Field (1994), Cleveland Indians
  36. Classic Park (2003), Lake County Captains*
  37. Fifth Third Field (2000), Dayton Dragons
  38. Louisville Slugger Field (2000), Triple-A All Star Game
  39. Coca-Cola Park (2008), Lehigh Valley IronPigs*
  40. PNC Field (1989), Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees*
  41. Dutchess Stadium (1994), Hudson Valley Renegades*
  42. Shea Stadium (1964), New York Mets
  43. KeySpan Park (2001), Brooklyn Cyclones
  44. Yankee Stadium (1923, completely rebuilt 1976), New York Yankees
  45. Mercer County Waterfront Park (1994), Trenton Thunder
  46. First Energy Park (2001), Lakewood BlueClaws*
  47. QuickTrip Park (2008), Grand Prairie AirHogs*
  48. Roger Dean Stadium (1998), Palm Beach Cardinals Florida State League playoff game
  49. AT&T Park (2000), San Francisco Giants
  50. Banner Island Ballpark (2005), Stockton Ports California League playoff game
  51. San Jose Municipal Stadium (1942), San Jose Giants California League playoff game
  52. Phoenix Municipal Stadium (1964), Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League
  53. Scottsdale Stadium (1956, rebuilt in 1992), Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League

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