Parks I’ve Visited in 2018

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 in 2016 I made it to 51, including the once-in-a-lifetime event at Fort Bragg on July 3rd.

There was also a once-in-a-lifetime event for me in 2017, too (The MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport), but then it turned out so well that MLB has decided to do it again in 2018. Anyway, in 2017, I made it to 60 parks.

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.

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.

And if you want to know my upcoming schedule of ballpark visits, go here.  My weather-caused disappointments this year: Baylor U.; Point Park U.; West Virginia Power; San Antonio Missions (I made a return trip to San Antonio later in the season to see a game); Daytona Tortugas.

So here we go for 2018:

  1. Lucian Hamilton Field (1968), St. Edwards University Hilltoppers*
  2. UFCU Disch-Falk Field (1975, renovated 2008), University of Texas Longhorns
  3. Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark (1962, stands built 1987, completely rebuilt 2018), Grand Canyon University Lopes
  4. Camelback Ranch (2009), Los Angeles Dodgers spring training exhibition
  5. Phoenix Municipal Stadium (1964), Arizona State University Sun Devils
  6. Scottsdale Stadium (1992), San Francisco Giants spring training exhibition
  7. Tempe Diablo Stadium (1968, renovated 2006), Anaheim Angels spring training exhibition
  8. Peoria Sports Complex (1994), Seattle Mariners spring training exhibition
  9. Surprise Stadium (2003), Kansas City Royals spring training exhibition
  10. Sloan Park (2014), Chicago Cubs spring training exhibition
  11. Hardt Field (2009, rebuilt 2013), Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
  12. Fowler Park (2013, built on the site of John Cunningham Stadium, which dates back to 1970), University of San Diego Toreros*
  13. CSUSM Baseball Field (2011), Cal State San Marcos Cougars*
  14. PNC Park (2001), Pittsburgh Pirates and college game between West Virginia and Penn State
  15. Monongalia County Ballpark (2015), WVU Mountaineers
  16. State Mutual Stadium (2003), Rome Braves
  17. SRP Park (2018), Augusta GreenJackets* (first game at new park)
  18. Foley Field (1966, rebuilt 1990, significantly renovated 2016), University of Georgia Bulldogs*
  19. Hiram Bithorn Stadium (1963), site of Twins-Indians regular-season games*
  20. Tornado Field (2010), Concordia University Texas Tornados
  21. Horner Ballpark (2013), Dallas Baptist University Patriots
  22. Globe Life Park (1994), Texas Rangers
  23. Dr Pepper Ballpark (2003), Frisco RoughRiders
  24. Lupton Stadium (2003), TCU Horned Frogs
  25. Wrigley Field (1914), Chicago Cubs
  26. Miller Park (2001), Milwaukee Brewers
  27. Impact Field (2018), Chicago Dogs*
  28. The Hangar (1996), Lancaster JetHawks
  29. Recreation Ballpark (1946, major renovations were completed in 2009), Visalia Rawhide
  30. AT&T Park (2000), San Francisco Giants
  31. San Jose Municipal Stadium (1942), San Jose Giants
  32. Sam Lynn Ballpark (1941), Bakersfield Train Robbers
  33. Dell Diamond (2000), Round Rock Express
  34. Minute Maid Park (2000), Houston Astros
  35. Constellation Field (2012), Sugar Land Skeeters
  36. LECOM Park (1923, renovated numerous times), Bradenton Marauders
  37. Osceola County Stadium (1984), Florida Fire Frogs
  38. Charlotte Sports Park (1987, renovated 2009), Rays Gulf Coast League game
  39. Dunedin Stadium (1990), Dunedin Blue Jays
  40. Spectrum Field (2004), Clearwater Threshers
  41. Guaranteed Rate Field (1991), Chicago White Sox
  42. Victory Field (1996), Indianapolis Indians
  43. Comerica Park (2000), Detroit Tigers
  44. Four Winds Field (1988), South Bend Cubs
  45. Nelson Wolff Stadium (1994), San Antonio Missions

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