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Inside Dolphins Stadium (MLB) – Baseball Park Reviews

Stadium Name: Dolphins Stadium

Team: Florida Marlins (Now Miami Marlins)

League: MLB – National League East
First Date Visited: 2005
Opposing Team: Arizona Diamond Backs
Date Opened: 1987
Date Closed: 2011 (still open for football)
Overall Rating: (1-10) 2
Notable Award: Worse place I have ever watched a baseball game, until I went to oakland lol. The reason why football & baseball should never share stadiums

Walking down the streets of South Beach, a very nice lady gave me 4 free tickets to a marlins game on a wednesday night. My cousin, 2 friends and myself were planning on going to the game anyways, but wow now for free. As we drove to the stadium we were a little skeptical that free tickets would just be given way but never the less it was worth the try. Dolphin stadium or what ever the hell its call now was about 30 mins north of South Beach. We finally get there and BOOM the tickets work.

We were their fairly early so we did a lot of walking around. This stadium has NOTHING to offer. Its a football stadium that in 92 when Miami was given an expansion team, the fine folk of MIami were like hey just put them with the dolphins. There was so much foul ground in this place that pitchers ERA had to be one of the best in the majors when they pitched here.</p>

They had hot tubs in right field and i think there was only 10k people there, if that. Our tickets were deep right field with a value of 1 dollar on them, we moved to 10 rows behind the plate. There was this unique beer vendor who would yell get your beeeeeeerrrrrrr heeeeeeeerrrrre; it was great. We stayed till about the 7th inning. We did get to see an unassisted triple play that game from Mike Lowell. Its a rarity in baseball incase you didnt know.

The food stunk, soggy hot dogs and pretzels. must of been all the humidity down there. The bread was like i sat on it with wet pants on. Other then the beer guy, one of my most memorable events there was hitting on the hot chick who was from Ft. Lauderdale and worked at the visa table. I signed up for a credit card for her and she gave me a towel, very nice. After flirting for an inning and a half she ended up giving me more towels, t shirts and marlins crap I will ever need for a lifetime. I got much use out of those towels!

This is another stadium with nothing around it. A concrete block in the middle of a parking lot. I have been here 2 times, once for baseball and once for football. As a football stadium, its average, for a baseball park, it stinks. Out of 30 i have been to this is easily #30, Im glad this didnt cost me a dime. The marlins are lucky now, they play in a much nice, more baseball feel stadium. They are very lucky they got the hell out of Miami Gardens Florida.

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Inside Angel Stadium – Baseball Park Reviews

Inside Angel Stadium – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews

Stadium Name: Angel Stadium

Team: LA Angels

League: MLB – American League West
First Date Visited: 2011
Opposing Team: Washington Nationals
Date Opened: 1966
Date Closed: NA
Overall Rating: (1-10) 5
Notable Award: cool little rock water fountain in center field and a large old school A in the parking lot

4th oldest active ball park in the majors. Built in 1964 but fully renovated in 1998. For an ok’d stadium has a late 90s early 2000 feel in it’s architecture. Very clean and very kept up.

Very Disney like. You can tell they once owned them with the giant angel a in the parking lot and the 2 large angel hats when you walk in.

Center field has a cool rocky waterfall. The stadium although is a standard shape and layout the architectural aspects give it an uniqueness. It’s all small park made nicely for batters. Deepest fence is a little more than 400 feet. The fence height ranges from 10 to about 20 feet.

The stadiums main color is a dark green. Over right field stands there is a large modern big screen. There is also a smaller one over left field. The stadium is very easy to get around. The 2 large ramps to the upper deck work very well. Parking is very east also very little grid lock getting into the game. Although the city of anahiem doesn’t do a very good job with marking the stadiums exit with a sign in the highway.

Parking is 10 dollars and merch beer and food prices are about average in the majors.

Stadium views arnt bad. Mountains in centerfield but it’s kind of blocked by buildings and the highway

There really isn’t anywhere to go after the game. It’s a tailgate park. And public transportation doesn’t look like it exist to here.

The backstop like dodgers stadium is see through and has seats located there. Fan base is pretty good. For a Monday it’s about 75% filled.

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SEEING EVERY MLB PARK BEFORE I WAS 30 (in 60 seconds)

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Inside Dodger Stadium – Baseball Park Reviews

Inside Dodger Stadium – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews

Stadium Name: Dodger Stadium

Team: LA Dodgers

League: MLB – National League West
First Date Visited: 2011
Opposing Team: LA Angels
Date Opened: 1962
Date Closed: NA
Overall Rating: (1-10) 4
Notable Award: The best views in baseball.

Built in 1962. The 3rd oldest active MLB ball park and it looks it much of it doesn’t appear to have been updates in a while. Certain parts of the stadium are unaccessable from
Other parks. Different exits and entrances. The out field setup looks exactly like the old Shea stadium. Stands in right and left with nothing but a giant blacked off area in center. Old fashion 70s style scoreboard in right field with a newer post 2000 big screen in left. Ease of keeping track of the score and inning very easy. Stadium built in the side of the hill like an amputheather. A def batters park. Deepest fence is 395 with about a 10 foot fence around the whole outfield.

Men’s room still has trorths like fenway had

A pain to get to. Traffic is terrible on a Sunday can only imaging a week day night. No sign of efficient public transportation. Very large parking lot thought

Nicest views in baseball. Great views of the Hollywood hills, downtown la and the mountains in the background. 2nd is coors field in Denver.

Fans for a Sunday not a lot considering it’s a freeway series vs the angles.

60s contemporary architecture to a minimum. Still holds the esseants of the old concrete donut designs. Very little shady areas. The hot la summer sun makes a day game difficult to sit all the way through.

Parking is 15 and can get up to 35.  Ran out of shot glasses!! Wth had to get a baseball instead. Need to order a shot glass online.

After game life? None. In a rough neighborhood on the side of a hill on a side of a freeway. Like the royals rangers and marlins stadium you show up an then you leave not much in walking distance.

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PROVINCETOWN MA – TWE 0392

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Inside Nationals Park – Baseball Park Reviews

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Inside Nationals Park – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews

Stadium Name: Nationals Park

Team: Washington Nationals

League: MLB – National League East

Years Visited:
2010 & 2016

Opposing Team:
New York Mets & St. Louis Cardinals

Date Opened:
2008

Date Closed:
 NA

Overall Rating:
(1-10) 7

Beer Price Rank (2016): 9th highest in the MLB

Ticket Price Rank (2016): 6th highest in the MLB

Baseball, Bars & Bedlam Rank: 15 out of 33

Baseball, Bars & Bedlam Visit Order: 17 out of 33

Notable Award:
The stadium carried the same name as the early 1900s parked that housed the original DC team, Nationals/Senators

Review:

Nationals stadium is a modern day park located near the navy yard in Washington DC. When the Expos moved from Montreal in 2005, Washington became their new home. Playing the first couple years at RFK stadium, the Nationals finally moved to their new home in 2008.

There is a lot I like about his stadium and there are also a lot of miss opportunities as well. First with the likes: it’s easy to get to and from via the Metro. A station is right across the street from the stadium. The concourse on all levels are easily moveable. They are big and wide and have  plenty of vendors available for you to grab some brews and grubs. Also the overall look and appearance of the stadium from the inside is beautiful, for the most part. Great finishes on the building and nice layout.

Now for the bad stuff. There was so much stuff about this stadium that drove me crazy. So many things that could of been easily changed and were left on the table. The first thing that kills me is the view. If the had rotates the field 90 degrees, center field would face the capital building and Washington monument. If they rotated 90 on the other direction, you would of had a great view of the river.  Another thing that annoyed me was the dumpster I was looking at behind the center field fence. There was this big open area used to store crap that everyone could see. Why not cover this area with grass like you did right next to it? Finally the thing the bothered me the most, other than the 9-10 dollar beers, was the parking garages the surround the stadium. You can’t see the stadium from 3 of the 4 streets. They built parking garages around it so there are no grand entrances.

Overall the Park was nice, as I said, a few things that could of been done better, but I have seen worse places in the MLB. The Nationals have been a very good team the last few years, but the three games I went to, there seemed to be more or the same amount of visitors then hometown fans. According to Statista, the Nationals are #6 for highest ticket prices in 2016, see link for all MLB teams prices. They are also the 9th highest in beer prices according to business insider, see link for all MLB teams prices. If you are in the DC area, take in a game. Arty tip: Go to Stubhub for a better deal on tickets and stay away from the hot dogs, overcooked and nothing to write home about. Go to the Fairground across the street after and before the game too!

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