Every MLB Stadium Ranked

Here is my take on how I rank all 30 MLB ballparks from best to worst when it comes to fan experience. My rankings will be based on these factors: How good is the view of the field, How good is the view of the skyline, how Nostalgic/historic is the stadium, and what is the overall stadium atmosphere (stadium appearance when one enters, Statues erected, scoreboard, iconic stadium features). All Rankings will be on a 5-point scale.

1. Oracle Park

(Should be on bucket lists) 41,600 seats, opened in 2000, excellent views of the field, but the views of the bay are absolutely amazing (would make it great for both fans and non-fans alike), food highlights include crab sandwich, garlic fries, Ghiradelli Sundae, Clam Chowder, Super Duper Burger, Poke, Lumpia.

Field View: 4.75Skyline View: 4.75Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 5.0Overall Rank: 4.75
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2. Wrigley Field

41,649 seat capacity, opened in 1914. Wrigley Field is baseball’s second oldest ballpark. Ivy covers the walls, and there is a classic hand-operated scoreboard. Everything in the ballpark oozes nostalgia and history. The looks of the ballpark as one walks through is both awe and a tiny bit of this could use some modernizing. The skyline views are very good with the buildings and things and also the seats on tops of the buildings closest to the field. Food highlights include Chicago Dogs, the Twisted Tater, Home Run Inn Pizza, and Garrett Popcorn.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.5 Nostalgia-History: 5.0Stadium Atmosphere: 5.0Overall Rank 4.69
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3. Busch Stadium

43,975 seat capacity, opened in 2006. Busch Stadium has an amazing skyline view. One can clearly see the Gateway Arch and the downtown St. Louis skyline. There isn’t a bad seat in the ballpark, and the outside of the ballpark is also very aesthetically pleasing with bricks and steel. Food Highlights at Busch Stadium include Nathan’s hot dogs, a vast selection of beers, Nona’s Italian Beef sandwiches, Mega slices of pizza, Dizzy’s Diners, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 5.0Nostalgia-History: 4.75Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.69
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4. Camden Yards

45,971 seat Capacity, opened in 1992. Camden Yards has a beautiful view of the Baltimore skyline and a wonderful brick building just behind right field. Nearly every stadium built after Camden has used Camden as some sort of model for their stadium. The brick and archways that lead into Camden Yards make the ballpark feel like it has been there from the beginning. There are six members of the Orioles in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and each one has a statue at Camden Yards.  

Field View: 4.75Skyline View: 4.75Nostalgia-History: 4.75Stadium Atmosphere: 4.7Overall Rank 4.68
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5. PNC Park

38,362 seat capacity, opened in 2001. PNC park is one of the smallest ballparks in terms of capacity, which makes the seating really good all over the ballpark. The skyline views of downtown Pittsburgh and the Roberto Clemente Bridge create a stunning view for the fans. Food highlights include Primanti Bros sandwiches, Quaker Steak and Lube hot wings, nachos, and Pimento Fried Chicken sandwiches.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.75Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 4.75Overall Rank 4.62
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6. Fenway Park

37,673 seat Capacity, opened in 1912. Fenway Park has the Green Monster in Left Field and is also the oldest ballpark by far. There are approximately 250 seats on top of the Green Monster. The atmosphere outside of Fenway on game day is rambunctious and passionate for the Red Sox. Left field also has a manual scoreboard.  

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 5.0Stadium Atmosphere: 5.0Overall Rank: 4.56
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7. Target Field

39,504 seat Capacity, opened in 2010. Target Field has a great view of the field from all seats and a very nice skyline view of the city behind it. Target Field does a great job of looking wonderful while retaining a lot of Minnesota history while creating a great outdoor feel.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.5Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.44
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8. Citi Field

42,000 seat capacity. It opened in 2009. Citi’s precursor was Shea Stadium, and Citi is quite quaint compared to the enormity of Shea. There isn’t a wonderful view of the skyline, but there are some very nice signs and things that help the aesthetic of the ballpark.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.43
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9. Comerica Park

41,574 seat Capacity, opened in 2000. It is a beautiful facility all set in brick with Tigers all over the stadium welcoming friend and foe alike. I love that walking by, one can view the entire field and many of the excellent things inside the stadium that Comerica provides. Things like display cases for old greats like Hal Newhouser and Al Kaline. It has an homage to currents like Miguel Cabrera’s triple crown season and also statues of many of the all-time Tiger greats like Ty Cobb. It has liquid “fireworks” for every Tigers home run. The view of the field and the whales are wonderful and add to the ballpark feel. Comerica also has a ton of activities for kids and adults alike, including a Ferris Wheel and a carousel.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.38
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10. Petco Park

42,000 seats, first game in 2004, and Excellent views of both field and skyline. There are also quite a few neat things just outside of the ballpark, such as a beautiful whiffle ball field and a good amount of walkways with views of food highlights (tri-tip nachos, Cheesesteak and garlic fries, hot hen chicken sandwich, pork bun, BBQ cheese fries, queso birria taco)

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.38
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11. T-Mobile Park

47,574 seat capacity, opened in 1999. Pristine and Nostalgic are two things that come to mind when one enters the Mariners’ home stadium. It is a gorgeous building with brickwork and glass on the front when you see it from the street. Once one gets to their seat, you are met with the beautiful Seattle skyline and a view of where the Seattle Seahawks play as well. There isn’t a bad seat in the building, even though it is a large ballpark. It has a retractable roof due to Seattle’s notoriously rainy weather.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.5Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.38
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12. Yankee Stadium

50,827 seat Capacity, opened in 2009. Much of Old Yankee Stadium was replicated in New Yankee Stadium, but that may be a detracting factor for some in judging New Yankee Stadium. There are many similarities, such as the Yankees winning the World Series in their first year in both ballparks. It still does have Monument Park in the outfield.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.38
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13. Progressive Field

35,041 seat Capacity, opened in 1994. Progressive Field has a very good view of the field from all seats and a very nice skyline view of Cleveland behind it. The Centerfield entry gate was really neat in that it had bronze figures of the Cleveland Indian greats like Bob Feller, among others. It also led to a stunning view of the ballpark from center field.  

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.5Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.38
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14. Angel Stadium

45,050 seat Capacity, opened in 1966. Angel Stadium has an excellent view of the field from all seats. It has a stacked bullpen in left field, where the Angels sit slightly above the visitors. There are waterworks in center field and fireworks whenever the Angels hit a home run. The stadium also features a dedicated parking area for Angels games which is only 10 dollars no matter where you park and a very short walk to the stadium no matter where you park in the parking lot. From the stadium, you can see the city of Anaheim’s buildings and the Honda Center, where the Anaheim Ducks play hockey. Even though the stadium is older, it has been kept up well and touched up often, which is a positive. One of the most iconic things about Angel Stadium is the Big A and the halo around the top, which lights up when the Angels win.

Field View: 4.4Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.35
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15. Kauffman Stadium

37,903 seat Capacity, opened in 1973. Kauffman Stadium is a good place to take in a game. It is an older stadium, and as one walks through, it feels older and not always in a good way. The Fountain in center field is iconic and is different to see in person than on TV. There was a charm to Kauffman Stadium when you watch a game there, but it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the newer stadiums.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.5Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.31
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16. Citizens Bank Park

43, 035 seat capacity, opened in 2004. Anytime a Phillies player homers, a version of the Liberty Bell raises and rings for the fans. There is a wonderful spot called Ashburn Alley with great views for families and also a lot of food options. The skyline views are excellent.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.31
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17. American Family Field

41,900 seat capacity, opened in 2001. American Family Field has a retractable roof and huge windows in center field, which makes for a nice look as one takes in a baseball game. One of the very cool things about American Family Field is Bernie the Brewer, who has a chalet and a slide which he travels down when the Brew Crew hit a Home Run. The brickwork on the outside of the stadium is amazing, and there were many internal features that made the game experience very enjoyable. Food highlights include Bernie’s Bavarian Pretzel, Zaffiro’s Pizza, Twister Cheese Fry, and Pete’s Pops.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.25
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18. Dodger Stadium

52,000 seat capacity, opened in 1962, the view of the stadium is very good from the seats, and the view behind the stadium is pretty good with the trees and things but not nearly as good as other views. One of my favorite things about Dodger Stadium is the dedicated parking lot that is only for the stadium. This leads to only having to pay one parking fee regardless of where you park. Food highlights include the famous Dodger Dog, pulled pork hot dogs, poke bowls and Korean rib bowls, nachos, other Mexican cuisines, shake shack, churros, and funnel cakes.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.5Overall Rank 4.25
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19. Great American Ball Park

42,271 seat capacity, opened in 2003. Great American Ball Park has a beautiful view of a bridge and the skyline. The views from the seats afford really good views no matter where one sits in the park. The upper deck is closer to the field than most stadiums which makes for a really good fan experience from the upper deck. Food highlights include Graeter’s Ice Cream, La Rosa’s Pizza, Frisch’s Big Boy Burgers, Montgomery BBQ, Skyline Chili, and Frybox, which is the ballpark’s answer to Nachos.

Field View: 4.0Skyline View: 4.25Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.13
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20. Truist Park

41,500 seat Capacity, opened in 2017. Truist is a beautiful ballpark with the skyline very vibrant and air conditioning on each level to keep the fans cool during the hot Georgia summer months.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.13
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21. Coors Field

50,000 seat capacity, opened in 1995. The views are pretty good, although it is on the large side, especially in the right field bleachers up top. Due to its height, there isn’t a great view of the skyline, but there are some very good water features and trees in center field. The ballpark has a very cool feel on entry with its bricks and clock towers. Food highlights include the Elvis Shake, Steak and Cheese fries, a Red Hot Chicken sandwich, Frose, tornadough pretzels, and Berrie Kabobs.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.13
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22. Rogers Centre

49,286 seat Capacity, opened in 1989. The stadium formerly known as the Skydome has a mound that raises and lowers hydraulically. It has a hotel built within the Rodgers Centre with 70 rooms that view the baseball field. It does have a retractable roof, but overall it is antiquated and rather large. The views from inside the stadium are not very good.

Field View: 4.5Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.0Overall Rank 4.13
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23. Guaranteed Rate Field

40,615 seat Capacity, opened in 1991. The view of the field is on par with almost all major league stadiums. From behind the plate, the skyline view is surprisingly subpar. The steepness and vastness of the stadium does affect the experience negatively. There are statues of White Sox greats like Harold Baines, Frank Thomas, and Nellie Fox.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 4.0Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.0Overall Rank 4.06
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24. Minute Maid Park

40,963 seat Capacity, opened in 2000. Minute Maid Park is pretty quaint as far as seat capacity. It does have a retractable roof and grass. Minute Maid used to have their fences really deep with a small hill in center field as a throwback to old ballparks, but that is now gone since they and a very good aesthetic in the outfield with the view through the outfield glass above the field and the homerun fence being a varying shape. This park is an excellent one to be seen.

Field View: 4.0Skyline View: 3.75Nostalgia-History: 4.25Stadium Atmosphere: 4.25Overall Rank 4.06
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25. Globe Life Field

40, 300 seat Capacity, opened in 2020. Globe Life Field is the new ballpark of the Texas Rangers. It appears to be a really large structure, with pretty good views of the field from all locations. It has a pretty good view in the left field area with large windows but is not nearly as good the rest of the way around. It does have a retractable roof and synthetic turf. It has a cool feature with sunken seats in the premier area for a great view of the field from there.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 3.75Nostalgia-History 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.0Overall Rank 4.0
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26. Nationals Park

41,313 seat capacity, opened in 2008. Nationals Park has the presidents race during innings and greet patrons as they enter Nationals Park. Fans generally enjoy going to Nationals games and having a good time while in the park. Nationals Park also has 14 cherry trees around the concourse.

Field View: 4.25Skyline View: 3.75Nostalgia-History 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.0Overall Rank 4.0
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27. Chase Field

48, 633 seat capacity, opened in 1998. Chase Field has a retractable roof that is necessary in Phoenix, AZ, during the summer months. It is a beautiful ballpark with pretty good views of the field. Although there are a few odd angles and seat locations, there are minor views of the skyline, but nothing of note compared to other ballparks. Food highlights include varying types of hot dogs depending on the visiting team inside Chase Field, Venom Tots, Steak sandwiches, and various taco and nacho opportunities.

Field View: 4.0Skyline View: 3.75Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 4.0Overall Rank 3.94
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28. RingCentral Coliseum

47,170 seat Capacity, opened in 1968. This stadium has a very large feel, even though it is smaller than many of its counterparts. On many lists, it is one of the worst stadiums due to the fact that it looks very old and very basic. Regarding advantages, it is easy to reach by public transport, and the seats are pretty easy to obtain since attendance isn’t excellent in Oakland. There have been many name changes and companies purchasing naming rights, but they haven’t stuck, which says something about the ballpark and the team.

Field View: 3.75Skyline View: 3.75Nostalgia-History: 4.0Stadium Atmosphere: 3.75Overall Rank 3.81
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29. loanDepot Park

37,422 seat capacity, opened in 2012. loanDepot doesn’t have a very good skyline view due to the stadium walls in the outfield being super tall. loanDepot does have a retractable roof and retractable glass panels in left field. The views of the field seem okay, but there isn’t a lot to make it special.  

Field View: 4.0Skyline View: 3.5Nostalgia-History: 3.75Stadium Atmosphere: 3.75Overall Rank 3.75
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30. Tropicana Field

25,025 seat capacity, opened in 1998. The Trop is the only stadium currently that is 100% dome at all times. One of the unique features of the Trop is that they have a 10,000-gallon tank aquarium where fans can touch live Rays. The outfield fence is oddly shaped, with no view of a skyline or anything else.

Field View: 4.0Skyline View: 2.0Nostalgia-History: 3.0Stadium Atmosphere: 3.5Overall Rank 3.13
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9 thoughts on “Every MLB Stadium Ranked

  1. Of all the lists out there, this is certainty one of them.

    I get the whole “beauty in the eye of the beholder” thing but Truist above Coors is crazy, Coors in the bottom third is crazy, Angel Stadium in the top half is crazy, Nats Park at #26 is crazy, I could go on.

    1. Thank you very much Camilla for reading and interacting with me. I appreciate your viewpoints and it allows me to objectively view my writing which helps me greatly. Even though we don’t agree totally I hope you enjoyed the content.

  2. Can’t imagine two being below RingCentral Coliseum, but I haven’t been to those two. RCC is terrible. I agree with your assessment and want to add that their concessions and souvenirs are poorly stocked. And what they do have is terrible as well, the stuff NO ONE buys.

    1. I was not impressed whatsoever with RCC. 🙂 I haven’t been to the Trop or loanDepot yet either. 🙂

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