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Old 12-23-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Those pics of PNC Park are awesome. I don't watch that much baseball (particularly AL baseball), so I had no idea what Pittsburgh's stadium was like.

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Seattle from the looks of it.

I think you are forgetting a few though, and both of those I think are better or at least on par with than ones you listed.


St. Louis


San Francisco
San Francisco's stadium is nicely situated, but it faces outward to the ocean rather than inward to the city. It's an undoubtedly nice view, but it's not a view of the cityscape.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: The City
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I know it's easy to forget about the Pirates and their criminally pathetic ownership...but yeah PNC is still by far the best "new" park. The only argument against PNC would be to toss out a classic like Wrigley or Fenway:













Great shots of PNC - need to make the trip to see my Phils there sometime soon +1 for great images
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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I'm a Braves fan, but when I saw this thread title I insta-thought PNC Park.

At Turner Field (Braves) you only get a really good view of downtown from the right field side of the upper deck.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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Busch Stadium is definately in the top 5
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Busch Stadium is definately in the top 5
Lol - I suppose if you're from STL it would be.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Pittsburgh's view is the best. Downtown, the river, and bridges, how breathtaking. If the Rays ever get a new stadium in Tampa with a view like that, I would go just for the view.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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but pretty much anyone that knows anything about baseball will know that it's a Dallas-area based team. Just because they're called "Texas" Rangers doesn't mean they're not the mlb team of Dallas...especially since Dallas (or even Dallas area) doesn't have two mlb teams like some other city/metro areas.
The mayor of Arlington helped the rangers get here. Dallas had nothing to do with it.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I could be wrong but I believe Houston faces downtown as well.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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I could be wrong but I believe Houston faces downtown as well.
not quite. And Minute Maid Park, due to its hulking roof, doesn't have that classical baseball diamond look to it. It's a great project that reused a part of the old Union Station and built the park as part of it. But it just doesn't have a strong appeal like some of these others.

Minute Maid Park, Houston:

The home plate doesn't face downtown. And the park is in the middle of a sea of parking lots. I know the roof is necessary to beat the heat and humidity of the Bayou City, but it kinda deducts points off for the park based on "classic" look and feel of a baseball diamond.

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Old 12-23-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Pittsburgh, though I prefer The Braves' stadium itself.

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