questionswhere, in your opinion, is the best place to…

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I too am from the Boston area. While I think Fenway is one of those "must go once" type of venues, I hate the ballpark and wish they would tear it down and build us a modern stadium.

Of the ballparks I've seen games at, Nationals Stadium in DC is number one. Clean and comfortable, and you will have no problem getting a great seat for a decent price. Lower level seats about 20 rows off the field down the third base line cost us $38 apiece.

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I have not attended to many games beyond the metroplex, but on a nice spring day I love attending Ranger games at the Ballpark in Arlington. Great design, nice field, lots of open spaces. But you won't catch me there or any other outdoor place around here in the summer.

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I love Fenway, but to each his/her own. Certainly lots of other ballparks are more comfortable, esp. if you're 6'3"!

I like Camden Yards, but the only time I went there I was near the top of the grandstand seats, with the wind blowing constantly. At the end of the day I really felt windburn and sort of sickly. (I know, go figure, huh?)

My favorite ballpark so far was PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fantastic seats for great prices and I enjoyed the fans there. (They would cheer when their team only got one out, instead of hitting into a double play! lol)

I was surprised to like Toronto's dome as much as I did. It's pretty cool not to have to worry about any rain delays, but still be in open air when it's not raining.

Jacob's Field was nice but totally sun/wind exposed in most seats. The concessions stands were awful, though--long waits for everything.

Least favorite, but glad I went: Expos' Olympic Stadium. No wonder no one supported that team!

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Living in Grand Forks it would have to be The Ralph Engelstad Arena to watch UND Fighting Sioux Hockey

The atmosphere is great and it is an amazing facility many players that go pro have said it is nicer then many NHL arenas, oh and the team is pretty good as well.

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I'm from California, and I have had the good fortune to have visited eleven different parks in my lifetime. My favorites are AT&T Park and Comerica Park, but with one exception I really do love every park I have been to. The one exception is the the Oakland Coliseum. What a poor excuse for a stadium.

I do hope to visit Wrigley Field and Fenway Park someday, I have not had the opportunity to visit those landmarks... yet.

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I've only been to the venues here in Houston. Minute Maid Park is sweet, but I miss the Astrodome.

I do love our main arena, the Toyota Center. Not a bad seat in the place for sports. Concerts are good, so long as your on the lower level. Starts to sound bad upstairs.

Can't wait to go to our new soccer stadium. BBVA Compass Stadium. I have tickets for the second game/first night game on the 15th. Looks like an amazing venue and will house our Dynamo along with concerts and events.
Check it out - http://www.houstondynamo.com/stadium

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@pamfenway: I agree with you about the Expos Olympic stadium for baseball but for football it is pretty amazing especially when you have 60,000+ people cheering.

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@eeekdageek: I love a good college game. Had the privilege of catching a few UNH VS Maine games and the atmosphere was insane. I could feel the stands shaking.

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@eeekdageek: Good point!

BTW, to the OP: thanks for bringing up the 100th anniversary of Fenway.:)

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Living close to Baltimore I have to say Camden Yards. Can't say much about the O's since Ripken's been gone but hopefully this year will be their big comeback! (We can all have a dream, right?)

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@pamfenway: I went to the open house gathering they were having last night. It was really awesome and hard to believe how much the place has changed, even in the last 15 years. I'm also looking forward to the 1912 jerseys the teams will be wearing today.

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Living in the Chicago area, I'm partial to Wrigley Field. It's old and badly needs some updating, but I love it. The old Chicago Stadium was an absolutely awesome place to watch a Bulls or Blackhawks game before they tore it down. I've been to a few other baseball and football stadiums (10 maybe?), but nothing has really stuck out as something that I had to tell everyone about.

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Miller Park in Milwaukee is my favorite ballpark, with great seating, and great fans. Not to mention even the $1 Bob Ueker Seats (obstructed view) are still good seats. But the real seller is The Tailgating experience. It is just unbeaten, and needs to be experienced at least once. There is just something about pulling into the parking lot 2 hours before the game starts, busting out the grill and cooler, and having a nice grill-out on a warm Wisconsin evening. It is like all the fun of a Memorial Day/Independence Day cookout all packed into the time-span of 2 hours. There's beer, brats, burgers, hot dogs, you name it, its being cooked! Miller Park has a great parking lot too, it is $8 to park, very easy to get to, and very easy to get out. It is a great fan experience and my favorite ballpark.

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@cjs0924: I am Jealous! (capital J, yes!) :) However, I did something interesting last night too...and surprisingly linked w/ Fenway's 100th anniversary. I went to Dr. Robert Ballard's (discoverer of the Titanic)talk on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. How many times have you heard it said that Boston's newspaper headlines for the opening of Fenway Park were pre-empted by the Titanic's sinking!

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@tarasadies & @greatgazoo I hope one day to go to Wrigley Field too!

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Fenway is horrible for seating and expensive but it is part of baseball history. I have been there once before and will be heading up this weekend. Somehow I got bleacher seats in the outfield 10 rows off the field against the Yankees for $28/per. Not sure how but I grabbed them when I saw them.

Camden Yards and Nats Park are really nice. Haven't had much of a chance to go to any other ballparks though.

For football, FedEx field is pretty bad, not because of seating but because of the drunk fans. Go to a game when they play the Eagles and it gets even worse.

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My favorite park to watch a game in is PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The stadium is beautiful and its location cannot be beat. Get seats down the third base line upper deck. It is only a 2 deck stadium and the highest you can be from the field is something like 90 feet. You will get an amazing view of the (for those who have never been) surprisingly nice Pittsburgh skyline looking at the bridge and the river with boats going by with a great sunset view of the city. Great prices and the food is pretty darn good.

As far as parks that are a must visit I would put Wrigley as #1. You walk thru the doors and its like a time warp, no blaring music from speakers hardly any digital scoreboards just baseball as it was meant to be watched. Fenway is a cool place to visit but as others have mentioned not meant for taller people. I am around 6'0" but have long legs....had the indent of the seat in front of me carved into my knees for hours after the game. I want to see AT&T and Safeco soon.

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Wrigley Field.

Conversely, the worst place I ever saw a baseball game was at the Dolphins Stadium in Miami. Terrible sight-lines, and absolutely baked in the sun in the upper deck. I'm very happy to see the Marlins finally got a proper baseball stadium built.

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I used to live in Milwaukee and did some traveling, have seen games all over the place. Lambeau Field for a Packers game is still the best I have been to. But baseball I love Camden in Baltimore it just got everything right and still feels modern all these years later. Also the new Twins stadium is really nice. I have been to wrigley and it is not a good park same as fenway, something you should do but not a nice park in general. Lambeau has the tradition and with all the new additions and things hits both that modern and tradition. Nothing beats it.

Also have to agree with @eraten Miller Park is a blast, the sconnies have a great slection of stadiums with Lambeau, Miller Park, and Camp Randall.

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baseball? that's still a thing?

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Not the Rogers Centre! That place was filthy, I almost slipped down one of the ramps because it was so slippery with who knows what You can't enter the stands during an inning, what is up with that? And they took my bottle cap from my soda. Are these Canadian things?

Living in Southern RI, I try to get to Fenway once or twice a year, and I'm kicking myself for not getting to today's game. I thought about getting some day of game tickets, but I couldn't get the time off.

I'd like to take a trip to Camden Yard (a.k.a. Fenway South) to catch a Sox game.

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@ndcouch: Yeah! You should check it out. Little League, High School, College, Minors, Majors, it is a great sport! It first started (professionally) in 1871 and has been labeled as America's past time. Maybe you don't live near a city with a baseball team? Nevertheless it's not only a thing, it is thriving! You can read more about the MLB here: http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp

Have a great day!

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@mrmucox: The soda cap taking has become more and more common at sports events all over. The reason is the ability to throw the bottle. A full bottle travels pretty far when thrown and hurts when it hits someone. A bottle that is empty or leaking fluid does not travel far. You can thank former fans that have thrown the objects at the field for that.

It seems whatever team in the region travels to Camden Yard it becomes their teams stadium south/north/east. Nice ball park that is a reasonable road trip away from many areas with plenty of tickets available. Unfortunately been a long time since the city fills up the park to support their own team on a consistent basis.

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I'm a true green A's fan, now on the easy coast. Although I'll (hopefully soon) miss certain aspects of the Coliseum (the ivy behind center (gone), the foul territory, the view of the easy bay (thanks, Al)), I look forward to a new home for them. However the Coliseum wasn't nearly as bad as that horrifying thing they had in Miami, note was it as bad as Veteran's fieof in Philly (with the wrinkle in the astroturf).

Camden it's a nice park, followed by Cleveland, et al (funny that they're all looking the same) The old park that people forget about, and that I preferred to Fenway or Wrigley, was the old Detroit park. I've not been to Comerica, but I lived baseball at the corner, and can't imagine that Comerica could be as good

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@raider9924: Totally agree. PNC Park was a lovely place, all-around. Fenway's seats are too small & tight. And I would dearly love to visit Wrigley Field sometime.

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I, too, love(d) Fenway. Just a great place. Easy to catch games within miles of one another here in Florida during Spring Training. I realize that is not your question exactly, but it does make for a nice vacation trip at tne end of the winter (when there is one, of course!).