What is the easiest way to see how Major League Baseball ballparks stack up against each other? Yelp. Obviously. We went through the Yelp pages for each of the 30 ballparks and ranked their popularity according to Yelp number and the number of Yelp reviews received. When you’re finished see Ranking The 31 NFL Stadiums According To Yelp.
Editors note: Back in 2010 John and I went to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in only 30 days. During the crazy month-long adventure we ranked and reviewed various aspects of each stadium which allowed us to become full-fledged experts on the in’s and out’s of all 30 MLB stadiums.
Our thoughts on the Yelp ranking:
- PNC Park is by far the best stadium in baseball. The skyline view in the outfield is breathtaking and the cheap upper deck seats are some of the best in baseball. When you visit Pittsburgh be sure to park your car downtown and walk over the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
- Nothing against the Oakland A’s but o.CO is by far the worst stadium in baseball. If Rogers Centre is a three out of five than o.CO should be a two. This is the last football / baseball stadium hybrid in the game and we are hoping that the new stadium in San Jose becomes a reality. The biggest issue we saw, beyond the atrocious concession conditions, was the proximity of the seats from the field of play. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars.
- The fact that Yankee Stadium is ranked higher than Citi Field is completely absurd. Yankee Stadium cost $1.5 billion to build and some how they managed to give a good majority of the outfield bleachers obstructed views. It is possibly the biggest design flaw in the entire league. Yankee Stadium does have the best signature food item in baseball, the $22 Lobel’s Steak sandwiches are delicious . Disclaimer, I’m a Yankee fan but if you want to visit a great ballpark choose Citi Field every time
- Miller Park has the best food in baseball. We know.
- The upper deck at Rogers Centre is unbelievably steep. Don’t trip on your way down because you’ll go over the edge.
- U.S. Cellular should have been in the bottom three. The Trop is not a great ballpark by any means but we did enjoy the Captain Morgan lounge, the cigar lounge and the Sting Ray tank. U.S. Cellular is the only stadium in baseball that doesn’t allow fans to sneak down from the upper deck and the lower level concourse ceilings are so low that you almost get choked out by the smoke from the kitchens.
- Don’t let anyone trick you into eating the “Rocky Mountain Oysters” at Coors Field.
- The last corner seat in the left field upper deck of Ballpark at Arlington is the furthest seat from home plate in MLB. The seats behind the catcher at Turner Field is the closest to home plate in MLB.
- Although Fenway is the oldest ballpark, and watching a game from the top of the Monster is cool, we prefer Wrigley. Nothing better than having an ice cold Old Style beer in the bleachers. Make sure you visit Wrigley before they begin construction on the modern upgrades.
- No way should Kauffman Stadium be ranked #27 according to Yelp. The BBQ is delicious, the waterfalls are impressive and in general, Kauffman is a great experience.
- If you want to kayak McCovey Cove at AT&T Park we put together a handy dandy guide.
#1 PNC Park – Pittsburgh Pirates
5 out of 5 stars on 233 reviews
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#2 AT&T Park – San Francisco Giants
4.5 out of 5 stars on 2,028 reviews
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#3 Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox
4.5 out of 5 stars on 729 reviews
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#4 Safeco Field – Seattle Mariners
4.5 out of 5 stars on 457 reviews
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#5 Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore Orioles
4.5 out of 5 stars on 340 reviews
#6 Coors Field – Colorado Rockies
4.5 out of 5 stars on 308 reviews
#7 Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia Phillies
4.5 out of 5 stars on 288 reviews
#8 Busch Stadium – St. Louis Cardinals
4.5 out of 5 stars on 202 reviews
#9 Target Field – Minnesota Twins
4.5 out of 5 stars on 195 reviews
#10 Miller Park – Milwaukee Brewers
4.5 out of 5 stars on 126 reviews
#11 Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles Dodgers
4 out of 5 stars on 1,029 reviews
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#12 Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs
4 out of 5 stars on 876 reviews
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#13 Petco Park – San Diego Padres
4 out of 5 stars on 717 reviews
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#14 Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
4 out of 5 stars on 709 reviews
#15 Yankee Stadium – New York Yankees
4 out of 5 stars on 597 reviews
#16 Citi Field – New York Mets
4 out of 5 stars on 487 reviews
#17 Nationals Park – Washington Nationals
4 out of 5 stars on 405 reviews
#18 U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago White Sox
4 out of 5 stars on 395 reviews
#19 Chase Field – Arizona Diamondbacks
4 out of 5 stars on 281 reviews
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#20 Turner Field – Atlanta Braves
4 out of 5 stars on 204 reviews
#21 Rangers Ballpark in Arlington – Texas Rangers
4 out of 5 stars on 190 reviews
#22 Minute Maid Park – Houston Astros
4 out of 5 stars on 167 reviews
#23 Comerica Park – Detroit Tigers
4 out of 5 stars on 163 reviews
#24 Great American Ball Park – Cincinnati Reds
4 out of 5 stars on 158 reviews
#25 Marlins Park – Miami Marlins
4 out of 5 stars on 143 reviews
#26 Progressive Field – Cleveland Indians
4 out of 5 stars on 119 reviews
#27 Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City Royals
4 out of 5 stars on 108 reviews
#28 O.co Coliseum – Oakland Athletics
3 out of 5 stars on 608 reviews
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#29 Tropicana Field – Tampa Bay Rays
3 out of 5 stars on 135 reviews
#30 Rogers Centre – Toronto Blue Jays
3 out of 5 stars on 128 reviews
The five best MLB stadiums (in our opinion) are:
- PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
- AT&T Park (San Francisco Giants)
- Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
- Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers)