Baseball is truly America’s pastime. There’s nothing better than sitting at the ballpark, beer and hot dog in hand, watching your favorite player hit a home run. Whether you’re a diehard baseball fan or someone who occasionally catches a game, everyone loves the feeling of being at the ballpark, surrounded by tons of other fans, watching the game up close.
Hussain al Nowais is a baseball enthusiast who enjoys traveling to the nation’s best ballparks to watch the New York Yankees play. Having gone to most of the country’s ballparks, here is his ranking of the top 5 ballparks in country.
- PNC Park, Pittsburg – Home of the Pittsburg pirates, PNC Park is located along the Allegheny River and overlooks the magnificent views of the city and the Clemente Bridge. The two-level ballpark opened in 2001, and gives spectators an awesome view from any spot in the stadium. The ballpark boosts the beautiful Steel City skyline and great food and beer selections.
- Fenway Park, Boston – Though Fenway Park houses the rival of the New York Yankees, it still received star ratings from Hussain al Nowais. Situated in the heart of Boston, this park opened in 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in America. Famous for the Green Monster wall and the Pesky Pole, this park gives fans a unique and authentic experience.
- AT&T Park, San Francisco – Home of the San Francisco Giants, this ballpark provides a stunning sightline of the San Francisco Bay. From the last row of the upper deck you can even see the Bay Bridge and downtown behind the third-base line. Even if you don’t like baseball, you’ll have a great time here. There’s tasty local food and beverages, and children can play in the 50-by-50 foot replica of the park.
- Busch Stadium, St. Louis – The Busch Stadium is home base for the Cardinals, where fans can enjoy the game overlooking the Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline. The ballpark has great local food, including delicious turkey legs and pulled pork
- Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia – No fans are more hardcore than Philadelphia fans. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go to a game at the Phillies stadium. The field is lowered 23 feet below street level, providing perfect views of the game and the beautiful skyline. The stadium has a great beer selection and tasty foods, such as the notorious Philly cheesesteak.
What’s your favorite ballpark?