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Travel Tip: Ballpark Architecture

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Baseball season is here again, boys and girls. Sure, the experience is about the game, the food, and the cheering crowds. But have you ever stopped to look around at the architecture of your baseball stadium?

Having been around for over 100 years, Fenway Park is the oldest stadium the Major Leagues.

It’s got some quirky features, like Pesky’s Pole in the right field, the Green Monster wall, and that famous lone red seat in the right-field bleachers.

Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is known for its asymmetrical layout and ivy covered outfield. In fact, this stadium is so iconic that it’s been designated an official Chicago landmark.

Meanwhile, it doesn’t get more modern than Marlins Park in Miami, which is both high-tech and eco-friendly.

But for fans, it’s all about the experience, right?  PNC Park in Pittsburgh is so intimate that even its highest seat is only 88 feet from the field, while Yankee Stadium guarantees a great view from almost every seat.

Giants fans remember how windy games were at Candlestick Park. So when they built AT&T Park, it was actually rotated to block those San Francisco Bay winds.

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