We’re Back! 2012 Road Trip Coming Soon

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted.  I’ve been doing some writing over at Stadium Journey, and that’s curtailed my opportunities to write here on Ticket to the Game. I’ve made return visits to Hickory,NC  and Greenville, SC this year, as well as a first visit to Savannah, GA’s Grayson Stadium. But [...]

2009 Top 5 MLB Ballparks

Everyone loves a good list, right?  So here’s ours.  America’s top 5 ballparks for 2009. These reviews come from our personal experiences, as well as the research we continue to pour into our first book (more on that coming soon). I’ve tried to leave the

#5 -Citizen’s Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA: A great mix of [...]

Twins garage sale a success / disaster, depending on who you ask

The Minnesota Twins announced a garage sale to help them clean out the closets of the Metrodome, and get them ready for starting fresh at Target Field in 2010. The promotion of the sale was a rousing success, as thousands of Twins faithful lined up around the dome hours before the sale was supposed to [...]

Camden Yards getting a major facelift - What's next in ballpark renaissance 2.0?

So, when you’ve already re-invented the ballpark experience, what do you do for an encore?

The Sports Business Journal (link via sister publication SportingNews) reported last week that the Maryland Ballpark Authority has sent out the RFP for the first major overhauls to Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. The exact details of the [...]

World Series Ballpark Preview

OK.. here we go… Seven games that decide seven months and over 2,500 previous contests to determine baseball’s champion. So, what do you need to know about these ballparks in order to get the most out of the Series.

Homers. Lots and Lots of Homers: these are Earl Weaver stadiums, the perfect place to get [...]

The Metrodome's Last Hurrah

If the Twins survive their one game playoff tomorrow, it will almost be anticlimactic for the Hubert H Humphrrey Metrodome. Ovwer the next 48 hours, the sports world’s attention will be keenly focused on Minnesota, in a way that even the World Series cannot duplicate. [...]

The Four Questions: Oriole Park at Camden Yards

We’re going to go around the major leagues – one ballpark at a time – and I’m asking what I believe to be the four key questions that determine how to have a great experience at any ballgame. I’m asking for you, the readers, to provide feedback, either in the comments here, or on the facebook page. [...]

Save Yankee Stadium Gate 2

Initial Heritage Park Plan

When the new Yankee Stadium was built, there were plans in place about how the grounds of Old Yankee Stadium were to be utilized to create an area known as Heritage Park.  this would include retaining the original playing surface, as well as adding additional softball fields, a soccer/football field [...]

Ballpark Preview: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

There’s lots of great info about the only new MLB stadium for 2010, Target Field: Home of the Minnesota Twins. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens with Target Field…whether outdoor baseball in Minnesota will work in April and November. Here are some highlighted links from the coverage on mlb.com [...]