1. Petco Park. Amazing food and beer options, it’s a small park with a lot of really cool things in it.
Must haves: Hodad’s
2. Camden Yards. The ballpark that changed all ballparks. This one quickly jumped up the ranks for me. The stadium has so much history and amazing graphic design throughout the place. Really cool and the fans are really into it.
3. Fenway. Obviously very historical. I’ve done both the tour and the actual game, and I think both are actually necessary. You see quite a lot from the tour, including the media box, the other rooms are cool too. Food-wise there isn’t a whole lot in here, beer is just normal beer.
Must haves: You have to stay for the 7th inning stretch singing of “Caroline”.
4. Wrigley Field. Another historical and very small stadium. The fans here really make the experience. I sat in the left field bleachers and that is really what made it fun. The memorabilia is pretty insane throughout the park also. Get a little souvenier picture if it’s your first time.
Must haves: Walk through the entire field and see all the cool parts, especially the vines in the outfield.
5. AT&T Park. Honestly a pretty cool stadium, it feels really big, and there are a lot of different things to do throughout. unfortunately, the big slide is only for children and is manned pretty heavily. The locals say to get the crab sandwich, which I thought was kind of plain, and the Gilroy Garlic fries, which were pretty good as garlic fries usually are.
Must haves: See McCovey Cove!
6. Safeco Field. A very fun stadium and the locals really make this place fun to visit. The amount of diversity in the food selection is pretty wild here, including Din Tai Fund, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, and many things in between. They even have frozen rose and frozen sake as booze options. The main store is pretty insanely big and cool. The HOF area is also cool. The bullpen area is extremely cool because you can stand very very close to the pitchers without a blockade in front of you.
Must haves: The crickets for a snack are not terrible.
7. Busch Stadium. I’ve never seen so many people wearing a city jersey than in St. Louis, even when the games aren’t going on. It’s a cool stadium, with a big section right in front to get drinks and pre-game. I thought the Budweiser porch in the outfield was really fun to hang out at as well.
8. Nationals Park. I don’t remember a whole lot from this stadium but I remember it feeling pretty small and pretty normal. Not a whole lot to do here, but I had fun.
9. Angel Stadium. It’s a decent stadium, kind of plain throughout the interior but I do enjoy the outfield area which is made to replicate California. The food here is decent. Personally I’ve only had the carne asada fries from the fry stop which was not great, and a huge heavy hot dog from Crafty Dawgs.
Must haves: The Muscle Maker Grill had a big line.
10. Citi Field. This is a pretty new stadium, so it’s very clean and modern. There aren’t a ton of great food options, which is a big downer for me considering how great food options are in New York City. You can walk Shea bridge in the outfield which was very cool to see too. Fuku is there now I hear though!
Must haves: Go to the outfield to watch the pitchers warm up in the bullpen. You can get pretty close and there are tables to sit there as well.
11. Citizens Bank Park. This is a nice, very clean stadium, very small but with some cool features in it. In the outfield they have a big Hall Of Fame wall area, that I thought was pretty cool. It’s done in a very tasteful way. Since it’s such a small stadium, you can walk through it pretty quickly but it’s easy to have fun.
Must haves: Tony Lukes philly cheese steak!
12. Yankee Stadium. A stadium that is made to be “classic” and will be made only as great as their team is. That’s really what you end up going to see if you’re heading out to the Bronx. It’s a pretty large stadium and doesn’t have a whole lot of gimmicks in it, so if you’re more of a tradionalist, this stadium may be up your alley. Don’t sleep on Mighty Quinns BBQ!
Must haves: The steak sandwich at Loebels. One of the best I’ve ever had and would go back just for that.
13. Kauffman Stadium. Disappointingly, KC’s stadium doesn’t have a whole lot going on. Perhaps I went during a bad year (2018), or perhaps they just haven’t invested much into their stadium. The waterworks in the outfield felt lazy and the food selection was as basic as it gets. With the amount of bbq in Kansas City, they should have highly touted restaurants in there. I got an ice cream, as that was the thrillist recommended option but the scoops were huge and plain, there aren’t many different options for flavors.