Baseball = Entelluhgents Mar 1, 2011 0:17:44 GMT -5
Post by know ID yuh on Mar 1, 2011 0:17:44 GMT -5
I will concede that PNC Park is nicer than Turner Field - and I think it's rated as the most beautiful ball park in America right now. It has an incredible view of the Allegheny River as well as the Pittsburgh skyline... which is quite gorgeous, surprisingly. Add to that, in order to get the stadium, you have to walk across the Clemente Bridge (the city shuts the bridge down during game days) which also is a pretty neat experience. While the Pirates are probably the worst franchise in baseball right now - their stadium is incredible. Oh, and they've got some pretty tasty craft beers inside the park too.
However, I am looking forward to seeing Safeco this spring. Anyone else up for a game on May 31st?
Awesome you were a season ticket holder. You've seen twice as many games in one season than I've seen in my life. I originally was going to move to Seattle instead of Portland, and my goal was to purchase season tickets, and buy a jersey/hat of every Mariner opponent, so I could always be rooting for the opposition.
I like the PNC model of building a smaller stadium, so it looks more full when the team is shitty. The A's closed the upper deck of the Coliseum for the same reason, to make it seem more intimate. Their new(est) plan (meaning the most recent shot down) was also for a much smaller park than others.
A game on the 31st won't work for me. I'd enjoy the heck out of it, but I have to work the next day.