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Dodger Stadium Revisited

My review of Dodger Stadium last August was largely negative. And that was before I hit a bunch of modern stadiums later that week. The stadium just doesn't hold up, because it's old and hasn't been updated. I went back last night because my Phillies are in town. So I…

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Added by David Lasdon on April 22, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Hall of Fame Classic

I just got tickets to the Hall of Fame Classic in Cooperstown on Memorial Day Weekend. Anyone else planning to be up there then? SO excited. Package includes a meet-and-greet with former players and some Hall of Famers. Have not been to Cooperstown in over a decade and this seems like the perfect time to return!

Added by Eric Kabakoff (34) on April 22, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Man vs. Ballpark Food

In my quest to hit every ballpark, I am also trying to eat the ballpark signature food at each stadium. I've done my homework on most stadiums, gotten some good suggestions from people (Kurt Smith's E-Guides), and ventured out and sampled some. I try to get something different if I go back to a park I have already been to. I am again ask the you the readers to help me out with suggestions on what to get, things you like, or things you have heard to get. 

I have just returned from…

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Added by Shawn Welsh (16) on April 21, 2014 at 4:49pm — 14 Comments

About Us

Ben Archer here. My dad, Steve Archer, started this company back in 1995. Since then I've been able to stand on the field of many ballparks, most of which aren't around anymore. In fact I've probably been in more extinct ballparks than current. 

Great idea for a site. Thought we'd be able to share some of our experiences while getting awareness out about Archer Seating and the memorabilia available from these old ballparks. 

Our latest projects seem to be all…

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Added by Archer Seating on April 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

MLB Passport

Has anyone recently ordered and received a MLB Passport through mlbpassport.com? I placed an order last week and still have not received any kind of shipping info. Also, I never received an official order confirmation, I emailed the contact at mlbpassport.com and they assured me that they got the order but still no official receipt from them. Just wondering how long they usually take to ship out? I am flying out to Minnesota in 2 week to visit Target field, I would be bummed if I don't have…

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Added by Brian James (19) on April 12, 2014 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

April 24-28 First Chaser Trip of the Year

I'm two weeks away from my first chaser trip of the year. I know I've written about how I plan these, so here it is in action.

Game 8: Thursday, April 24, 2014, Yankees at Red Sox, Fenway Park

I fly on a non-stop from LA to Boston that arrives in to Boston at 4 PM. It's on American, which isn't my preferred airline, and it leaves at 7 AM. I don't like doing that. But that's the only flight I can get that I know I'll make…

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Added by David Lasdon on April 10, 2014 at 11:06pm — 1 Comment

Chase Field

Going to Chase Field next week - Any advice on seats and food?

Added by Nick and Nicole Hoffman on April 10, 2014 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

I really want to like Cleveland, but Cleveland doesn't always cooperate

I really wanted to like Cleveland. Penny says she felt the same way.

Cleveland is one of our local teams, at least what we can call local (since we don't actually live in a city). We live in West Virginia, on the Ohio River. We're two-and-a-half hours from Pittsburgh and Cleveland, a little more than three from Cincinnati. We, therefore, call Cleveland accessible. So, it would be nice to love going to an Indians game.

Here are some other reasons we want to be Indians…

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Added by Randy Coleman on April 7, 2014 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Jamsil (KBO) during spring training

My baseball craving was only very slightly sated by an emergency trip to Daejeon to see the Hanwha Eagles on Saturday 15th April, but that trip was rushed. Very rushed. So I didn’t have time to have much of a wander around what looks to be a very nice stadium.

I made sure I had plenty of time for wandering when I headed into Jamsil Stadium in Seoul for a Saturday spring training game – KIA Tigers at LG Twins.  It’s a rather tedious and uncomfortable 2 hours on a very…

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Added by Kirsten Richards on April 6, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

What will you be chasing this year?

In honor of opening day, list how many stadiums you've been to, how many you're going to, how many are new, and how many defunct stadiums you've been to.

Been to: 15 stadiums

Going to this year: 19 stadiums (12 new)

Defunct: 9 stadiums

Yes, I'm going big chasing this year. 

Added by David Lasdon on March 31, 2014 at 9:33am — 5 Comments

2014 Plans

So the plan as of now for this season is to make my annual Chicago trip to see the White Sox on June 18th vs. the Giants.  I had planned to make Minnesota my new park to visit, but I am now traveling to San Diego in July.  They were just building Petco when I was last there in 2002 so I visited Jack Murphy that year.  So on the 4th of July, I will be crossing Petco off my list for park #16.  Probably going to take the kids to Detroit late in July to see the White Sox.

Added by Eric Frohriep (15) on March 30, 2014 at 8:46am — 5 Comments

Hi Ballpark Chasers!

Just discovered this site... looking forward to interacting with you all!  I'm a huge Mets fan living in the middle of Cardnals country in St. Louis... makes for some pretty interesting interactions with the fans here.

I have a blog about my experiences visiting the first 13 stadiums... check it out if you're so inclined. Looking forward to answering questions and interacting with everyone here!

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Added by Michael Testa (13) on March 29, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Buying your seats

I recommend Stubhub. First, Stubhub's pricing is all in. So the price you see includes all the fees. It's almost always cheaper than the prices the team is selling them for. And they don't list all their fees on their prices. Also, Stubhub gives you rewards points. So if you buy enough tickets to any game, you'll eventually earn a discount on later tickets. Buying Padre tickets from the team doesn't help you later to buy Dodger tickets for less. 

If you're like me, you're…

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Added by David Lasdon on March 26, 2014 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

May trip

A week of vacation, my dad wanting to go to Fenway and a 1975 World Series rematch leads to this itenerary.

May 5 - Cooperstown

May 6 and 7 - Reds and Red Sox

May 8 - Travel day

May 9 - Fort Wayne @ Dayton

May 10 Rockies at Reds

Added by Michael Riggs on March 25, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

2014 Ballpark Road Trip (Any Suggestions?)

The wife and I just finalized our 2014 ballpark trip.  We are flying from Kansas City and flying into Indianapolis.  We only have 4 nights from May 9th-13th.  From there, our itinerary is...



Day 1:  Drive from Indianapolis to Louisville.  Go to Churchill Downs for live horse racing.  Then, finish off the night by going to a Louisville Bats game.



Day 2:  Visit the Louisville Slugger museum/factory and take the tour.  From there, drive to Cincinnati and watch the Reds…

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Added by Michael J. Torson on March 20, 2014 at 5:49pm — 7 Comments

Curtis Granderson Stadium at University of Illinois-Chicago Construction Photos

Curtis Granderson is a three-time American League All-Star and has signed a huge contract with the Mets that will pay him $60 million over the next four years.

Granderson played baseball for three years at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) from 2000 through 2002.  He had a monster year in 2002, hitting .483 (second in the nation) on 100 hits and scoring 76 runs, all still school season records.  He is also still the career leader for UIC in runs scored with 178 and 10th on the…

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Added by John (16 current MLB/11 old MLB) on March 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Getting To and From the Stadium

When you’re going to a game in a new city, you’ll most likely fly into the city. If you’re doing that, your big question is how do you get from the airport to the game. There are really only two choices, rent a car or take a subway/light rail. The bus is usually a very bad choice, as buses frequently stop and you might be doubling or tripling your travel time. Google maps says it’s a 30 minute drive from the Kansas City airport to Kauffman Stadium. With a bus transfer, it’s 1 hour 51…

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Added by David Lasdon on March 16, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The App You Have To Have

There's an app called "At the Ballpark" from MLB. While it also gives you information about the stadium, the biggest thing is that it's like Four Square. It allows you to check in at the stadium and keeps track of every game you go to. I got it last season and my app says I've been to 9 ballparks and 12 games. I can tell you the scores of all the games and how many times I've seen each team. The Phillies are 0-5 in games I went to, while the Brewers and Dodgers are each 2-1. 

It's…

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Added by David Lasdon on March 15, 2014 at 4:03pm — 3 Comments

Now we're getting serious!

Our first Chaser trip planned for July. 

St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Kansas City.  Six stadiums in six days.  All traveling done by car leaving Dallas July 19th.  Has anyone taken this journey?  Any words or wisdom?  We are interested in doing all the stadium tours but don't want to waste money.  Any suggestions for taking the tours or not? 

 

Any input would be greatly appreciated :)

Added by Angelia Christian on March 13, 2014 at 11:43am — 13 Comments

2014 - Most agressive plan for our family

We decided back in 2005 that we would attempt to do all 30 by the time our son graduated high school.  Well, even though we have stuck to the plan, there were a couple of years when all we could get in was one new ball park.  So here we are at the start of the 2014 season and we have 16 down and 14 to go.  For the first time ever, we have tickets in hand for four new parks.  Detroit in April,  Oakland and SF in June and Philly in early August.  That will get us to 20 with just 4 years left. …

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Added by Todd England on March 12, 2014 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

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