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Japan

Has anyone ever been to japan for baseball I'm planning a trip there and I could use some advice

Added by Matt Conlon on May 5, 2014 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

Atlanta, Tampa, and Miami

Over Labor Day weekend I'm going to do Atlanta, Tamps, and Miami. I'm going to fly into Atlanta on Saturday, go to the ballgame, and then fly out Sunday morning. Can I get to and from the game in an hour or less using MARTA? If I stay by the airport, which hotel do you recommend?

I'm flying into Tampa Sunday morning and out Sunday night. It looks like there's no public transportation to get to and from Tropicana Field, so I guess I need to rent a car?

What about getting to the…

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Added by David Lasdon on May 4, 2014 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

Avoid the Red Sox and Yankees

I plan my trips based on a weekend where I can see three games in reasonable proximity to each other. This limits my options. There are only so many weekends the Astros and Rangers are both home. So I don't choose the teams. If you can, you should. 

I checked out Stubhub.com tickets in the Terrace Infield Box for the Orioles. Tickets for a game with the White Sox showed a bunch of tickets available for between $18 and $22. For the Red Sox there was nothing less than $66. For…

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Added by David Lasdon on May 1, 2014 at 5:18pm — 3 Comments

2014 Summer Roadtrip starting from West Coast

        I live in Southern California, so this trip actually works out better. This would be a great trip for anyone on West Coast. Megabus in combination with a few Greyhound rides, or just the 60 day Greyhound pass would work great, all the bus times work with this schedule, much cheaper than driving and no parking fees.

June 6  SD vs Was

         7  Ari vs Atl

        10 Texas vs Mia

        12 Houston vs Ari

        14  Atlanta vs…

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Added by jeff on April 29, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments

5 Games in 4 Days

An update is available on my blog http://all30stadiums.blogspot.com

Added by David Lasdon on April 29, 2014 at 4:12pm — No Comments

2014 Stadium Tour starting from East Coast

Anyone who lives on the east coast, this could make for a very fun and efficient stadium roadtrip this summer. Includes a nice variety of visiting teams, some very good matchups, rivalries, and the All Star Game in Minneapolis

June 22  Washington vs Atl

        23  Baltimore vs Chicago AL

        24 Philadelphia vs Mia

        25 New York NL vs Oak

        27 New York AL vs Bos

        30 Boston vs Chicago NL

July   2  Toronto vs…

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Added by jeff on April 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Chasing Baltimore

I did Fenway last night. More about that here.

http://all30stadiums.blogspot.com/2014/04/game-7-april-24-2014-yankees-at-red-sox.html

I'm supposed to chase Baltimore tonight. I'm looking at the ballpark. No rain yet, but they're calling for it. It doesn't count if it's rained out.

Added by David Lasdon on April 25, 2014 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

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 — 3 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 — 8 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 — 7 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 — 5 Comments

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 — 6 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 (16) 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, Toledo @ Pawtucket

May 6 and 7 - Reds and Red Sox

May 8 - Indianapolis @ Scranton-Wilkes Barre

May 9 - Fort Wayne @ Dayton

May 10 and 11 Rockies at Reds

Added by Michael Riggs (12) on March 25, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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