August 2011 Blog Posts (20)

Minor League Baseball Stadiums


We now have 128 minor league baseball reviews up on the site. By the end of the season we should top the 150 mark, and next season I hope we'll have a review of each affiliated park. Come by and tell us about your favorite minor league park.

Added by Paul Swaney (19) on August 30, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Mike Lansing Field - Casper, Wyoming

MMike Lansing Field in Casper, Wyoming, is my final visit for my work series, "Ballparks of the Midwest."  Certainly, it's not the Midwest, but, it wasn't too far out of the way on my way back from Utah, and I managed to catch an official game before it rained. Not a great ballpark, but I certainly had some fun with the glow in the dark hats.… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 23, 2011 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

Stadium Tour Book

Thanks for taking the time to read this...


Over a period of five years, my two best friends and I toured all 30 of the Major League Stadiums.  Since the end of our stadium tour, we have visited one baseball venue each of the last four years.  In the meantime, I was also able to compile notes, pictures and experiences.  I wrapped them up in this neat little package that I like to call:  A bLISTful Five Years:  The Baseball Stadium Tour.


Aside from discussion…


Added by Todd Franiuk on August 22, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Home of the Owlz - Orem, Utah

Another spectacular ballpark in Utah, Home of the Owlz in Orem. The facility itself isn't quite as nice as the ones in Ogden and Salt Lake (the team doesn't own it, a university does, the team is a tenant), but the view of the mountains is great. This is the only ballpark in the minors that does not serve alcohol. You can check out my full report…


Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 18, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Blog of my visits

As a way of keeping a record for myself as much as anything, I am putting my ballpark visits on a blog.
Here is the link:

Feel free to check it out and comment.

Added by Tom Elkins on August 18, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

One more

Hey friends, I know there is plenty of baseball left, but the vacation schedule is almost over. I would love to plan one more last trip somewhere. Financially, I am unable to travel to an MLB game, so I thought I would maybe drive up to Cooperstown to see the greats or maybe stay local and catch a minor league game, maybe Staten Island. I have o e more week off, but promised that with my family. If anyone has feedback, please.

Thank you, Rich

Added by Richard (15) on August 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

a gift for all ballpark chasers/to track your ballparks 

I was searching ballpark maps and came across this...pretty cool to keep updating

all the ballparks you've been well as your favorite....last visited and next


Added by Kyle Andersen (22) on August 14, 2011 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Shibe Park Rowhouses 8/9/2010

It took a lot of trips to Philadelphia to finally visit the site of Shibe Park but I made the trip last year. There really is nothing left except for a historical marker but the Ballparks footprint is still there, a Church occupies the site now. All of the surrounding houses were there at the time the park was around, I remember seeing pictures of these houses… Continue

Added by Randy on August 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

2011 MLB Postseason Schedule

2011 MLB Postseason Schedule**

American League Division Series

Series Date Network Air Time (ET)

ALDS Game One Friday, Sept 30 TBS TBA

ALDS Game One Friday, Sept 30 TBS TBA

ALDS Game Two Saturday, Oct 1 TBS TBA

ALDS Game Two Saturday, Oct 1 TBS TBA

ALDS Game Three Monday, October 3 TBS TBA

ALDS Game Three Monday, October 3 TBS TBA

ALDS Game Four* Tuesday, Oct 4 TBS TBA

ALDS Game…

Added by Jack (6) on August 13, 2011 at 5:14pm — 4 Comments

Last Minute Roady Planned

I am looking for anyone that gets first word on the Sunday night baseball ESPN game for Sept.4th? I am flying to San Francisco on that Sunday morning-for a $105 flight and taking public transport to the game for $2.85. After the game, I have a one-way car rental in town(from National). If they make SF the Sunday night game I can do a Doubleheader with Oakland as the first leg. The travel idea is to drive back to…

Added by Chuck Booth (35) ALL 30/23 DAYS! on August 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

NHL/NFL/NBA/MLB/Other Stadiums visited, and teams i've seen live

Let Me Know What You Got !


NHL Stadiums i've seen a game in 10 of 30


1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Air Canada Center and old Maple Leaf Gardens

2. Montreal Canadiens - Bell Centre

3. Ottawa Senators - Scotia Bank Place

4. Buffalo Sabres - HSBC Arena

5. Carolina Hurricanes - RBC Center

6. Tampa Bay Lightning - St Pete Times Forum and old Tropicana Field

7. Detroit Red Wings - Joe Louis Arena

8. Colorado Avalanche -…


Added by Andrew Mitchell (20) on August 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Spring Mobile Ballpark - Salt Lake City, Utah

Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, is absolutely one of my favorite minor league parks. A fantastic view of the nearby mountains, really, a great place to catch a game. Check out my full report… Continue

Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 10, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stadium Reviewers Wanted in Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Kentucky

Hello fellow travelers. I love the community that has been built here and I find myself coming back every week to see what's new.


Writing today because I am looking for more stadium reviewers to join my team over at Stadium Journey. We now have 45 writers based in 11 different countries, on 6 continents. I am especially interested in anyone who loves stadium travel in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.


Drop me a line at…


Added by Paul Swaney (19) on August 9, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Citifield in June, 2010

This is my last posting of ballparks visited in 2010.

We were up in New York for other reasons, so checked out which team was in town – Mets, against the Twins – and planned to go.   I liked the Citibank Field space a lot, good place to walk around – from the subway you enter through a two story rotunda (main concourse is up an escalator) that is dedicated to Jackie Robinson, with lots of pictures and quotes, quite touching.  Other aspects of the park are tributes to Ebbetts Field and…


Added by Mary (17) on August 7, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

PETCO and Anaheim

Hey, I'm putting together a vacation to San Diego for next April or May.  I will easily be visiting PETCO, but wondered how difficult will it be to also squeeze in Anaheim.  I will be relying heavily on public transportation, and can stay the night of the game in Anaheim.


I see the Amtrak is a viable option, but how difficult will it be to then go from Anaheim Station to the Park?


Thanks in advance for all responses.



Added by Jeff Anderson on August 6, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments


Okay, now I wanna share something with ya'll. I just got engaged, Hooray! Now the wheels are in motion, moving in, marriage, honeymoon, etc.  Most of my offseason will be busy.   Here's the thing, she's been to the 12 of 13 ballparks I have been to, the exception being Citi Field.  She supports and enjoys our trips, because they are not only a ballpark trips, we make them vacations.  I buy the tickets and hotels, she is responsible for finding other things to do.  Therefore, if we see a game…


Added by Richard (15) on August 4, 2011 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

2012 All Star Game

I know this is a long way away, but anyone planning on attending the 2012 All Star Game? It is going to be held on Tuesday, July 10th at the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium. Tickets will go on sale someone in early 2012. 



Added by Craig (17) on August 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

AutoZone Park - Memphis, Tennessee

AutoZone Park in Memphis is the most impressive of the 44 minor league parks I've been to. Not necessarily my favorite, but the most impressive, it feels like you're at a big league game. Nice downtown location. Check it out in my "Ballparks of the Midwest"…


Added by Matt Nelson (35) on August 3, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

Collectable Pins - Something to Commemorate your visit

I am almost one-third of the way through my 30 parks quest, and I like to collect pins (and ticket stubs) from each ballpark. I have really nice pins from 7 of the 9 parks I have been to, and they have the stadium's name on it and most include some graphic or nod to the park's layout. The only place I have been that hasn't had a good selection was Washington D.C., and they have a wonderful logo that could be used. I would like to try and find out where to buy them online, or if you have the… Continue

Added by Bill Pritchard (29) on August 2, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Nearly doubled my number

Well I nearly doubled my number this past week going from 9 ballparks to 16. Saw a lot of great ballparks like Camden Yards and Citizens Ban Park. I even got to see my first no hitter at Progressive Field. Was a great trip and a once in a lifetime journey.

Added by Paul Derrick (19) on August 1, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

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