As North America gets closer to escaping the last grasps of Winter, the boys of Summer are getting ready to play ball. Baseball season is about to enter full swing which means sitting in the sun, enjoying a drink, and taking in some live baseball if you find yourself in the United States or Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While baseball gets a bit of a rep as a boring game, it is something you should definitely take the time out of your trip to see according to JustFly. JustFly is an online travel agency based out of North America that knows how to have fun from coast to coast. We asked them to identify some of baseballs best ball parks. They were happy to provide us with a list of the game’s best and most historic venues.
Camden Yards – Baltimore, Maryland
The first stop according to JustFly’s review is Baltimore to visit Camden Yards and the Baltimore Orioles. Opened in 1992, Camden Yards is easily the newest field on this list. But, what it lacks in age it makes up for in modern baseball beauty and one of the best spectator experiences in all of baseball. Designed to have a “retro” look and feel, Camden Yards receives high marks from fans and players across the league who appreciate its respect for baseball’s treasured history in the United States.
Wrigley Field – Chicago, Illinois
Built originally in 1914, Wrigley Field is as much a museum as it is a baseball field. Long revered for its ivy covered outfield walls, Wrigley Field is famous for a curse that has contributed, potentially, to a famous championship losing streak. In a story that is simply outrageous, the curse goes that the team will not win a World Series thanks to team staff removing a goat from the field. The owner then declared the team would never win again. Amazingly, the team has not made it to the World Series since 1945, the year the goat was removed from the stadium. The team hasn’t actually won a World Series since 1902.
Fenway Park – Boston, Massachusetts
The oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, Fenway Park is famous for being home to the Green Monster. While you may think this has something to do with Boston’s heavy Irish heritage, it’s actually in reference to the massive wall that occupies left field. While the wall has swallowed up many would home run balls over its time, the fields awkward dimensions has have been both a burden and a benefit for the players who have had the fortune to play at Fenway since its opening in 1912. No visitor would go wrong taking in a classic battle between the Red Sox and their famous rivals from New York.