Ranking the view from behind the plate at each MLB stadium - Sports Illustrated

Ranking the view from behind the plate at each MLB stadium

There’s nothing better than a sunny day at the ballpark. Which stadiums offer the most scenic views?
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No matter how much MLB speeds up the game, sitting in the stands to watch some baseball leaves you with plenty of time to let your eyes wander. Taking in the ambiance is a bigger part of baseball than any other sport, which is why we’ve ranked every stadium by how scenic the view is from behind the plate. 

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30. Tropicana Field

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Ugh. 

29. Oakland Coliseum

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Nope. 

28. Rogers Centre

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Meh. 

27. Kauffman Stadium

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What a great look at the hotel beyond the leftfield wall. 

26. Miller Park

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At least Bernie Brewer’s slide is awesome.

25. U.S. Cellular Field

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They finally upgraded the scoreboard this season.

24. Turner Field

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Get a good look, they’ll be in the suburbs next season.

23. Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington

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You’d never guess it, but that structure in center is an office building

22. Coors Field

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The only mountain in view is the logo on top of the scoreboard. Really?

21. Marlins Park

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The windows give a nice view of the city in the background, and at least the home run sculpture isn’t always visible. 

20. Progressive Field

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Who knew Cleveland had something resembling a skyline? 

19. Chase Field

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Even though they have the roof closed most of the time, the windows give a pretty good view of the mountains in the distance.

18. Target Field

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The old-school logo in dead center is a really underrated feature. 

17. Comerica Park

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The placement of the scoreboard allows for stunning views of downtown Detroit. 

16. Citi Field

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Citi Field has a few hidden features—the bridge in right-center modeled after the Hell Gate Bridge, the planes bound for nearby LaGuardia Airport that regularly fly by and of course the home run apple. 

15. Minute Maid Park

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The train in rightfield pays tribute to the old train station the stadium was built into. 

14. Safeco Field

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You can’t beat a sunny day in Seattle. 

13. Nationals Park

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If you’re sitting in the right spot, you can see the Capitol building. 

12. Petco Park

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Why does everything in San Diego have to be so beautiful?

11. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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The warehouse in right has quickly become one of the most iconic backdrops in baseball. 

10. Citizens Bank Park

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You can see just about all of Philadelphia on a clear day (if you look past the parking lots).

9. Yankee Stadium

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The Yankees don’t want you to realize it, but there’s no way to look out there and not remember you’re right in the middle of the Bronx. 

8. Great American Ballpark

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Cincinnati’s park is built right on the banks of the Ohio River. It’s a gorgeous view, if you’re able to forget that’s Kentucky in the distance. 

7. Fenway Park

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The Green Monster might be more famous, but the Citgo sign is just as iconic, in my opinion. 

6. Wrigley Field

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Ivy. What more can you say?

5. Busch Stadium

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Best Arch in Baseball. 

4. PNC Park

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The bridge nearest the stadium is named after Roberto Clemente and the rightfield wall is 21 feet tall in his honor. 

3. Angel Stadium

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Thank god they tore down the extra seats that were added when the Rams played there. 

2. AT&T Park

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This is why everyone is jealous of California. 

1. Dodger Stadium

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That’s fine, I guess.