As a baseball fan, there is nothing quite like the thrill of watching a game live in a stadium.
The adrenaline rush as the batter hits a home run, the roar of the crowd, and the camaraderie among fellow fans – all combine to create an experience that is truly magical.
But did you know that not all baseball stadiums are created equal?
As it turns out, fans have favorites, and there are certain stadiums that consistently rise to the top in terms of fan ratings.
In this deep-dive, we’ll reveal the best MLB stadiums based on fan reviews from Google, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor.
So, let’s step up to the plate!
- The Methodology
- The Crème De La Crème: PNC Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards
- In the Running: Busch Stadium, Progressive Field, and American Family Field
- Notable Mentions: Wrigley Field and Fenway Park
- The Full Spectrum: From Globe Life Field to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
- The Fans Have Spoken
The methodology used to compile these rankings was simple and straightforward.
We took all MLB stadiums and collected their review ratings from Google Maps, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor.
To be eligible, there needed to be at least 3 of the 4 reviews. Then we averaged these scores, which resulted in an overall fan rating for each stadium.
With that, we can jump right into our ranking of the best MLB stadiums according to fans.
|Team Name||Arena Name||Average Rating||Google Rating||Facebook Rating||TripAdvisor Rating||Yelp Rating|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||PNC Park||4.8||4.7||4.9||5||4.5|
|Baltimore Orioles||Oriole Park at Camden Yards||4.8||4.7||4.8||5||4.5|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Busch Stadium||4.7||4.8||5||4.5||4.5|
|Cleveland Guardians||Progressive Field||4.7||4.7||4.9||4.5||4.5|
|Milwaukee Brewers||American Family Field||4.7||4.7||4.9||4.5||4.5|
|Minnesota Twins||Target Field||4.7||4.7||4.9||4.5||4.5|
|Chicago Cubs||Wrigley Field||4.6||4.8||4.7||4.5||4.5|
|San Francisco Giants||Oracle Park||4.6||4.7||4.8||4.5||4.5|
|Boston Red Sox||Fenway Park||4.6||4.8||4.6||4.5||4.5|
|Cincinnati Reds||Great American Ball Park||4.6||4.7||N/A||4.5||4.5|
|Colorado Rockies||Coors Field||4.5||4.7||4.8||4.5||4|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Citizens Bank Park||4.5||4.7||4.3||4.5||4.5|
|Seattle Mariners||T-Mobile Park||4.5||4.7||4.8||4.5||4|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Chase Field||4.5||4.6||4.8||4.5||4|
|Detroit Tigers||Comerica Park||4.5||4.7||4.7||4.5||4|
|New York Yankees||Yankee Stadium||4.5||4.7||4.7||4|
|New York Mets||Citi Field||4.5||4.6||4.7||4.5||4|
|Houston Astros||Minute Maid Park||4.4||4.7||4.5||4.5||4|
|Los Angeles Angels||Angel Stadium||4.4||4.6||4.6||4|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Dodger Stadium||4.4||4.7||4.5||4.5||4|
|Kansas City Royals||Kauffman Stadium||4.4||4.7||N/A||4.5||4|
|San Diego Padres||Petco Park||4.4||4.7||N/A||4.5||4|
|Atlanta Braves||Truist Park||4.4||4.7||4.8||4.5||3.5|
|Washington Nationals||Nationals Park||4.4||4.6||4.4||4.5||4|
|Miami Marlins||loanDepot Park||4.4||4.5||4.4||4.5||4|
|Chicago White Sox||Guaranteed Rate Field||4.2||4.6||4.3||4||4|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Tropicana Field||4.1||4.4||4.6||4||3.5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Rogers Centre||4.1||4.5||3.7||4.5||3.5|
|Texas Rangers||Globe Life Field||3.9||4.7||3.5||4||3.5|
|Oakland Athletics||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum||3.6||4.3||N/A||3.5||3|
The Crème De La Crème: PNC Park and Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Earning a nearly perfect average score, PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, proudly takes the top spot.
With a mesmerizing view of the Pittsburgh skyline and the Allegheny River, the park offers not only thrilling baseball but also a unique aesthetic experience that leaves visitors in awe.
Moreover, its lower seating capacity creates an intimate environment that brings fans closer to the action on the field.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Tied for the top spot with PNC Park is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the jewel in the crown of Baltimore Orioles.
Opened in 1992, this stadium is often considered one of the most beautiful in the league, boasting a retro style that harks back to the “good old days” of baseball.
In the Running: Busch Stadium, Progressive Field, and American Family Field
Following closely behind are the Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), Progressive Field (Cleveland Guardians), and American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers), all with an average rating of 4.7.
Busch Stadium, known for its stunning view of the Gateway Arch, gives Cardinals fans a delightful blend of baseball and iconic cityscapes.
Progressive Field, on the other hand, offers Cleveland Guardians fans a modern, clean, and fan-friendly experience that has won the hearts of many.
Meanwhile, the American Family Field provides Milwaukee Brewers fans with a unique fan experience, thanks to its fan-shaped convertible roof, making it an ideal venue for games in any weather.
Notable Mentions: Wrigley Field and Fenway Park
A post about MLB stadiums would be incomplete without mentioning the two oldest ballparks – Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs) and Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox).
These historic parks score an impressive 4.6, highlighting that the nostalgia and rich history these stadiums offer still resonate with today’s fans.
Wrigley Field, affectionately known as the “Friendly Confines,” is well-loved for its ivy-covered outfield walls, manual scoreboard, and old-school charm.
Fenway Park, home to the “Green Monster” (a high left field wall), is a place steeped in history and has witnessed some of baseball’s most iconic moments.
The Full Spectrum: From Globe Life Field to Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
The range of ratings among MLB stadiums is interesting, with Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers) and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland Athletics) on the opposite ends of the spectrum.
Globe Life Field, with an average rating of 3.9, is one of the newest stadiums, having opened its doors in 2020.
Despite its state-of-the-art amenities, it’s possible that fans are still getting used to the new environment and comparing it to the memories associated with its predecessor, Globe Life Park.
On the other end, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, home to the Oakland Athletics, comes in with an average rating of 3.6.
This multi-purpose stadium, opened in 1966, is one of the oldest in use by the MLB and has seen better days.
Despite the lower rating, it carries a certain old-school charm and a sense of nostalgia for hardcore A’s fans.
The Fans Have Spoken
Baseball, with its rich history and deeply embedded place in American culture, is about much more than just the game itself.
A great part of the baseball experience is about being in the stadium, immersed in the action, feeling the energy of the crowd, and being a part of the living, breathing entity that is the fan base of a team.
As we can see, fan ratings reflect more than just the physical structure of a stadium.
They reflect the overall experience – from the view of the field, the food, the atmosphere, the memories made, and even the victories celebrated.
It’s a complex cocktail that varies from stadium to stadium, from city to city.
However, it’s worth noting that fan ratings can change over time, and it’s possible that a revamped concession menu, a significant team win, or a renovated seating section could sway fan opinions and ratings.
So, whether your team’s stadium made it to the top of the list or is lagging behind, remember, there’s always next season.
And for those planning their baseball road trips, use this guide as a starting point. But don’t stop there – explore, experience, and find your own personal favorite place to enjoy America’s favorite pastime.
After all, there’s nothing quite like hearing the crack of a bat, the roar of a crowd and seeing the home team score a run in person.
As legendary baseball player Babe Ruth once said, “Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
And perhaps part of the magic lies within these stadiums, the cathedrals of the sport, where fans gather to cheer, celebrate, and create unforgettable memories.
So, take me out to the ball game, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll find ourselves in one of these top-rated MLB stadiums.
Data collected on July 3, 2023.
James is a big time NBA Golden State follower, who makes sure to catch games when he's in the area. He likes to follow International Soccer, with an interest in small town soccer club, Blackburn Rovers located in the North on the UK.