After 2 stadium visits, Citizens Bank Park- @phillies, and Sun Trust Park- @braves I have to give the definite edge to CBP.
Citizens definitely has the edge as far as logistics. Moving around the stadium, as well as the parking situation(wow is it bad in Atlanta) is much better in Philly.
Food also goes to CBP....not even close. Food taste and quality aside, at SunTrust a souvenir soft drink cup cost $7. It is not even served with a lid. A girl in front of me sat down and her hair went into the soda, then she started playing with her hair and particles were falling into it. On top of that if you go to get a refill, they charge you full price, so I just paid $7 for another souvenir cup.
As far as family friendly environment, and things to do OUTSIDE the stadium, SunTrust slightly wins this one. There is a green turf field used for kids to take wiffle ball batting practice with a dj, and the Braves have a very cool drum line which plays before and after the game, there are also multiple stores and restaurants. CBP has Xfinity Live but that's definitely not family oriented.
Once inside the stadium, Citizens wins the kids "stuff to do" category hands down. Citizens has "The Yard". Enough said. Wiffle ball field, rock climbing wall, radar gun, ice cream bar, kids specific food choices, VR home run derby and more.
At SunTrust one thing I did notice is there is a cool seating area in right field where a wall would be in most stadiums. Here, there is a fence with a clear field level view.
I do have to make a disclaimer that I have seen many more games at CBP but the way the stadium is designed at SunTrust, it is hard to make your way around to see everything.
Dodgers Stadium today! When I think of LA, I think of traffic so I should have expected the crazy amount of traffic getting into the stadium BUT 45 minutes to move a mile was kind of more than I could have imagined. I can see why people wait in that traffic to go to a Dodgers game though. It was an amazing field! We sat in the baseline club seats which were the nicest seats I have ever sat in at any baseball game ever. From the cushioned seats, wait staff, great food (and all food is complimentary in club ) and views - it was a great experience. I was lucky to get a great deal on seats by searching on @tickpick. That is where I get a lot of my tickets because unlike stubhub and most other ticket sites, tickpick has no fees and I have found some great deals through their app - especially when you are looking for harder to find seats. Overall I rate @dodgerstadium an 8. I would probably say 10 if you didn’t have to wait almost an hour in line to get in. The fan experience was top notch and I can see why they have such a home field advantage with their great field and fans. I would recommend if you ever come to a @dodgers game to plan to come to the field at least two hours before the game starts to avoid some of the traffic. #mlbstadiumtour#ladodgersbaseball#mlbtonight#fathersday#la#dodgers 💙 #happyfathersday#jocpederson#teambelli
21417 June, 2019
Great American Ballpark. Can we all agree that that is the greatest name for a ballpark in all of Major League Baseball?
Naming rights by Great American Insurance Group (see tall building in photo), Great American Ballpark is home to the Cincinnati Reds and my current "home" ballpark. It is the place where Hubby and I decided to undertake the @mlb stadium tour. It is where my kiddo saw his first baseball game (against the Brewers!) at 6 months old. It's not Miller Park, but we are happy to have this great stadium to catch a game whenever we want- especially when the Brewers are in town!
Read more about this ballpark on my blog. Link in bio.
Well the Phillies didn’t win, hell they barely even showed up, but we were able to cross stadium number 11 off the list and we had a blast. Couldn’t have asked for a better Father’s Day! #bezaireboysstadiumtour#mlbstadiumtour
2 weeks til we hit the road to explore a couple new cities and i'm getting stir crazy 😬
So i'll do a few throwbacks to some of my favorite spots. Let's start with Detroit. Yes, really. It gets a bad rap but it's home to one of the coolest baseball stadiums, world class art and one of my favorite coffeehouses at DIA, awesome small plates @ Wright and Company, Motown, and the best dessert i've ever had (The Bar @Michael Symon's Roast...and I even hate marshmallow). And bonus? Hit up Ontario just a quick tunnel shot away.
What's on your list of underrated cities worth a visit?
Obviously I may be slightly bias (I am a CO native) BUT Coors field is one of my favorite baseball fields I have been to. The music, crowd involvement, food, views, ticket prices are all reasons to fall in love with Coors field.... not to mention Nolan (ahem). This is my family at one of our MANY Coors field games. My husband and I set out on a goal to travel all the MLB stadiums with our kids not only because we love baseball but because we want experience seeing/exploring a lot of our countries major cities. With three kids and full time jobs back in Colorado, not only do we have to budget money wisely but time as well. I will share all the tips and tricks along the way as well as where to eat, stay, play and stadium reviews/experiences. Feel free to comment or message me with any questions!! ❤️⚾️✌🏻 #mlbstadiumtour#coorsfield#bucketlist
Been telling myself I was gonna work on this since Christmas. My "where in the US is Melissa" map. First step was baseball stadiums. Step 2 will be non baseball trips. Step 3 buck list items. It's a WIP. #travel#WhereIsMelissa#mlbstadiumtour
Nationals Park, home of course to the Washington @nationals, was one of the friendliest parks we’ve been too. Everyone says “hi” and was happy to make suggestions on what to see. From the open concourse, and the Brewhouse restaurant with an awesome view, to the “fishbowl” bullpen and fun social media lounge...@Nationals Park was a fun experience for all of us!
Oh yeah! And who doesn’t like a good President’s Race? Intrigued? Check out the link to our blog post in the bio to read all about it! #stadiumswithmysons#mlb#nationals#nationalspark#mlbstadiumtour