Baseball stadiums are the most recognizable architectural structures in the world. More than 70 million people have visited and attended baseball games. The best baseball stadiums bring their A-game all season with regional food, great sightlines, and plenty of traditions. However, there are some baseball stadiums that are aging and decaying. Here are the top five worst stadiums in baseball:
5. O.co Coliseum (Oakland A’s)- This stadium is known for having a very large territory and a staircase that leads to nowhere. They also have plumbing issues so that’s a nice touch of class. The Coliseum is shared by both the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. The Raiders are bolting for Las Vegas in 2020 so they don’t have to deal with this stadium anymore.
4. Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox)- Formerly known as Comiskey Park and U.S Cellular Field, the home of the White Sox has seen better days. Unlike Wrigley Field, this place doesn’t have any charm. When it first opened in 1991, it was a baseball trendsetter. Now it’s anything but. Also, it doesn’t help that the White Sox are in rebuilding mode.
3. Marlins Park (Miami Marlins)- Where are the fans? Maybe the monstrosity in left-center field scared them away?
2. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)- Home of the Diamondbacks since 1998, Chase Field looks more like an airplane hangar than a baseball stadium. It does have a retractable roof so it shields the Arizona sun. The food is so-so and overpriced. Apparently, the stadium is in decay and will be leaving Chase Field in 2022.
1. Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)- Tropicana Field is the only domed stadium in baseball and it’s not a good thing. The support beams that hold the roof together gets in the field of play and it is really hard to see the ball on a fly ball. Also, it doesn’t help that the stadium is half empty.