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Which Major League ballpark has the best background?

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In this thread you can post a pic of that MLB stadium which, in your opinion, has the best backdrop.

 

For me it's PNC Park:

 

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The Roberto Clemente Bridge over the Allegheny River along with the skyscrapers (specially the Fifth Avenue Place) create an unique view.

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Pittsburgh is right at the very top of the list on parks I want to visit. But, I just can't imagine it topping the view from AT&T Park. 

 

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Best I've been to was Comerica, the sunset off the buildings was stunning

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2 hours ago, raysox said:

Best I've been to was Comerica, the sunset off the buildings was stunning

 

Agreed. Was there about a year ago, and you can see  those views from almost all of the upper deck, and a lot of the lower deck as well:

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Been to AT&T in San Francisco, and while the proximity to the Bay is a nice feature, the thing is you only really see it from the upper deck, mostly home plate and right field side.  Upper deck left field side get a nice view of McCovey Cove and towards the south end of the bay, but that's it.. . the beautiful and impressive San Fran skyline is BEHIND the seats.  We sat in good seats in the lower part of left field-- great for watching the game, but that was it.

 

Safeco in Seattle has a nice view of downtown from the right field side-- particularly the upper deck right field:

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But actually the best views are from the upper deck left field outdoor concourse, which has great views of the skyline, Puget Sound, and ( on a clear day) the Olympic Mountains to the west:

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I'll give the nod to PNC. Even down low, the bridge just dominates your field of vision the way the warehouse does at Camden (though I still have never been there).

 

Stadiums I've been to:

 

1. PNC Park

2. Comerica Park

3. Coors Field

4. Kaufman Stadium

5. Progressive Field

6. Great American Ballpark

7. Turner Field

8. Tropicana Field

9. Three Rivers Stadium

 

In hindsight, though, I think the difference between Three Rivers and PNC is what makes PNC look so great. Had they had a view similar to Kaufman Stadium of greenery and a freeway, I don't think the current PNC Park look would be so astounding. You're judging it against an old concrete bowl with bright colored (usually empty) seats. At least now, the stadium with seems to fit the surroundings in color and aesthetics.

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5 minutes ago, B-Rich said:

 

Safeco in Seattle has a nice view of downtown from the right field side-- particularly the upper deck right field:

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But actually the best views are from the upper deck left field outdoor concourse, which has great views of the skyline, Puget Sound, and ( on a clear day) the Olympic Mountains to the west:

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Agreed on everything, but especially the left field outdoor concourse. When I went to a game a couple of seasons ago, that was the concourse near where we sat and I loved the view. There's also a DANG good Ivar's there with the best chicken tenders (yes, chicken at Ivar's!) and garlic fries I've ever had. The whole Safeco experience was really perfect.

 

 

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Pittsburgh and San Francisco, easily.

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Maybe not the best, but Coors Field's Rockpile has a pretty nice view of downtown Denver.

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It's also got pretty good views of the Rocky Mountains, especially right at sunset, mostly on the higher levels. (As seen in the picture)

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I've never been there, but I've always thought Busch has a really nice view. Along with Safeco, I'll throw in a vote for that.

 

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I've been to Dodger Stadium a number of times and while I don't mind the view from the outfield, I always felt if it faced downtown it'd be a much better view. I can't be the only one that thinks so?

 

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I'm pretty sure it's built that way because they built it into the hillside and kinda had to put it in that direction. 

 

 

For as much as I hate the Dodgers, the only park I like better is AT&T. Dodger Stadium is an absolute gem. 

 

Safeco is also great. I used to work in that neighborhood and that's still the best job I've ever had mainly because SoDo is such a fun little spot. 

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5 hours ago, LMU said:

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All that smog.. What's not to love? B)

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I've only ever been to Safeco, but man that view of the Sound from the concourse is one of my favourites in the world.

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It feels like there aren't many ballparks with amazing backgrounds... and if there are, they're on the West Coast. B)

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12 hours ago, B-Rich said:

Safeco in Seattle has a nice view of downtown from the right field side-- particularly the upper deck right field.

But actually the best views are from the upper deck left field outdoor concourse, which has great views of the skyline, Puget Sound, and ( on a clear day) the Olympic Mountains to the west.

 

12 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

Agreed on everything, but especially the left field outdoor concourse. When I went to a game a couple of seasons ago, that was the concourse near where we sat and I loved the view. There's also a DANG good Ivar's there with the best chicken tenders (yes, chicken at Ivar's!) and garlic fries I've ever had. The whole Safeco experience was really perfect.

 

5 hours ago, FGM13 said:

I've only ever been to Safeco, but man that view of the Sound from the concourse is one of my favourites in the world.

 

You guys made me jealous! If only I wasn't 5300 miles away from Seattle...

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6 hours ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

It feels like there aren't many ballparks with amazing backgrounds... and if there are, they're on the West Coast. B)

 

Don't forget about Camden Yards ;)

 

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Also, not from the Majors, but the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium has one of my fav views:

 

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17 hours ago, raysox said:

Best I've been to was Comerica, the sunset off the buildings was stunning

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A friend of mine had his wedding reception in the Detroit Athletic Club (the building just above the batter's eye).  Unfortunately, Comerica Park was just a hole in the ground at the time.

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I took this photo. I think I was with @Bucfan56 for this game. 

 

Safeco is my favorite stadium I've been to. 

 

GABP has an underrated view of the river and hills while riverboats and barges float by. 

 

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I just wish they would've oriented it differently, like a 90 degree turn to the right so you'd get the view of the Roebling bridge instead.

 

 

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