Ballparks

Four Winds Field (South Bend Cubs - Cubs High-A Affiliate)
Convenient stop-off en route to Grand Rapids for my brother Joe's wedding. Great Chicago vibes at this stadium and a Cubs' W!
501 W South St, South Bend, IN 46601, USA
Date of first visit: 05/24/2024
CITI FIELD (NEW YORK METS)
Excited to finally check out this stadium. The nod to old Ebbets Field in the architecture on the front of the stadium is fantastic, but also great references to old Shea as well. Came on City Connect night, so awesome display of black/grey/purple in tribute to NYC and the purple 7-line train to Queens.
41 Seaver Way, Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
Date of first visit: 04/29/2024
Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers)
5 years to the day, we visited again for Opening Weekend to see the Cubs in their 1st visit. Honesty, this stadium was way cooler in person than it appears on TV. Even got to go to a game with the Baseball Bucketlist Founder, Anna, for our first game!
734 Stadium Dr, Arlington, TX 76011, USA
Date of first visit: 03/30/2024
Tempe Diablo Stadium (Spring Training - Angels)
Got to hang with my friend Victoria and take Emmie to her first ever Cactus League game. I've now officially been to all of the current 10 in AZ!
2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA
Date of first visit: 03/02/2024
Franklin Field (Savannah Bananas World Tour 2023)
Got to bring Emmie along with my brother and nephew, who was super excited about getting an official Banana Ball!
7035 S Ballpark Dr, Franklin, WI 53132, USA
Date of first visit: 09/09/2023
Simmons Field (Kenosha Kingfish - Northwoods College Summer League)
Had a great opportunity to get up to historic Simmons Field in Kenosha, WI!
7817 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, WI 53143, USA
Date of first visit: 08/07/2023
Principal Park (Iowa Cubs - Cubs Triple-A Affiliate)
We got to visit the wifey's cousin, Loren, who showed us around Des Moines for our first official visit to the state's capital.
1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
Date of first visit: 07/22/2023
Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)
Our first (and last?) trip to the Coliseum! Glad we got at least one chance to see it!
7000 South Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, USA
Date of first visit: 05/04/2023
JetBlue Park (Spring Training - Red Sox)
Continuing on with the beginning of our Grapefruit League tour, we stayed in Fort Myers and had a chance to visit JetBlue and catch a Red Sox game. I absolutely love that the field dimensions match Fenway exactly and that even Pesky's Pole and the Green Monster are replicated.
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913, USA
Date of first visit: 03/18/2023
Hammond Stadium (Spring Training - Twins)
Our daughter Emilia made it to her first ever baseball game at the ripe old age of 9 weeks! Usually we're Cactus League people, but this year we went to my parents' near Ft. Myers and checked out some Grapefruit League action.
14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33912, USA
Date of first visit: 03/17/2023
Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)
After hearing from many folks that this park is "too big" or "lacks character", I have to say, I strongly disagree. We really enjoyed our visit.
1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1, Canada
Date of first visit: 08/29/2022
Sahlen Field (Buffalo Bison - Blue Jays Triple-A Affiliate)
The stadium is a little older, but lots of character, and we enjoyed the location as well. They had some great beers on tap too!
Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY, USA
Date of first visit: 08/27/2022
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
We decided to get crazi(-er than normal) and book a flight out of O'Hare in the morning, catch the game, then fly back that same night. So hence our wild <24 hr return trip to Baltimore.
333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Date of first visit: 08/18/2022
Rivets Stadium (Rockford Rivets - Northwoods College Summer League)
We had never been to a college summer league game before, so I didn't know what to expect stadium-wise, but I have to say, my expectations were exceeded.
4503 Interstate Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111, USA
Date of first visit: 08/03/2022
ABC Supply Stadium (Beloit Sky Carp - Marlins High-A Affiliate)
The field itself was cozy and quaint, right in the heart of the downtown Beloit river district. In fact, the first base side runs right along the river with errant foul balls finding the water from time to time.
217 Shirland Ave, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
Date of first visit: 07/31/2022
YANKEE STADIUM (NEW YORK YANKEES)
After 3 tries, we finally got to see the Cubs at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx was a fun environment for a game, especially with the 1st place Yankees playing some awfully good ball.
1 E 161 St, The Bronx, NY 10451, USA
Date of first visit: 06/10/2022
Target Field (Minnesota Twins)
Our attack of AL Central ballparks during interleague play in 2021 concluded with a glorious and beautiful road trip up to Target Field in early September heading into Labor Day weekend. The drive from Chicago was very easy and quick through mostly SW Wisconsin.
1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Date of first visit: 09/01/2021
loanDepot Park (Miami Marlins)
The stadium stands out a bit for the location it's in; this big white shiny thing towering over the surrounding smaller buildings and neighborhoods, but I have to admit, once we were in (thankfully with the roof closed and AC on in the middle of a Miami August), the stadium itself I actually found great for watching a game.
501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125, USA
Date of first visit: 08/14/2021
Nationals Park (Washington Nationals)
Not only was this our first (and 2nd) visit to Nationals Park, it was our first visit ever to our Nation's Capital! There was certainly something special about being in DC where so much American History has taken & continues to take place.
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Date of first visit: 07/30/2021
Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)
We did another first, get back down to Arizona for the second time in the same year so we could finally see the Cubs square off against the Diamondbacks for a regular season game at Chase Field.
401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Date of first visit: 07/17/2021
Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds)
July brought us back to Ohio for the 2nd time this year, and for a 4th of July game no less! This was our first time going to a ballgame on the 4th, and it was super hot in Cincinnati, but we had a lot of fun.
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Date of first visit: 07/04/2021
Jackie Robinson Memorial Baseball Park (Daytona Tortugas - Reds Low-A Affiliate)
This stadium really was quite a treat. One of the oldest stadiums in the country, this stadium was home to the first professional appearance of Jackie Robinson. The stadium has all kinds of cool historical notes around it, so I definitely spent some time reading the plaques that outlined its long baseball story.
105 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
Date of first visit: 06/03/2021
Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers)
This was pretty fantastic stadium as well. There are Tiger statues everywhere. I know it doesn't have all the same quirkiness as old Tiger Stadium (which I have never been to), but I think Comerica has a lot to offer, and we really enjoyed seeing our boys play there.
2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Date of first visit: 05/15/2021
Progressive Field (Cleveland Guardians)
Little did we know at the end of the 2019 season, that we wouldn't be able to get back to a Big League game until 2021! It was surreal visiting the stadium where the Cubs had won it all only a little over 4 years prior. It felt magical for that reason alone.
2401 Ontario St, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
Date of first visit: 05/12/2021
Surprise Stadium (Spring Training - Royals & Rangers)
This 2021 trip was a special one because it was our first chance to watch baseball live since the 3/8/2020 game from over a year prior! The pandemic washed away the at-the-game fan experience from the entire 2020 season. So we were thankful to be back at the ballpark and plenty pleased by the beauty of Surprise Stadium.
15930 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374, USA
Date of first visit: 03/13/2021
American Family Fields (Spring Training - Brewers)
It was our first chance to see the Brewers' revamped logo/colors from that 2020 season as we enjoyed a perfect day in the sun sitting out in the lawn.
3805 N 53rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031, USA
Date of first visit: 03/08/2020
Goodyear Ballpark (Spring Training - Reds & Guardians)
We were some of the fortunate ones in 2020 that got to see Spring Training games before the shutdown. We left and 1 day later, everything stopped! Goodyear Ballpark was gorgeous, and I love that they put the 2 OH teams together.
1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338, USA
Date of first visit: 03/07/2020
Oracle Park (San Francisco Giants)
For our 3-year anniversary, we booked a trip to go to unbelievably gorgeous Oracle Park. Game 1 was in the bleachers by McCovey Cove, and Game 2 was on the other side of the stadium so we could try to take in the full experience. What a treat this stadium was. SF fans are very lucky.
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Date of first visit: 07/23/2019
Impact Field (Chicago Dogs - Unaffiliated Independent)
Such a fun venue for baseball and very family friendly. Our first visit ended with thunderstorms & postponed game, but subsequent visits have been dryer, included more family, and fireworks, including Emmie's first ever fireworks in 2023!
9850 Balmoral Ave, Rosemont, IL 60018, USA
Date of first visit: 06/26/2019
T-Mobile Park (Seattle Mariners)
Well, I certainly have to admit, this trip to Seattle was one of my absolute favorites, and not just baseball related, just in general. We had never been to any part of the Pacific Northwest before, so this was a pretty incredible introduction and T-Mobile was an absolutely fantastic baseball venue.
1250 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
Date of first visit: 04/30/2019
Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers)
Opening Weekend in the final season at Globe Life Park between the Cubs & Rangers! This was the first stadium that is no longer in Big League use that we were able to see the Cubs play at (but it certainly won't be the last!) I'm so glad we got to experience it before the Rangers left.
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011, USA
Date of first visit: 03/30/2019
Scottsdale Stadium (Spring Training - Giants)
On my last day in AZ for a work trip, I caught a game at Scottsdale Stadium before heading off to the airport! It was a gorgeous afternoon in February of all months to be watching baseball, a Cubs victory over the Giants.
7408 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Date of first visit: 02/24/2019
PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Wow. What an incredible stadium. I had seen it on TV plenty due to the frequency of Cubs-Pirates matchups, but to be there in person. I intentionally got us tickets on the upper first base side so we could look out over the Allegheny & the Roberto Clemente Bridge. The view is absolutely breathtaking.
115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
Date of first visit: 08/05/2018
Security Service Field (Colorado Springs Sky Sox - Brewers Triple-A Affiliate (at the time))
At the time, the team was still called the Sky Sox, and they were the Brewers Triple-A affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. We were living in Denver, so getting down to Colorado Springs was an easy drive. They were playing the Cubs Triple-A Affiliate (the Iowa Cubs) for this particular game.
4385 Tutt Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80922, USA
Date of first visit: 06/02/2018
Peoria Stadium (Spring Training - Padres & Mariners)
My first visit to PeoriaStadium was pretty unique one. I sat in the 2nd row right next to the Padres dugout. At the time, Mark McGuire was a Padres hitting coach, and from where I was, it seemed like I was sitting right next to him. He was huge! Another gorgeous Cactus League facility.
16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382, USA
Date of first visit: 03/13/2018
Salt River Fields (Spring Training - Diamondbacks & Rockies)
This was such a beautiful ballpark at SaltRiverFields, which is part of an overall massive complex with many fields. And I was fortunate enough to visit on such an insanely gorgeous day. This is one of my favorite Cactus League facilities.
7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
Date of first visit: 03/12/2018
Hohokam Stadium (Spring Training - Athletics)
Hohokam used to be the Cubs Spring Training facility before they built Sloan Park. I had so much fun visiting this beautiful stadium!
1235 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA
Date of first visit: 03/11/2018
Camelback Ranch (Spring Training - Dodgers & White Sox)
This visit to CamelbackRanch was part of a Cubs split-squad day-night double header. The stadium is very nice with an open concourse; it actually gives me very "Dodger Stadium" vibes (on a smaller scale,) even though the White Sox call it home as well.
10710 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037, USA
Date of first visit: 03/10/2018
Truist Park (Atlanta Braves)
Truist Park is on the newer side, and even though it's outside the city proper, I think they did a really great job with it. The area leading up to the ballpark is really well done and helps to create a fun atmosphere. Of course, watching the Cubs finish off a 3-game sweep made it all the better as well!
755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
Date of first visit: 07/19/2017
Petco Park (San Diego Padres)
We made it to SD proper for a Cubs-Padres Memorial Day day game. PETCO Park is absolutely gorgeous, and our friend Scott that we met on our honeymoon hooked us up with such incredible seats while taking in the sights at a pretty breathtaking ballpark. Petco Park is HIGH on my list of stadiums to re-visit.
100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Date of first visit: 05/29/2017
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)
It wasn't until the 4th inning or so that the stadium finally started to fill in surprisingly. We also learned that you have to enter Dodger Stadium from a gate that coincides with your ticket, but all in all, Dodger Stadium was a fantastic & historical experience. It is the 2nd oldest stadium in the National League.
1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Date of first visit: 05/26/2017
Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
We ended up getting to 2 games while we were there, and did the ballpark tour. It was surreal being in the area around the stadium pre-game and then even more surreal to step inside. The quirky dimensions, the unique features, we had an absolute blast visiting & touring this famous & historical ballpark.
4 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Date of first visit: 04/28/2017
Sloan Park (Spring Training - Cubs)
Our first trip to Arizona Spring Training was in the form of an epic road trip from Denver to the 4-Corners monument, to the Grand Canyon, to Mesa, AZ for a Cubs game at gorgeous Sloan Park (our 1st Cactus League stadium), to Albuquerque, NM to finally back home. 1800 miles all in 4 days!
2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201, USA
Date of first visit: 03/03/2017
Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros)
This marked the first time we had ever intentionally flown some where to go see the Cubs play. Our seats were toward the front of the upper deck, so we had a terrific view of the field. And we got to Minute Maid before the hill & flagpole were taken out of centerfield, so that was unique too.
501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Date of first visit: 09/10/2016
Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)
After a long 6-year gap in getting to a new stadium, Coors Field became the first new stadium that I visited with Jackie. We were in Denver for my cousin Adam Whitlock's wedding & it happened to be that the Cubs were in town also, so of course we had to get to a game.
2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Date of first visit: 07/19/2013
Wintrust Park (Schaumburg Boomers - Unaffiliated Independent)
First visited circa 2013 ---- But a couple other visits since as well. Great environment for a minor league ballgame and the food deals are pretty great as well.
1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60193, USA
Date of first visit: 06/15/2013
The Corn Crib (Normal Cornbelters - Unaffiliated Independent)
I had the pleasure of living in Normal when this stadium was opened and the team was first created. I went to the opening home games for the franchise in 2010. The entire playing surface is field turf (even the "dirt"; it was just brown colored grass blades.) It was the first time I had ever seen a field like that.
1000 W Raab Rd, Normal, Illinois, USA
Date of first visit: 06/01/2010
O'Brien Field (Peoria Chiefs - Cubs High-A Affiliate (at the time))
First visited circa 2008 --- When I lived in Bloomington-Normal from going to Illinois State, getting over to Peoria was a pretty quick 45-minute drive on I-74. At the time, the Chiefs were affiliated with the Cubs, so getting to Chiefs games was a lot of fun. Plus, the stadium is super gorgeous & a great atmosphere for a game.
730 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61605, USA
Date of first visit: 07/15/2008
Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals)
Well, it didn't take long to get back to St. Louis for another new stadium. Built on almost the same footprint as the old stadium, New Busch Stadium and the surrounding Ballpark Village are a great place to go see a game (even if I'm always rooting for the home team to lose.)
700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Date of first visit: 04/04/2007
American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers)
First visited between 2001 & 2005 --- I've been there many times since to so many incredible Cubs-Brewers game there with a whole lot of different friends. The Wisconsin fans will rib ya a bit, but deep down, we're all just good ole hearty Midwest people, and I think there is a bit of a kinship there.
1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214, USA
Date of first visit: 08/09/2006
HHH Metrodome (Minnesota Twins)
If getting to St. Louis was the true start of my baseball journey, then this jaunt to Minneapolis truly cemented the endeavor as a long-term goal.
900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date of first visit: 07/20/2006
Old Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals)
Getting to this stadium in its last season is where the dream to visit all active MLB stadiums really first came to life. This was the first time I actively went out of my way to go visit a baseball stadium.
250 Stadium Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of first visit: 08/04/2005
Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox)
First visited between 1994 & 1998 with my Dad
333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Date of first visit: 07/15/1996
Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
First visited between 1994 & 1998 with my Dad & older brothers. Left Field corner family section!
1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
Date of first visit: 06/15/1995
Elfstrom Stadium (Kane County Cougars - Marlins Class-A Affiliate (at the time))
First visited between 1993 & 1996 for Cub Scouts --- Officially revisited on 9/2/2023 with my Wife, Daughter, & In-Laws (Northwest Medicine Field now)
34w002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, Illinois 60134, USA
Date of first visit: 07/15/1994