Best Ballparks in America Ranked

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Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby kman » Fri May 01, 2015 10:05 am

I don't agree with this list, they have the K rank lower than the Angles and Oakland ballparks, what?

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/ ... p-our-list

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Postby shinatoo » Fri May 01, 2015 11:31 am

They used winning % and attendance in their rankings.

Personally, I love the K, the bones of the stadium, the conveniences of the renovations, but the preponderance of video boards make the entire experience a low class, sappy sweet overindulgence of in your face advertising and flash/bang sensory assault.

They ruined one of the best venues, that captured the essence of the pastoral nature of the beautiful game, by degrading it to a casino atmosphere.
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Postby WSPanic » Fri May 01, 2015 2:12 pm

Our attendance has actually been good (for KC) so far this year. We're averaging 75% capacity. This weekend ought to help.

shinatoo wrote:They used winning % and attendance in their rankings.

Personally, I love the K, the bones of the stadium, the conveniences of the renovations, but the preponderance of video boards make the entire experience a low class, sappy sweet overindulgence of in your face advertising and flash/bang sensory assault.

They ruined one of the best venues, that captured the essence of the pastoral nature of the beautiful game, by degrading it to a casino atmosphere.


Not sure I understand the video board comment. There's the large screen in the outfield that's visible when you're in your seat. Otherwise, what other video boards are assaulting your senses?

My biggest problem isn't the visual assault, but the noise. The music, the attempts to "get loud" and "make noise" are annoying. And don't even get me started on "everybody clap your hands".
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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby shinatoo » Fri May 01, 2015 2:52 pm

10 foot by 30 foot long board above the Rivals sports bar
10 foot by 30 foot long board on the Hall of fame
2 10 foot by 30 foot long boards in the left cent and right center outfield walls
5 foot high banner board that runs the entire length of the stadium on the front of the lodge level

And yes, the audio is equally as bad.
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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby bbqboy » Fri May 01, 2015 3:00 pm

That is just as bad as all the other
Thrillist lists.

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Postby WSPanic » Fri May 01, 2015 3:26 pm

shinatoo wrote:10 foot by 30 foot long board above the Rivals sports bar
10 foot by 30 foot long board on the Hall of fame
2 10 foot by 30 foot long boards in the left cent and right center outfield walls
5 foot high banner board that runs the entire length of the stadium on the front of the lodge level

And yes, the audio is equally as bad.


I got it. Wasn't sure if you were talking about the TVs everywhere in the concourse. The ones you pointed out don't bother me much because they are providing information about the game/league (count, pitch speed, out of town scores) - which I love to have. And the ones on the Loge level around the stadium are just new versions of the ones that have always been there. But, they do feature ads now, which can be a little annoying.

Overall, I don't feel like they distract me from the game, but - like I said - I do see your point.

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Postby shinatoo » Fri May 01, 2015 3:37 pm

the ones in the wall are the most annoying, with the chain link fence in front.
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Postby Highlander » Sat May 02, 2015 10:37 am

shinatoo wrote:They used winning % and attendance in their rankings.

Personally, I love the K, the bones of the stadium, the conveniences of the renovations, but the preponderance of video boards make the entire experience a low class, sappy sweet overindulgence of in your face advertising and flash/bang sensory assault.

They ruined one of the best venues, that captured the essence of the pastoral nature of the beautiful game, by degrading it to a casino atmosphere.


I have not been to the K since the renovations. Hope to make it up over the summer.

Denver's park is overrated. The location beats the K's location by a wide margin but the visual setting was so negatively impacted by airline tourist class seating that it made it a less than enjoyable experience for me and my tall frame. And I had expensive seats. I was hoping no foul ball came my way as I was so shoehorned into the seat, I wouldn't be able to maneuver out of the way.

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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby Unknown JimmyD » Sat May 02, 2015 12:00 pm

that's an awful list. they couldn't even be bothered to have a modern image of the k (angels' stadium is also an ancient picture). the trop and oakland's stadium being anywhere above 25 is a joke.

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Postby beautyfromashes » Sun May 03, 2015 5:02 pm

Tropicana Field anything above last is a joke.

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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby mean » Mon May 04, 2015 10:32 am

bbqboy wrote:That is just as bad as all the other
Thrillist lists.


As if the world needed another bullshit clickbait advertorial blog.

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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby StL_Dan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:17 pm

Maybe they haven't visited the K since the renovations. If they haven't, then I can understand the ranking.

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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby flyingember » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:36 pm

Unknown JimmyD wrote:that's an awful list. they couldn't even be bothered to have a modern image of the k (angels' stadium is also an ancient picture). the trop and oakland's stadium being anywhere above 25 is a joke.


still both better than the one with a girl representing the stadium.

it clearly used stock photos and they rushed it out

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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby shinatoo » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:32 am

So Sports on Earth has been running a bracket to get a fan vote on the best stadium in MLB. The finals are today. #21 PNC vs #6 Kauffman.

Vote here http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/173744944/mlb-stadium-competition-finals-pnc-kauffman#pd_a_9393791
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Re: Best Ballparks in America Ranked

Postby Unknown JimmyD » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:28 pm

shinatoo wrote:So Sports on Earth has been running a bracket to get a fan vote on the best stadium in MLB. The finals are today. #21 PNC vs #6 Kauffman.

Vote here http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/173744944/mlb-stadium-competition-finals-pnc-kauffman#pd_a_9393791


until i read the article explaining how they seeded the stadiums, i was about to say how stupid it was to have pnc park at #21. it could be a sandlot with a rusty, chain-link fence as the outfield wall and a couple rows of wooden bleachers and it'd still be higher than #21 just on the view from home plate.

nice to see kauffman winning by a healthy margin.


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