There really is nothing better than going to a baseball game at a historic stadium. Sure, historic baseball stadiums may not have all of the amenities of brand new billion dollar stadiums. However, being able to step foot in a historic baseball stadium that is 40 or more years old is a great experience. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to see a game in an historic baseball stadium, check out sites like MLB.com and StubHub. Here are three historical baseball stadiums:
1. Fenway Park
Fenway Park has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since it first opened in April of 1912. Fenway Park is often referred to as "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" because of its extensive history. If you are familiar with baseball, then you probably know that Fenway Park is famous for The Green Monster. The Green Monster is the left field wall in Fenway Park that measures over 37 feet high. Fenway Park only cost $650,000 to build in 1912. When Fenway Park first opened, it had a capacity of 35,000 people. The Boston Red Sox have expanded Fenway Park several times throughout the years and it now boasts a capacity of 37,042 people. Fenway Park is located on 4 Yawkey Way in Boston, Massachusetts.
2. Wrigley Field
The Chicago Cubs have played in Wrigley Field since it first opened on April 23rd, 1914. Wrigley Field is famous for its ivy covered outfield walls. Outfielders often have a problem with losing baseballs at Wrigley Field because the ivy that covers the outfield walls is so thick. In 1914, Wrigley Field only cost $250,000 to build. Like Fenway Park, Wrigley Field has a grass playing surface. Behind Fenway Park, Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball park that is still being used. Wrigley Field currently has a capacity of 41,118 people. Wrigley Field is often referred to as a hitter's park because it has very small dimensions. The farthest distance in Wrigley Field is 400 feet, which is center field. Most aspects of the grass field in Wrigley Field only measure 350 to 370 feet.
3. Dodger Stadium
As you would expect, Dodger Stadium is the home of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. Construction first started on Dodger Stadium in 1959 and the Dodgers officially moved in on April 10th, 1962. Dodger Stadium has a capacity of 56,000 people, although an additional 800 seats can be added when needed. It cost $23 million dollars to build Dodger Stadium and the architect that designed the ballpark was Captain Emil Praeger. Like Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium is considered to be a hitter's ballpark because of its small dimensions. Many people do not know that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played in Dodger Stadium from 1962 through 1965 before moving into the Chavez Ravine.