Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to catch a baseball game
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Baseball season is here with travel website Cheapflights.com (www.cheapflights.com) coming up with a list of the top 10 U.S. cities to see the pros play. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.
1. Boston: Fenway Park
Opened in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use. Some may call it old and cramped, but Red Sox Nation knows it as the haven where the Curse of the Great Bambino (Babe Ruth) was lifted. Among the alluring crowds of Kenmore Square and the relentless height of the Green Monster, Fenway Park remains a Boston favorite.
2. Baltimore: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
One of the most highly praised ballparks in the nation, Camden Yards has a retro design that hails back to the days of the Great Bambino. It's "good old days" feel stems from more than just decor -- the park is a mere two blocks from Ruth's birthplace, and the site of his father's old cafe is now better known as center field of Oriole Park.
3. New York: Citi Field and Yankee Stadium
In a city where two teams compete, your game-time selection boils down to loyalty: Yankees or Mets? The Mets Citi Field resides in Queens, where the 41,800-capacity stadium made a smooth transition from Shea's Stadium. The Yankees got new digs too, thanks to Rudy Giuliani, who ordered a new park to be instated in the Bronx, where a Red Sox-loving worker buried a David Ortiz jersey in the cement, and was made to retrieve it. Both ballparks celebrated their first opening days in 2009.
4. Toronto: Rogers Center
Thought you could only catch an MLB game in the States? Think again. While Rogers Center also hosts football games and conventions, it's best known as the home of the Toronto Blue Jays for twelve years -- and for being the first stadium with a fully-retractable motorized roof. Continued...