Dodger Stadium is one of my favorite places to go on earth. Sure, parking is a pain, and getting in and out of the stadium is difficult, but that hasn’t changed my love for Chavez Ravine. Unfortunately, there are plenty of fans who do not agree.
The Athletic conducted a fan survey on the best ballparks in baseball and included criteria such as atmosphere, amenities, skyline, aesthetics, and location. Dodger Stadium came in at an astounding 18th place overall among the 29 ballparks. The new Globe Life Field was not rated since no one has really been there yet.
Dodger Stadium got it’s lowest grade based on location, which I guess is fair to say. Placed right at the peak of Elysian Park and surrounded by freeways, it’s not exactly in the most convenient of locations. But still, it’s hard to beat those views. One voter commented on the ballpark and talked about everything good at Chavez Ravine.
There is nothing in the world more aesthetically pleasing to me than watching the good guys in crisp white uniforms jogging across the neatly-cut green grass…
We couldn’t agree more, random voter. To have Dodger Stadium come in 18th place in this vote is tragic. As the third-oldest stadium in baseball though, it was in need of some upgrades, which it got this offseason. The $100 million renovations would likely put Dodger Stadium right back near the top, but fans have not yet been able to experience those upgrades.
Oracle Park finished as the top-ranked stadium in all of baseball, and Tropicana Field came in dead last. In case you were wondering, Angel Stadium came in at 24th, per fan votes.