For dedicated baseball fans, visiting all the major league stadiums is a bucket list dream. And even casual fans can enjoy the excitement and fun of a game at a historic park where legends played. Use this list of the best baseball stadiums to plan a classic summer trip and find an Omni Hotel near the ballpark to make the most of your time away.
The Newest – Globe Life Field
Leading off the list is Globe Life Field. This brand-new park opened in 2020 in Arlington, Texas. This new stadium features a retractable roof so fans can enjoy day games without the heat and night games under the stars. Getting to the game is easy when you stay at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. It’s only a 17-minute drive to the stadium.
The Oldest – Fenway Park
Once you’ve seen the newest baseball stadium, you’ll want to see the oldest ballpark in the league – Fenway Park. The team has called this park in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood their home since 1912, and the stadium is on the National Register of Historic Places. Batters have had to face the 37-foot-tall left-field wall, the Green Monster, ever since. Omni Parker House is only a 12-minute drive or a 20-minute train ride away from Fenway. Or stay at our newest hotel, Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, opening in September 2021.
The Modern – Truist Park
Truist Park is located in The Battery Atlanta complex. The team developed the entertainment area around the stadium so fans could enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment before and after games. The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta is located adjacent to Truist Park and fans can get a terrific view overlooking the stadium from the rooftop pool and bar.
The Classic – Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field, opening in 1914, has become one of the most beloved ballparks in the league. Wrigley Field is known for its ivy-covered walls and the lively surrounding neighborhood called Wrigleyville. Explore the restaurants and bars of the area to talk box scores and favorite players with your fellow diehard fans. A 12-minute drive from Omni Chicago Hotel gets you to the stadium quickly.
The Fan-Friendly – PNC Park
PNC Park makes sure every fan has a clear view of the field from every one of its seats in this classic-style stadium. The ballpark is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh on the Allegheny River, taking advantage of the beautiful view of the river and the skyline. Cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge on foot from downtown on game days when the city closes it to vehicles and enjoy the entertainment district around the park. And at less than a mile away, Omni William Penn Hotel is conveniently located for a great game day.
The MVP – Petco Park
Petco Park is located in downtown San Diego, adjacent to the Gaslamp Quarter, a popular place to find the best food and drinks in San Diego. The ballpark is connected via a pedestrian sky-bridge to the Omni San Diego Hotel – the only hotel in the US connected to a professional baseball stadium. Ask the concierge about taking a behind the scene tour of the stadium! It may just be your favorite baseball stadium of them all.
A day spent enjoying America’s Game is fun for everyone, whether you believe in the Curse of the Bambino or you’re just there to enjoy the sunshine and the hotdogs. Find an Omni Hotel near your favorite baseball team today, and start planning your own away game.