The Tampa Bay Rays may be getting a new stadium right in the heart of one of Tampa’s most historic neighborhoods, complete with a visually stunning translucent roof and state of the art facilities
Minute Maid Park was built on the former site of Houston’s Union Station train depot in downtown to replace the Astros’ former home, the legendary Houston Astrodome. The Astrodome was known worldwide as the 8th wonder of the world, but after 35 years in the world’s first multi-purpose dome stadium, the Astros moved into their new retractable-roof baseball stadium.
In just a few weeks the Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2018 class of inductees. Entering the Hall of Fame are Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. Bob Costas will be inducted for his career in broadcasting baseball. The ceremonies will take place just outside of Cooperstown at the Clark Sports Center on July 30.
The Brewers have experienced years both positive and negative over the past few decades. Ebbing and flowing fan attendance has led to various experiences for game day excitement. However, one constant has been the stadium itself – since it opened in the early 2000’s, Miller Park has become a unique stadium for baseball. Its roof opens like a fan from the middle of the field instead of sliding to one side, and there is a giant slide elevated above left field that the team mascot slides down during games; there is even a museum on the premises.
A video look at Fenway Park from Studio 7
Seeing a game at all 30 major league ballparks is quite an accomplishment, but for me, I not in such a rush at this time. I am sure there will always be another baseball park that I will need to visit in my lifetime.