Slide 1: Wrigley Field


Opened in 1914, Wrigley Field is the classic example of a simple pavilion style—which makes finding the bathroom and getting back to your seat between innings an easy feat. The stadium fits in seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood, and even if baseball isn't really your thing, you'll appreciate the views of Lake Michigan, the ivy-covered outfield wall, and the retro manual scoreboard.

10 Iconic Baseball Stadiums Worth a Roadtrip to See

There's nothing quite like a trip to the ballpark: the uniform-clad crowds, the salty peanuts, the 7th-inning stretch—and the all-important game, of course. Yet as much as die-hard fans care about the home team's record, they can be almost as passionate about their stadium. Today, although only two Major League Baseball stadiums remain from the early days of the game, a number of newer ballparks have resurrected the classic pavilion style of their venerable forebears. This pairing of old and new, along with stand-out structures from bygone eras, makes for a robust list of iconic stadium architecture. So, grab a beer and a hot dog, and take a seat to enjoy the best of baseball stadium architecture.

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