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Modern Baseball Stadiums: The New Amusement Park

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Maybe if I designed these new-old stadiums, then I would like them. Maybe if I had a personal tour of these things, then I would like them. Maybe if I were a ballplayer having to work in these things, then I would like them. But I’m the average fan, watching from home and occasionally going to a game, and I do not like these new-old stadiums. This week Major League Baseball brings into its family of workspaces two new ballparks for the Mets and Yankees. These are not facilities to which I am accustomed—ballparks intended solely for baseball. Instead, they have many functions. We are to note this distinction.

This style of ballpark debuted most recently with the opening of Camden Yards in 1992 as a response to the co...

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