Without doubt this is one of my favorite baseball stadiums on the planet. Situated right next to the San Francisco bay, plenty of bars and restaurants in the nearby vicinity, and a loyal fan base, the home of the Giants is a great place for a baseball game. Once inside you’ll realize nearly every seat is a great view of the field and the food options are to die for. This is one of the only stadiums I have been to with views of the sea. A massive baseball glove sculpture sits along side of a giant Coke bottle in left field, and if a homer is hit down the right field line it will most likely land in the bay to a gang of kayakers waiting to fish the ball out of the water. I’ve been fortunate to sit in the corporate boxes for a game here and it’s nothing but a party. I highly recommend going to a game at Oracle Park if you’re in San Francisco, but take note that tickets don’t come cheap, but you can always check Nomadic Nolan’s Golden Tickets for the best prices. You can find Oracle Park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107.
Baseball is back in full swing after a shortened 2020 season due to Covid and the game is hot! I haven’t seen enthusiasm for the sport like this for a long time. With so many stars and so many great teams I’ve made it a point this summer to visit as many ballparks as possible. First on my list is Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees have been my favorite team since I was 6 years old and the first biographies I read as a kid were Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. I had the pleasure of visiting this replica of the old Yankees Stadium back in 2009 when the Yankees won the World Series and this year I decided to go back for a game against the Angels to see another one of my favorite players Shohei Ohtani. Covid measures and security checks have made getting into the stadium tedious to say the least, but I finally made it in after checking in my backpack across the street at a Yankees memorabilia store for $20. Getting there was a breeze as I took the subway from Downtown after visiting the Statue of Liberty on a cruise which I will write about in a later post. The subway runs directly to the stadium from Manhattan and I took the 4 train there. Once inside the layout is similar to the old House that Ruth Built, but with modern updates like dine in restaurants, bars, and a massive scoreboard that lights up like the moon in it’s full LED beauty. I spent most of my time walking around taking pictures, then nestled into the left field stands to charge my phone on one of the many USB charging points throughout the stadium which I found to be very useful since I was running low on charge. I bought my tickets on my affiliate Golden tickets web site for about $40 which was a great deal I thought. Please check out that link for all your sporting, concert, and event ticketing needs, each purchase you make I’ll get a small commission that will help me maintain this blog. Finally, I had myself a polish sausage loaded with peppers, onions, and mustard. Boy was it good! The Yankees ended up winning with their ace Gerrit Cole coming away with the victory. You can find Yankees stadium at 1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451. Take a look at my pictures below.