Seeing beautiful PNC Park in Pittsburgh host meaningful baseball got me to think a little more about the most scenic stadiums that sport has to offer. Since football and baseball are the most prominent outdoor sports with a view, here are some of the best:
………1. PNC Park – Widely acclaimed, I was lucky enough to experience a game and can whole-heartedly agree that the view from behind home plate is breathtaking.
………2. AT&T Park – Opposite to Pittsburgh’s man-made view, the one in San Francisco is natural. Directly over right field is the San Francisco Bay.
………3. Spring Mobile Ballpark – The AAA home to Salt Lake features the Wasatch Mountains towering beyond the outfield.
………4. Modern Woodmen Park – Though prone to flooding, this ballpark’s highlight is that of the Centennial Bridge over the Mississippi River. Home of the Quad Cities.
………5. MCU Park – The best of both worlds in Brooklyn with one side featuring historic Coney Island, while the other is the Atlantic Ocean.
………1. LaVell Edwards Stadium – Another Utah stadium that uses the Wasatch Mountains. An amazing setting and I love the BYU logo on the side of the mountain.
………2. Husky Stadium – Maybe the most notable scenic setting. The Huskies home has the benefit of both Lake Washington and the Cascades.
………3. Michie Stadium – Army’s home is a must-visit in October, where the surrounding hills are beautifully changed into brilliant fall colors.
………4. Washington-Grizzly Stadium – Alternately, November may be best for Montana’s stadium as the nearby mountain is best viewed with a fresh snow cover.
………5. Memorial Stadium – This particular Memorial Stadium is in California (Berkley to be precise) and it is the towering (and historic) oak trees that make this place stand out.