Forbes Rates Chase Field One of Worst Ballparks


We knew things were bad, but we didn't realize they were this bad!

Forbes came out with a list of the best and worst MLB ballparks and Chase Field didn't do so hot. It made the top five worst ballparks, but thankfully, it wasn't alone.

Here's what else made the bottom five:

26. Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlin
Built in Miami, Florida in 2012. Forbes calls the field tired, with a bad color scheme, and tacky fish tanks behind homeplate.

27. Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Built in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. Forbes says the retractable roof, while necessary, makes the stadium feel more like an airplane hangar. 

28. Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox
Built in Chicago, Illinois in 1991. This one falls on the list as 28th (out of 30) because of its lack of charm.

29. Oakland-Alameda Co. Coliseum, home of the Oakland Athletics
Built in Oakland, California in 1966. Ranked second to last, Forbes says this field has no views and an old design.

30. Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays 
Built in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1990. Forbes claims this ballpark is the worst of the worst because there is no retractable roof and it's in a bad location.

Now let's look on the bright side with the top five best ballparks, according to Forbes:

1. AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants
Built in San Francisco, California in 2000. Forbes gave it the top spot for its downtown views, great location and weather.

2. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles
Built in Baltimore, Maryland in 1992. Forbes loved the retro design and feel of this ballpark, landing it second on their list of best ballparks.

3. Busch Stadium III, home of the St. Louis Cardinals
Built in St. Louis, Missouri in 2006. Forbes loved the view from this stadium the most.

4. Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Built in Los Angeles, California in 1962. This park, although one of the oldest, still gives you that modern feel with a great view of Chavez Ravine, according to Forbes.

5. PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Built Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2001. This one rounds out the top five because of its views of the Roberto Clemente bridge and downtown. 

The rankings were made on the aesthetics of the ballpark design, the visuals inside the park, amenities offered, historic relevance, and external development. 

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