Catching a local sports game while visiting a new city is a great way to immerse yourself in local culture. You have the opportunity try regional fare, meet locals, and connect to a city’s traditions and history.
One of the most budget-friendly options is America’s pastime: baseball. Most baseball stadiums are located right downtown or on a public transit line, so there is no need for a car to catch a game.
From MSP, travelers can visit 27 of the 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums in the U.S. With Sun Country Airline’s new summer schedule, three new destinations with baseball ties are also now on the table: St. Louis, Kansas City, and Detroit.
Here are a few stadiums to add to your list:
An icon. The oldest stadium in MLB and home of the “Green Monster.” Sing along to all the songs, grab a lobster roll or Fenway Frank, and take in the history!
The second oldest MLB stadium in the US. Take a photo with the iconic red “Wrigley Field” sign before you enter, pick up a Chicago-dog (NO KETCHUP PLEASE), and take a seat in the bleachers.
Located right on water with fantastic views of San Francisco Bay. Be sure to check out the kayakers in the water hoping to catch a home run ball.
Grab yourself a purple seat in the 20th row of the upper deck which marks 5,280 feet exactly – the perfect spot for a game in the Mile High City.
When you arrive, take a minute to locate the “Home Run Apple” which sits just behind center field. When a player from the Mets hits a home run, the apple pops up and becomes visible. Big Apple – get it?
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