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"Take me out to the ballgame"
posted in: Lifestyle
by Rick Halberg

There's nothing like the old ballpark.

Many families these days are scheduling vacations around visiting various Major League Baseball park throughout the country. If you’re thinking about making baseball part of your travel plans, here are a few of our favorite locations.

Wrigley Field, Chicago – For those who are in the mood for old-time baseball, a trip to the Friendly Confines is a must. Even though video boards have been installed as part of a recent renovation, the vintage scoreboard is still hand-operated. In fact, the ivy covered walls at 1060 West Addison were officially named a Chicago Landmark in 2004. And no matter where their team is in the standings, fans always have a great time.

Target Field, Minneapolis – After playing indoors for years at the old Metrodome, Target Field brought outdoor baseball back to the Twin Cities in 2010. Even though Target Field purposely pays tribute to its retro roots, the park is technically modern with games you can play on your phone, charging stations, a social media suite and more. Plus access is pretty easy at their downtown location, with many parking decks nearby and great public transportation opportunities.

Coors Field, Colorado – Just being in Denver offers you wonderful scenery, and a trip to Coors Field will offer you a great family experience at an affordable price. In fact, tickets for the Rockpile (bleachers) are as low as $5, and as low as $1 for those age 55 and over. Plus you can bring your own food and drink to the stadium (no alcohol). The area around the park has many restaurants and vendors, so get ready for a fun experience without emptying your wallet.

Safeco Field, Seattle – Depending on where you are at Safeco Field, you will see spectacular views of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound. There are many food choices from a variety of vendors, and there is ample parking around the stadium. You’ll enjoy playing games on the monstrous video board, and can even send a picture via social media that could be seen on the board during the game.

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City – Getting to Kauffman Stadium is fairly easy, and there’s plenty of parking. The kids will enjoy many of the activities inside, including pitching and hitting games, and even a mini-golf course. One of the main attractions to visiting Kauffman is the park itself, with a huge video board and water fountains adorning the outfield.

Baseball games are a great family activity and a great idea for family road trips. Batter up!

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