PNC Park lands at No. 5 on Forbes’ list of baseball parks
While Pirates owner Bob Nutting and General Manager Neal Huntington are drawing the ire from fans about the state of the team, some even calling for a boycot of the team, a national publication still thinks it’s a great place to see a baseball game.
This year’s Forbes’ ranking of Major League Baseball parks places PNC Park at No.5 saying the park “has a view that might be the most stunning in all of baseball, with a view of the iconic Roberto Clemente Bridge and downtown.”
PNC Park regularly tops lists ranking baseball venues with it fan-friendly seating and grand views of Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately for Pirates fans, while the park is top-notch, the team is underwhelming. The Pirates finished fourth in the NL Central last year. And after trading away franchise players, they are not projected to compete for a playoff spot.
The Forbes list was put together by writer Maury Brown. He placed AT&T; Park in San Francisco at the top, saying “where balls hit out to right field land in McCovey Cove, it’s a gem, with great views of downtown.”
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the stadium that kicked off the retro-modern design of stadiums, came in second. Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles were three and four.
The worst stadium on the list was Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, in St. Petersburg. This domed venue is the only stadium on the list without a retractable roof.
Here’s the whole list.