THE XXXII SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES WERE SCHEDULED TO START IN SUMMER 2020 IN TOKYO BUT WERE POSTPONED BY A YEAR DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC. ON AUGUST 3, 2016 AT THE 129TH IOC SESSION IN RIO DE JANEIRO IT WAS DECIDED TO INCLUDE GAMES SUCH AS BASEBALL / SOFTBALL, SURFING, CLIMBING, KARATE AND SKATEBOARDING IN ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINES IN THE PROGRAM. TODAY WE OFFER YOU A SELECTION OF BEST BASEBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD. LET’S READ ABOUT THE OLDEST AND EXPENSIVE BASEBALL AREAS IN THE USA, ABOUT A STADIUM IN JAPAN WHERE BASEBALL IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS, ABOUT HOW BASEBALL WILL CONQUER EUROPE .
LIST OF BEST BASEBALL STADIUMS IN THE WORLD
FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, USA
Home stadium of the Boston Red Sox that plays here from the opening – April 20, 1912. Fenway Park is the oldest and smallest in terms of capacity (39,605 spectators). In this US stadium they play MLB (Major League Baseball) matches. It is located at 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, Massachusetts. Its business card is famous by the name “Green Monster”. It is a 11.3 meter high wall, located 310-315 feet (94–96 meters) from home base on the left side of the field. Despite in the name, Green Monster was only painted green in 1947, up to this point, advertisements were placed on the wall.
Above all, one of the most famous attraction of the stadium is the lonely red blue denier – The Lone Red Seat, which is located in the 42nd section, on the 21st place of the 37th row of the right open stand. It is here On July 9, 1946, Ted Williams sent the longest home run (153 meters) at Fenway Park.
YANKEE STADIUM, BRONX, USA (Baseball Stadium)
Home stadium of the New York Yankees located at One East 161st Street, The Bronx, New York. Considered the most expensive baseball and the most important stadium in history: the construction cost was $ 1.5 billion. The stadium has a capacity of 52,325 spectators. Externally it resembles the original view of the 1923 stadium. The hall is decorated with more than 2000 photographs selected from the collection of the media partner of the team New York Yankees – the Daily News newspaper. Another place of interest is the main feature of the stadium – “The Ball Wall”, a wall of baseball balls autographed by the players who played for the team, or team coaches.
SAPPORO DOME, SAPPORO, JAPAN (Baseball and Football Stadium)
Home arena of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham baseball team Fighters is located at 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido. Sapporo Dome is a unique building. Arena has two completely different coatings: baseball matches take place on an artificial pitch, and football games take place on natural grass cover, which is roll-out field. In this case, the arena can transform only in a few hours. The fields change places, and they modify the stands depending on the match. Capacity depends on the sport, for baseball – 40,476 spectators.
ROGERS CENTRE SKYDOME, TORONTO, CANADA
Home arena of the American baseball team league Toronto Blue Jays is located at 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1. The arena has a capacity of 51,517 seats. “Sky- Dome “- the visiting card of Toronto, the world’s first multi-functional national sports and entertainment complex with a sliding roof. The unique roof mechanism of the complex saves from bad weather. Its weight is 11 thousand tons, it consists of three movable and one stationary panels. For disclosure it takes 25 minutes. The highest point is at 86 meters above field level. Just like Sapporo Dome, the arena transforms into baseball and football games. During the baseball seats are in 100 levels so you can watch the game from any convenient height.
RUSSTAR ARENA, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
RusStar Arena opened in Moscow in 2019 as baseball and a softball stadium. It is located at Bolshaya Filyovskaya street, 32b. The capacity is 1200 spectators. The arena has the latest technical equipment. It is the most modern platform in Russia and Eastern Europe. It is a multi-functional sports complex, which can also receive commands for mini football, ball hockey and rugby. RusStar Arena is flat artificial turf sports facility, which was created using the same technologies as and at the Rogers Center SkyDome baseball field. It’s the only baseball stadium in Moscow with artificial lighting. This site infrastructure provides both round-the-clock and year-round training.
LONDON STADIUM, LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN
London Stadium is located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20. It’s a multi-functional stadium that hosted the opening and closing event ceremonies and athletics competitions as part of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was not by chance that it got into our collection. On June 29 and 30, 2019 teams Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees play for the first time in MLB history in Europe in London. Above all, wins in both games remained with the New York Yankees.
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