2012: Columbus Clippers

 

Opened in 2009, Huntington Park won three major awards and pulls off the tough task of making a new ballpark look old without ripping off Camden Yards.

One of its strangest features is that you can actually view the game from the street, something that used to be done in the early 20th century, when baseball was still relatively novel, but went away when owners added “spite fences,” most famously by Connie Mack at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

Part of what also makes this place a hit is that it’s in a downtown area that’s being rebuilt. Parking may eventually be problematic, but I’ve also heard rumors that the sky is blue.

Quite frankly, if you don’t know who this is, I question your fanhood.

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