There is simply no escaping an air-conditioned existence if you spend any time in Phoenix in the summer: the desert atmosphere so welcome for spring training in March becomes rather tiresome by the beginning of June, when it’s just too damn hot to be outside. At the end of the day, air conditioning is perhaps America’s greatest contribution to the world. And air conditioning makes Chase Field an oasis.
Chase Field / Arizona Diamondbacks
Angel Stadium / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
There was a lot made about the Disneyfication of Angel Stadium in 1998, when then-Angels owner Disney Corp. hired HOK and cutting-edge architect Robert A.M. Stern to remodel the aging facility. Though hailed as a success -- the former mixed-use facility was finally reconfigured to a baseball-only venue -- one thing is crystal-clear now that the facility has been in use several years: The Disneyfication didn't go far enough.
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington / Texas Rangers
Rangers Stadium in Arlington is a sprawling, retro facility that feels more like a downtown ballpark than what it is: a surbuban facility.
Federal Park / Covington Blue Sox
Goodyear Stadium / Cleveland Indians
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