• PNC Park named top ballpark in America


    PITTSBURGH - The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, named PNC Park the top ballpark to visit in the United States.

    The site announced the top 10 ballparks in the U.S. according to popularity, and Pittsburgh’s PNC Park was No. 1.

    The site said, “Perched along the Allegheny River, this renowned ballpark features spectacular sights of the Steel City skyline and the beautiful Clemente Bridge. A unique two-level ballpark that opened in 2001, PNC Park provides an intimate setting and spectacular views and sightlines from anywhere in the stadium.”

    A TripAdvisor traveler commented, “The views of the city from the ballpark are beautiful; great food and beer selections.”

    The other parks to make TripAdvisor’s list were, in order, AT&T Park in San Francisco, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Fenway Park in Boston, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Petco Park in San Diego, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and Wrigley Field in Chicago.

    “Nothing says Americana like a day out at the old ball game, and the TripAdvisor community has identified these popular stadiums as the finest,” said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. “From the architecture of the buildings, to the stunning views of the surroundings, to the local culinary delights, these parks provide travelers with baseball-rich experiences that will last a lifetime.”

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