Baseball season has officially arrived, and between the all-star athletes, super sized snacks and crazy crowds, there’s never a dull moment at the ballpark. Our designated fixers here at Caliber Collision have planned a stadium-seeking road trip that’s sure to be a home run. So, as Spring Training wraps up, its time to spring clean your car, pack up your gear and hit the road for your 2019 baseball adventure.
GLOBE LIFE PARK – ARLINGTON, TX
If there was ever a time to head over to Globe Life Park, this is it. The stadium, built in 1994, will be replaced next March by the new Globe Life Stadium, which is currently under construction. For the Rangers’ last season on the diamond, the park is going all out with 2 lb chicken tenders – known as “Fowl Poles” – and a rare inter-league opening day game against the Chicago Cubs. As the first stop on our red-stitched road trip, Globe Life Park is sure to hit all the feels when fans commemorate their final opening day in the stadium on March 28th.
FENWAY PARK – BOSTON, MA
As we wait on-deck for the new Globe Life stadium to open, we’d be remiss not to venture north to the oldest ballpark in the country. Home to the Green Monster wall, Wally the green monster and the monstrous 2018 World Series’ Champions, Fenway park is as full of as much history as there is fun. Here, you can enjoy a classic Fenway frank and sing along to “Sweet Caroline” during the 7th-inning stretch as you watch the Boston Red Sox take the field.
CITIZENS BANK PARK – PHILADELPHIA, PA
If you follow baseball, you’ve probably heard by now that Home Run Derby winner, Bryce Harper, has signed a $330 million, 13-year contract with the Phillies. This five-tool player decided to put the hammer down and road trip 133 miles north from Washington D.C. to play at Citizens Bank Park. His new home team stadium, built in 2004 with 450,000 hand-laid bricks and 11,602 gallons of paint, boasts 42,792 sapphire-blue seats, and will kick off its season on March 28 by welcoming the Atlanta Braves.
PETCO PARK – SAN DIEGO, CA
Speaking of multimillion-dollar contracts, 26 year-old third baseman, Manny Machado, has recently signed a $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, making Petco Park his new home base of operations. Upon its completion in 2004, the venue quickly became known as “The world’s best ballpark in America’s finest city.” With breathtaking views of San Diego’s skyline, bay and baseball team, this park has been considered an archicteurael endeavor like none other. Sliding into home plate as we conclude our road trip around the bases, we can’t wait to see the great plays to come in the City in Motion, and in the stadiums all across the U.S.
America’s favorite pastime met America’s largest collision repair center in this stadium-scouting derby around the states. However, there are so many more ballparks you can enjoy from coast to coast (26 more, to be exact). While knowing the stats is important, what really matters is knowing that your home team here at Caliber is on deck and ready to pinch hit when you need it most. If a grand slam hits too hard and you find yourself in need of collision repair, remember your Caliber teammates are experts at Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life.®