Opening Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to hit the open road to see some of baseball's best stadiums. To celebrate the season's return, our experts at Caliber have hand selected a few of their favorite fields from coast to coast.So, grab your glove, because this road trip is sure to be a home run.
AT&T Park, San Francisco
Our journey starts in the Golden State with what many believe to be the golden standard of baseball stadiums, AT&T Park. This waterfront field lives up to the Giants' name with enormous views of the surrounding bay area, and every hit has the chance to make a splash. AT&T Park is also among the few fields in the country built to withstand earthquakes, meaning the only shake ups you'll have to worry about are the ones on the field.
Chase Field, Arizona
Our next stop takes us to the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chase Field. Built in 1998, this is the first stadium to ever come equipped with a retractable roof, much to the relief of both players and fans. Arizona temperatures regulary climb well into the 100s, making for dangerous conditions come gametime. Get there early enough, and you can marvel at the roof expanding across the stadium, taking just four minutes to open or close. Similar to AT&T Park, Chase Field is also a waterfront stadium - well, in its own way. Fans can rent the the iconic swimming pool found at right-centerfield, and watch the game as if it were a backyard pool party.
Globe Life Park, TX
For a more traditional baseball experience, we're making a line drive to the Lone Star State. If you're a fan of peanuts, crackerjacks and two-foot-long hotdogs, Globe Life Park in Arlington is the stadium for you. Home to the Texas Rangers, this field covers a Texas-sized 270 acres and boasts more than 48,000 seats. And if you're looking for something to do before or after the ballgame, the park is only a baseball's throw away from a few of Texas' most notable attractions like Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor and the Dallas Cowboys' very own AT&T Stadium.
Wrigley Field, Chicago
A hop, skip and thousand-mile drive north puts us in Chicago, this time for a lesson in baseball history at the Cubs' home turf. Wrigley Field first opened its gates in 1917, making it the second oldest ballpark in America - right behind Boston's Fenway Park - and retains many vintage features like a charming, manually operated center field scoreboard. The Cubs' home stadium has undergone massive renovations since 2015, adding quality-of-life improvements while still keeping the authenticity of its architecture.
Yankee Stadium, NY
The original Yankee Stadium, or "The House that Ruth Built," opened its doors in 1923, fostering one of the most prolific baseball teams in the country for nearly a century. In 2010, the original Yankee Stadium was demolished to make way for its newly built sister stadium of the same name. The new stadium architects left no stone unturned when it came to paying homage to the Yankee's vibrant history. The halls may be new, but they still house the same hundred years of fandom, making for a baseball experience unlike any other.
There are plenty of places to travel and watch America's pastime, but when it comes to America's largest collision repair, there can only be one - Caliber Collision. No matter which team you're rooting for, know that we'll always be your biggest fan. From foul balls to fender benders, there's no call our collision experts can't reverse, and we'll be at the ready to restore the rhythm of your life whenever you need us.