(KRON) — The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the worst baseball stadium in Major League Baseball, according to a new ranking analysis.
The Oakland Athletics’ ballpark, RingCentral Coliseum, was ranked dead last out of the MLB’s 29 stadiums across the country, an analysis released Wednesday by sports betting website NJ.bet found.
Oakland’s city leaders want to build a new home field for the A’s, but they are facing several expensive hurdles.
The San Francisco Giants’ home turf received a far more flattering ranking. Oracle Park ranked No. 3 on the list, in part because of its picturesque bay views.
“As millions of MLB fans across the country gear up for another season of baseball, we took a deep dive into the factors that make a ballpark rise to the level of greatness,” NJ.bet wrote.
Factors within the analysis included accessibility, affordability, environment including average attendance, as well as fan feedback. Each ballpark was ranked on a 100-point scale.
Another California baseball stadium, the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park, was ranked No. 1, followed by the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field at No. 2.
NJ.com wrote, “The Padres home field came in at No. 1 for several reasons. First, the park scored 18 out 20 possible points for its accessibility. Whether fans are driving or using public transportation, there are several ways to get to the park. And in terms of the atmosphere, the Padres rank No. 2 for the largest average home game attendance. Last season, 92% of home games were at capacity. The Padres also have the 8th most affordable general admission ticket in the league ($27.44). But what really sets Petco Park apart from the other ballparks is its pre- and post-game dining options. Overall, there are more than 500 bars and restaurants within a one-mile radius of the park, which is more than any other park on the list.”
The Giants’ stadium was docked points because of its pricey tickets.
“It’s probably no surprise that some of the most iconic ballparks are also the most expensive. A day at Fenway will set fans back $100.74. Fenway is followed by Wrigley Field ($100.42); Yankee Stadium ($97.09); Nationals Park ($90.15) and Oracle Park ($83.74),” NJ.com wrote.
Best baseball stadiums in America
#1. San Diego Padres: Petco Park
#2. Colorado Rockies: Coors Field
#3. San Francisco Giants: Oracle Park
#4. Minnesota Twins: Target Field
#5. New York Yankees: Yankee Stadium
#6. Seattle Mariners: T-Mobile Park
#7. St. Louis Cardinals: Busch Stadium
#8. Boston Red Sox: Fenway Park
#9. Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field
#10. Baltimore Orioles: Camden Yards
#29. Oakland Athletics: RingCentral Coliseum
See the full stadium rankings list here.