What’s New in NL Ballparks for 2013 Season



Picture courtesy of the LA Times.


Day two of baseball and even more wonderful Opening Days! Every season teams make changes and updates to their ballparks so I compiled a list of what’s new for the 2013 season. As we savor baseball’s joyous return, here are some things to look for when you head the NL ballparks:

NL Central

Wrigley Field (Cubs) doesn’t have anything new though they are working on approving renovations for after the season and making the park more kid friendly.

Great American Ball Park (Reds) updated their team shop, added some new concessions and drink options including Rock the Bike where fans pedal to crush ice for their drinks.

Miller Park (Brewers) added a climbing wall for fans to climb on game days and a bar and party deck as well!

PNC Park (Pirates) finalized its popular SkyBlast after game concert schedule and added plenty of new concessions.

Busch Stadium (Cardinals) will have some changes around the ballpark as the ground was finally broke for the surrounding ballpark village. The Cardinals will be sporting new uniforms and a patch to honor Stan Musial who died earlier this year.

NL East

Turner Field (Braves) added multiple concessions, moved their retired numbers, and even have a ballpark app that allows fans to upgrade tickets, get live video and play by play, interact with Braves social media, and more!

Marlins Park (Marlins) added some new concessions and a couple new areas despite the park being only a year old.

Citi Field (Mets) announced a ton of ticket promotions including a complimentary ticket on fan’s birthdays and added new concessions.

Citizens Bank Park (Phillies) added some interesting concessions including a donuts and fried chicken option and the team shop underwent updates.

Nationals Park (Nationals) added William Taft to the ever popular Racing Presidents and plenty of restaurant and bar options opening around the ballpark

NL West

Chase Field (D-backs) added a new restaurant, concessions, and even a full-service gym!

Coors Field (Rockies) consolidated some suites making for super suites at a super price! Updates to picnic areas and an added kids zone were also made.

Dodgers Stadium (Dodgers) is still undergoing cell service and Wi-Fi updates but is sporting new scoreboards, club houses, and the shuttle service between the ballpark and Union Station is upgraded.

Petco Park (Padres) moved its outfield walls in at the mercy of the batter and added a visitor’s bullpen, a scoreboard, and new concessions.

AT&T Field (Giants) got rid of the Build-a-Bear store in center field and put in a social media center for fans and added concessions and new promotions.

If you haven’t already, check out yesterday’s post on what’s new at the AL ballparks for 2013!


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