Originally Posted by clarinetplayer
Comerica Park, while not offensive, misses the mark in so many ways. Great sight lines, but many seats are so far back that the players look like ants. The tasteless "sculptures" add nothing to the park. I love seeing the city outline beyond the park. I do miss the rustic, sometimes dirty, sometimes sweaty, atmosphere of Tiger Stadium. One could, almost, smell the ball when it was hit.
You've captured my thoughts exactly. Truly if you have a chance, check out Jacob's field in Cleveland, they did just about everything right. Very open, great flow, lots of different restaurants, a nice club restaurant, and the stands (all of them) are infinitely closer to the action.
When I was there, they were going around the crowd near our seats and interviewing fans. I was going to say "Go Tigers and Go Blue" if they got to me, although my colleague insisted that we wouldn't make it out alive if I did.
This may sound odd, but I miss that old rickety chain covered skywalk they had at Tiger Stadium.