Baseball stadium architecture

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Baseball stadium architecture
One of the few new MLB ballparks to eschew aiming directly for a Camden Yards-esque nostalgia feel, Marlins Park nonetheless was designed to bring the fan closer to the game, and mirror something of Miami’s monumental Modernist architecture in its design

Since 1993, there have been only seven times when the stadium that played host to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was not a brand-new barn. That year, of course, featured Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the now already iconic “nostalgia park” that has gone on to become the template for so many other cities’ efforts to capture the traditions and heroics of eras in a game whose history spans three centuries. That’s meant that in the last two decades, 14 new parks have been featured, and many of them, including Comerica Park in Detroit, PNC Park in Pittsburgh and Coors Field in Denver are the handiwork of Populous, a Kansas City-based architecture firm, and the most prolific designer of ballparks — major league and minor — in America today.