MLB season is around the corner, and we’re ready for the popcorn, crackerjacks and to root, root, root for the home team. There are few things that make you feel more entrenched in a community and city than when you’re watching the ol’ ball game and cheering alongside the locals.
When it comes to our Stay Alfred travel apartments, we’re all about location. We’ve set up shop in only the most walkable downtown neighborhoods so you can’t help but experience the city’s true character. We also happen to have a soft spot for urban ballparks that put America's favorite pastime just a short walk or rideshare away. Dare we say it? When it comes to location, our Stay Alfred travel apartments hit a home run!
Sometimes getting to a game is a big production with traffic, parking, and long wait times. Well, we’re not a fan of that. For baseball rookies and die-hards, we’ve put together a list of our favorite ballparks that are so close to your Stay Alfred travel apartment you can almost hear the cheering fans from your front door - so let’s play ball!
Baltimore - When visiting the Crab Cake Capital of the World, there’s another attraction that’s just as worthy of your time as getting your hands messy in a plate of shellfish. Don’t miss the Baltimore Orioles play at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which is a 13-minute walk from Stay Alfred on South Charles Street.
Boston - Going to a baseball game is fun in any city, but in Boston, it’s a chance to experience a piece of true Beantown history: Fenway Park. Built in 1912, the home of the Red Sox is the oldest Major League Baseball ballpark and is located a 10-minute rideshare from Stay Alfred on Canal Street.
Chicago - Like Boston, the Windy City features a landmark stadium that’s worth a visit even for those who don’t consider themselves baseball fans. Although, you certainly will consider yourself a fan after a fun-filled Cubs game! Don’t miss the chance to catch the Cubs in action at Wrigley Field, which is a 15-minute rideshare from Stay Alfred on State Street.
Denver - Named for the picturesque Rocky Mountains, the Rockies play in the heart of the Mile-High City. The local ballpark, Coors Field, is just a 5-minute walk from Stay Alfred at Premier Lofts and steps from a slew of pre- or post-game bars and eateries.
Houston - Want to watch a team that’s totally out of this world? Named after the city’s pioneering space program, the Houston Astros call Minute Maid Park home. This ballpark features 63 plush suites in addition to 40,000 seats, and it;s only a 5-minute rideshare from Stay Alfred on San Jacinto Street.
Memphis - Sure, an apartment with an ocean view or a pool view might be nice, but that doesn’t let you watch the action like a ballpark view does! AutoZone Park, home of the Minor League team the Redbirds, is quite literally behind Stay Alfred on 4th Street - you can see the outfield from the outdoor common areas!
Philadelphia - Check off a few American icons in just one day: the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and a baseball game. Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies, is a 13-minute rideshare from Stay Alfred at The Broderick.
Phoenix - Their name might sound flashy, but when you realize the Arizona Diamondbacks are in fact named after a deadly rattlesnake, they seem like a formidable opponent! Chase Field, home of the D-backs, is a 7-minute walk from Stay Alfred on South Central Avenue.
Pittsburgh - When a baseball team has been around since 1882, you know they’re doing something right. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a piece of American history, having played in the first World Series (back in 1903) and celebrating Piratefest every January. PNC Park, home of the Pirates, is an 11-minute walk from Stay Alfred at The Venue.
San Diego - San Diego is known for its fantastic weather, so why not enjoy a sunny day at the ballpark? Petco Park, home of the Padres, is a 7-minute walk from Stay Alfred on 10th Avenue, Not so into baseball? Petco Park also hosts concerts and has a nice assortment of food and drink options, including Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Hodad’s Burgers, and the famous Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches.
Seattle - You never know what to expect from Emerald City weather, but thanks to T-Mobile Park’s handy-dandy retractable roof, you can stay warm and dry while watching the game -- even in the most iconic Washington rainstorms. Home of the Mariners, this modern ballpark is nestled in the trendy SoDo neighborhood, just a 7-minute rideshare from Stay Alfred on Elliott Avenue.
Prefer to watch the game from the comfort of your Stay Alfred travel apartment’s living room? We’ve got you covered with cable TV, fast WiFi, and a full kitchen to store all of your game day snacks.
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