TD Ameritrade Park hosted its first College World Series after Rosenblatt Stadium hosted it for the last 61 seasons over the last two weeks with the South Carolina Gamecocks winning the 2011 College World Series title over Florida. Overall, I came away pretty impressed by the overall atmosphere of the new digs. Here are some thoughts on the new ballpark.
There’s really not much to complain about the stadium, but my main beef is the actual visibility from the concourse level, particularly in the outfield. Walking around the concourse and park during the Texas/Florida 6 PM matchup, I noticed a few things I didn’t like about the park. First of all, looking in from the outfield concourses all around the outfield was near impossible for a good half hour due to the sunset. At Rosenblatt, this was less of a problem do to the concourse being closer to the actual fence. Also with the concourse, it’s pretty hard to see over the seats on the corners, which could have been easily avoidable. Read the rest of this entry »