Houston Astros Home Run Hot Spots: Minute Maid Park

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Long Bombs in Minute Maid Park

It all began in 1960 when Judge Roy Hofheinz and other members of the club’s ownership group saddled up and attended the annual MLB owners meeting in Chicago. During this meeting, Houston was awarded a franchise club in the National League. The then-Houston Colt .45s made their debut on April 10, 1962 after crushing the Chicago Cubs (11-2). The team was dubbed the Houston Astros in 1965.

The Houston Astros were the first team in professional baseball to introduce an indoor stadium to the Major League – hosting the first exhibition on April 9, 1965, against the New York Yankees in the Astrodome. The ’Stros have appeared in the playoffs 10 times but have yet to bring the Commissioner’s Trophy home to the Lone Star state.

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Sometimes called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Astrodome first opened its stadium doors to fans in 1965 – serving as a haven from the intense summer heat. The multipurpose dome was an innovative stadium in its day but failed to stand the test of time as modern ballparks began to offer luxurious amenities and dynamic game day experiences.

It wasn’t until 1996 that the Astros would muster up enough votes and later break ground for a new ballpark. The turn of the century ushered in a new age for America’s pastime in Houston as the Astros moved into their new home – Enron Field. Now identified as Minute Maid Park, the majestic ballpark continued the tradition of ingenious stadium designs by featuring a retractable roof.

Situated on the Northeast end of downtown, Minute Maid Park is a “jewel in the crown” of the breathtaking downtown skyline. The breezy ballpark welcomes open air into the stadium and is capable of hosting nearly 41,000 Houstonians – providing the means to stand tall with the modern ballparks in baseball’s Golden Age.

Round-trippers are often cranked out into the crowd, so be sure to remain on high alert while immersing yourself in the showdown unraveling before your eyes. Last season, the park produced a total of 171 home runs with the furthest dinger launching off the bat of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s first baseman, C.J. Cron, and landing a jaw-dropping 471 feet.

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Before heading over to Minute Maid Park, check out our home run heat map above to see which seats boost your chances of snagging that once-in-a-lifetime homer from the comfort of your chosen seat.

Considering the ‘Stros led the American League in home runs during the 2015 season, Houston hopefuls come to each game with the intention of bringing that keepsake long ball home.

Minute Maid Park boasts various attractions such as the Phillips 66 Home Run Alley. Take a stroll through the alley, and you will find yourself wandering down memory lane as the walls are decorated with historical images from the team’s olden days. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself behind the left-center field, be sure to have your glove on-hand and ready for action (don’t forget to snap a photo of the classic home run–tracking gasoline pump).

While the fence line and Home Run Alley are favored hot spots, cozying up behind either right or left field will increase the likelihood of a dinger soaring your way – especially in sections 152, 153, 100, and 102.

Calling all Houstonians and fans abroad! The Astros are forecasted to win the AL West, so be sure to support the team every step of the way. Before strapping on those boots, head over to Fanatics to shop from the latest Astros threads and fan gear in the game!

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Kansas City Royals Home Run Spots: Kauffman Stadium

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Crown Jewel Ballpark

The Kansas City Royals of the American League are on track to break the club’s record for home runs this year. So far, the “Blue Crew” has cranked out a total of 48 dingers, putting them a step in the right direction for nailing a combined 177 homers this season.

The Midwest-based squad looks to shatter the club’s 1987 highwater mark of 168 home runs in a single season. Seasoned sluggers Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer are beginning to heat up at the plate and are ready to unleash some all-star firepower.

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Looking beyond the smoky barbecues and funky jazz tunes in Kansas City, one will find a highlight: Kauffman Stadium – often referred to as “The K.” Recognized throughout the league as one of the most alluring ballparks in the league, Kauffman Stadium serves as home field for the Royals.

Initially dubbed “Royals Stadium,” the vibrant three-tiered ballpark was renamed in 1993 to commemorate the ardent spirit and morality of the team’s original owner Ewing Kauffman. Kauffman purchased the expansion franchise in 1968 with the intention of bringing Major League dominance to the Midwest and to provide a winning club for Kansas Citians to rally behind.

“The K” first opened its doors in 1973 and has since hosted some marvelous Major League events, including two All-Star games and four World Series showdowns (1980, 1985, 2014, and 2015). The stadium has stood the test of time, undergoing a $256 million renovation in 2007. In between the outfield walls and the grassy Midwest landscape sits a row of spectacular fountains featuring cascading waterfalls. Also, there’s no way you can miss the scoreboard situated behind the centerfield fencing, which boasts the Royal’s crest.

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Jorge Soler is currently in the lead this season for launching the farthest long ball directly through centerfield and right over the crowned scoreboard at a true distance of 470 feet.

The retired “Mullet,” George Brett, spent his entire 21-season career slugging for the KC Royals, and took the club’s home run high-water mark to the next level. The Hall-of-Famer swung big during his time in Kansas City, with 317 career home runs for the Royals. Kansas City’s biggest active slugger is left fielder Alex Gordon.

Steer clear from seats too far beyond the fenceline, as your chances of catching that keepsake home run ball decreases massively. For those of you situated down the right- or left-field lines, leave your mitts open wide in sections 101, 102, 103, and 108. Sitting next to the fountains in sections 201 and 202 can never hurt either – if you don’t mind getting splashed. And if you’re chasing that high flying moon shot down, be careful not to stumble (or jump) into the water.

If you’re planning on attending a game at Kauffman Stadium, you may want to come prepared. Upgrade your wardrobe with the latest white and royal blue fan gear in the game by heading over to Fanatics today!

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Chicago White Sox Home Run Hot Spots: Guaranteed Rate Field

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The Chicago White Sox were established in 1901 as part of the brand-new American League. One of eight inaugural major league teams in the AL, the Chicago White Stockings (the team’s original moniker) won the very first AL game, and would go on to win the World Series in 1906.

From the Stockings to the Sox

Over their long history, the White Sox have fielded successful teams (they won the Series again in 1917 and for a third time in 2005), and many of their players have become household names. From Hall of Famers of yesteryear such as Luke Appling and Nellie Fox to more recent sluggers like Frank Thomas and Paul Konerko, Sox fans always have someone to root for.

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The Chicago White Sox still play ball on the South Side of Chicago, but their stadium underwent a name and sponsorship change after the 2016 season. No longer known as “The Cell,” the White Sox players, such as José Abreu and Todd Frazier, now jog out to their positions at Guaranteed Rate Field. While the name has changed, the park is still much the same, and there are plenty of places to up your chances of snagging a home run ball.

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So far in 2017, Guaranteed Rate Field has been home to at least 58 homers, and in 2016, U.S. Cellular Field saw 185 balls leave the park. For your best bet this season, grab seats out in left or right field where balls are more prone to leave the park.

More specifically, the outfield reserved section is where the action tends to be, so in left field, grab tickets for sections 157, 158, and 159. If you’re hoping for some opposite field homers from your favorite player who bats right, or there are a bunch of lefties in the lineup, check out sections 105, 104, and 103 to better your chances of catching a long ball.

Balls that leave the park definitely travel, as 2016’s farthest long ball traveled 451 feet off the bat of Baltimore’s Pedro Alvarez. As far as White Sox hitters go, the longest arch off the bat traveled 440 feet courtesy of José Abreu.

If you’re headed out to Guaranteed Rate Field this summer and hoping to catch a home run ball, keep these stadium locales in mind when you grab your tickets. Also, be sure to check out Fanatics.com for some sweet White Sox duds, and don’t forget your glove before you go.

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Tampa Bay Rays Home Run Hot Spots: Tropicana Field

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While St. Petersburg, Florida, has been an MLB spring training hot spot for decades, it wasn’t until 1995 that MLB awarded the city with a franchise of its own. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays, as the team was called then, joined the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 13th and 14th expansion teams in Major League history. The team was then placed in the American League East in 1997 and began to play in 1998.

A Short But Vibrant History

While the franchise struggled during its first 10 seasons, finishing last in all but one season, public interest was strong. Fan interest was bolstered by the signing of future Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, in addition to peppering the rest of the brand new lineup using the expansion draft and signing other free agents.

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The team became known as the Tampa Bay Rays before the 2008 season, which also happened to be the franchise’s first winning season. The Rays rattled off 97 wins and made their way to the World Series, where they ultimately fell to the Phillies. While the Rays are a young franchise, they still have fielded some iconic players who have become household names. Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier still play in St. Pete, while other stars – such as David Price and Ben Zobrist – have gone to play elsewhere after becoming fan favorites in Tampa Bay.

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The Rays have played in the same stadium since their inception. Originally called the Thunderdome, Tropicana Dole Beverages North America bought naming rights, and it’s now informally called the Trop. It’s also the last fixed-dome stadium in the Majors. The four catwalks at the Trop offer unique benefits. If a ball hits the A or B ring in fair territory, it’s still considered in play, and if it nails the C or D ring in fair territory, it’s a home run. In 2016, batters knocked 199 homers, the longest off the bat of Corey Dickerson (it sailed 453 feet).

While you can’t park on the field and catch a homer that dings off the C or D ring, there are other areas where you can sit to up your chances of grabbing a souvenir. On the left field side, section 141 is a sure hot spot, but don’t overlook those that surround it, such as 139 and 143. On the right field, check out section 142, which seems to be a prime home run spot. Also, consider grabbing tickets in 144 and 140.

Are you heading to the Trop this summer? Grab your baseball glove, sit in these red-hot home run areas, and be sure to check out all the Rays gear at Fanatics.com before you root on your favorite team.

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Cincinnati Reds Home Run Hot Spots: Great American Ball Park

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Baseball in Cincinnati, in one form or another, has been entertaining fans for well over 100 years. In fact, in 1869, Cincinnati fielded the first professional baseball team in the U.S. (the Red Stockings), and when the National League of Professional Base Ball Players formed several years later, the Red Stockings were one of its inaugural clubs.

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The Stockings were asked to leave this upstart league four seasons later due to beer sales and wanting to play games on Sundays (both forbidden in those days), but made their reappearance in 1881 as a charter member of the American Association, finally taking to the field in 1884.

The Red Stockings of yesteryear exist today as the Cincinnati Reds and play ball at the Great American Ball Park, which opened in time for the 2003 season. With their long and vibrant history, the Reds have fielded championship-winning teams (they have won the World Series five times, most recently in 1990) and many players are familiar to many. The most famous Red is probably slugger Pete Rose, who played in the majors for 24 years. There’s also Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, who played for the Reds throughout his entire 17-year career, was a 14-time All-Star, and grabbed 10 Gold Gloves.

Current Reds players, like Joey Votto and Scooter Gennett, keep fans coming to the Great American Ball Park. If you’re going to take in a game there, where are the home run hot spots?

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In 2016, there were 228 homers, the longest of which went 461 feet. There have already been 101 in 2017, and that number is sure to increase as the year continues. Of course, sitting along the outfield wall is the best way to boost your chances, but which sections are super hot as far as catching the long ball?

If you’re thinking about sitting in left field, give sections 106, 105, and 103 a hard look, as these areas seem to be home run targets, according to our heat map. If the right field is more of your style, try sections 143, 142, and 140 on for size. Also, the Bowtie Bar situated over the visitor’s bullpen sees its share of homers.

If you’re traveling to downtown Cincinnati and planning on taking in a ball game, keep these seats in mind if you’re hungry for homers while you cheer on your favorite team. Also, don’t forget to grab some fab Reds gear at Fanatics.com before you make your way to your outfield seats.

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Milwaukee Brewers Home Run Hot Spots: Miller Park

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The Milwaukee Brewers began to play in 1969 – not in Milwaukee, but as an MLB expansion team in Seattle. The Brewers, then known as the Seattle Pilots, played only one year in the Pacific Northwest with a less-than-stellar season, ending with nearly 100 losses (64-98). An organization called Milwaukee Brewers, Inc., led by Bud Selig and Edmund Fitzgerald, brought the franchise to Milwaukee, where it has remained ever since.

A New Home in Miller Park

The team has taken the field at Miller Park since its inception in 2001, after playing in the Milwaukee County Stadium for over 30 years. The Brewers’ current ballpark features a fan-shaped convertible roof and unique seating areas, including four levels of front-row seating.  

The Brewers have yet to clinch a World Series title, but they made it to the world’s stage in 1982, when they took the St. Louis Cardinals to game seven, ultimately losing the series. The franchise also has the distinction of being placed in four MLB divisions over its history: starting out in the AL West for the first few seasons, switching to the AL East for a couple of decades, playing in the AL Central in the mid-’90s, and finally going to the National League in 1998, where the team currently competes in the Central Division.

While longtime fans remember greats like Hall of Famer Robin Yount and Paul Molitor, current fan favorites include Ryan Braun and Chase Anderson. The current lineup boasts over 95 homers in the current season, and there are certain spots in Miller Park where you may be more likely to grab one.  

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If you’re hoping to snag a long ball at Miller Park, sitting anywhere along the outfield is tops. However, according to our heat map, there are a few sections where your chances could be even better.  

The sections on either side of the batter’s eye are hot spots. Of course, you can’t hang out in the bullpens, but sections 238, 237, and 236 in the left field are your go-to sections to hit up. Friday’s Front Row is also a good option for not only an amazing view but also catching homers.

Out in the right field, sections 101, 102, and 103 may increase your home-run-catching odds. The first two are directly above the away bullpen and may be the target of the lefties in the lineups.

If you have a Miller Park outing in your future, consider sitting in these sections if you’re gunning for a home run ball souvenir. Also, don’t forget to head over to Fanatics.com to grab a new Brewers cap, jersey, or T-shirt.

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Texas Rangers Home Run Hot Spots: Globe Life Park in Arlington

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Home Runs Are Bigger in Texas!

The Texas Rangers joined the league in 1971 after receiving approval to relocate to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Robert E. Short – the former DNC treasurer and majority team owner – ditched the nation’s capital and moved the franchise to Arlington, Texas, for the 1972 season.

The hasty decision sparked massive backlash throughout the district as the approval marked the Washington Senator’s second departure since their inception into the league. The Texas-bound Senators forfeited their final contest against the Yankees after hundreds of fans stormed the field in protest.

Although fans were optimistic another club would land in D.C., diehards still mourned their team’s departure and draped a banner that read “Short Stinks” across the far-end bleachers.

Ironically enough, the Arlington-based squad experienced a rocky inaugural season, concluding in sixth place with a daunting 54-100 record. It wasn’t until 1996 that the Lone Stars would rise to Major League prominence – securing their first playoff run (later falling to the New York Yankees). The Rangers have appeared in the World Series twice, but have yet to bring the championship title back home to Texas.

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The Rangers current revved-up roster boasts exceptional batters Rougned Odor, Nomar Mazara, Joey Gallo, and Mike Napoli, who take the plate at Globe Life Park to launch long balls into the grandstands.

Arlington lives up to its hype and reputation as the home of sports in the Lone Star state, hosting both the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. While the Cowboys toss pigskin over at AT&T Stadium, the Rangers receive opponents at Globe Life Park.

As the adage proclaims: “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” And believe us, this includes ballparks. Globe Life Park is capable of hosting over 48,000 fanatics and features a four-story office complex on park grounds, a 12-acre lake, and extra recreational space along the perimeter.

The entrance to the ballpark flaunts a redbrick facade and arches – a nod to the timeless appearance of Ebbets Field. As fans enter the stadium, they immerse themselves in the “Walk of Fame,” which posts roster information of every Texas Rangers team and extends around the entire park.

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Globe Life Park is no stranger to home runs, as the park birthed an impressive 213 homers in the 2016 season. Rougned Odor is responsible for blasting the longest dinger into the bleachers that season – traveling a true distance of 464 feet.

If you’re hoping to snag a home run ball, there are a few home run hot spots in Globe Life where the odds tend to be in your favor. The heat map of Globe Life suggests the right and left field are hubs for home runs – specifically sections 4, 5, 6, 45, 46, and 47. Situating yourself next to the bullpens is also a sound option, but unless you’re a pitcher or a part of the coaching staff, your chances remain slim.

Whether you’re going for the ultimate game day experience or want the chance to catch that memorable home run ball, be sure to come prepared. Check out Fanatics.com today for the latest Texas Rangers fan gear and apparel!

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Seattle Mariners Home Run Hot Spots: Safeco Field

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Seattle’s Smash Hits

Major League Baseball landed back in the Pacific Northwest after awarding an expansion team to Seattle in 1977. The Emerald City was originally home to the Seattle Pilots, but after a disastrous first season and ownership swap, the pilots jetted for Milwaukee and left Seattle without an MLB team for eight years.

Life as a Seattleite baseball fan is not easy. The “M’s” haven’t seen playoff action since 2001, and have yet to win a World Series title. And while their superstar roster boasted exceptional players like Ichiro Suzuki and Edgar Martinez, the team fell short in the ALCS to the New York Yankees.

The Seattle-based team is now burdened with the lengthiest playoff drought (15 seasons) in the league. The Seattle Mariners now look to break the curse this season with flamethrower Felix Hernandez and heavy hitter Robinson Cano leading the ranks.

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Beyond the city’s rainy reputation, Seattle is home to grunge music, the iconic Space Needle, and arguably one of the best stadiums to watch America’s pastime, of course. Safeco Field is situated in the SoDo neighborhood and is ultimately a part of the Industrial District – providing Seattleites with an extraordinary panoramic view of the downtown skyline and breathtaking sunsets.

Staying up to speed with the ’90s trend of new ballparks being constructed throughout major league baseball, the Emerald City bid farewell to the outdated Kingdome and welcomed a new state-of-the-art facility to town: Safeco Field. The Mariners christened their new home to a capacity crowd of 47,000 in the summer of 1999 during a faceoff against the San Diego Padres.

The Seattle-based stadium taps a traditional architectural style, yet boasts modern amenities such as a brick facade, natural grass fields, and the most important ballpark quirk of all … a retractable roof.

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Seattle’s rainy reputation is well-deserved and is the catalyst behind the modification of the stadium’s roof structure. Sometimes referred to as a “retractable umbrella,” Safeco’s roof offers a unique feature to the ballpark experience (it is currently one of only six MLB stadiums to have a retractable roof). Serving as a haven from the torrential rainfall, the retractable roof covers the entire stadium but does not fully enclose it – generating an open-air atmosphere.

Other must-see areas around the ballpark include the Bullpen Market (behind left field), Lookout Landing (the upper decks of the left field line), the Outside Corner Picnic Patio (just above home plate), and the Children’s Hospital Playfield (the main entrance in center field).

In 2013, the outfield fences were moved closer to home plate to make the ballpark more “hitter-friendly.” The efforts appeared to pay off as a total of 234 long balls were sliced into the stand during the 2016 season, with the farthest homer smacking off the bat of Nelson Cruz and traveling a true distance of 457 feet.

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Heading over to Safeco Field? Before strapping on your rain boots, check out our home run heat map above to boost your chances of catching that souvenir home run ball from the convenience of your selected seat.

While there is no surefire section to guarantee a high flier will land your way, the odds increase if you’re situated along the outfield fencing – specifically sections 106, 107, 108, and 109. If those seats are sold out, try settling down near the bullpens.

Whether you’re looking to escape Seattle’s rainy weather or heighten the chances of bringing that home run ball home for yourself, be sure to check out Fanatics.com to arm your wardrobe with the latest Mariners fan gear and apparel this season!

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Arizona Diamondbacks Home Run Hot Spots: Chase Field

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Dingers in the Desert

Major League Baseball was introduced to Arizona by Jerry Colangelo, the owner of the city’s NBA team, in March 1995. America’s Southwest was christened with its first professional baseball club: the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D-Backs are one of the youngest teams in the MLB (along with the Tampa Bay Rays) and have an impressive resume for being the new kids in the league. The Phoenix-based squad has appeared in the playoffs five times, emerging as victors once in the 2001 World Series against the New York Yankees in a nail-biting game seven.

Since their inception into the league, the Diamondbacks have had their fair share of exceptional talent fill their rosters. The team is currently led by seasoned slugger Paul Goldschmidt and flamethrower Zack Greinke.

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Traveling America’s Southwest, you’ll pass national monuments, breathtaking landscapes, and the ultimate baseball sanctuary. That’s right, nestled in the epicenter of downtown Phoenix is the Diamondbacks home ballpark – Chase Field.

The stadium is shaped like a gigantic airport hangar and was the first ballpark to feature a natural green grass field and retractable roof. The roof allows fanatics to celebrate the D-Backs during the intense summertime heat that scorches the region. Another unique feature: A swimming pool and bubbling hot tub behind right field. Yes, you hear that right.

The 8,500-gallon pool allows fans to cool off in the Valley of the Sun while watching America’s pastime. If you’re lucky, a homer may just sink your way. That said Chase Field is no stranger to home runs – producing a total of 221 dingers during the 2016 season.

The stadium is capable of hosting more than 48,000 Diamondbacks fans, and poolside tickets sell out in a blink of an eye.

Taking a dip in the pool may be enticing, but nothing rivals the adrenaline rush one receives from catching a home run ball from the convenience of a seat. Check out our home run heat map below to see which sections will boost your chances of showcasing that souvenir long ball in your trophy room.

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There are several home run hot spots along the outfield fence, specifically just beyond right and left field – sections 103, 104W, 105, or 139, 140W, and 141. Taking a dip in the pool also increases the likelihood of a long ball landing your way. If those seats are sold out, then try snagging a spot near the right field bullpen, or sections 105 and 107W. Chances are pretty high if you’re situated in left-center field, which converts to sections 143 and 144 on the seating chart.

Whether you’re going for a quick dip in the pool or are looking to catch a home run ball for yourself, be sure to head over to Fanatics and stock up on the latest Diamondbacks fan gear and apparel!

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Oakland Athletics Home Run Hot Spots: Oakland Alameda County Coliseum

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The Bright Side of the Bay

The Oakland Athletics have a storied franchise history that began in Philadelphia, relocated to Kansas City in 1955, and ultimately settled in Oakland, California, in 1968. The historic move ushered in a new era of management under Bob Kennedy and marked a new period of Oakland dominance.

The Oakland-based squad has 18 playoff appearances – capturing the World Series championship title and Commissioner’s Trophy  four times. In addition to their World Series success, the A’s have brought 6 league pennants back to the Bump City.

After fifth place finishes in back-to-back seasons, the Athletics look to return to American League prominence. Rajai Davis (center fielder), Sonny Gray (flamethrower), and Khris Davis (seasoned slugger) currently lead the team’s red-hot roster.

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Oakland acquired its moniker from a woodland of grand oak trees that once decorated the region. Oaklanders and foreign visitors alike spend their days immersed in the city’s vibrant art scene, vintage shops, historical sites, and America’s pastime, of course.

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which is often referred to as the Oakland Coliseum, is a multipurpose facility located in Northern California and is home to both the Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders. Although the A’s fell to the Baltimore Orioles (4-1) during their stadium debut in 1968, the stadium was jam-packed with an enthusiastic sea of more than 50,000 green and gold fanatics.

To immerse fans with the ultimate game day experience, stadium officials blocked off the seating sections of the upper decks in 2006 – drawing spectators closer to the field and dropping the capacity for major league showdowns to approximately 35,000 people. Along with a playoff run in mind, the A’s reopened the third deck during the 2017 season and raised the capacity crowd to accommodate over 47,000 fans.

After an approved vote initiated by the Oakland Raiders, the Raiders plan to relocate to Las Vegas. The impending departure of the Raiders signifies the last multipurpose stadium to host active MLB and NFL franchises.

While the Coliseum has served as a testament to time, the era of shared playing fields is approaching its demise as the ballpark boom continues to unfold across the league. That said, the A’s are canvassing with Oakland city officials for the construction of a modern-day venue coupled with a new location.

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According to our heat map, the outfield fence lines are a designated home run hot spot for fans looking to snag that souvenir home run ball. Increase the odds of a long ball landing your way by cozying up just behind right and left field – or sections 135, 137, 145, 147, and 149 on the seating chart.

During the 2016 season, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum produced a jaw-dropping 149 home runs. The longest homer smoked off the bat of Danny Valencia – former fielder for the A’s – blasting the ball an impressive 451 feet.

Memories last a lifetime. That’s why it’s important to experience an MLB showdown at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before it’s too late. Come prepared by heading over to Fanatics.com and gearing up with the latest green and gold merchandise and apparel in the league!

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