There’s an article online about which ballpark has the best seats.
They rank The Ballpark in Arlington’s Home Run Porch as #11 on the list, right behind the Green Monster Seats in Fenway (which I thought would be higher than that, actually). Here’s what they said about it.
This section has overhead electric fans to cool you on those 100-degree windless Texas evenings, when Mark Teixeira and Hank Blalock sends souvenirs your way.
I have never liked the Home Run Porch for a couple of reasons, one is in direct conflict with what they said. Yes, there are fans, but they’re so useless, they might as well not be there. In the upper home run porch, the fans are so far away from you that it’s stupid that they even exist. The lower home run porch is closer, but they’re still to far away to be effective.
I’ve sat in both the upper and lower home run porches, and I don’t like either of ’em. There is almost never a breeze there when I have sat, despite the acclaimed “jet stream” in the place. The worst part is that you can’t see the scoreboard, because it’s on top of you. I’ve been hearing rumours that they may rip out Sections 301-307 and install a second jumbotron up there. That would make the home run porches a bit more tolerable, but I am NOT a fan of sitting there at all. I have more fun out in the bleachers in center than the HR porches.
I wonder if the people who wrote that article ever actually SAT in the seats, or are just looking at ballpark design blueprints and pictures to determine these things.
If you ask me, I’d say anywhere in PNC Park. That place has one of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen.