Another exciting season of minor league baseball has concluded. Congratulations to the Columbus Clippers, Fresno Grizzlies, Bowie Baysox, Chattanooga Lookouts, Midland RockHounds, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Charlotte Stone Crabs, West Michigan Whitecaps, Hickory Crawdads, West Virginia Black Bears, Hillsboro Hops, Greeneville Astros, and Missoula Osprey on their championship campaigns.
Of course, there is more to minor league baseball than the success on the field. A big part of the draw to a minor league ballpark is the overall experience of attending a game. We continue to be committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the ballparks of MiLB, and re-reviewing at least once every three years.
Our ranking list is based primarily on the score of our correspondents, known as our FANFARE rating. This includes looking at the ballpark's food & beverage options, the overall atmosphere, the neighborhood around the park, the fans, the access, the overall return on investment, and one category for any extras or special features. We also use the ratings of our readers, known as the "crowd score" as our primary tiebreaker. We hope you will share your own opinions, and that our list will inspire you to go and see a new ballpark in 2016. Happy Journeys!