By Robert Snyder
Editor’s note – This article originally appeared on AstrosConnection.com on March 23, 2000.
Since late 1997 when construction of Enron Field started I have avidly followed its progress. In my relatively short lifetime I have lived in Houston all of my life and have never been a witness to a new stadium being built. Even then the thought of seeing a new stadium go up gave me a never-before felt excitement. Throughout my lifetime I have seen a variety of baseball stadiums. In order of attendance and first year there is parentheses: the Astrodome (’84), Veterans Stadium (’87), Wrigley Field (’87), old Comiskey Park (’88), Busch Stadium (’89), new Comiskey (’90, and its horribly slanted upper deck), Riverside Stadium in Harrisburg, PA- Home of the AA Senators (’92), and single A, Kane County Ballpark- in Kane County, Illinois (’99- West of Chicagoland- in a location like Plano, or The Woodlands in comparison to their respective metropolitan areas). These stadiums have given me a background of sorts when comparing ballparks.Read More