Is it "bad" or "good" for who? You? Maybe. Depends on what you value in life. From my perspective is neither "bad" nor "good".... you simply missed something. No big deal. I don't know the names of the ballparks in Texas but I don't believe that is either "bad" or "good" on my part.... simply the remnants of a busy life my friend. That is all.
ONE DISTINCT PROBLEM WITH WHITE SOX BALLPARK - Notice in the picture that the ballpark is pointed in the WRONG DIRECTION ???? !!! Most ballparks point NORTHEASTERLY....Guaranteed Rate Field is pointed SOUTHEASTERLY...If the ballpark was pointed in the right direction GUESS WHAT THE OUTFIELD/TV VIEW MIGHT CATCH OR AT LEAST HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE...THAT'S RIGHT...A VIEW OF THE CHICAGO SKYLINE. The ballpark was built on a parking lot in WIDE OPEN territory I believe when completed in 1991 so there was no chance to make this mistake...HOW COULD THE SOX GET THIS WRONG !!! I'M NOT A CUBS fan but more thought went into Wrigley (much more thought) and yes I know that Die Hard White Sox fans like any Die hards will always use the "Well it's a dump by it's our dump" logic (Don't get me wrong Guaranteed Rate Field is far from being a dump)...But do you understand where I'm coming from on this point or am I just "CRAZY" !!!! JUST A THOUGHT.One of the best parks in baseball, I'm glad they keep updating!
Wanna show you something. Here is a Google map picture of Guarantee Rate Field Chicago on the South Side. What's wrong with this picture ?? Look at all the parking. Wouldn't it be nice to develop that parking lot into a mixed used development with housing, bars, and restaurants to give the area a certain special feel to bring vibrancy to the area ?? I'm not saying turn it to something like Wrigley Field and Wrigleyville. That can't be duplicated but geez do something that can create a tax and revenue stream for the area that fans and people in the surrounding area to give something to do before, after, and during a baseball game and beyond games when there's nothing going on there. The mass transit is there to make this a yearound View attachment 4036713
destination point. The Chicago Sun Times ran a great editorial article on doing this and for the life of me I can't understand why the City and it's politicians and economic people can't put their heads together to make this happen. The ballpark is even pointed in the wrong direction pointing Southwest where it should be pointed in the opposite direction Northeast facing that glimmering Chicago skyline. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY NOTHING'S BEEN DONE THERE AND ARE THERE ANY EFFORTS TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN. I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW ... ANYBODY OUT THERE.... PLEASE.
If the Bears leave Soldier Field for Arlington Heights, would it make a good location for a new Sox Park? It’s not the South Side but it would present killer views of the skyline and probably make the Sox a competitive draw in the fight for fan dollars with their north side rivals at Wrigley. Just a thought. The only other idea for that site is obviously the Fire….
No. Several things wrong with this. Chief among them that Soldier Field is actually pretty cut off from downtown. It's almost easier to get to Comisky from downtown on the El than it is to slog your way over to Soldier Field. No transit stops or easy walking routes nearby despite being much closer to downtown. Plus the site itself is fairly cramped and Solider field is huge. It'd be spending a whole ton of money for not much more benefit.
I agree, would not be a good sight for the Sox. What they should do is tear down Guarantee Rate Field and build a new ballpark by 35th Street ( of course the Sox would need an interim home while the new ballpark is under construction and do I dare say that the Sox play at Wrigley for those two seasons as I know even the thought would sound blasphemous !!! LOL !!!!) and that the new ballpark point towards the Chicago skyline and seat around 42,500 for baseball and be also used during the off season for College Football like alot of the baseball stadiums are doing these days and mesh the ballpark with Armour Park and make the new ballpark look like the Old Comiskey Park bringing back the history of the Chicago White Sox. Also in the parking lot, develop much of that lot as a mixed used community with housing, restaurants, and bars to give it a Wrigley Field feel. Also the subway station should also be enhanced and modernized and meshed with the surrounding community and mass transit should be encouraged to create a transit friendly environment. As for Soldier Field, the City of Chicago should select Option 3 and downsize the capacity to say around 40,000 or 50,000 primarily designed for a Soccer Specific MLS Stadium and use it for other multipurposes. That's my take on all that.
If built on 35th, the old Comiskey site, would they necessarily need to find a new home? Take the new Yankee Stadium route. If Armour Park is also used for a new Sox Park, replace the lost parkland with new park land on the site of Guaranteed Rate Field once demolished, a la Yankee Stadium II Park (replacing Macombs Dam Park). The Sox could continue to play at GRF until new Sox Park is ready.