Top 15 Worst Sports Stadiums in America

These days, most people like to enjoy sports on their televisions. Not only have televisions gotten larger and thinner, but they have also become more affordable and capable of high definition. Hundreds of camera angles also enhance the experience, and you don’t have to pay for parking and can drink as much as you want for cheap because you don’t need to worry about going to jail.

Oh, and the fights in the parking lot. You aren’t nearly as likely to get stabbed in your own house as you are a 49ers game. All of this combined has caused a decline in live attendance, but there are still certain stadiums that sports fans have to experience at least once (Wrigley Field, Lambeau Field, Madison Square Garden, etc.)

Then there are those stadiums that nobody wants to go to because they are terrible experiences and the teams are bad most of the time. Between massively boring domes and gaudy sightlines, some stadiums are just overall pains to go to. Which ones are the worst in all of American sports, though? Here are the 15 worst stadiums in America that still have an active major tenant.

15 Marlins Park

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14 BMO Harris Bradley Center

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13 Turner Field

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12 Sleep Train Arena

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11 Georgia Dome

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10 Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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9 Arthur Ashe Stadium

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8 Kibbie Dome


7 The Palace of Auburn Hills

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6 U.S. Cellular Field

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5 FedEx Field

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4 Edward Jones Dome

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3 Qualcomm Stadium

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2 O.Co Coliseum

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1 Tropicana Field

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We now reach the top of the list to find the worst stadium in sports, Tropicana Field. “The Trop” was opened in 1990 and was basically empty for years besides tennis and concerts because they didn’t have a tenant. Finally, the Rays moved into Tropicana Field and it was immediately clear that the stadium was a God awful design for baseball. The whole place feels like a big warehouse with terrible sightlines and the constant fear of a baseball hitting a catwalk and plunking one of the 800 fans in attendance right on the noggin. The turf is ugly and terrible, and is truly the worst place to watch a game. New stadiums are starting to get proposed, so hopefully this stadium is only in use for a few more years.

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