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A comparison of the two parks of the 2013 World Series

In the 2013 World Series, a 101-year-old ballpark is hosting the first two of the games, then the Series moves to a stadium that is showcasing its third World Series in just its eighth season.

As we've been doing since 2003, here is our "tale of the tape" of the two parks in this year's Fall Classic. As always, some of the items are a little tongue-in-cheek! Don't forget that the best place for World Series tickets is Prime Seat Tickets!


Fenway Park


Busch Stadium

1912, the same week the Titanic sank
Year opened
Opened next door to its predecessor in 2006.
Near Kenmore Square, bounded by Yawkey Way, Brookline, Lansdowne, Ipswich and Van Ness.
Downtown St. Louis,with a Ballpark Village rising across the street
Capacity for day games is 37,071 and 37,499 at night 
Seating capacity
43,975. Cards were 2nd only to the Dodgers in 2013 attendance 
Natural grass
Playing surface
Natural grass
Green Monster, The Triangle, hand-operated scoreboard
Special features
Statues of Musial, Schoendienst, Sisler, Gibson and Hornsby
Architect of Record was James McLaughlin. Osborn Engineering famously did blueprints
Designed by
HOK (now called Populous)
Cost to build
$365 million
Outfield dimensions
Not counting when the Boston Braves played the 1914 WS there, this is the Red Sox' 9th WS at Fenway and 13th overall
World Series hosted
This is the third in just its eighth season
2007, a sweep of the Rockies
Last World Series won by home team
2011, a seven-game thriller over the Rangers. It was the Cards' 11th WS Championship
1946, 1961, 1999
All Star Games hosted
2009, won by the American League 4-3
Citgo sign
Spectacular view of Gateway Arch
Far fewer HRs but far more doubles and triples than MLB average. Partially a reflection of the team more than the park.
Park factors (2013)
Source: ESPN.com
Definitely a pitchers' park. 10.8% fewer runs and 16.3% fewer HRs per game than the MLB average.
New Englanders who root for their Sox through thick and thin
Filled with
Best fans in the sport, knowledgeable and respectful of the opposition, except when it's the 7th game of the WS