5. More Water Parks in the Outfield
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ ballpark has a pool in right field, which is a nice start, but it’s just one tiny pool in a 50,000-seat stadium—99 percent of D’backs fans will never so much as dip a toe in. What more Major League stadiums really need is not one dinky pool but a full-on lazy river snaking around the outfield wall, with inner tubes and beer cozies and 270-degree 270-degree views of the action—like the one they’ve views of the action—like the one they’ve got at the home of the Frisco RoughRiders, in Frisco, Texas. It’s called, simply enough, The Lazy River; measures 175 feet from end to end; holds 68,000 gallons of water; can accommodate as many as 200 swimmers; and combines three of the very best things about summer: water, baseball, and laziness.
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