Come for the baseball. Stay for because of the "itis."
As with any sporting event, attending a professional baseball game is all about having the fullest experience possible. From the aquarium-lined backstop in Miami's Marlins Park to the Renaissance Toronto Hotel located within the Blue Jays' Rogers Centre, going to a game is no longer just scorecards and Cracker Jacks.
Feeling hot at the park? Catch rays and the D'backs from Chase Fields' rentable outfield pool. Or watch center fielders blindly navigate their way up Tal's Hill at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
Seemingly every aspect of visiting the ballpark has changed, for better or worse, including the culinary adventures awaiting hungry fans. Nachos and hot dogs are no longer just chips covered in cheese and a dog in a bun.
You'd be hard-pressed to walk an MLB concourse without happening upon a brewery, steakhouse or (gasp!) salad bar.
And rightly so.
The Disney song "Let It Go" was actually written about the composer's experience eating the BBQ Stuffed Baked Potato at an Astros game. I kid. But stadium cuisine has become something of a one-upmanship game over the years, and that's perfectly fine.
But not all things deep-fried, bacon-wrapped and chili-covered are created equal. Which stadiums push the "treat yo self" ideology to the limits of human digestive systems?
Hitting all 30 stadiums to sample the fare sounds wonderful in theory but can't be supported for budgetary and caloric reasons. Thankfully, we have the Internet and social media, making it easy to find the most outrageous, creative, destructive, frightening and beautiful creations in Major League Baseball. We present the 10 stadiums with the most mouth-watering culinary creations.
Though cooking and baking can be highly scientific, eating is not. These rankings get the eye test, with bonus points given to stadiums with multiple gut-busting options. So if you feel your stadium's signature item didn't make the cut, let us know in the comments.