Creativity Project (MLB Stadium Rankings)

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In a course called Creativity and Problem Solving one of our projects was to do something creative and present it to the class. As a baseball enthusiast I took the task of creating a method of ranking MLB stadiums and presented my methodology and results here.

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Creativity Project (MLB Stadium Rankings)

  1. 1. MLB stadium rankings<br />The complete guide to evaluating all 30 Major League Ballparks!!<br />**Does not include evaluation of stadiums to open in 2009<br />Joseph Nachinson<br />
  2. 2. Ballparks of America<br />
  3. 3. How to rank the ballparks?<br />10 Categories: Each ballpark gets a rating from 1 (best) to 30 (worst)<br />Categories include 10 genres which contribute to fan’s overall satisfaction<br />Prices, Food, Team Performance, Atmosphere, Transportation, Fun Stuff, Fan IQ, etc<br />Do not weight categories, appeal to everyone<br />Ranking values based on multiple criteria; online message boards, baseball fan sites, word of mouth, etc<br />
  4. 4. How to Derive Team Performance<br /><ul><li>Create methodology which represents performance based on team wins and ability to acquire star athletes (payroll).</li></ul>3 year win average<br />Payroll multiplier<br />All 30 teams win totals from seasons 2006-2008<br />Derive average wins over 3 year window<br />Performance = 3 Yr Win Avg * Payroll Multiplier<br />Derive 90% C.I. for Avg 2008 Payroll: ($80.5M - $98.5M)<br />Angels #1 @ 94.33 Wins<br />Phillies #6 @ 88.67 Wins<br />Angels #1: 94.33*2 = 188.66<br />Phillies #13: 88.67*1.5 = 133<br />
  5. 5. Rest of The Categories<br />
  6. 6. The Rankings!!<br />
  7. 7. Rankings Cont’d<br />
  8. 8. Rankings Cont’d<br />
  9. 9. The Best & The Worst<br />
  10. 10. Closer Look: The Best Ballparks<br /># 6 – Jacobs Field, Cleveland, OH<br /><ul><li> Opened in 1994
  11. 11. Capacity 43,405</li></ul># 5 – Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA<br /><ul><li> Opened in 1966
  12. 12. Capacity 45,113</li></li></ul><li>Closer Look: The Best Ballparks<br /># 4 – US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL<br /><ul><li> Opened in 1991
  13. 13. Capacity 40,615</li></ul># 3 – Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI<br /><ul><li> Opened in 2001
  14. 14. Capacity 41,900</li></li></ul><li>Closer Look: The Best Ballparks<br /># 2 – Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO<br /><ul><li> Opened in 2006
  15. 15. Capacity 46,700</li></ul># 1 – PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA<br /><ul><li> Opened in 2001
  16. 16. Capacity 41,900</li>

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