Jason Aldean announces tour with baseball stadium plans; Music Times chooses the best bet stadiums for a show

By Ryan Book, The Music Times | Jan 09, 2014 12:53 PM EST

Jason Aldean recently dropped plans for his 2014 "Burn It Down" headlining tour, and it's going to be a big one. The performer was on Good Morning America when he announced a run that would include nearly 50 dates, and a baseball theme to boot. The country star played stadium shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field and Boston's Fenway Park (as well as the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium) during 2013, and through a deal with Major League Baseball, Aldean plans on doing more of the same during 2013. 

The one problem is that he didn't actually give away any of the dates, either on the air or on his website. So fans are left in the cold for the time being to figure out exactly what baseball stadiums Aldean will swing by. Music Times figures five is a good estimate for how pro venues he'll tackle, and we've prepared a list of the five stadiums we think are most likely to see Aldean this year (aside from Fenway and Wrigley, which are obvious choices).

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05) AT&T Park, San Francisco

Admittedly, this is less based on anything about Aldean, and more based on being an awesome venue for a show. A horseshoe with great views of San Francisco Bay, offering great photo ops for all the kayakers that'll row up hoping to hear the show for free. 

04) Target Field, Minneapolis

Aldean released hints about his upcoming tour throughout the week leading up to the announcement. All pointed to the name of the tour and the baseball theme except one: a slider hamburger. White Castle was founded in Wichita, but the first of the restaurant's trademark castle-design locations popped up in Minneapolis. Yeah, we suppose "slider" could be a reference to the pitch as well. 

03) Marlins Park, Miami 

Aldean spent summers with his father in Miami during his youth, plus the Marlins have one of the newest and snazziest ballparks in baseball with Marlin Park. The organization frequently features post-game concerts on Fridays, so why not Aldean? 

02) Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas

Aldean is going to be in Dallas in June to perform at George Strait's final concert, being held at Cowboy Stadium. The Rangers, located in nearby Arlington, are the go-to baseball team for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Aldean could add a second Dallas stadium concert to his tally within days of the first. 

01) Turner Field, Atlanta

This one didn't take too much thinking. Aldean was born and raised in Macon, GA and is a lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan. The University of Georgia isn't located in Atlanta, but as Aldean is playing ball parks, he should be sure to hit the home of the Braves, and maybe bring new Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine up onstage with him. 

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