Great American Ballpark Chad Dotson 09/01/2005 1 Sports Illustrated has ranked the Major League ballparks by what they call the Fan Value Index, which takes several different factors into account. Great American Ballpark is ranked 8th. Share this:TweetPocket One Response ohiobobcat 09/02/2005 Jacobs is a great experience. It was the first place I visited (circa 1995)that had servers walking the aisles taking drink orders, and bringing the portable electronic credit/check card swiper to your seat with your drink. It made the commoner able to afford some of the creature comforts that were usually reserved for suites. The view of downtown is outstanding just past centerfield, which was copied by many stadia afterwards.Jacobs revitalized an entire section of downtown Cleveland. It is much more fun to hang out before, and after, the game in the Gateway district than anyway near GABP. Plus, there is a great little “beers of the world” kiosk on the 1st base concourse, just past the sushi bar-where it is imperative to quaff at least one Ichiban. In addition, Jacobs has the best mustard in the world. The seats in the upper deck are horrid, as the two levels of private boxes really distance the upper deck from the playing field.