Padres News: Peoria Stadium Gets A Face Lift


Pitchers and catchers will be reporting soon and many ballparks in the cul-de-sac known as spring training in Arizona are getting new digs. The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, who shared the Peoria Stadium facility since 1993, will be getting some new additions to their complex.

The new upgrades at the complex include new seats, some added paint, new main entrance, team store, an expanded concourse, drink rails near the bullpens, a new restaurant tower and of course, an improved playing field (along with an actual team that could hit to go with it too.) There will also be a new scoreboard completed by next year.

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Other teams to receive new facilities throughout Arizona are the Dodgers and White Sox with Camelback Ranch (which is an A+ facility having visited it myself) near University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals and recent hosts to Super Bowl XLIX. Others include Talking Stick at Salt River Fields home of the D-Backs and Rockies in North Scottsdale and most recently the Oakland Athletics will be moving into renovated Hohokam Park and the Chicago Cubs now reside in Mesa at Sloan Park, who were the previous tenants at Hohokam Park.

If you’ve never visited spring training, it is a sight to see. Not only do you get to see your usual All-Stars up close, but lots of unknowns who might become the next superstar in MLB. Tickets are usually very cheap, but plan ahead of course as some stadiums are more popular than others. Spring Training is a great small vacation for family, friends and nerds who love baseball like myself.

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