Padres Spring Training Peoria Preview


Headed to watch the Padres in Spring Training this year? Peoria is where the Padres play and have shared the aptly named Peoria Sports Complex with the Mariners since 1994. Here are a few things you need to know courtesy of FoxSports about what to see when you visit the Padres Arizona home.

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The stadium also continues to be improved as part of a three tier renovation plan as detailed by BallPark Digest. They have expanded seating, raising the capacity to nearly 13,000, and created more fan social areas.

For food options, Oggis Pizza is nearby and they have a “Ruthian” hot dog available for purchase in the stadium. The pregame party is at P83 where you can get in free with a Peoria ticket.

Autograph Alley is a big part of the Spring Training experience, where fans can line up along the chain link fence and hand items to players entering to be autographed. Other good times are at the main field before the National Anthem or early on the practice fields. It helps to be a kid of course, but I’ll be trying my luck this year as an early 30’s adult male.

Tickets prices aren’t as inexpensive as they used to be, but it is still a good value overall. The outfield seats are from $7-$10, while the most expensive seats are for the Premium Infield Box which cost $32.

Beer stands are at either end of the concourse which feature Stone IPA and a few other craft beer selections.

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The Padres and Mariners share not only a stadium but similar histories and links. They both went into last season with high expectations but failed miserably. Now they both find themselves somewhere between rebuilding and building from the ground up. The Mariners have Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano, while the Padres have Tyson Ross and Matt Kemp.

I’ll be down the first weekend of March and catching the Padres-Royals prime time match-up. Are you going to Spring Training this year? Any traditions you have or recommendations for fun in the area?