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Spring training 2015

Promotions Watch: Spring Training Trinkets

While spring training games are often associated with the return of baseball, fans who look closely can find good promotions throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues. These events — giveaways, ticket specials and grand openings — are the focus of our latest Promotions Watch. (more…)

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Compadre Stadium coming down

It’s official: the demolition of Chandler’s Compadre Stadium, the former spring-training home of the Milwaukee Brewers, has begun. The full details are at our Spring Training Online site. We’ve covered the story here before. The ballpark opened in 1986 as spring home of the Brewers, replacing the team’s home in Sun City. It was only […]

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Compadre Stadium finally set for demolition

Vacated by the Milwaukee Brewers following 1997 spring training, Chandler’s run-down Compadre Stadium could be demolished this summer, as a developer has proposed housing on the site. Compadre Stadium has always presented an interesting issue for Chandler officials. Despite the boom in spring-training facilities in the greater Phoenix area, Chandler officials never really pushed Compadre […]

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Cactus League attendance up in 2014

With Cubs Park packing in the fans, Cactus League per-game attendance was up in 2014, although the total attendance was slightly down because of fewer game days. Overall, 1.68 million fans attended Cactus League games, according to Cactus League officials. That’s less than the 1.73 million fans attending Cactus League games in 2013, but there’s […]

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Now available: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2014 / Arizona

We have another book release: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2014 / Arizona eBook is now available for purchase and download. You can view the book’s page at here. We’ve overhauled the title and completely updated it for Spring Training 2014. Spring training is America’s annual transformation from darkness to light, from cold […]

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Mesa won’t bond for new spring-training museum — but project lives on

Mesa (Az.) officials decided to go ahead with a $130-million bond issue for city projects, but funding for a new spring-training museum won’t be part of the package. The Mesa Historical Museum has sought $17 million in city funding for the Arizona Spring Training Experience, Museum and Community Center, which would focus on the Cactus […]

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