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Dodgers, White Sox open Camelback Ranch

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox formally inaugurated Camelback Ranch yesterday before a crowd larger than either team ever saw in Vero Beach or Tucson.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox began the Phoenix part of their spring-training history before an announced crowd of 11,802 at Camelback Ranch.

The large crowd was treated to a pregame ceremony and a rendition of the National Anthem by Glendale native Jordin Sparks.

For the Dodgers, the full-time move to Camelback Ranch comes at the expense of leaving the team’s historic spring home, Dodgertown in Vero Beach. Though the Dodgers trained out of Phoenix Muni at the end of last spring, the game yesterday was designed to be the official start of the team’s Cactus League history.

For the White Sox, a move to Phoenix came after the team bought out its lease at Tucson Electric Park.

T.J. Simers is unimpressed with the high-end game tickets.

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