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 home to the Brewers until 1998, when the Brewers shifted spring operations to Maryvale Baseball Park. (Yes, the team fulfilled the terms of the original 10-year lease; the Brewers moved after Chandler officials passed on making requested upgrades to the ballpark and to the spring-training complex. The ballpark and the complex cost only $1.6 million.) Since then the ballpark itself has remained intact but mostly unused; when a developer pitched city officials on a 300-unit development at the ballpark site, they jumped at the opportunity.
The demolition should take four to five weeks.
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