Thanks to a recent decision by the Goodyear City Council, the Cleveland Indians can move forward with an expansion to their clubhouse at Goodyear Ballpark.
Spring training home to both the Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, Goodyear Ballpark will receive an expanded clubhouse under an agreement approved by the Goodyear City Council. Once completed, the project will result in an additional 16,000 square feet of space for the Indians’ clubhouse. It is slated to cost $11 million, and will be financed through a loan that has been approved by Goodyear.
The city will hold the debt for the project, thereby ensuring a lower interest rate, and will be repaid by the Indians over the next decade. The expansion will allow the Indians to enhance several amenities at the facility. More from KJZZ:
Cleveland Indians Arizona operations director Ryan Lantz said the team wants to double the size of the weight room, expand the cafeteria and add administrative offices.
“Some of the things we’ve missed out on as far as the player development experience. This is not only our spring training home but it’s a year-round facility,” said Lantz.
Goodyear City Council approved the loan in a 4-2 vote.
Goodyear Ballpark has been home to the Indians since its opening in 2009. The Reds moved into the facility in 2010.