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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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Glendale: We need to rework spring-training leases

The upcoming mayoral election in Glendale, Az., has some importance for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, as candidate Jerry Weiers wants to renegotiate the teams’ leases for the Camelback Ranch complex. The issue: Glendale is collapsing under the weight of sports-facility debt, relating both to the spring-training complex and Arena, the […]

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Freedom Baseball League begins play

Independent baseball is going to be a hard sell in the Arizona desert, and the first game for the Freedom Baseball League drew a small crowd at Scottsdale Stadium. An announced of 637 was on hand at Scottsdale Stadium to see the Copper State Prospectors defeat the Arizona Centennials, 5-3. It’s a little hard to get any […]

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Peoria to spend $48 million on upgrading spring-training complex

Peoria (Az.) will spend $48 million on upgrading the spring-training complex for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners as part of a lease extension running through 2034. Spring training has become a big business, with demanding — and receiving — first-rate complexes. The Peoria Stadium complex was considered state of the art when it […]

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Surprise Stadium / Kansas City Royals / Texas Rangers

It’s a little off the beaten track, but Billy Parker Field at Surprise Stadium, the spring home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, is a top-notch place to see a spring-training ballgame: The sightlines are gorgeous, the concourses are wide, and the ballpark design is striking. FAST FACTS Capacity: 10,714Architect: PopulousYear Opened: 2003Dimensions: […]

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