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Peoria Sports Complex


Spring Training home of the Mariners since 1993 and Padres since 1994

Ballpark address:
16101 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ   85382

Opened: 1994
Capacity: 11,333

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Peoria Sports Complex

Location
The 145-acre Peoria Sports Complex is at the heart of the city's entertainment, retail and dining core. Upscale apartment and office buildings round out the surrounding mixed-use development, all of which are in the shadows of the Loop 101.

Directions
Take 1-10 or I-17 to Loop 101 and exit at Bell Road (exit #14). Travel east a very short distance and then turn right onto N 83rd Avenue. The stadium is about a half mile ahead on your left. Turn onto Paradise Lane if you want to park behind the outfield. Take either of the next two streets (Stadium Way or Mariners Way) if you want to park behind the main grandstand.
 Note: Loop 101 is also referred to as the Agua Fria Freeway.

Parking
A plethora of paved parking is on each side of the stadium, 2,700 spaces in total. The parking lots are split into east (outfield) and west (home plate) sides.
 Cost: $5


Stadium Information
The Peoria Sports Complex is nothing if not a trend-setter. Built for $32 million on what was once barren desert land, it was the first spring training facility designed to be shared by two teams. The stadium also had the dual purpose of becoming the economic catalyst for development in Peoria. It was very successful in that regard and all new Cactus League projects since have followed Peoria's two-team complex blueprint. Made with sandstone shaded concrete and blue steel, the stadium in Peoria introduced the modern outfield spanning berm and 360-degree concourse to spring training fans. The backdrop is dominated by buildings built in the same earth tone colors as the stadium, plus palm trees and distant mountain vistas. The stadium was constructed early enough in the 1990s that the concourse was built behind the grandstand. Diamond-shaped plaques displayed atop the facade of the press box recognize the winners of the Spring Training Rookie of the Year award, which has been presented annually since 2002 by the Peoria Diamond Club to the top first year Padres or Mariners player based on their performance at games played in Peoria. Until Camelback Ranch-Glendale opened, the Peoria Sports Complex was the only spring training venue not to be named ballpark, park, field or stadium. Its name instead highlights the complex's 12 full-sized practice fields, four practice infields, and other baseball training facilities.

Fast Facts

  • Fans enter the ballpark at street level through one of four gates, depending on where they park. Gates A and B are on the stadium's west (home plate) side. Gates C and D are in the outfield, accessed from the east parking lot. The left field entrance (Gate C) is easily the least congested of all four, although it is not open every game.
  • Ticket windows can be found both behind home plate, between Gates A and B, and the outfield, close to Gate D. Will Call is located near Gate B, although tickets are allowed to be picked up at any window.
  • A continuous concourse runs behind the grandstand and above the berm. It allows fans to completely encircle the stadium.
  • Both bullpens are cut into the outfield berm near the foul poles - the Mariners’ in left, the Padres’ in right.
  • The stadium's only scoreboard is located behind the berm in left-center field and features a video board and electronic line score.
  • The backside of the scoreboard serves as the stadium's welcome billboard, but is visible only to fans who enter the east (outfield) parking lot.
  • The Kid’s Zone behind the first base grandstand has a wiffle ball infield that's one-third the size of a Major League diamond. Additionally, there's an inflatable “Home Run Derby” that lets kids practice their hitting, while "kids" of all ages can get their fastball clocked at the speed pitch station.
  • The first game played at the complex each spring is a charity game between the Padres and Mariners. All proceeds from that contest are distributed to local charities.
  • A pair of team shops are located a short distance from each other behind home plate (adjacent to Gates A and B). Souvenir stands are also open along the first and third baseline concourses and next to the center field concession stand across from Gate D.

    Practice Fields

  • The training complexes for both teams are adjacent to the main stadium, running parallel to its first base line (Mariners) and then extending beyond it (Padres). Each contains six full-sized fields and all of them have covered bleachers for spectators.
  • Practice fields in both complexes are simply numbered 1 through 6. In each, major leaguers use fields 1 & 2 while the minor leaguers occupy fields 3-6 once they have reported to camp.
  • Fans heading to the Padres’ practice facilities should park in the stadium's east lot, accessed via Paradise Lane. Fans wishing to watch Mariners practices and pre-game preparations should park in the west parking lot, best entered from Mariners Way.
  • Gates for the practice fields open to the public at 9:15 a.m.

    Types of Seating
    Peoria Sports Complex seating diagram The stadium's grandstand holds 6,105 chair back seats, all painted blue. Bleacher benches without seat backs are found down each outfield line, totaling 1,728 seats. The spacious berm can hold up to 3,500 people.

  • Stadium seats: All 100 level sections and 200-214
  • Bleachers: Sections 215-220
  • Berm: Spans the outfield

    Notes about the seating

  • The Mariners dugout is on the third base side. To make sure you're on the Seattle side of the stadium, buy your tickets in any odd numbered section.
  • The Padres dugout is on the first base side. To make sure you're on the San Diego side of the stadium, buy your tickets in any even numbered section.
  • An aisle cuts through the middle of the grandstand. All 100 level seats (Infield and Outfield Box) are below the aisle, while 200 and 300 level seats (Upper Box, Bleachers and Club) are above it.
  • The only seats that have cup holders are those sold as Infield Box and Club. That's sections 100-114 and 300-303.
  • Handicap accessible seating is available in platforms cut into the top of these sections: 101-104, 115-122. Club seating (sections 300-303) also offers limited accessible seating.
  • The protective screen behind the batter extends from sections 100-104 but does not obstruct views of those sitting behind it.
  • Standing room is generally limited to the berm.
  • Ushers allow fans to move freely about the ballpark, only occasionally checking ticket stubs in the Infield Box sections behind and between the dugouts.

    Sections and rows

  • Rows for sections with stadium seats range as follows:
    A to M in section 100; A to H in sections 101-104; E to M in sections 105-114; A to H in sections 115-122; AA to KK in sections 200-208; AA to PP in sections 209-214; 1 to 4 in sections 300-303
  • Rows for sections with bleacher seats range as follows:
    AA to PP in sections 215-220
  • Rows I and II are skipped in their respective sections.

    Tickets

  • Sections 100-114 are sold as Infield Box.
  • Sections 115-122 are sold as Outfield Box.
  • Sections 200-214 are sold as Upper Box.
  • Sections 215-220 are sold as Bleachers.
  • Sections 300-303 are sold as Club.
  • Space on the berm is sold as Lawn Seating.
  • Children ages 2 & under are admitted free but are required to sit on an adult's lap if in the grandstand.

    Seats to avoid
    The bleachers have no seat backs and that's generally not fun (or comfortable).

    Seats in the shade
    This ballpark gets a lot of sun and its tiny trellised roof does a surprisingly good job at blocking much of it for those sitting above the cross aisle. Benefiting the most are fans sitting in rows JJ and up in sections 200-214 and the Club seats in sections 300-303, as they are all generally sun free since they are beneath the roof, which was designed to cast shade even further down the grandstand. Because of that design, shade at game time during the afternoon can be found in most of the even-numbered 200 sections. An hour and a half after a 1:05 p.m. first pitch and all seats in sections 200-204, 206 & 213 are shaded, as are the vast majority of seats in the other 200-level sections.

    VIP seating
    The VIP Deck above the right field bullpen is available to groups of 20 to 100, who get to enjoy all you can eat ballpark fare in the covered deck. Fans with regular tickets may be upgraded to this area (without the free buffet) day of game if the VIP Deck is not booked by groups. Suites must be booked in advance. They are found within the same structure behind home plate that holds the press box, where each of the stadium’s 8 suites holds a dozen people. On either side of the press box there are two sections of 300 level open-air Club box seats, all of which are padded and walled off from the rest of the grandstand so fans must access them via stairs or through the lobby staircase or elevator.


    Game Day
    All gates open approximately an hour and a half before game time. That's 11:30 a.m. for a 1:05 p.m. start and 5:30 p.m. for a 7:05 p.m. start.

    Food, drink and bag policy

  • Sealed bottles of water can be brought inside the stadium. So too can empty plastic/sport bottles and unopened single serving juice boxes.
  • Paper lunch bags containing food may be brought into the stadium.
  • Backpacks and other bags are allowed up to a maximum size of 16" x 16" x 8".
  • Elevated lawn chairs are not permitted, although strappy chairs and strollers are allowed in the berm. Fans in the bleachers are allowed to bring in small backed stadium seats (chairs in which the seat bottom rests directly on a surface).

    Getting autographs
    Neither the Mariners nor Padres take batting practice inside the stadium prior to games, opting instead to hit on their practice fields. Visiting teams generally hit in their home park before busing to Peoria. That all ads up to minimal activity inside the stadium before the game starts, when autograph opportunities are limited to sections nearest where the players stretch in the 20 minutes or so before game time. But Peoria is an autograph Mecca during and especially after the game, as fans can get very close to the clubhouses in the right field corner. All players exit the field through a gate there and walk beneath a bridge. Located near the right field bridge is a paved path that leads down to “Autograph Alley,” a landscaped area complete with artificial grass and hearthscape stone benches where the only thing separating fans from players is a blue wrought iron fence. Fans congregate at the fence while players walk by. Lots of them sign during the game (after they've been taken out) and a whole slew afterwards. Sometimes the visiting team's bus will also be stationed in that area, backing into place near the end of the game. When that's the case, it's best to position yourself along the fence in a place where you're not blocked from players' views by the bus as they enter and exit the clubhouse.

    Unique ballpark fare
    A dazzling array of specialty food options can be found in the Power Alley, a spacious and festive area behind the third base grandstand. Elsewhere, a specially priced kid’s meal (PB&J or hot dog, animal crackers and soda) can be found at the concession stand by the wiffle ball field, while a teriyaki grill cooks noodle bowls fresh to order for fans willing to make the trek out to left-center field. Outfield offerings in 2012 also included the likes of tri tip sandwiches and shrimp or fish tacos. Seemingly anything else a food connoisseur could ever want, from gyros to county fair fare, can be found in the Power Alley, making Peoria the pride of the Cactus League when it comes to dining. Drink choices are tame only by comparison. Pepsi is the cola of choice and craft breweries are well represented. Like all ballparks during spring training, beer on tap is plentiful and varies from stand to stand. Head to the outfield concourse for the biggest variety of options, as temporary but covered bars on each side serve up a bevy of not normal brews.



    2014 Mariners Spring Training Schedule


    (only home games at the Peoria Sports Complex are listed)
     February/March
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            27
    Padres
    1:05
    Tickets
    28 1
    Angels
    1:05
    Tickets
    2 3
    Rockies
    1:05
    Tickets
    4 5
    Indians
    1:05
    Tickets
    6 7
    Reds
    1:05
    Tickets
    8
    9
    Rangers
    1:05
    Tickets
    10
    Royals
    1:05
    Tickets
    11 12
    Cubs
    7:05
    Tickets
    13 14 15
    Giants
    1:05
    Tickets
    16 17 18
    Padres
    7:05
    Tickets
    19
    Brewers
    1:05
    Tickets
    20 21
    Padres
    7:05
    Tickets
    22
    23
    A's
    1:05
    Tickets
    24
    White Sox
    1:05
    Tickets
    25 26 27 28
    Rockies
    7:05
    Tickets
     

    * Single game tickets went on sale Saturday, January 4. Links in calendar are to TicketsNow inventory.
    See the full 2014 Mariners Spring Training schedule



    2014 Padres Spring Training Schedule


    (only home games at the Peoria Sports Complex are listed)
     February/March
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
              28
    Mariners
    1:05
    Tickets
    1
    2
    Reds
    1:05
    Tickets
    3 4
    D-backs
    1:05
    Tickets
    5 6
    Rangers
    1:05
    Tickets
    7 8
    Indians
    1:05
    Tickets
    9 10 11
    A's
    1:05
    Tickets
    12 13
    Brewers
    1:05
    Tickets
    14
    Angels
    1:05
    Tickets
    15
    16
    Royals
    1:05
    Tickets
    17
    Rockies
    1:05
    Tickets
    18 19 20
    Giants
    7:05
    Tickets
    21 22
    White Sox
    1:05
    Tickets
    23 24 25
    Cubs
    7:05
    Tickets
    26
    Royals
    12:05
    Tickets
         

    * Single game tickets went on sale Saturday, January 4. Links in calendar are to TicketsNow inventory.
    See the full 2014 Padres Spring Training schedule



    Ballpark Area Info
    The best way to sum it up is there's a little bit of everything nearby. From an ice skating rink to a movie theatre to dining, drinking and shopping establishments galore, the Peoria stadium district has become a year-round destination. It's a fine example of a ballpark spurring mixed-use development with spring training fans and local residents both benefiting.

    Travelers' notes

  • There are three major highways a short drive away - Loop 101, I-10 and I-17.
  • The stadium is one of the most fan-friendly in spring training. It's also one of the safest.

    Nearby Hotels

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    Distance Hotel Street Address City/Zip Phone
    0.1 miles La Quinta Inn 16321 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-487-1900
    0.25 Hampton Inn 8408 W Paradise Ln Peoria, AZ 85382 623-486-9918
    0.3 Residence Inn 8435 W Paradise Ln Peoria, AZ 85382 623-979-2074
    0.35 Comfort Suites 8473 W Paradise Ln Peoria, AZ 85382 623-334-3993
    0.45 Springhill Suites 7810 W Bell Rd Glendale, AZ 85308 623-878-6666
    0.6 Holiday Inn Express 16771 N 84th Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-853-1313
    8.3 Hampton Inn & Suites 6630 N 95th Ave Glendale, AZ 85305 623-271-7771
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    Nearby Restaurants

    Restaurants close to the Peoria Sports Complex

    Distance Restaurant Street Address City/Zip Phone
    0.1 miles PF Chang's China Bistro 16170 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-412-3335
    0.1 Elephant Bar Restaurant 16160 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-776-0100
    0.1 Chick-Fil-A 16657 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-878-0885
    0.1 Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 16148 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-979-3706
    0.1 Cheesecake Factory 16134 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-773-2233
    0.1 Hooters 16550 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-776-0123
    0.1 Cafe Eden 16150 N Arrowhead Fntns Ctr Dr Peoria, AZ 85382 623-334-1187
    0.25 Trails-End Chuckwagon BBQ 16140 N Arrowhead Fntns Ctr Dr Peoria, AZ 85382 623-773-1515
    0.25 Buca Di Beppo 16091 N Arrowhead Fntns Ctr Dr Peoria, AZ 85382 623-412-9463
    0.25 Red Robin 16233 N 83rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 623-334-4600
    0.3 Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy 16092 N Arrowhead Fntns Cir Dr Peoria, AZ 85382 623-412-2531
    0.3 Texas Roadhouse 16079 N Arrowhead Fntns Ctr Dr Peoria, AZ 85382 623-486-9093
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    Distance Airport Airport Code
    17.4 miles  Phoenix Sky Harbor International PHX
    129 Tucson International TUS

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