Camelback Ranch-Glendale
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View from right field
Location10712 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85037[1]
Coordinates33°30′51″N 112°17′45″W / 33.51417°N 112.29583°W / 33.51417; -112.29583Coordinates: 33°30′51″N 112°17′45″W / 33.51417°N 112.29583°W / 33.51417; -112.29583
Capacity13,000: 10,000 seats, 3,000 berm (grass) seats.
Record attendance13,583
March 27, 2010
Seattle Mariners vs.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Field sizeLeft Field – 345 feet (105 m)
Left-Center – 380 feet (116 m)
Center Field – 410 feet (125 m)
Right-Center – 380 feet (116 m)
Right Field – 345 feet (105 m)
Surfacegrass
Construction
Built2008–2009
OpenedMarch 1, 2009
Construction costUS$121 million [2]
ArchitectHKS
BuilderMortenson
Tenants

Camelback Ranch–Glendale is a baseball complex located in Phoenix, Arizona and owned by the city of Glendale. It is operated by Camelback Spring Training LLC. It is the spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. The main stadium holds 13,000 people.

Camelback Ranch replaced Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Florida as the Dodgers' spring training home, and Tucson Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona as the White Sox spring training home.

The park is also home to the Arizona Complex League Dodgers, who moved to Camelback Ranch with the Major League team in 2009. The Arizona Complex League White Sox play there as of 2014, after the White Sox rejoined the Arizona rookie circuit.

The stadium name is derived from the longstanding name of the property it is built on.[3]

Roger Bossard, White Sox head groundskeeper, designed and put in all of the fields for the Dodgers and the White Sox. During the park's first year, Dodger fans noted and expressed their dismay at the absence of the Dodger Dog at the ballpark concession stands.[4] The following season, Dodger Dogs began to be sold at the ballpark.

History

Camelback Ranch opened on March 1, 2009 for the spring training home opener between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers took a 2–0 lead into the top of the ninth until the White Sox came back to defeat them 3–2. (Attendance: 11,280)

In 2015, the Dodgers drew 147,066 fans to their 15 spring training games at Camelback Ranch (an average of just over 9,804 per game), setting a new franchise spring training record.[5]

Prior to the 2018 Spring Training season, two separate roof panels were installed on the 1st base side to cover fans from the sun.

Ranch novelties

Gallery

Notes

  1. ^ "Dodgers Spring Training Planner". 2019.
  2. ^ "Help Center - the Arizona Republic".
  3. ^ "Glendale's ballpark gets a name: Camelback Ranch". Arizona Republic. 2008-11-21.
  4. ^ Bill Plaschke (2009-03-08). "Dodgers' new spring home in Phoenix is a site to behold". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 31, 2015). "Dodgers set spring training franchise attendance record". truebluela.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
Preceded byTucson Electric Park Home of theChicago White Sox Spring Training 2009–present Succeeded byCurrent Preceded byHolman Stadium Home of theLos Angeles Dodgers Spring Training 2009–present Succeeded byCurrent