Peoria Stadium is part of the Peoria Sports Complex. It is located in the northwest portion of the Greater Phoenix metro area. It was the first Spring Training facility to be built to accommodate two teams with a clubhouse for each. In the fall, the Peoria Saguaros play here for Arizona Fall League Baseball.
I'll be honest with you -- Peoria Stadium is looking old. In 2013 the stadium celebrated its 20th anniversary, and it is showing wear. Mostly, it just isn't state-of-the-art any longer, especially when compared to our newer, shinier stadiums. Now that I've said that, Cactus League baseball at Peoria Stadium is still a great way to spend a day!
Peoria Stadium TipsThese comments are based on visits in March 2008 and March 2013.
- There is a charge to park at Peoria Stadium. ($5 in 2008, same in 2013)
- Parking at Peoria Stadium is very close to the stadium; handicapped parking is right near the front entrance.
- Even sections are on the first base side; odd sections are on the third base side.
- Most of the seats are on two levels. There are a limited number of third level seats that are on the same level as the press boxes. Seats are relatively small/tight.
- There are large metal bleacher areas along both outfield lines in the upper level. There are no backs on those seats.
- The bleachers at Peoria Stadium, sections 215 - 220, are always in the sun. Lower level outfield seats, sections 115 - 122, will also get full sun during the game.
- Nearly 13,000 people can see a game at Peoria Stadium.
- The scoreboard at Peoria Stadium is difficult to see in the sun. In 2008 they used yellow/white bulbs which they have since changed to red. Better than it used to be. The scoreboard isn't especially high tech. There are no sideline scoreboards and no pitch speed indicators.
- You'll find some fun foods at Peoria Stadium, including foot-long hot dogs (they used to be called Colossal Dogs, but now they are called Ruthie Dogs), gyros, asian noodles. The prices are lower than at most ballparks here; that Ruthie Dog was only $6 and it is big! I'd pass on the Philly Cheese Steak. On a hot dog bun? Really? There is a large concourse here with picnic tables where you can eat before or during the game.
- There is plenty of outfield grass seating at Peoria Stadium.
- The Seattle Mariners home dugout is on the third base side. The San Diego Padres home dugout is on the first base side.
- Lower level seats at Peoria Stadium will be in the sun throughout the game. Most upper level seats will get some shade, but it is a slatted shade cover (you'll still need sunglasses), except for sections 200 - 204 behind home plate which get full shade.
- You may not stand and watch the game from the area between the upper and lower levels. Once you are past the bleachers, you can stand and watch the game from the concourse.
- The seats at Peoria Stadium do not have cup holders.
- Practice fields for the teams playing at Peoria Stadium are right next to the stadium in the same Peoria Sports Complex.
Peoria Stadium Seating Chart
Map and Directions to Peoria Stadium
Seattle Mariners Spring Training Schedule
San Diego Padres Spring Training Schedule
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