|Chronological Tour: Stop 387
Peoria Sports Complex
Main entrance to Peoria Sports Complex, Oct-2016.
The slatted overhang that provides some shade is visible here.
The field during an Arizona Fall League game.
- Location: 83 Avenue just south of Bell Road, Peoria, Ariz.
- Opened: 1993
- Home team: Spring training, Seattle Mariners (1993-present), San Diego Padres (1994-present), Chiba Lotte Marines (1995-98); Phoenix Firebirds, Pacific Coast League (alternate site, 1993-97); Sonoran Explorers, Freedom Pro Baseball League (2012); Peoria Javelinas, Arizona Fall League
- Capacity: 10,000
Since its construction in 1993, the Peoria Sports Complex, about 15 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, has seen plenty of action, most of it in the spring. Two Major League teams use it in March; in addition, one of the Japanese professional teams used it for several seasons, as did a Korean league team. In addition, the Arizona Fall League, a loop for prospective Major Leaguers that starts during the Major League Baseball playoffs, utilizes the field in October and November.
Site visitor Bob Flynn advises that the Phoenix Firebirds, whose home field was Scottsdale Stadium, used the Peoria ball field on fireworks nights thanks to a noise restriction in Scottsdale.
Following an initial visit on an Easter weekend with no game going on, I got back here for Arizona Fall League games in 2016.
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