Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phoenix New Times's Description
The "ballpark village" known as Goodyear Ballpark, Cactus League home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, cost $100 million to build. Camelback Ranch Stadium, the spring digs of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, features a fish-filled lake, a sunken playing field, and practice fields that mimic the exact dimensions of Dodger Stadium and Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field. By comparison, the city's dear old Phoenix Muni may seem a little drab, but if you're an open-air baseball geek, the preseason home of the Oakland A's has everything you require: warm sun, cold beer, a perfectly groomed field, and cozy environs with not a bad seat in the 7,885-seat house. And with the red buttes of Papago Park towering over the left-field fence, Muni exudes the kind of old-school Cactus League charm that even 100 million bucks can't buy.
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The Oakland A's have called this stadium their spring home since 1982. Built in 1964, it was also home to the Phoenix Firebirds until 1992, when the team moved to Scottsdale Stadium.
A's games have the best atmosphere out of all spring training games.
Wear sunscreen. Please.
Free parking at the driving range. Cheapest beer in the Cactus League.
The stadium is the home of the Oakland Athletics Spring Training, as well as, the Arizona Fall League's Desert Dogs. Check out www.phoenix.gov/sports/phxmuni.html for other exclusive events year round
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