Construction crews in Arizona rushing to complete Indians' spring training stadiumPosted: Updated:
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Construction crews are pulling double shifts in Arizona to complete the Cleveland Indians' new spring training stadium ahead of next month's reporting deadline for pitchers and catchers.
Jan. 22 is the scheduled completion date for the 10,000-seat Goodyear Ballpark near Phoenix.
That's three weeks before the first group of players arrives for work outs at the club's first spring in Arizona since 1992.
Cleveland's first game at the park is against San Francisco on Feb. 25.
The Indians decided in 2006 to move their spring training home this year to Goodyear after 16 years in Winter Haven, Fla.
They'll be joined at the $108 million complex next year by the Cincinnati Reds.
Crews should be completely finished with the Indians' portion of the complex by Feb. 20.