New Glendale spring training complex to be named Camelback RanchPosted: Updated:
GLENDALE -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox will open spring training next year in their new, shared complex in Glendale to be named Camelback Ranch.
Dodgers owner and chairman Frank McCourt and White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf made the joint announcement yesterday.
Reinsdorf says baseball fans will be able to enjoy a world-class complex that features the Cactus League's largest ballpark with state-of-the-art amenities and one of the most scenic environments in all of sports and entertainment.
The 141-acre site is located on Camelback Road just west of the Loop 101.
The complex includes more than 118,000-square-feet of major and minor league clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fiels, and three half-fields.
The site will feature walking trails, landscaped grounds, and an orange grove. There will also be two ponds and a fully stocked lake between the two team's facilities.
The shared stadium will be the largest in the Cactus League with a capacity of 13,000, including 3,000 lawn seats, 12 luxury suites, a party deck and a center field rotunda entrance.
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