Inside look at the new A's stadium in MesaPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. -- Hohokam Stadium in Mesa has changed for another ball club to call it home. One of the first things that had to be done was to change the colors from blue and red to green and yellow for the A’s.
Rolling up to Hohokam, you can immediately see the changes. Along with new paint, there is also new signage, all of it giving the stadium a new look and feel both outside and in.
"One of the biggest changes you're going to see at the stadium is that we have the largest scoreboard in the Cactus League,"said Steve Fanelli with the Oakland A’s. "A 56 foot scoreboard and it's going to be up and going for us at every game, a big upgrade coming from Phoenix Muni where we basically had a scoreboard we got from a high school, so a big difference for us and our fans."
Bleachers have also been taken out at both ends of the stadium, opening it up for food and drinks and a place to socialize during the game.
Another big change for A's fans is a grassy berm in the outfield, something that wasn't available at Phoenix Muni.
"The fans will get a chance to roll out the blanket, bring the family and enjoy some baseball relatively inexpensively which will be a win for us and for the fans," said Fanelli. "We're looking forward to having our fans here at the stadium."
The public can visit the stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to take a look at all the changes and renovations that have been made. It's free and fans might even get a chance to see some of the players.
1235 N Center St, Mesa, AZ