Goodyear Ballpark: A Look Inside the Valley's Newest Spring Training Field
We admit we don't get out to Goodyear much. But, with a new Spring Training stadium opening in the western West Valley city Wednesday, we made the drive ("Just 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix!" Goodyear likes to claim) to check out the new home of the Cleveland Indians, former spring Floridians who've come west for a new stadium.
Ohio's other team, the Cincinnati Reds, will share the stadium with the Tribe starting next year. So what did we see, besides lots of pale Midwesterners?
The plans are to build a large mixed-use development around the park -- something like Glendale's Westgate -- but so far it's mostly dusty fields. There was no tailgate scene (oh, Cubbies!) but the grassy lawn in the outfield provided a nice vantage point to take in the San Francisco Giants' 10-7 victory over the Indians.