|Capacity||15,000 (9,200 fixed seats, 4,200 outfield-berm capacity, 1,600 suite-level seating)|
|Dimensions||360L, 366LC, 410C, 398RC, 360R|
|Local Airport||Phoenix or Mesa|
|Ticket Prices||To be announced|
|Season Ticket Prices||To be announced|
|Tickets on Sale||Saturday, January 11 at 11 a.m. CT|
|Ticket Web Site||cubs.com|
|Address||2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa|
|Directions||The ballpark is southeast of the Hwy. 202 (the Red Mountain Freeway, running east/west) and Hwy 101 (the Pima Freeway, running north-south) interchange. From Phoenix and points west: Take Hwy. 202 and head east. Take exit 8 (McClintock Dr.) and go south. Go left (east) on E. Rio Salado Parkway and drive 1.3 miles. The complex will be on your left. From Scottsdale and points north: Take Hwy. 101 south to Exit 52. Turn left (east) on E. Rio Salado Pkwy. The complex will be on your left. From Tempe: Take E. Rio Salado Pkwy. (which runs north of downtown and ASU) three miles; the complex is on your left.|
Chicago Cubs Spring Training 2014: If You Go …
With the Cubs moving to a new spring-training complex in Mesa, it will take some time for Cubs fans to establish some new March habits. True, we expect many diehards to set up spring residence at some of the old haunts, including the Best Western Mezona, but the different location may push fans to do more in Tempe and Scottsdale rather than in Mesa. But with some things still unsettled — as of this writing, a planned hotel on the spring complex grounds is on hold — it’s hard to saw how Cubs spring training will play out.
There are 14 other teams with spring-training venues in the Phoenix area: San Diego Padres (Peoria), Seattle Mariners (Peoria), Milwaukee Brewers (Maryvale), Oakland Athletics (Phoenix), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe), San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale), Cleveland Indians (Goodyear), Los Angeles Dodgers (Glendale), Chicago White Sox (Glendale) Texas Rangers (Surprise), Kansas City Royals (Surprise). Arizona Diamondbacks (Scottsdale) and Colorado Rockies (Scottsdale).
Where to Stay: Because there are so many spring-training venues in Phoenix and you’re more than likely visiting more than one ballpark, chances are pretty good that you don’t necessarily need to be staying close to the ballpark. Phoenix is a relatively easy area to make your way around, so don’t feel like it’s essential you stay close to the park. For what it’s worth, the Cubs stayed at Best Western Dobson Ranch Inn and Resort during spring training in prior years.
Flying In: The closest large airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s served by all the major airlines, including United, Delta, Air Canada, American, US Airways, and Southwest. It’s a pleasant enough airport. There is also the much smaller Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; Allegiant and Spirit Airlines both fly there from a variety of destinations in the Midwest and Western regions of the United States.