|MARYVALE BASEBALL PARK|
|Dimensions||350L, 400C, 340R|
|Ticket Prices||Diamond Box, $27; Field Box, $24; Infield Reserved, $18; Outfield Reserved, $14; and Lawn Seating, $8|
|Tickets on Sale||Monday, December 7 at 9 a.m. CT|
|Ticket Web Site||brewers.com|
|Address||3600 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031|
|Directions||Take 51st Avenue (Exit 139 off I-10) north. Maryvale Baseball Park is on the left just before Indian School Road.|
Milwaukee Brewers 2016 Spring Training: If You Go …
Maryvale is not one of the more upscale areas of Phoenix (as a matter of fact, it’s a transitional area, which is a polite way of saying that the neighborhood could go to heck in the next few years), so chances are pretty good you won’t be spending much time in the area. Your dining and entertainment options are severely limited: there’s nothing nearby save a Sizzler or Denny’s. If you’re a golfer, you can get in nine or 18 holes at the nearby Maryvale Golf Course (5902 W. Indian School Rd.), considered to a pretty decent municipal course.
One of our favorite sushi joints in the Valley of the Sun is a short drive away: Moto Sushi (6845 N. 16th St., Phoenix; 602/263-5444; mrmotorising.com) at the corner of 16th and Glendale. Great sushi, great selection of beer. Head there on a Saturday morning for half-price sushi beginning at 11 a.m., then wash it down with a brat and a brew.
Plus, you are in the western edge of Phoenix, which means you’re close to Glendale and Peoria. Check out our chapters on San Diego/Seattle, Kansas City/Texas, Los Angeles Dodgers/Chicago White Sox, and Cleveland Indians/Cincinnati Reds for more information on what to do in those areas.
Where to Stay: There really is no reason to stay near Maryvale Baseball Stadium. There are no attractions in the surrounding neighborhood, no hot and trendy restaurants in the area, and no hotels within walking distance. You will find some hotels close to I-10 within a few miles of the ballpark (in the city’s Midtown area), but we’re not talking about plush and scenic resorts: we’re talking Super 8, Motel 6, and Red Roof Inn. Sitting next to the freeway, to boot.
Instead, you should look to staying either in nearby Glendale or downtown Phoenix. Glendale is a suburb located north and west of the Maryvale neighborhood, between Phoenix and Peoria. It’s the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, with a spring-training facility slated to open in 2009. It’s also home to Gila River Arena, the home of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes, as well as University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals.
Flying In: The closest 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.
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