We have a welcome addition to entering and exiting Camelback Ranch-Glendale, spring home of the White Sox and Dodgers: Ballpark Boulevard, which runs to the west of the complex, has been extended north.
Ballpark Boulevard has been extended to meet 99th Avenue and now runs from Camelback Road to the south and Maryland Avenue to the north. Previous ending at the ballpark, Ballpark Boulevard now allows fan to enter the complex easily from both the north and south.
That means fans coming from the north (which includes Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District) can exit Loop 101 at either Maryland Avenue or Glendale Avenue) and drive directly to the ballpark. The move should also reduce traffic on Camelback Road for fans arriving from the south.
The new road is three lanes, with a middle lane that can be reversed based on a current need.
“Adding this new road to Glendale’s map is something we are very proud of,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers in a press statement. “Now, when fans from Camelback Ranch leave the game they will not be forced to go west away from Glendale, instead they’ll be able to exit to Westgate and all Glendale has to offer our guests while visiting here, just in time for Spring Training Opening Day.”
Be warned that the local traffic authors may route you past a desired exit: if you are headed north to the ballpark you may be routed to Maryland past the Camelback Road exit in an effort to disperse traffic; similarly, you may be told to exit on Glendale Avenue coming from the north. With both the White Sox and Dodgers expected to attract decent crowds this spring, be prepared to follow the road signs.
“Attending a White Sox or Dodgers Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale is always a great experience for fans, but now arriving and departing the ballpark will be even easier because of this new road with access to the 101,” said Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in a press statement. “The ability of Ballpark Blvd. to now handle more than 10,000 vehicles each day, plus the direct connection to Westgate, means an even better fan experience for all baseball fans wanting to make the most of their trip to Glendale.”
“The opening of Ballpark Boulevard north of Camelback Ranch-Glendale will greatly enhance the Spring Training experience for Dodger fans traveling to Arizona this spring,” said Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten in a press statement. “Fans can now approach our beautiful campus from the north as well and the new stretch of road will provide a streamlined exit for those heading to the many entertainment choices in Glendale.”