|CAMELBACK RANCH – GLENDALE|
|Dimensions||345L, 385LC, 410C, 385R, 345R|
|Ticket Prices||To be announced|
|Tickets on Sale||To be announced|
|Ticket Web Site||whitesox.com or camelbackranchbaseball.com|
|Address||10710 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037|
|Directions||Take I-10 or I-17 to Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway). Take Loop 101 West, if traveling on I-17, or Loop 101 North if traveling on I-10. From Loop 101, exit Camelback Road west (exit 5). Camelback Ranch is approximately one mile down on the north side of Camelback Road.|
Chicago White Sox Spring Training in Glendale: Upscale Digs
One of the great joys of spring training is the informal nature of it all. Fans look forward to getting up close and personal with players in a relaxed setting. Camelback Ranch–Glendale provides plenty of great memory-making moments for fans old and young.
In a design that turns spring-training design on its head, fans park on the opposite side of the complex from the ballpark. They then meander their way through the training complex before reaching the game, getting a chance to see multiple workouts on multiple diamonds. For fans, the experience is then topped with a game at one of the nicest ballparks in spring training.
Camelback Ranch–Glendale, designed by HKS, is designed to appear to rise from the flat Valley floor. A symmetrical two-building outpost in center field houses the main ticket office, the largest team store, and other operations. The curved buildings immediately set the tone for the spring experience at Camelback Ranch–Glendale: the 14 buildings comprising the complex feature sloping roofs, asymmetrical designs, and organic appearances.
The Glendale spring-training complex is one of the largest in the majors. The site, organized around a central connecting path and lake, hosts two ballpark entries – one at home plate and a more prominent entry at center field. Located on a 141-acre site with a three-acre lake, the ballpark has the capacity to host 13,000 fans. It includes more than 118,000 square feet of major- and minor-league clubhouses as well as four major league practice fields, eight minor league practice fields, and two practice infields. Each team has a replica major-league field to emulate their home ballpark.
As a fan, you’re free to roam around most of it. The clubhouses are off limits – too bad, because they’re gorgeous – and typically some of the practice fields are blocked off as well. Still, in terms of access, this is one of the most open spring complexes we’ve every visited.
Spring Training History
The Chicago White Sox have held spring training in Excelsior Springs, Mo. (1901-1902); Mobile (1903); Marlin Springs, Texas (1904); New Orleans (1905-1906); Mexico City (1907); Los Angeles (1908); San Francisco (1909-1910); Mineral Wells, Texas (1911, 1916-1919); Waco, Texas (1912, 1920); Paso Robles, Cal. (1913-1915); Waxahachie, Texas (1921); Seguin, Texas (1922-1923); Winter Haven, Fla. (1924); Shreveport, La. (1925-1928); Dallas (1929); San Antonio (1930-1932); Pasadena, Cal. (1933-1942, 1946-1950); French Lick, Ind. (1943-1944); Terre Haute, Ind. (1945); Palm Springs, Cal. (1951); El Centro, Cal. (1952-1953); Tampa (1954-1959); Sarasota (1960-1997); Tucson (1998-2008); Glendale, Az. (2009-present).