American Family Fields of Phoenix

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American Family Fields of Phoenix
MaryvaleBaseballPark.JPG
Location3805 N. 53rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Coordinates33°29′32″N 112°10′23″W / 33.49222°N 112.17306°W / 33.49222; -112.17306Coordinates: 33°29′32″N 112°10′23″W / 33.49222°N 112.17306°W / 33.49222; -112.17306
OwnerPhoenix Parks and Recreation Dept.
OperatorPhoenix Parks and Recreation Dept.
Capacity10,000
Field sizeLeft field: 350 feet (110 m)
Center field: 400 feet (120 m)
Right field: 340 feet (100 m)
Surfacegrass
Construction
OpenedFebruary 22, 1998
RenovatedMarch 2018
Tenants
AZL Brewers (Arizona League) (1998–present)
Milwaukee Brewers (MLB) (spring training) (1998–present)

American Family Fields of Phoenix [1], formerly known as Maryvale Baseball Park and briefly as Brewers Fields of Phoenix, is a baseball park located in the Maryvale community of Phoenix, Arizona.

The facility is owned and operated by the city's Parks and Recreation department, and holds 10,000 people. It is the spring training home of the Milwaukee Brewers and their minor league affiliates (replacing Compadre Stadium in southeast suburban Chandler). It is also the home stadium to both of the Arizona League Brewers minor league baseball teams of the Arizona League. In addition to the main stadium, the facility includes 5 full practice fields, 2 practice infields, a 2-story clubhouse building, and a 2,000-space parking facility.

In February 2018, the Brewers announced plans for a major renovation of the facility. The renovation will include a new clubhouse building, renovation of the existing Brewers clubhouse, a newly constructed agility field, a new major league practice field, new batting tunnels, covered practice mounds, a new entry plaza, and new & refurbished parking lots. Costs will be shared by the Brewers ($56-60 million), the city of Phoenix ($2 million/year over 5 years), and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (approximately $5.7 million). Completion is expected by the 2019 spring training season.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/Brewers/status/1095429876994076674
  2. ^ "Brewers release details of Maryvale Baseball Park renovation". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-03-07.

External links[edit]

Maryvale Baseball Park, 2010, aerial photo by Doc Searls