Fitch Park

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Fitch Park
Location1 East 8th Street
Mesa, Arizona
United States
Coordinates33°25′42″N 111°49′47″W / 33.428285°N 111.829762°W / 33.428285; -111.829762Coordinates: 33°25′42″N 111°49′47″W / 33.428285°N 111.829762°W / 33.428285; -111.829762
OperatorOakland Athletics
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1997
Renovated2014
ClosedThe City of Mesa
ArchitectGensler (2014)[1]
General contractorW.E. O’Neil Construction (2014)[1]
Tenants
Oakland Athletics (MLB) (MiLB spring training) (2015–present)
Arizona League Athletics (AZL) (2015–present)
Chicago Cubs (MLB) (MiLB spring training) (1997–2013)

Fitch Park is a baseball park complex and training facility located in Mesa, Arizona.[2] It is the spring training workout facility for Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics. It is also the year-round home for Oakland's minor league training and player development operations, the home ballpark of the Arizona League Athletics, and the spring training home for Oakland's minor league affiliates.[3][4]

The Chicago Cubs used the baseball fields and training facility in the same capacities from 1997 to 2013.[4]

Prior to the Athletics' use, the training facility, renamed the Lew Wolff Training Complex, was renovated and expanded to 55,433 square feet (5,149.9 m2).[3] The building's exterior and interior were remodeled to reflect Oakland's green and gold color scheme.[3] The playing fields, pitcher's mounds, and batting cages were also improved to meet the team's needs.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christopher, Kevin (February 20, 2015). "City and Oakland A's Celebrate Completion of Hohokam Stadium/Fitch Park Renovations". City of Mesa. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mesa Baseball Chronology". Hohokam Stadium. City of Mesa. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Lew Wolff Training Complex Set to Open at Fitch Park". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. February 18, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Reichard, Kevin (March 14, 2014). "Mesa Launches HoHoKam Park Renovations For A's". Ballpark Digest. August Publications. Retrieved March 25, 2015.