Most Unique Concessions Item:
The foot-long "Ruthian" hot dog is reserved for those with a bambino-sized appetite!
Best Known Ballpark Amenity
: Several craft beer brands and flavors from the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
Most Distinguishable Stadium Feature:
Peoria Cove, a ship-themed kids' attraction with a mini baseball field, splash pad and playground!
Best Ballpark Game Tradition:
Availability is extremely limited, but on Sunday games, children can sign up to take the field with a player or announce a batter!
Most Interesting Stadium Tidbit:
Peoria Sports Complex was the first two-team spring training facility in baseball.
While the practice fields are always a good spot, fans can stake out a piece of turf at the stadium's "Autograph Alley," which every player has to pass through to reach the stadium field.
Don't use Bell Road! Exit off the 101 Loop at Thunderbird Road, Union Hills Drive or 75th Avenue for less congested routes to the stadium.
Fans can choose their beer based on their palate, not their wallet as all domestic, craft and imported beers are priced exactly the same.
Don't procrastinate! Avoid the lines and save money by buying your game tickets in advance. When buying your tickets, don't miss the craft courtyard or all-you-can-eat upgrade offers!
Fans can bring their own food, but don't break the seal on your drinks! Only factory-sealed water bottles and juice boxes are allowed. Fans on the lawn, bring a blanket! Lawn chairs are not permitted.
The San Diego Padres have trained in Arizona since their National League inception in 1969. The club spent spring training in western Arizona's Yuma through 1993. In 1994, the Padres moved to the City of Peoria, joining the Seattle Mariners at the first two-team spring training facility ever built, Peoria Sports Complex.
The Peoria Diamond Club
is a volunteer organization that supports the City of Peoria, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in spring training operations every season. Their mission is to raise funds for local youth charities, causes and organizations.