Mesa, Arizona has transformed into a city of endless leisure pursuits. The area has long been a playground for sun-worshippers, but a new visitor is descending upon this desert destination. Foodies are flocking here for the region’s culinary attractions, thrill-seekers are scaling our mountain tops, golfers are hitting our to-ranked links and culture keepers are soaking up our region’s rich heritage.
In 2015, Mesa’s Hohokam Stadium will welcome back the Oakland Athletics. The renovated stadium will have new seating, a state-of-the art scoreboard and remodelled clubhouse. Additional amenities for fans to enjoy will be a kid’s zone and party decks alongside the left field and right field foul lines. Fitch Park, which will serve as the year-round home for Oakland Athletics Minor League Training and Player Development Operations, will expand the size of the training facility by more than 25,000 square feet. Pitchers and catchers arrive in mid-February and both stadiums offer great fan viewing areas before and after the game.
The City of Mesa opened the newest and largest Major League Baseball spring training stadium last year, Sloan Park. Every March, fans from all over the country flock to Mesa to watch their beloved Chicago Cubs warm up for summer. On average, Sloan Park hosts 14,500+ fans per game and broke numerous attendance records earning the label as the ‘most watched team in the Cactus League’. Many iconic features from Chicago were added to the stadium to mirror Wrigley Field, even its culinary experience. Within the stadium, fans can walk around to local food trucks, picnic tables and find Chicago-style hotdogs and deep dish pizza at every turn. Adjacent to Sloan Park is the popular Riverview Park, an $8 million city park that has visitors talking.
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