About Goodyear Ballpark
Goodyear Ballpark was the result of a $108 million dollar construction project that was completed in 2009.
The state of the art training facilities and 10,000 seat stadium helped to attract two of Major League Baseball’s most storied franchises to relocate to Arizona from Florida.
The Cleveland Guardians rejoined the Cactus League when they made the move to Goodyear for the 2009 spring training season. It marked Cleveland’s return to Arizona and the Cactus League, where they trained from 1947 to 1992.
The Cincinnati Reds made the move to Goodyear the following year. The Reds took possession of their new development complex in October 2009, and hosted their inaugural season in Goodyear in the spring of 2010.
Hosting both Ohio MLB teams brings a fan base unique to facilities in the Cactus League, not to mention a fun, friendly rivalry!
Our Ballpark’s History
Our Ballpark is located on a 3-acre parcel south of Yuma Road and east of Estrella Parkway. The project includes Goodyear Ballpark, the Guardians Development Complex and Reds Development Complex. Each team has two practice fields for their exclusive year-round use, while the other eight fields are used by the City of Goodyear for tournaments, Little League games and more.
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Renowned architectural firm HOK Sport of Kansas City designed the baseball complex, which includes 8,000 stadium seats, 1,500 lawn seats, six luxury suites, terrace seating on the third level behind home plate and more than 300 seats in the Right Field Pavilion.
Barton Malow, a national construction service company headquartered in Michigan with offices in Tempe, constructed the facility, which was completed in February 2009.
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Player Development Complex
The rest of the complex was built on a 100-acre site east of Estrella Parkway, a quarter-mile south of Goodyear Ballpark.
The Guardians Development Complex (northern half) was completed in August of 2008. The Reds Development Complex (southern half) was completed in October of 2009. Each team complex includes a clubhouse, which they control year-round.
The teams use their clubhouses to both train and rehabilitate players. In addition to the clubhouses, the facilities include pitching mounds, batting cages, tunnels, observation towers, two half-fields, one agility field, and two full-size practice fields. Each team also has exclusive use of six full-size practice fields during spring training season.
The ballpark hosts a number of regional and national baseball tournaments each year, but the facility transforms for all kinds of events including food truck festivals, concerts, movie nights, corporate outings, car shows and the City of Goodyear’s annual signature events such as the Star Spangled 4th. Check out our events calendar to find out what’s up next!