Opening Day of the 2024 spring training season at Goodyear Ballpark is scheduled for Saturday,…
The city of Goodyear is proud to announce a partnership with Perfect Game, the world’s largest amateur youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, to use the Goodyear Ballpark facilities as a hub for tournaments and other baseball activities in the Phoenix metro area.
“This is a win-win for all involved and the city of Goodyear is excited to be entering into this partnership with Perfect Game,” said Mayor Joe Pizzillo. “We are pleased to know that the outstanding facilities at our Goodyear Ballpark are being utilized to discover and develop rising athletic talent.”
Through its partnership with Perfect Game, and its best-in-class events and services, Goodyear will now host thousands of the top amateur baseball athletes from around the country in tournaments throughout the year.
“Perfect Game is excited to enter into this partnership with the city of Goodyear. Goodyear, in particular, and the surrounding area, in general, are baseball and softball hotbeds, producing some of the most passionate athletes and fans of the sports,” stated Perfect Game CEO Rob Ponger. “We look forward to increasing our presence in the southwest, and Arizona has quickly become the hub of our activities in the region. From our popular All American Classic, to be played in Phoenix this August, to the events scheduled for Goodyear, the area will play an important role in helping Perfect Game make dreams come true for hundreds of young athletes.”
“This will be a tremendous driver for our local economy as Perfect Game has committed to the city of Goodyear which provides a wonderful opportunity for the city to showcase all that we have to offer those who visit our community. We look forward to welcoming thousands of Perfect Games guests when they stay in our hotels, dine at our restaurants and shop locally, experiencing all that is Goodyear” added Mayor Pizzillo.
In total, 26 Perfect Game tournaments and events are planned to be hosted at Goodyear Ballpark. As a result, thousands of players, coaches and their families from in and outside the region will come to the city of Goodyear. The schedule kicks off with the Memorial Day Classic which will feature over 90 teams and 1,000 players from around the country.
Perfect Game is committed to providing youth baseball and softball players from across North America with fun and safe environments in which to pursue their on-field dreams, while acquiring important life skills that will serve them well in the future. With nearly 1,000 events each year across the country, Perfect Game events serve as invaluable resources to college coaches as well as Major League Baseball scouts.
To date, more than 1,847 players who have played in a Perfect Game event have gone on to play Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 13,893 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft, and in the 2022 Draft alone, more than 90 percent of all players selected had played in Perfect Game events.
For the full schedule and more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org.