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For Immediate Release:

Friday, March 27, 2005

CITY OF GOODYEAR SELECTS SITE FOR NEW SPRING TRAINING BALLPARK;

TO APPROACH SPORTS AND TOURISM AUTHORITY FOR FUNDING

 

 

(Goodyear, AZ) The Goodyear City Council has approved a site for a new spring training complex and given the City Manager’s office the authority to seek major league tenants and apply to the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority for funding for the proposed mixed-use stadium village.

 

According to Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh, the complex, to be located on the Woods’ Family property, east of Estrella Parkway between Yuma Road and MC 85, will be a "ballpark like no other."  

 

“The ballpark will be the central feature of the mixed-use stadium village that will likely include commercial, office, hospitality and residential uses,” Cavanaugh explained.  “The stadium complex will be accessible year round for recreational uses and will include private developments, such as hotel and office space that will overlook the stadium.”

 

The Woods family, which has owned the land for decades, is providing the land to Goodyear. 

 

Cavanaugh said it takes a tremendous effort to make something like this happen, and the Goodyear team has been working very hard on it.

 

“We have assembled an experienced team made up of both internal staff and external consultants that will help us create something truly special for the entire Southwest Valley,” Cavanaugh said. 

 

Rose Properties Southwest, LLC, in association with JMI Sports, will work closely with city officials on the development of this complex.  Hines Interest LP will provide construction management, with sports facility design by HOK Sport.

 

 

                                                           

 

 

 
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