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Goodyear Ballpark Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Whether you like to watch fireworks, collect player autographs or watch your kids run the bases, the 5th Anniversary season of spring training baseball at Goodyear Ballpark will be full of special moments in the warm spring sun.
A full schedule of special days and promotions is being planned for fans with tickets to Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds spring training baseball games.
Kids can run the bases after games on Saturdays and Sundays. Seniors are invited to “stroll” the bases after Tuesday games. And everyone can play catch in the outfield after the games on March 13 and 14!
If you collect autographs, you can meet Reds and Indians players before games on February 23, 27, 28 and March 6 (1:05 p.m.), 21 and 26. Special tickets are distributed before the gates open on autograph days.
Fireworks are planned on several nights in the spring while the final game of the season, March 30, is Fan Appreciation Day. Autographed team memorabilia and other items will be given away each inning.
If you just like to save money on great seats, then the Early Bird Discount is for you. Tickets in the Outfield Box and Outfield Reserved sections on weekday games between February 25 and March 8 are half off if purchased by February 24.
The first four seasons of spring training baseball in Goodyear have been packed with special memories. Be a part of the excitement when our fifth anniversary season opens February 22.
Mayor Lord Visits Cleveland and Cincinnati
Baseball fans in chilly Ohio got a warm reminder about spring training from Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord last month when she visited Cleveland and Cincinnati to promote ticket sales to games in Arizona in February and March.
Mayor Lord visited Cleveland and Cincinnati radio and TV stations to remind fans to buy tickets and book trips to sunny Goodyear. She also spent several hours at the Goodyear Ballpark booth at RedsFest, inviting fans to make the trip this spring.
“If they have been to Goodyear already, they love it,” Mayor Lord said. “Fans really like our ballpark and they love the weather,” she added.
Attendance has shown steady growth since the ballpark opened but the City and both teams continue to work to make Goodyear an annual trip for Reds and Indians faithful.
Spring Comes Early to Goodyear Ballpark
Great seats are now available for all 34 spring training games scheduled this February and March at Goodyear Ballpark.
Games start early this year with an afternoon contest between the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds on Friday, February 22 at 1:05 p.m.
The 2013 season marks the fifth anniversary of the ballpark with special events and promotions planned to celebrate the milestone.
The World Champion San Francisco Giants visit three times, while the Los Angeles Dodgers, hometown Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs each visit twice. The ballpark plays host to six night games this season, including one between the Reds and Team Canada. The Reds and Indians close out the season in a 12:05 match-up on Saturday, March 30.
Don’t miss a moment of spring training baseball excitement at Goodyear Ballpark. Buy your tickets now at reds.com/spring or indians.com/spring.
*= Fireworks nights
Canadian Big Leaguers Play Exhibition Game
Canada’s best baseball players will take the field as Team Canada for an exhibition game on Wednesday, March 6 against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.
The team will be made up of Major League Baseball players from Canada or with Canadian heritage. The team is in Arizona practicing for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, MLB’s version of an Olympics event featuring teams from around the globe.
Goodyear is making plans to celebrate the Canadian invasion. “We want our friends from Canada, whether they live in Goodyear or elsewhere in the area, to come and enjoy this special treat,” said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord.
The City will announce plans to mark Team Canada’s visit as details become available. Fans can buy tickets to the game by visiting Goodyear Ballpark Ticket Office or online at www.reds.com/spring.
Ballpark is Tops for Spring Training Experience
For the second time in three years, Goodyear Ballpark has been voted tops in the Cactus League!
Readers of the Phoenix New Times again in 2012 named the Ballpark the “Best Place to See a Spring Training Game.”
With easy access off I-10 and parking just beyond the ballpark fence, getting to the game couldn’t be more convenient. Inside, the view is great from every seat and every concession stand! So whether you are in the stands or standing in line, you won’t miss a single, an out or a big play at the plate!
Tickets are on sale at Goodyear Ballpark Ticket Office or online at indians.com/spring or reds.com/spring.
By phone: 800-745-3000
In person: Goodyear Ballpark Ticket Office and select Ticketmaster outlets
Open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Game Days: 9 a.m. until 30 minutes post-game
Open Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and game days