Former Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs, Hohokam Stadium was closed for renovations during the 2014 season as the Cubs packed up and headed down the street to their new facility in Mesa. Beginning 2015, and for 20 years after, the Oakland Athletics will once again become Hohokam residents.
The stadium was originally built in 1997 and was occupied by the Cubs until 2013. However, an older Hohokam Park resided just east of the current location, where the A’s first occupied it from 1977-1978. The Cubs took over during the 1979 season and played in Hohokam until moving to Cubs Park in 2014. Phoenix Municipal Stadium, where the A’s have held Spring Training since 1984, will become the home park of the Arizona State Sun Devils.
In 2015, A’s fans will enjoy additions and upgrades including a brand new high definition scoreboard display – the largest in the Cactus League, along with 7,500 new seats and grass berm seating areas for another 2,500 spectators. Fans can also load up on everything green and yellow in the new flagship team shop.
Approximately 12 miles from Sky Harbor Airport (15 minutes, without traffic), Hohokam Stadium has been a Cactus Leaguers favorite – a lot of which has had to do with the rowdy Cubs fans creating a fun, lively environment for catching a game. We’re expecting nothing less from A’s fans in 2015!
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