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Friday, April 10, 2009

Play ball in Goodyear AZ

Nestled in the shadow of the Estrella Mountains, the Southwest Valley has become one of the shining jewels in the Phoenix metro area. The cities of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson are making their presence known as excellent places stay, visit and play.

My impressions of the new Goodyear ball park are that it is just that. A ball park! There wasn’t anything special about it. Nice new and modern but it didn’t wow me. One feature that I enjoyed was the right field pavilion that offered an all you care to eat package. For $30.00 I got a ticket to the game plus all the hot dogs, burgers, soft drinks and the trimmings that I cared to consume. There was also a bar serving adult beverages with major league prices. A negative for this area and the rest of the ball park vending was the lack of Cleveland’s unique spicy dark brown stadium mustard.

Parking around the stadium is plentiful and costs $5.00. It’s a short walk from the parking area to the practice facilities and stadium. One of the Indians practice fields had the outfield configured like Jacobs I’m sorry now Progressive Fields. So this feature a Goodyear version of the Great American Ballpark should be included in the new Red’s complex.