Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012 Dodgers Spring Training Notes


2012 SPRING TRAINING NOTES

THE FACILITY: 
                                      
The Dodgers’ complex at Camelback Ranch – Glendale includes six practice fields as well as the stadium. The award-winning facility, which the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox, includes a total of more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields. The site also features picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds, an orange grove, two ponds and a lake.

DESERT HOME: 
                                           
2012 is the fourth year the Dodgers will play their Spring Training home games at Camelback Ranch - Glendale. In the club’s inaugural season at the award-winning facility in 2009, the Dodgers set a franchise attendance mark by hosting 131,134 fans throughout the season. The average game attendance mark of 9,367 from 2009 is also a franchise record. Last season the Dodgers hosted more than 103,000 fans at Camelback.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
                 
Following the 2010 season, Camelback Ranch – Glendale received the 2010 Facility of Merit Award from Athletic Business Magazine and the Best of the West Award from WESTMARC, a coalition of West Maricopa County businesses. In 2009, the facility received the Editor’s Choice Award from BallparkDigest.com for “significantly advancing the state of the art for spring training complexes” and the Best of 2009 Award from the Phoenix New Times recognizing CR-G as the “Best Place to See A Spring Training Game, New School.”

2012 SPRING SCHEDULE:

The Dodgers will open their Spring Training schedule on Monday, March 5 as the visiting team in a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. Their first home game is the following day, as they take on the Giants on March 6. The Dodgers will play a total of 17 games at Camelback Ranch this spring and during each of the four Spring Training weekends, providing fans ample opportunity to make the five-hour drive or one-hour flight to the desert.

TUCSON:                                                         

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox along with the Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority and the Tucson Padres will play a Spring Training contest in Tucson with all proceeds going to the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The game will be held at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, March 23, at 1:05 p.m. The Dodgers and White Sox are committed to supporting the Tucson community by helping raise funds for the victims and families affected by the events of January 8, 2011.

FANFEST:                                                       

On Saturday, March 3, Camelback Ranch – Glendale will host a Fan Fest from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will be free of charge and the Dodgers and White Sox will be participating in public batting practices and autograph signings. More details and a full list of Camelback Ranch – Glendale promotions are available at www.camelbackranchbaseball.com.

SPRING TICKETS:                                       

Tickets for the Dodgers’ Cactus League schedule at Camelback Ranch – Glendale are available at www.dodgers.com/spring or by calling (623) 302-5000. Single-game ticket prices begin at $8 ($13 premier games) and all tickets for the Dodgers’ first three games at Camelback (excluding “All You Can Eat” tickets and suites) are half price. Baseline reserved seats are now available for an advanced price of $10, previously $15, and baseline field box seat prices have dropped from $28 to an advance price of $19. More information about Spring Training, including the Camelback Ranch promotional schedule and full ticket pricing information, is available at www.camelbackranchbaseball.com.

EXHIBITION GAMES IN LOS ANGELES:

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will play three Freeway Series exhibition games in Southern California before the regular season begins. The Dodgers will visit Angel Stadium on Monday, April 2 at 7:05 p.m. and then host the Angels at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:10 p.m. and Wednesday, April 4 at 12:10 p.m. When the Dodgers and Angels meet for the first exhibition game on April 2, it will be exactly 50 years after the first-ever contest between the two franchises on April 2, 1962

OTHER NOTES:

Parking is free to all fans.

Pitchers and catchers report  on Tuesday, February 21, with their first workout one day later. Position players report on Monday, February 27, with the first full squad workout to be held on February 28.

1 comment:

Orlando said...

What's up roberto. Good stuff as always. I have a obsession about trying to get most of my bobbles autographed so I'm definitely gna make some road trips this year. Any idea when they will have autograph day ?