New on the site
There's a completely new look at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, AZ. Click here to look at our 15 photos (that you won't see anywhere else) and read our thoughts on the park and its fantastic concessions.
The Cubs moved out and the Oakland A's moved in -- but not before $26 million was spent renovating and "rebranding" HoHoKam Stadium and the nearby spring training complex. We attended the A's opening game in the remodeled facility, and the results are incredibly positive -- particularly the food! Read our assessments and take a look at the 15 photos.
USA TODAY Spring Training Preview
Now available! Not only will you find profiles of all 30 MLB teams as they enter spring training, there's also the schedule of exhibitions games, early fantasy predictions and best of all, six pages (written by me) on what teams want in their spring-training complex. Buy it on newsstands nationwide or online.
Big League ballpark notes
Palm Beach County moved closer to a two-team spring-training complex by approving a $5-million "down payment" on the $135-million project ... Wall Street Journal reports that Yankee players are worried that the new pro soccer team that plays in Yankee Stadium could be damaging the turf ... Bees took over an exhibition game in Tempe ... Busch Stadium (left) will finally offer Cardinal fans WiFi ... For decades, it was the home of pro baseball, especially in the spring. Now Phoenix Muni is being remodeled to accommodate the new tenants, Arizona State University baseball ... Just in time for the 2015 MLB All Star Game, the Reds are adding a huge new bar at Great American Ball Park ... The Dodgers are taking heat for increasing the cost of parking at Dodger Stadium by 100% ($10 to $20) over the course of two seasons ... Not everyone is in favor of the renovations being made at Wrigley Field ... In an unusual move, MLB awarded the 2016 All Star Game to Petco Park in San Diego, meaning it will be held in NL parks two years in a row.
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In stock: Edition 3 of the Touring The Majors® poster displaying all 30 MLB parks.