WHAT'S NEW AT CAMELBACK RANCH-GLENDALE THIS SEASON? Fans attending workouts and games at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (CR-G) this spring
will notice the following changes in the stadium:
• Montejo Patio — The new 5,500-square-foot Montejo Patio that includes 3,500 square feet of
shade is a 360-degree bar on the first-base side near the right-field corner that also will offer new
food concepts. It is CR-G’s first construction project in its seven-year history.
Retired Dodger and White Sox jersey numbers will be displayed on the back walls of both bullpens. Each team has 10 retired numbers.
Los Angeles Dodgers
1 Pee Wee Reese
2 Nellie Fox
2 Tommy Lasorda
3 Harold Baines
4 Duke Snider
4 Luke Appling
19 Junior Gilliam
9 Minnie Minoso
20 Don Sutton
11 Luis Aparicio
24 Walter Alston
16 Ted Lyons
32 Sandy Koufax
19 Billy Pierce
39 Roy Campanella
35 Frank Thomas
42 * Jackie Robinson
72 Carlton Fisk
53 Don Drysdale
42 *Jackie Robinson
*Jersey number 42 is retired across Major League Baseball to honor Dodgers Hall of Fame second baseman Jackie Robinson.
• Affiliate Signage — A directional and distance sign listing names of the Chicago and Los Angeles
minor league affiliates and their distances from Camelback Ranch-Glendale can be found in the
Center Field Courtyard.
• Expanded Merchandise & Concessions — Fans will have a larger variety of products and
locations to purchase merchandise and concession items.
DODGER ENHANCEMENTS The Dodgers also will offer several new amenities and attractions to enhance fan experience, including:
• All-Star Panels — Ten large player cards, lining the Legends Walk surrounding CR-G’s lake,
celebrate Dodger players and managers who made All-Star Game appearances. The features
include Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Shawn Green, Gil Hodges, Tommy Lasorda, Mike Piazza,
Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider and Fernando Valenzuela.
• MVP Baseballs — The Legends Walk also will feature concrete baseballs, three feet in diameter, that pay tribute to all Dodger MVPs — Dolph Camilli, Jake Daubert, Roy Campanella,
Steve Garvey, Kirk Gibson, Clayton Kershaw, Sandy Koufax, Don Newcome, Jackie Robinson,
Maury Wills and Dazzy Vance. They line the south portion of the lake.
• Mini-Dodger Scoreboard — A new Dodger scoreboard resembling the Dodger Vision scoreboard at Dodger Stadium, will welcome fans as they enter the Dodger Major League practice fields.
• Dodger Replica Field Scoreboard — The scoreboard on the Dodger replica field is undergoing a transformation to resemble the look of Dodger Stadium.
• L.A. Logo Sculpture — A new L.A. logo sculpture will sit adjacent to the waterfall at the
• Tommy Lasorda Bobblehead — Adjacent to the Major League team building, the tribute amenity has traveled to Glendale for this spring.
15 COOL THINGS ABOUT CAMELBACK RANCH-GLENDALE
Novelty reigns at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (CBR-G).
Best described as a campus rather than a complex, a park rather than a facility, the non-traditional look and feel is what fans notice first -- a sun-bathed, 141-acre baseball paradise.
The results are eye-popping, an aesthetic home run and a one-of-a-kind spring-training environment.
1. Water Feature: A 1,300-foot, two-acre lake system with river serves the dual purpose of irrigation for fields and site landscaping, and aesthetic enhancement of the campus by physically creating a natural barrier between the two teams’ practice facilities while offering interconnecting walking trails and a park-like feel. The lake utilizes reclaimed water and is stocked with fish.
2. Architecture: Mixture of architectural touches: Natural stone veneers, tri-color faux staining, rusty metal panels, Gabion wall systems, earth-tone (caramel) stadium seat color, and other appointments that blend with the natural desert colors of Arizona. Construction utilizes sweeps and angles instead of a big-box look.
3. Placement: Recessed stadium and team support buildings and secluded parking in the back (north) of the property create open space at the front (south) of the property off Camelback Road.
4. Landscaping: Approximately 5,000 plants and trees have been planted, including Afghan pine trees that frame the batter’s background in center field.
5. Main Entrance: Main entrance in center field — the Pavilion.
6. Sight Lines: Stadium playing field is sunk 12 feet below grade. Stadium seating is elevated 12 feet above grade to provide unobstructed sightlines.
7. Walking Paths: Fans take natural walking paths of decomposed granite from parking lots along the water feature and between practice diamonds en route to the main entrance in center field.
8. Team Buildings: Asymmetrical team support buildings. The Dodgers separate their major and minor leaguers in two buildings; one building combines White Sox major and minor leaguers.
9. Replica Home Fields: Two of the 12 practice fields (four major league, eight minor league) are replica fields of the Dodgers and White Sox home ball parks with exact dimensions of Dodger Stadium and U.S. Cellular Field, respectively. Three additional infields also have been built.
10. Orange Grove: A touch of Dodgertown, southern California, and Arizona, the new orange grove is located on the east side of the property beyond the left-field wall of replica Dodger Stadium.
11. Tunnels: Players access the stadium via tunnels from their clubhouses. Also, the White Sox access some of their practice fields from a third tunnel behind their clubhouse building.
12. Capacity: Largest seating capacity in the Cactus League (10,000 seats, 3,000 berm (grass) seats.
13. Bandstand: Music is offered on game days outside the plaza on a permanent waterside bandstand.
14. Walk of Fame: The future Walk of Fame runs along the water feature.
15. Autograph Corners: The player entry points to the stadium field from tunnels near both foul poles are ideal perches for young autograph seekers who arrive early.