Plenty of Seats To Choose From, Play The Market
There are 10,000+ seats at this new park. They’re not going to draw 10,000+ per game. If you want to save money, buy day of game at the ballpark or negotiate out front with scalpers. This is the Dodgers, not the Red Sox.
Joe Connor, Author of A Fan’s Guide To The Ultimate Spring Training Experience, www.modernerabaseball.com
An impressive place, lacking only in cup holders and shade, the entire complex was designed to mimic what was special with Dodgertown in Vero Beach, but on a larger scale and with a decidedly southwestern appeal. As thus, Camelback Ranch has more than its fair share of flair. A two acre lake, walking trails and even an orange grove are outside the stadium, while Gabion walls (stones encased in wire mesh) and caramel colored seats await inside. It's promoted as a park rather than a facility, a campus instead of a complex and those descriptions are apt. But bring your sunscreen as the only fans who stay out of the sun's glare have to pony up to sit in the suites. Everyone else is left to wonder why the ballpark was built facing the southeast - and the sun.
Camelback Ranch stadium is one of only 3 stadiums in the cactus league to offer free parking
Prepare for the sun
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Prepare for the sun: Camelback Ranch is a great place to watch a ballgame, except for the one fundamental flaw. Every stadium in Arizona is facing East in order to keep the maximize the amount of shade, except Camelback Ranch. You will take a beating from the sun at the Dodgers Spring Training home.
So come prepared with hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. If you must stay out of the sun, sit along the first base side in the top rows.
By Trevor O'Brien - NBC Los Angeles