Since its debut in 1994 as the first two-team spring training baseball facility, Peoria Sports Complex has undergone numerous enhancements. The 145-acre complex, home to Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, hosts year-round player development programs for both clubs in addition to spring training and is also utilized for many public and private events throughout the year.
In 2012, the City of Peoria announced the extension of lease agreements with both Major League tenants through 2034. The agreements spurred a multi-year period of renovations and upgrades to the facility.
The current versions of the clubhouses debuted just before the 2014 spring training season. The Padres’ clubhouse expanded to 60,846 square feet, while the Mariners clubhouse increased from 35,700 to 56,368 square feet. Both renovated clubhouses include over 400 personnel lockers, dining and media space, weight training rooms and hydrotherapy areas. Each new building also achieved LEED Gold certification as energy and resource efficient buildings upon completion.
The 2015 spring training season marked the introduction of several stadium enhancements, including the addition of over 400 seats behind home plate and down the base lines and ADA platforms and ramps. All existing seats were replaced, including angled seats down the baselines for better views towards home plate with cup holders installed throughout the entire seating bowl. The stadium was also repainted to coordinate with the color scheme of the newly renovated team clubhouses and restroom and concessions spaces were upgraded with new amenities. Two new group areas, the Pavilion on the outfield concourse and the Terrace above the third base concourse were also added to accommodate large groups. Additionally, a new 2,400-square foot Team Store was erected and the outfield concourse was widened. New entry gates and administrative offices were constructed and the ticket office was redeveloped to add more ticket windows and a shaded line queue.
A third new group area, the Colonnade, made its debut during the 2016 spring training campaign with 600 additional shaded seats above it. The 3,300-square foot indoor space includes a slew of amenities such as air-conditioning, audio/visual equipment, ambient lighting, catering, private restrooms and a full-service bar. The building also connects to an outdoor private patio facing the field and can accommodate groups and events.
The most recent renovation, Peoria Cove, opened in time for the 2017 spring season. The coastal-themed playground and splash pad features misting fans, a shaded concessions area and a mini baseball field.
Peoria Sports Complex has long served as a major economic engine for Peoria due to both spring training and the year-round event calendar and serves as the crown jewel of the P83 Entertainment District and the City of Peoria.
- 145 total acres
- 12,518 stadium seating capacity
- 2,730 vehicle parking capacity
- 13 full size baseball fields
- 7 lighted fields
- 340' corners / 385' alleys / 410' center field dimensions
- 4 half fields
- 8 covered major league hitting tunnels
- 12 minor league hitting tunnels
- 30 practice mounds