Hohokam Stadium was vacated by the Chicago Cubs after the 2013 season, then renovated for the Athletics, who moved from Phoenix Municipal Stadium. This is a reunion of sorts for the A’s, who held spring training in the old Rendezvous Park from 1969 to 1976, and were the first tenants in the original Hohokam Park built in 1977.
Address: 1235 N. Center Street, Mesa. See it on a map.
Parking: Parking is limited; arrive early so you can grab one of the 3,000 parking spots available in the surrounding soccer fields.
Best place to sit: Most of the Terrace Box seats, sections 200 through 212, are shaded. Or grab a blanket and enjoy the outfield lawn. Ticketholders should make sure they’re within sight of the largest HD scoreboard display in the Cactus League.
Concessions: Ovations Food Services—with its “everything’s fresh” philosophy—managed concessions when the Cubs were a tenant, and will continue to do so for the A’s.
Best Pre-Game/Post-Game Spots
Chill in a sports bar
Despite its Cubs roots, Diamond’s Sports Grille remainsl the best sports bar in town and only blocks away from the stadium.
Address: 161 N. Centennial Way, Mesa
The Arizona Museum of Natural History explores the world of dinosaurs using reassembled skeletons and full-size robotic replicas.
Address: 53 N. Macdonald Street, Mesa
The legendary Los Dos Molinos serves up spicy and delicious tacos, tamales and burritos. Wash it down with a top-shelf margarita.
Address: 260 S. Alma School Road, Suite 137, Mesa
Hit the mall
Mesa Riverview, an outdoor mall, is just 15 minutes from the stadium. Catch a movie, get lunch or visit Bass Pro Shops.
Address: Dobson Road and Loop 202, Mesa