Opened in 1994, the 12,000-plus-seat Peoria Sports Complex plays host to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. The stadium features some of the better grass seating in the Cactus League, including a berm that extends the length of the entire outfield.
Address: 16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria. See it on a map.
Parking: There are two main parking lots at the complex, both accessible from 83rd Avenue, at a cost of $5 per car and $10 per RV. The capacity is 2,700 vehicles.
Best place to sit: For afternoon games, those seated sections 205 to 219 and 105 to 121 on the third base line and lawn seating in left field have the sun at their backs.
Concessions: Enjoy beer, soft drinks, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs (including the “Ruthian foot-long”) and snacks. Get great “beer man” coverage in the stands.
Best Pre-Game/Post-Game Spots
Taste authentic Mexican food
Carolina’s Mexican Food is legendary for its traditional handmade tortillas.
Address: 9030 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria
Grab a beer
At the Tilted Kilt U.K.-inspired pub and eatery, patrons will find five things: ice cold beer, a mouthwatering menu, large TV screens, a festive atmosphere and attractive cast members.
Address: 16840 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria
Hit the ice
Next to Peoria Sports Complex, AZ Ice Peoria features a full-size indoor ice rink with regular open skate and hockey sessions.
Address: 15829 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria
At 10,000 acres, Lake Pleasant is Arizona’s second-largest lake and is a venue for boating, sailing, fishing, water and jet skiing. Learn more about Arizona’s lakes.
Address: 41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown
Enjoy the outdoors
A few blocks south of the stadium, Rio Vista Community Park boasts a fully stocked, fishable urban lake, batting cages, skate park, jogging paths and a kids’ splash park.
Address: 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria
The Challenger Space Center of Arizona, affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute, is an educational tribute to the space program.
Address: 21170 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria