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“Nice, Clean Facility”
Review of Goodyear Ballpark

Goodyear Ballpark
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Goodyear
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Owner description: Goodyear Ballpark is the Spring Training and player development home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.
Cleveland, Ohio
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128 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice, Clean Facility”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This was our second year in a row attending games here. As we learned from our experience last year, its best to get there a little early to make sure you get a parking space that's not a long ways away. This was probably exaggerated by the face that both years were firework games.

The stadium itself is quite nice I think. All of the seats offer a great view of the action. We have only attended night games, so I can not comment on how the sun exposure is on the stands. They do have a nice large lawn area in the outfield for GA seating. It is comparable to most minor league stadiums I have been to. The biggest drawback is the lack of an area for the players to sign autographs, other than down the baseline seats.

They have grass fields down the baselines (above the seats) for kids to run around on, but still allow the parents to see the game and the kids. My favorite part would have to be the whiffle ball fields they put in these areas.

The food was average ballpark fare. Hot dogs, nachos, etc... were average. They do have a nice variety of food with the ice cream trucks, shaved ice stand, skyline chili stand, etc...

Overall, I enjoy watching the games and there isn't a bad seat in this place. I would rank it my third favorite spring training facility in Arizona (behind Camelback Ranch and Salt River Fields).

Visited March 2013
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really nice park - loved our visits”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Visited 3 times during Spring Training 2013
Really enjoyed the park. Small and family friendly.
The seating we had was in the "club seating" which provides shade and a drinks/food service - great idea in the Arizona heat.
Only downside was we didn't see the Indians win a game :(

Visited March 2013
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Vandalia, Ohio
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253 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Below Average Spring Training Park”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

After spending a week dedicated to watching Spring Training baseball games, this ballpark is at the bottom of the list. The majority of the seating is in direct sun. The ushers are not trained toward customer service. Common sense would suggest that fans be allowed to relocate to shade on oppressive days; but, the ushers are enforcers which is silly since the ballpark is always only half full. Lastly, the location is off the beaten track and situated in the middle of nowhere. Shame on the Reds and Indians for being so thoughtless to their fans.

Visited March 2013
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
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“Great Venue”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Goodyear ball park is a pure delight, great food and drinks at a reasonable price. Staff is very friendly.

Visited March 2013
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Charleston, WV
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“Love the Reds, But Not This Park”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Goodyear is the most western of the spring training venues. In some ways it is like the old cookie cutter ballparks built in the 70's (Riverfront, Three Rivers, Busch, etc) in that it is just like so many of the new parks in Arizona. In other words it has a small grandstand for shade in the infield, wide walkways around the park, and grassy areas in the outfield for picnicing and sunning, and a pavillion with a set price for all you can eat or drink. It is new and clean and there are no bad seats. There are two things unique here, and both are yummy. They are a Skyline Chili stand and a Mr Softee ice cream truck! If you, like me, love the Reds (or the Tribe) then this is a great destination. I will come here every year. If you don't care which teams you are seeing in the Cactus League, and want to go to the best venues, then you should perhaps consider other parks, such as Camelback Ranch or Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, or maybe a trip to historic Hohokam (A's moving there next year).

Tip: If you are going to the pavillion in right field, get there early and grab a table on the second level in the shade. The sun hits the shady areas of the lower level by the third inning.
Tip 2: For shade get seats on the third base side in the upper rows.

Visited March 2013
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