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Phoenix-area baseball stadium gets face lift ahead of Spring Training season

The new Colonnade bar at Peoria Sports Complex. (Photo: Peoria Sports Complex)

PHOENIX — Cactus League Spring Training is just around the corner and crews in Peoria have been getting the spring home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners ready for the action.

Fans coming out to Cactus League games will see a lot of improvements to the Peoria Sports Complex, according to stadium Spokesman Chris Calcaterra, including the addition of 700 seats near third base.

“Underneath is a new interior air-conditioned space for groups called the Colonnade,” he said. “That will have a complete bar and can be used even during the off season.”

Calcaterra said the Colonnade will be used for several types of events.

“Year round, it will be used for all sorts of events from weddings to retirement parties, to anything they can think of,” Calcaterra said.

There will be plenty of bargain tickets for the games this Spring Training season, Calcaterra said, including a family four-pack and a “Soldier’s Salute,” which gives a $2 discount to visitors with a valid military I.D.

Better purchase tickets soon: the first spring game is the annual Peoria Diamond Club charity game between the Padres and the Mariners on March 2.

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