Sunday, February 19, 2006

February 19th, 2006 - Open House

Today was kind of cool because the City of Scottsdale sponsored an Open House at the newly remodeled Scottsdale Stadium. Anyone who wanted to, could take a self-guided tour including access to the Press Box and the new deck area above the RF wall. I spent most of the day walking around the park. The views from the new deck are great. As I said in prior posts, the deck is the only area of the park that affords a 360 degree view of the entire complex. Unfortunately, they have not been allowing fans access to the deck except for today's Open House.

I am splitting today's entry into two posts. One explaining the photos of the park itself and one devoted to the players. Below are a selection of photos taken from around the park. I think I included photos from pretty much every vantage point. I have more from different angles is anyone is interested. Since one picture is worth a thousand words, I think the photos describe the place better than I ever could......so I will let them.

I posted the City of Scottsdale website address once before. It details the improvements much better than I could, including a PDF format rendering of what the finished site will look like. I am posting that link once again below, in case anyone is interested in the details of both the Scottsdale Stadium and Indian School Park remodels.

Spring Training Facilities Renovation Plan

5 comments:

DaStick said...

Nice work, man....the place looks a lot more classy...now for the million dollar Q: Will a fan be able to take a round trip stroll? Those walkways and your CF photo give me hope...

Giantfan9 said...

You can take a "round trip stroll" around Scottsdale Stadium. As a matter of fact, I did it twice today. There are concrete walkways from the new CF entrance clockwise to the RF line and then you can walk across the grass berm in LF (or behind it if you prefer) back to the CF entrance. I would have put a concrete walkway across the top of the grass seating in LF if I were the architect....but you can't have everything.

DaStick said...

Excellent....Nothing better than taking a few rounds during a game with a brew or two to soak it all in...

Scottsdale Stadium is now heads and shoulders above the rest.
The park plus the location? Can't be beat! If they improve/lose those damn bleachers, it'd be near perfect

Anything new on the resturant front? Don't forget about Los Dos Molinos near south mountain *shakes finger*

Giantfan9 said...

Nah......we are trying to be good. We have only eaten out once since we got here. We have friends and family coming down from March 4th through March 18th. We are going to save the restaurant/bar crawling until then. I am BBQing every night. Something I enjoy, but can't do at the San Francisco condo.

I always thought Scottsdale Stadium was the best stadium when you factored in location. I still think Maryvale and Surprise have slightly better stadiums, with Surprise being the best. But, both of them are in terrible locations.

dastick said...

Sounds pretty relaxing...nice eve outdoors bbqin for just the two of ya. I've found it's easiest to hit up that restuarant when picking up/dropping off at the airport. Not really any reason to leave Scottsdale sans 'road' games ; )

Anything going on over at Indian School worth mentioning??