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Everything You Need To Know About Camelback Ranch

Everything You Need To Know About Camelback Ranch

STADIUM ADDRESS: Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Camelback Ranch – Glendale
  • 10712 West Camelback Road
  • Phoenix, AZ 85037
  • (623) 302-5400 – General

DIRECTIONS: Take the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Loop) to the Camelback Road exit and head west. Make a right on 111th St./Ballpark Blvd. into Camelback Ranch – Glendale.

REPORT DATES: Pitchers and catchers report on February 16 and their first workout will be on February 17. Position players report on February 21 and the first full squad workout will be on February 22.

PHOTO DAY: Friday, February 25, 7:00 a.m.

BATTING PRACTICE: Afternoon Games (1:05 p.m. starts):

Dodger BP: Until 11:15 a.m.

Visitor BP: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Visitor Infield: 12:20 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dodger Infield: 12:30 p.m.-12:40 p.m.

Night Games (7:05 p.m. starts):

Dodger BP: Until 5:15 p.m.

Visitor BP: 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Visitor Infield: 6:20 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Dodger Infield: 6:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m.

CAMELBACK RANCH – GLENDALE: The Dodgers’ early workouts will take place at the team’s field complex at Camelback Ranch – Glendale, which includes six practice fields as well as the stadium.

The award-winning facility, which the Dodgers share with the Chicago White Sox, includes more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields. The site also features picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds, an orange grove, two ponds and a lake

2011 SPRING TRAINING NOTES

CAMELBACK RANCH – GLENDALE: 2011 is the third year the Dodgers will play their Spring Training home games at Camelback Ranch – Glendale. In the club’s inaugural season at the award-winning facility in 2009, the Dodgers set a franchise attendance mark by hosting 131,134 fans throughout the season. The average game attendance mark of 9,367 from 2009 is also a franchise record. Last season the Dodgers hosted more than 124,000 fans at Camelback.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:  Following the 2010 season, Camelback Ranch – Glendale received the 2010 Facility of Merit Award from Athletic Business Magazine and the Best of the West Award from WESTMARC, a coalition of West Maricopa County businesses. In 2009, the facility received the Editor’s Choice Award from BallparkDigest.com for “significantly advancing the state of the art for spring training complexes” and the Best of 2009 Award from the Phoenix New Times recognizing CR-G as the “Best Place to See A Spring Training Game, New School.”

2011 SPRING SCHEDULE: The Dodgers will open up Spring Training on February 26 with split squad road games in Tempe against the Angels and Scottsdale against the Giants. The team opens up at home on February 27 when it takes on the Angels the following day. The Dodgers will host 16 home games at Camelback Ranch – Glendale and also play the White Sox as the visiting team twice, on March 20 and March 23.

LAS VEGAS: The Dodgers will play a Spring Training game against the Chicago Cubs at Cashman Field in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 13 at 1:05 p.m. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, will host both clubs at Cashman Field for this exhibition game. The Dodgers will return to Cashman Field for the second straight season and sixth overall appearance (2001-03, 2006, 2010).  The Las Vegas 51s were the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers for eight seasons (2001-2008).

EXHIBITION GAMES IN LOS ANGELES: The Dodgers will play two exhibition games in Los Angeles before the start of the regular season. The Dodgers will host the Angels at Dodger Stadium on March 28 and the Mariners on March 30. The team will also play the Angel in Anaheim on March 29.

OPENING DAY: The Los Angeles Dodgers will open up the regular season at home on Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m. against the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers will face their rivals in a four-game series with three games being televised nationally or regionally, including Opening Day on ESPN.

2010 SPRING RESULTS:

Won  Lost   Tie      Pct.    Home attn.     Home games

11      17      2        .367    124,501          14

MINOR LEAGUE REPORTING DATES: Pitchers and catchers report on March 3 and the first workout is March 5.  All others report on March 9 and the first workout is March 11.  Minor league early camp begins on February 23

LOS ANGELES DODGERS 2011 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

Day Date Opponent Location Time Home or Road (#)
Saturday 2/26 LAA (ss) Tempe 1:05 p.m. Away (1)
2/26 SF (ss) Scottsdale 1:05 p.m. Away (2)
Sunday 2/27 LAA Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (1)
Monday 2/28 CWS Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (2)
Tuesday 3/1 CLE Goodyear 1:05 p.m. Away (3)
Wednesday 3/2 KC Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (3)
Thursday 3/3 CIN Goodyear 7:05 p.m. Away (4)
Friday 3/4 SF (SF ss) Glendale 7:05 p.m. Home (4)
Saturday 3/5 CIN Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (5)
Sunday 3/6 CHI (CHI ss) Mesa 1:05 p.m. Away (5)
Monday 3/7 COL Talking Stick 1:05 p.m. Away (6)
Tuesday 3/8 MIL Maryvale 1:05 p.m. Away (7)
Wednesday 3/9 SEA Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (6)
Thursday 3/10 SD Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (7)
Friday 3/11 OAK (OAK ss) Phoenix 1:05 p.m. Away (8)
Saturday 3/12 KC (ss) Surprise 1:05 p.m. Away (9)
3/12 SF (ss) Scottsdale 1:05 p.m. Away (10)
Sunday 3/13 CWS Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (8)
3/13 CHI Las Vegas 1:05 p.m. Away (11)
Monday 3/14 TEX Surprise 1:05 p.m. Away (12)
Tuesday 3/15 TEX Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (10)
Wednesday 3/16 OFF DAY
Thursday 3/17 ARI Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (11)
Friday 3/18 SF Scottsdale 1:05 p.m. Away (13)
Saturday 3/19 MIL Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (12)
Sunday 3/20 CWS Glendale 1:05 p.m. Away (14)
Monday 3/21 OAK (ss) Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (13)
ARI (ss) Talking Stick 6:40 p.m. Away (15)
Tuesday 3/22 CHI Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (14)
Wednesday 3/23 CWS Glendale 1:05 p.m. Away (16)
Thursday 3/24 COL Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (15)
Friday 3/25 SEA (SEA ss) Peoria 7:05 p.m. Away (17)
Saturday 3/26 SD Peoria 1:05 p.m. Away (18)
Sunday 3/27 CLE Glendale 1:05 p.m. Home (16)
Monday 3/28 LAA Los Angeles 7:10 p.m. Home (17)
Tuesday 3/29 LAA Anaheim 7:05 p.m. Away (19)
Wednesday 3/30 SEA Los Angeles 7:10 p.m. Home (18)

Schedule subject to change; (ss) Denotes split squad game; all times listed are loca

HOW THE 2011 DODGERS WERE BUILT

Manager: Don Mattingly (8)

Bench Coach: Trey Hillman (45); Hitting Coach: Jeff Pentland (41); Pitching Coach: Rick Honeycutt (40);

First Base: Davey Lopes (12); Third Base: Tim Wallach (26); Bullpen Coach: Ken Howell (48); Coach: Manny Mota (11); Major League Hitting Instructor: Dave Hansen (25) Bullpen Catchers: Rob Flippo (85) and Mike Borzello (86)

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

No.  Player                     Year                Round

58    Chad Billingsley      2003                First

51   Jonathan Broxton    2002                Second

65   Ivan DeJesus           2005                Second

57    Scott Elbert              2004                First

17    A.J. Ellis                 2003                18th

64    Javy Guerra             2004                Fourth

27   Matt Kemp              2003                Sixth

22   Clayton Kershaw     2006                First

7      James Loney           2002                First

75    Russ Mitchell          2003                15th

3      Xavier Paul             2003                Fourth

62    Trayvon Robinson  2005                10th

NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS

No.  Player                         Date

63    Jamie Hoffmann          Sept. 2, 2003

74    Kenley Jansen             Nov. 17, 2004

56    Hong-Chih Kuo          June 19, 1999

38    Ramon Troncoso         June 20, 2002

73    Luis Vasquez              Oct. 20, 2003

FREE AGENTS

No.  Player                         Date

28    Rod Barajas                 Dec. 3, 2010

54    Ronald Belisario          Jan. 13, 2009

23    Casey Blake                Jan. 22, 2009

14    Jamey Carroll              Dec. 18, 2009

15    Rafael Furcal               Dec. 20, 2008

21    Jon Garland                 Nov. 29, 2010

31    Jay Gibbons                Nov. 5, 2010

79    Hector Gimenez          Nov. 19, 2010

55    Matt Guerrier              Dec. 21, 2010

10    Tony Gwynn Jr.          Dec. 13, 2010

18    Hiroki Kuroda             Nov. 16, 2010

29    Ted Lilly                      Oct. 31, 2010

76    John Lindsey               Dec. 4, 2009

30    Dioner Navarro           Dec. 14, 2010

44    Vicente Padilla            Dec. 13, 2010

49    Travis Schlichting       Oct. 2, 2007

33    Marcus Thames           Jan. 19, 2011

5      Juan Uribe                   Nov. 30, 2010

NON–ROSTER INVITEES

Pos.         No.      Player

INF         13        Juan Castro

C             77        J.D. Closser

RHP        60        Roman Colon

RHP        78        Rubby De La Rosa

LHP        67        Wilkin De La Rosa

C             61        Damaso Espino

RHP        47        Dana Eveland

INF         70        Dee Gordon

RHP        71        Jon Huber

OF           35        Gabe Kapler

RHP        66        Mike MacDougal

LHP        80        Ron Mahay

INF         6          Aaron Miles

OF           49        Trent Oeltjen

RHP        46        Tim Redding

INF/OF   68        Jerry Sands

INF         72        Justin Sellers

INF/OF   9          Eugenio Velez

RHP        52        Oscar Villarreal

RULE 5 DRAFT

No.  Player                         From                                               Date

37    Carlos Monasterios     Philadelphia via New York (NL)    Dec. 10, 2009

ACQUIRED VIA TRADE

No.  Player                         From                   Date                    With/For

48    John Ely                      Chicago (AL)      Dec. 17, 2009      With Jon Link for Juan Pierre

16    Andre Ethier                Oakland               Dec. 13, 2005      For Milton Bradley and Antonio Perez

36    Blake Hawksworth     St. Louis              Nov. 30, 2009     For Ryan Theriot

50    Jon Link                      Chicago (AL)      Dec. 17, 2009      With John Ely for Juan Pierre

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Marriott Springhill Suites Glendale

4.1 miles from Camelback Ranch

7370 North Zanjero Boulevard

Glendale, AZ 85305

T: (623) 772-9200

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Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

4.0 miles from Camelback Ranch

9495 W. Coyotes Boulevard

Glendale, Arizona 85305

T: (623) 937-3700

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Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa

5.0 miles from Camelback Ranch

300 Wigwam Boulevard

Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

T: (623) 935-3811

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12 Responses to “Everything You Need To Know About Camelback Ranch”

  1. Roger Dodger says:

    Nice Mark. I can smell the grass now. I mean the grass on the field.

    I kind of hope that the Dodgers do make a deal for Michael Young. Then they have a lot of options and could even unload Casey Blake if a team needs a 3b/DH.

    Mark, the package just arrived.

  2. Bill Russell says:

    Nice write up Mark. As the late Michael Jackson once sang “I’ll be there”. Roger, “the package just arrived?” Code? Same as I got the goods? My dates are March 18, 19, and 20th……….

  3. Jaydavis says:

    I’ll be there march 3rd

  4. DRomo says:

    I’ll be there March 4th &5th! I can’t wait!!

    Great tips here Mark, Thanks. My question is: Is it best to go for BP? Then stick around for the game? How do you spring training vets do it? When do you go and what do you do when you get there?

    I want to make te most of the trip!

    • Mark_Timmons says:

      Romo,

      I generally like to get there around 9 ish and browse – you want to check out the back (minor league) diamonds and the batting cages. You just never know who you will see. Arrive early – stay late.

  5. Captain Loose says:

    As you know, I live 2 hours from Phoenix, so I will take in some games, but not at Camelback. I refuse to put money in McDipwads’s bank account. I’ll check the schedule and take in a game in Scottsdale.

    Great article posted over at MSTI on Kemp’s new diet and apparent new attitude.

    http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110215&content_id=16648474&vkey=news_la&c_id=la

    If he can finally get it together the Dodgers just might have a legit #4 hitter. Still no 2 hole hitter, and still issues at the bottom, but the middle of this order just might be able to keep the Dodgers from being shut-out so often.

    • Mark_Timmons says:

      Badger,

      If you take in a road game, you will still put $$$ in McCourt\’s pockets because the Dodgers get part of the gate receipts. There is also a pretty good chance you have seen the last Dodger game of your life unless you soften your stance. I personally don\’t think McCourt is going away.

  6. Captain Loose says:

    I know what you think Mark. You have made that clear. If he stays, then, as John Boner, likes to say “So be it”.

    I have seen hundreds of games. I can live without them. Sometimes you just have to draw the line in the sand and say “enough!”

  7. RogerCraig says:

    I wonder if Frank McCourt is really any different than most of the other owners. Who really knows?

  8. Roger Dodger says:

    McCourt should have purchased the Royals, or Pirates, or some other team — but not one of the two or three or four biggest mega marketing expensive teams in the majors. He cannot keep up.

  9. Captain Loose says:

    Roger Dodger is right. I just don’t really understand how a guy who could not afford the franchise was allowed to get into it so leveraged. Was it because everyone was fooled by the real estate bubble? This guy was turned down three times in his effort to purchase other franchises – but he gets his hands on the Dodgers?

    Mr. Craig…. I am sure other franchise owners are as unlikeable as ours, but for different reasons. None of them would piss on us if we were on fire, but at least they are all uber rich. Our guy has borrowed his way to the top. Now he gets to divide half his ass-ets with his equally invidious ex-wife. The FrankenJamie Freak Show goes on for another year or so.

    There will be baseball to watch everywhere I look this year. I will follow the Dodgers like I always do. I can go to Dback games and see all the best teams in the NL. The Inter-League schedule doesn’t look all that interesting to me, maybe the Twins, but, the Phillies, Giants, and Braves all come to town, so I can head down and root against them.

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