Tucson Electric Park, the Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998-2010 officially opened on February 28, 1998 at 7:05 PM when the expansion Diamondbacks took the field for the first time in team history to play the White Sox in front of a sold out, standing room only crowd.
In the month that followed nearly 200,000 fans poured into this spectacular new stadium to enjoy the fun and relaxation of Spring Training in Tucson.
It features a central stadium as well as 6 full-size practice fields and two half-fields.
Besides being the Spring Training home for the Diamondbacks and White Sox, the facility was also used by the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A Affiliate the Tucson Sidewinders until 2008 when they move to Reno Nevada
In this section you will find pertinent information about Tucson Electric Park.
|Stadium Facts & Figures|
|Name||Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium|
|Former Name(s)||Tucson Electric Park (1998-2010)|
|Structural Engineer||HMW Consulting Structural Engineers Inc|
|Services Engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General Contractor||Conelly Swinerton|
|Ground Breaking||February 14, 1997|
|First Official Game||February 27, 1998|
|Construction Duration||12 Months|
|Construction Costs||$38 million|
|Physical Address||2500 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
|Coordinates||32° 10’ 36.03” N 110° 56’ 0.12” W|
|Major Cross Streets||North: East Ajo Way
South: East Irvington Road
East: S. Country Club Road
West: S. Kino Parkway
|Ownership & Operations|
|Operations||Pima County Stadium District|
|Field Surface & Dimensions|
|Playing Surface||Bermuda Grass|
|Field Dimensions||LF: 340’
|Seating||The ballpark features 8 private luxury suites with open air seating for 12 people each, 8,000 metal seats, approximately 3,000 lawn seats, and 500 standing room only areas|