Peoria, Ariz. (Mariners)

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The Seattle Mariners are training in Peoria, Ariz., at the Peoria Sports Complex. The Mariners share this premier complex with the San Diego Padres. The complex, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, is 150 acres large. This allows each team to have six major league sized practice fields, many half fields, a 55,000 square foot clubhouse, both indoor and outdoor batting tunnels and cages and an 11,000-seat stadium.

Peoria, a town of 160,000 populates, is extremely warm and dry this time of year, with temperatures currently ranging from 80-90 degrees. However, these hot conditions do not stop visitors and players from enjoying what the suburb has to offer.

When people are not hanging out at the sports complex, there are numerous daytime activities. Peoria has many elite golf courses, including the Quintero Golf Club. Families are also able to visit the Arizona Broadway Theatre or the Rio Vista Recreation Center.

The nightlife in Peoria is not to be overlooked either. There are several fun bars, which range from Mexican themed dance clubs like Sandbar Mexican Grill to American sports bars like The Heights Sports Bar. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to spot some of the Mariners hanging out at one of these hot spots.

Laura Meyers

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