Feb. 28 kick started spring training for the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. Opened in 2009, the Goodyear Ballpark, created by architectural firm HOK Sport of Kansas City, provides a home to two Ohio teams for spring training and a place for the community during the off season. The Reds joined the Cleveland Indians for spring training in 2010 when they made the switch from Sarasota, Fla., to Goodyear.
For players, the complex offers clubhouses, pitching mounds, batting cages, tunnels, observation towers, two half-fields, one agility field and two full-size practice fields. For fans, the complex offers 8,000 stadium seats, 1,500 lawn seats, six luxury suites, terrace seating on the third level behind home plate and 500 seats in the Right Field Pavilion.