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HoHoKam Park
HoHoKam Park
In 2008, the Cubs will spend their 30th consecutive Spring Training in Mesa, and their 12th at the HoHoKam Park/Fitch Park facilities. The address of the facility is:

HoHoKam Park
1235 N. Center
Mesa, AZ 85201

HoHoKam Park is operated by the city of Mesa with assistance from the HoHoKams, a local service organization.

HoHoKam Park's seating capacity is 12,575. There are 8,000 fixed seats and 2,000 bleacher seats to go with an outfield lawn seating capacity of 2,575.
 
Ballpark Information
Stadium dimensions are:
340 feet down the leftfield line
350 feet down the rightfield line
410 feet to straight-away centerfield
390 feet to the power alleys

The batter's eye in centerfield is 80 feet wide by 40 feet high. The outfield fence is 15 feet, 4 inches high.

HoHoKam Park also has a practice field, a practice infield, four batting tunnels, bi-level bullpens in right-centerfield and a 13,955-square foot clubhouse. The facility, which includes paved and grass parking for 3,000 cars, was built on a 48.45-acre site.

In 1999, the Cubs established a HoHoKam Park/Cactus League single-season attendance record. The club drew 171,681 fans for its 15 home dates, an average of 11,445 per date. During their first two years at the new facility, the Cubs drew 157,066 in 1997 (16 dates) and 134,329 in 1998 (16 dates). The single-season paid attendance record at the old HoHoKam Park was 141,327, set in 1993 (19 dates).

Following the 1996 spring campaign, a new Fitch Park practice complex was built on a 31-acre lot. Fitch Park has four practice fields, one practice infield and a 29,733-square foot clubhouse with lockers for 200 players and 36 coaches.

Mesa is the 14th different training site used by the Cubs since 1900 and the fifth site since 1921. In some instances, the team's exhibition games were not played at the training site.
Seating Diagram

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CUBS SPRING TRAINING
SITES SINCE 1900
Selma, AL-1900
Champaign, IL-1901-1902
Los Angeles, CA-1903-1904
Santa Monica, CA-1905
West Baden, IN-1906-1908
Shreveport, LA-1909
West Baden, IN-1910-1911
New Orleans, LA-1912
Tampa, FL-1913-1916
Pasadena, CA-1917-1920
Catalina Island, CA-1921-1941
French Lick, IN 1942-1945
Mesa, AZ-1952-1965
Long Beach, CA-1966
Scottsdale, AZ-1967-1978
Mesa, AZ-1979-present


Directions and Area Information
From Phoenix:
»Take 202 Loop east to exit 12 McKellips Road
»Turn right on W. McKellips Road
»Turn right onto N. Center Street
HoHoKam Park will be on the left-hand side of the street

From Tuscon:
»Take Route 10 North to 360 (Superstition Highway) to Country Club Drive exit north
»Turn right at Brown Road
»Turn left at Center Street
HoHoKam Park is one block on the right

Mesa is the second-largest city in the Phoenix metropolitan area and the third-largest city in Arizona. It is located southeast of Phoenix and Scottsdale.

With a population of over 380,000, Mesa ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States (among those with populations of at least 200,000) and the 46th largest city in the country-directly between Oakland and Minneapolis.

Mesa was founded in January 1878 and was incorporated in July 1883.

The area of the city is 128 square miles.

The telephone number for the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau is 1-800-283-MESA.
Mesa Area Map

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