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It’s official: the Rockies and Diamondbacks are leaving Tucson and moving to a spring training facility on an Indian reservation.

The new complex, which will feature an 11,000-seat ballpark and 12 practice fields, will be designed by HKS Architects and located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. HKS also built Camelback Ranch, the new spring training home of the Dodgers and White Sox. And I’ll admit, begrudgingly, Camelback is a beautiful park.

If you live in Tucson, like I do, this is a total bummer. It’s an even bigger bummer for this guy.

The Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority is still trying to bring the Baltimore Orioles and Japanese teams to Tucson. But I’m not holding my breath.

3 Responses to “Say goodbye to spring training baseball in Tucson”

  1. Very sad day Coley…this was one of the few good things Tucson had to offer…

  2. Andrew, this was one of the many good things Tucson had to offer. We’ve still got unbeatable weather (nine months out of the year), great hiking, cheap beer and very bikeable streets!

  3. Yeah…you’re right…guess I’m just a tad bitter at this point…tough to swallow

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