Founded in 1968, Tempe Diablo Stadium is a popular baseball field found in Arizona’s Tempe City. The stadium, alongside all other amenities and facilities here all overlook the stunning Marriot Buttes Resort and the Gene Autry Field. The stadium has been in good shape ever since its founding, and it was not until 2005 when it underwent serious renovation. This is one of Tempe’s most picturesque sites.
Tempe Diablo Stadium is one of the most easily accessible sporting venues in the entire Phoenix Metropolitan area. The complex lies within blocks of Highway 60 and Interstate 10, and it is less than a 10 minutes’ drive from Sky Harbor International Airport. This makes it a perfect venue to host an array of community events and Angels Spring Training home.
Since 1993, Tempe Diablo Stadium has been home of the Los Angeles Angels. It is also the home field for the Arizona League Angels night games. In 1969 and 1970, the stadium was the Seattle Pilots spring training home, until the Seattle Pilots moved to the city of Milwaukee during the March 1970 late spring training period, just before the 1970 regular season began. Between 1971 and 1972, the stadium was the Milwaukee Brewers spring training home, and from 1977 to 1993, it was the spring training home for the Seattle Mariners.
Holding approximately 10,000 people, this is the smallest stadium in the Cactus League. The 2002 to 2006 $20 million renovation saw additional facilities to the complex. It included refurbishing of the main stadium, the Minor League Complex, and the Major League Fields currently on site. The newly-renovated stadium was dedicated in March 2006. $12M of the funds were contributed by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, a community and municipal corporate responsible for funding the refurbishing and renovation of Cactus League Stadiums all through Maricopa County.
In May 2021, the City government of Tempe and the Angels announced an agreement in which the team’s spring training would continue being held in Tempe, until at least 2035. The deal included extensive stadium renovations as well as the surrounding complexes, bringing in additional facilities such as a clubhouse, a team store, team offices, and an outfield concourse.
One can see Tempe Diablo Stadium from the Maricopa Freeway. There is a tiny desert butte loom towards the furthest edge of the left field foul line. The stadium also acts as the site for the Arizona High School baseball playoffs.
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