Ballpark Boulevard Now Open!

Glendale Celebrates Home Run With Ballpark Boulevard - New Road is a Game Changer for Sports Fans
Posted on 02/11/2020
Just in time for Spring Training, the city of Glendale celebrated the
opening of Ballpark Boulevard February 11, 2020. The 1.62-mile-stretch of new road
runs from Camelback Road on the south to Maryland on the north. It means baseball fans now have another option to easily slide right into and out of home base Camelback Ranch-Glendale.

It will also be a game changer for Arizona Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals fans in the
booming far West Valley because it provides another way for them to get to Westgate, the Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium.

“Adding this new road to Glendale’s map, just in time for Spring Training, is something we are very proud of,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “Now, when fans from Camelback Ranch-Glendale leave the game, they will not be forced to go away from Glendale. Instead, they’ll be able to exit to Westgate and all Glendale has to offer.”

The new road is one lane in each direction with a reversible center lane to accommodate traffic before and after games.

“I am very pleased to celebrate the completion of Ballpark Boulevard because just as the Loop 101 provided easier access to Glendale and caused an explosion of development, so too will Ballpark Boulevard enhance access within Glendale,” said Councilmember Joyce Clark of the Yucca District. “This will spur exciting new development along this important travel corridor.”

“This road will be a big hit with baseball fans but there is also enormous economic and community impact for the entire West Valley as it paves the way for this area to begin to boom with homes and businesses,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “That’s exactly what we want to see, businesses moving here, people moving their families here and more people enjoying our city’s unique, exciting and vibrant Sports and Entertainment District.”

Camelback Ranch-Glendale is a state-of-the-art facility celebrating its 12th seasonBallpark Blvd Ceremony as Spring Training home for the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Located on 141 acres at Ballpark Boulevard and Camelback Ranch Road, it is a Sonoran Desert inspired facility which offers baseball fans more than just top-quality playing fields and facilities – it also features picturesque walking trails, landscaped grounds, citrus groves and extensive water features.

“Attending a White Sox or Dodgers Spring Training game at Camelback RanchGlendale is always a great experience for fans, but now arriving and departing the ballpark will be even easier because of this new road with access to the 101,” said Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. “The ability of Ballpark Boulevard to now handle more than 10 thousand vehicles each day, plus the direct connection to Westgate, means an even better fan experience for all baseball fans wanting to make the most of their trip to Glendale.”

“The opening of Ballpark Boulevard north of Camelback Ranch-Glendale will greatly enhance the Spring Training experience for Dodger fans traveling to Arizona this spring,” said Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten. “Fans can now approach our beautiful campus from the north and the new stretch of road will provide a streamlined exit for those heading to the many entertainment choices in Glendale.”

Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District is already world-class and there is still room to grow. Its existing 9.1 million square feet of development is estimated to be only a third of what this entire area can become at full build out.

The city of Glendale worked with multiple regulatory agencies including the city of Phoenix, the Glendale Municipal Airport, the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality, the Arizona Dept. of Transportation, Salt River Project and the Maricopa County Flood Control District.