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"The rest of those who have gone before us cannot steady the unrest of those to follow."
My family and I have just returned from a great week in AZ. We saw a lot of games, did not spend very much money and made a lot of great family memories.
The Padres Peoria Ballpark is a great complex. They lowered the price of parking down to $5 and lawn tickets are still just $7. So you guys can see a game for $19. That is a great value.
I am glad to hear that the Gaslampball Boys are returning to Peoria this year, so I figured I would provide some new tips for their trip. Here are my top 5 and together maybe we can create a top 10.
#5 Do not buy 50 McNuggets for $9.99 if there are only two of you eating them. No person should ever eat more that 20 McNuggets in one sitting.
#4 Gas in AZ is about $.30 cheaper than SD. Plan to fill up in AZ and then do it again before you cross back into CA.
#3 Walk around the concourse area of the Peoria Stadium. Lots of free food, including an awesome Rock Bottom Brewery BBQ sandwich.
#2 Bring some spending money for the Padres store. They have a ton of discounts on items that have the home plate Padres logo.
#1 Go early to the Peoria complex, probably around 9 or 9:30 and watch the Padres practice on fields #1, #2 and #3. This is the best access you will have to talk directly with the players and coaches.
Also, if you decide you want to see another Spring Training facility, I would suggest the Surprise Ballpark. Free parking, inexpensive tickets and a great atmosphere for baseball and just 10 minutes away from the Padres Peoria facility.