TEP History

When the Diamondbacks were made the newest franchise of Major League Baseball they chose the name Arizona to help everyone understand that they represented the entire state and not just the Phoenix metropolitan area.

As part of an effort to gain statewide fans, the Diamondbacks selected Tucson as their Spring Training home beginning in the 1998 season.

 

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Tucson Electric Park

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When the Arizona Diamondbacks became a franchise they planned to make their Spring Training home in Tucson to help build the baseball community throughout the state of Arizona. They would share a Cactus League stadium with the Chicago White Sox who would relocate from the Grapefruit League to the Cactus League.

A ground breaking ceremony was held at the site on February 14, 1997 for construction on a Spring Training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox. When the stadium was opened it was named Tucson Electric Park which it remained until 2010 when the name was changed to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

In this section you will find details about the various aspects of Tucson Electric Park and the part it played in the Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training history.

 

History
TEP History
Facts & Figures
Facts and Figures
Seating Layout
Seating Layout
Map
Map

 

 

TEP Facts & Figures

Tucson tepElectric Park, the Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 1998-2010 officially opened on February 28, 1998 at 7:05 PM when the expansion Diamondbacks took the field for the first time in team history to play the White Sox in front of a sold out, standing room only crowd.

In the month that followed nearly 200,000 fans poured into this spectacular new stadium to enjoy the fun and relaxation of Spring Training in Tucson.

It features a central stadium as well as 6 full-size practice fields and two half-fields.

Besides being the Spring Training home for the Diamondbacks and White Sox, the facility was also used by the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A Affiliate the Tucson Sidewinders until 2008 when they move to Reno Nevada

In this section you will find pertinent information about Tucson Electric Park.

 

Stadium Facts & Figures
Name Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
Former Name(s) Tucson Electric Park (1998-2010)
Architect HOK Sport
Structural Engineer HMW Consulting Structural Engineers Inc
Services Engineer M-E Engineers, Inc.
General Contractor Conelly Swinerton
Ground Breaking February 14, 1997
First Official Game February 27, 1998
Construction Duration 12 Months
Construction Costs $38 million
Physical Address 2500 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Coordinates 32° 10’ 36.03” N 110° 56’ 0.12” W
Major Cross Streets North: East Ajo Way
South: East Irvington Road
East: S. Country Club Road
West: S. Kino Parkway
Capacity 11,500
Ownership & Operations
Owner Pima County
Operations Pima County Stadium District
Field Surface & Dimensions
Playing Surface Bermuda Grass
Field Dimensions tep dimensionsLF: 340’
LCF: 380’
CF: 405’
RCF: 380’
RF: 340’
Seating The ballpark features 8 private luxury suites with open air seating for 12 people each, 8,000 metal seats, approximately 3,000 lawn seats, and 500 standing room only areas
Baseball Facilities
Baseball Facilities
  • Major League Clubhouse: 12,287 sq. ft.
  • Minor League Clubhouse: 27,734 sq. ft.
  • Lighted field with scoreboard
  • 6 Full practice fields
  • 2 Half fields
  • 5 Bay batting tunnels
  • 10 Pitching mounds
  • 1 Bunting cage
  • 2 Underground batting tunnels
  • Practice sliding pit
  • Batting cages

 

 

Map to Tucson Electric Park

Tucson Electric Park (TEP) is located at 2500 E. Ajo Way in Tucson Arizona. TEP is just south of downtown Tucson, just north of Interstate 10. If you're coming from Phoenix or from the north, take the Ajo Way exit (which is also marked as the Kino Parkway. exit) and head east, following the signs and the smell of hot dogs.

 

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The Pima County Stadium District maintains the Keno Veterans Memorial Complex which includes the baseball stadium. Besides the central baseball facility the complex also includes 12 full baseball fields and three half fields. There are also lighted softball fields north of Ajo Way as well as several soccer fields that are used by the community and tournaments.

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TEP Seating Layout

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Seat Location Single Price Per Game Group Price Per Game
Premier Game Regular Game Premier Game Regular Game
Field Level
  Infield (sections 107-120) $19.00 $16.00 $17.00 $16.00
  Grandstand (sections 104-106, 121) $16.00 $13.00 $14.00 $11.00
  Lower Bleachers (sections 101-103; 122-123) $9.00 $9.00 $7.00 $7.00
  Upper Bleachers (sections B3-B4) $7.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00
  Lawn Seats $6.00 $5.00 $6.00 $5.00
  Standing Room $6.00 $5.00 N/A N/A
Upper Level
  Covered Mezzanine (sections 201-208) $16.00 $16.00 $14.00 $14.00
Group Area
  Miller Lite Party Deck $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
  Suites (sections 301-308) N/A N/A N/A N/A