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Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Phoenix Muni
Phoenix Municipal Stadium during Spring Training, 2005
Location 5999 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Opened March 8, 1964
Operator City of Phoenix
Surface Grass
Construction cost $
Capacity 8,775
Field dimensions Left - 345 ft.

Center - 410 ft.

Right - 345 ft.
Tenants
Oakland Athletics (MLB) (spring training) (1984-present)
Phoenix Desert Dogs (AFL) (1992-present)
Phoenix Firebirds (PCL) (1962-1991, 1997)
San Francisco Giants (MLB) (spring training) (1964)

Phoenix Municipal Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Phoenix, Arizona. The stadium was built in 1964 and holds 8,775 people. It is the spring training home of the Oakland Athletics and is one of two Spring Training facilities run by the City of Phoenix. The San Francisco Giants played at the ballpark during spring training in 1964.

The first spring training game was played on March 8, 1964 in which the Giants beat Cleveland, 6 to 2. Willie Mays hit the first home run at the park, in front of a crowd of 8,582. In attendance for the dedication ceremonies were Commisioner Ford Frick, National League President Warren Giles, and Giants owner Horace Stoneham.[1]

The stadium hosted the Phoenix Firebirds until 1992 when Scottsdale Stadium was opened. The stadium has also hosted Arizona Fall League games during the fall. Currently, it hosts the home games of the Phoenix Desert Dogs. The Arizona Diamondbacks rookie league games were also played in the stadium during their first year in the minor-league level Arizona League. Several of the Arizona high school baseball championships are played there in early May.

In the past couple years, the stadium underwent a renovation to improve the press box facilities (they were at the time the only open-air facilities in the Cactus League) and clubhouse areas.

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Coordinates: 33°26′56″N 111°57′20″W / 33.44889°N 111.95556°W / 33.44889; -111.95556

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