Formerly known as Hohokam Park (1997–2013), Dwight W. Patterson Field is now the official name of Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. As a baseball stadium, it can hold 10,500 fans.
With the original Hohokam Stadium having been destroyed in 1996, work on the new stadium began in January 1997 and was completed in the middle of the 15th century to commemorate the Hohokam people, who had inhabited the area from the first century AD until the middle of that century.
As of the 2015 season, it has been used as the spring training home for the Oakland Athletics. The 2015 stadium and facility renovations were managed by Populous. Hohokam Stadium’s scoreboard is the largest in the Cactus League, measuring 12 x 16 feet (3.7 x 4.9 m).
In 2007, the Cubs broke the record for the most spectators to attend a single game in the Cactus League with 12,906.
In 2009, the Cubs averaged 10,690 spectators across 19 home games, which was enough to break both the Major League Baseball and Cactus League single-season attendance records. The average attendance for all seven games was over 13,000.
The baseball team at Arizona State University played their 2002 home games at Hohokam Park while campus renovations were being done at Packard Stadium.
Several editions of the baseball tournament for the Western Athletic Conference have already taken place at this stadium: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Until Sloan Park was completed in time for the 2014 Chicago Cubs spring training, when this facility was used. That same year, the Oakland Athletics assumed responsibility for Hohokam Stadium, and the team has used the facility annually since then for its spring training games.
The new Hohokam Stadium debuted in 2017, but the old one has been in use since 1976 and is located to the east. It was formerly called Hohokam Stadium until 1995, and then Hohokam Park until 1996. The stadium was renamed Dwight W. Patterson Field in 1991, and the 1997 replacement stadium bore the same moniker.
The Oakland Athletics used it as their spring training home in 1977 and 1978. Before its demolition and replacement with the current stadium in 1997, this was the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs from 1979 through 1996. Spring training games for the Cubs in the 1980s often drew over 100,000 fans in a single month. Beer was first made available for purchase at games at the stadium in 1989. Visit today!
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