Peoria Sports Complex was the first Major League Baseball spring training and player development facility in the country shared by two teams. Built in 1994, the complex has served as a model for other facilities of its kind. Through 20-year leases, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners use Peoria Sports Complex year round.
Situated on 145 acres, Peoria Sports Complex contains a main stadium, 12 full-size practice fields (six lighted), four half fields, two 40,000 square foot clubhouses as well as indoor and outdoor batting tunnels. The stadium has a seating capacity of more than 12,000 and includes a full press box, 8 luxury suites, catering, a visiting team clubhouse and full concession stands.
In addition to Major and Minor League Baseball, the Peoria Sports Complex hosts many local and national youth and adult baseball tournaments and championships. International teams from Japan, Korea and China have also used the facility for instructional and Spring workouts. The complex is also host to a variety of special events such as concerts, art shows, car and RV shows, bike races, outdoor weddings/receptions, private parties, group events and charity fundraisers. The area surrounding Peoria Sports Complex includes numerous hotels, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters and entertainment.
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