OAKLAND, Calif. - After a $26.9 million renovation at Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park in Mesa, Ariz.-the new spring homes of the Oakland A's-the A's announced today that the training facility at Fitch Park will be named the Lew Wolff Training Complex.
Wolff, the A's owner and managing partner since 2005, helped lead the multi-venue renovation effort. Under his leadership, the project-which began in late 2013-was completed in time for the A's first 2015 spring training workout, set for Friday, February 20.
The Lew Wolff Training Complex at Fitch Park is the sister facility to Hohokam Stadium. It will serve as the year-round home for the Oakland Athletics minor league training and player development operations, as well as their rookie-level Arizona League franchise.
More than 25,000 square feet were added to its main building, bringing the total square footage of the building to 55,433. The exterior and interior were updated to reflect the character and identity of the Oakland Athletics, and other renovations include expanded player therapy and strength training areas and a complete rebuild of the baseball fields, batting cages, pitching mounds and overall grounds. These additions make the Lew Wolff Training Complex one of the premier training facilities in the Cactus League.
In addition to the renovations at Fitch Park, Hohokam Stadium saw significant upgrades as well. The A's spring training ballpark now features a 55' x 28' high-definition LED videoboard, which is the largest in the Cactus League. The home clubhouse, kitchen, and weight room were all expanded to complete the state-of-the-art project, which included more than 70,000 square feet of renovation space at Hohokam Stadium alone.
Fans can watch the A's work out at the Lew Wolff Training Complex free of charge beginning with the first pitchers' and catchers' workout on Feb. 20. The A's spring training home opener is Tuesday, March 3, when they play host to the San Francisco Giants at Hohokam Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. MST, and tickets are available online at athletics.com/spring or by calling (877) 493-BALL.