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If you go: Indians Player Development Complex

The Indians’ complex is on South Wood Boulevard in Goodyear, Ariz., near South Ballpark Way.

There is no admission charge. Players start showing up around 9 a.m. The major-leaguers typically take batting practice at the main field in the northwest corner around 10:30. Many fans stand on the knolls behind left field for a good chance at grabbing a ball.

Wear sunscreen; there is little shade. Bathroom facilities are limited.

Practice of some kind continues until around 4 p.m. Minor-league games start at 1 p.m.

The major-leaguers often don’t play an entire game, especially early in the spring. They might leave after two at-bats and head for the locker room in the Player Development Complex main building. Fans can wait for them to leave the lockers and be available for autographs, near the players’ parking lot.

Hotel lodging is readily available and many northerners, including baseball fans, rent homes for an entire week or more. Making reservations in the fall is recommended.


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