Chicago Cubs: There’s some great baseball to be had at Sloan Park

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Chicago Cubs: A terrific first impression of Sloan

The park itself is very clean. The red brick and green iron trim call to the spirit of Wrigley Field. The déjà vu is complete once you see the big red sign reminiscent of the Cubs sign at Wrigley field. The Sloan Park sign reads, “Spring Training Home of the Chicago Cubs”.

There was no cost or cover charge for these games and the seating in the entire stadium was open. A friendly security guard told me the high temperatures (it reached 109 degrees during my visit) keep fans away. In the evenings, the park is cool as the wind blows down the 202 / Red Mountain freeway.  Most of the time I tried to sit in shaded areas until the sun went completely down and then could move to more open spaces.

We found some shaded seats we liked near the Cubs dugout and sat down for a game between the AZL Angels and the Cubs 1 team.  We noticed that there were no concessions during these games and so fans brought their own food and drinks to the stadium.