American Family Fields
Review by Mike
American Family Fields of Phoenix is the Spring Training home of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are a franchise that have always trained in Arizona, beginning in 1969 when they were the Seattle Pilots. Their current spring home was built in 1998 and is the heart of a typical training complex, though perhaps somewhat unusual in that it is not shared with another team.
The main ballpark is straightforward, with a single level bowl wrapping from foul pole to foul pole and a relatively small press box standing behind home plate. If there are any suites, they do not include any outdoor seating as the press building is completely enclosed.
There is no roof, but a wooden arbor with horizontal slats extends down both foul lines to offer some protection from the sun, but even in March, I would imagine a roof would come in handy in Arizona. The concourse circles the entire field allowing for 360 degree views and grass berms in the outfield provide a haven for sun worshippers.
The outfield fences zigs and zags around centerfield to create some funny angles and caroms, but for the most part this is a nice, if unremarkable ballpark, with a good location close to downtown and seating quite close to the field. Thanks to the stadium staff for allowing me in to have a look around.