Explore the D-backs' Minor League ballparks

February 1st, 2022

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series spotlights each stadium across baseball’s affiliated ranks. Each edition provides ballpark highlights, from concessions to seating options to in-game entertainment to mascots. Ballpark Guides also take travelers through each facility’s surrounding area, encompassing the best places in town to eat or drink, nearby tourist attractions and more. Plan your Minor League Baseball road trip today!

For D-backs prospects, the road to the big leagues ends in the desert. Along the way, that journey hits four ballparks in four states, and Arizona fans who want to explore them all now have a new resource to do so.

The D-backs system, in four parts:

Single-A: Visalia Rawhide, Valley Strong Ballpark
One of the most historic Minor League teams on the West Coast, the Rawhide steer fans toward fun. Their rural central California home remains an intimate, homey and often exhilarating place to catch a ballgame, where the answer to every question is more cowbell.
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High-A: Hillsboro Hops, Ron Tonkin Field
Beer lovers abound in northwest Oregon, and the Hops celebrate the region’s notoriety for craft brewing. Browse the stacks at a famous bookstore in nearby Portland or take your pick of outdoor activities from the ocean to the mountains in the northwest corner of the Beaver State. Read More »

"Barometer," an art installation by Devin Laurence Field, stands on three yellow columns outside Ron Tonkin Field.

Double-A: Amarillo Sod Poodles, HODGETOWN
In this corner of north Texas, prairie dogs dwell. Chow down on some barbecue, sing along to the "Sod Poodles Anthem" and try to catch a home run ball from 352 feet away at Amarillo’s uniquely ballpark. Read More »

HODGETOWN, the all-caps home of the Sod Poodles, opened in downtown Amarillo in 2019.

Triple-A: Reno Aces, Greater Nevada Field
The Aces’ home is surrounded by mountains, rivers, trains and casinos. Their mascot is mythical — and mute. The baseball fan’s experience is singular in the place dubbed “The Biggest Little City in the World.”
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Photo: Reno Aces