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Published on February 22, 2024
Surprise Streets Closure for Spring Training and Events, Detours in Place Near StadiumSource: Unsplash/ Eduardo Balderas

Baseball fans and Surprise residents should brace for detours and closed streets as Bullard Avenue shuts down for Spring Training and other events near the Surprise Stadium from February 23 through March 30. The strip between Paradise and Tierra Buena lanes will be inaccessible 24 hours a day, impacting routes to key locations like the library, Surprise City Court, and the Aquatic Center, but the city ensures access to these facilities will remain, according to the city's announcement.

Anticipated traffic alterations include detours from Bell Road to East Paradise Lane, looping around to Tierra Buena Lane, and similarly, traffic from Greenway Road moving north on Bullard Avenue will reroute east on Tierra Buena Lane, finding their way around the bend to travel west on Paradise Lane, this road change takes effect to accommodate the influx of people and to ensure the safety of pedestrians during the popular Spring Training season and the events that accompany it.

Baseball enthusiasts have much to look forward to, with Spring Training kicking off on February 23 featuring the Kansas City Royals against the Texas Rangers, touted as the 2023 World Series Champions. Throughout the season, Surprise Stadium will showcase matches including teams like the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks; fans can expect not just great sports but also special events like pup nights and fireworks.

Moreover, the Out of the Park Music Festival slated for March 23, promises an assortment of local and national music acts, interactive games, and a variety of food options to send off the Spring Training season with flair, ticket details and event information can be found on the festival's official site. To cap off the month, the Eggstravaganza event on March 30 offers an array of free family fun, including egg hunts and inflatable entertainment, as residents mingle against the backdrop of vibrant spring festivities.

Residents seeking further details on the Spring Training or the Out of the Park Music Festival can reach out to the Sports & Tourism Department at 623.222.2222, while the Parks & Recreation Special Events Division at 623.222.2000 will have all the information on the Eggstravaganza.