The Tempe Diablo Stadium is expected to see the construction of new parking space in return for the loss of nearly 2 acres of its land that will go for the upcoming widening of Interstate 10.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced plans to purchase a portion of the land belonging to the stadium, which is located near 48th Street and Alameda Drive, for nearly $3.3 million.
That money will go to the City of Tempe, owner of the stadium. Around $1.2 million will go for the actual land purchase to the east of the stadium, with around $2.1 million to be used for building the parking space.
A portion of the land has also been used for the stadium’s display panels.
The long-anticipated I-10 widening project comes with a roughly $610 million price tag and is designed to provide an extra lane going in both directions for a portion of the highway that serves around 287,000 vehicles on a daily basis.
That work is expected to begin next summer with a fall 2024 completion date.
Opened in 1969, the Tempe Diablo Stadium serves as the spring training home for the Los Angeles Angels and is additionally the home field for the Arizona League Tempe Angels.
When exactly work will begin on the new parking facilities at the stadium has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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