It is that time of year again – Spring Training in Arizona!
With 15 teams and more than 100 games are scheduled between February 21st – March 26th, there is something for anyone at one of the ballparks in Arizona. Click here to view the full Cactus League schedule, here .
The teams set to play in the Cactus League are: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.
So grab a hot dog, a cool beer and don’t forget your sunscreen and enjoy a game in the Valley of the Sun. Below lists all of the details on what you can expect at the various ballparks and what you need to know.
SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies both play at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick located at 7555 N. Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85258.
New this year will be two food items: At the Cattle Co. stand – PB&J burger, which is a half-pound burger topped with peanut butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, sautéed jalapenos and sweet chili jam. At the Sonoran BBQ stand enjoy the Pork Carnitas tacos that include Adobo shredded Pork, lime scented cabbage, pickled red onions, and cilantro crema. Baseball fans can get their Chick-Fil-A fix as they will have a tent on the main concourse. You can also enjoy your favorite coffee from Dutch Bros. who is also new to the stadium this year. The Absolut bar has been expanded along the Home Plate concourse and opened a new bar with craft beer near section 210.
Sloan Park is one of the newer Spring Training facilities in the Valley and one of the most popular. The ballpark opened in 2014. The ballpark is located at 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa, located near the Tempe Marketplace shopping center.
Tickets will vary between $14-$94 depending on whether fans sit on the lawn or reserve a seat. The cost of the tickets also depend on who the Cubs are playing. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Sloan Park ticket office, or over the phone at 800-843-2827.
The stadium features a Sloan-ified version of the iconic red “Wrigley Field” sign. Parking $5 for general parking, $10 for reserved parking, and $14 for buses and RVs.
FORMERLY THE MARYVALE STADIUM, NOW THE AMERICAN FAMILY FIELDS OF PHOENIX
The stadium has just completed a $60+ transformation and is also home to the Milwaukee Brewers . The remodel has resulted in an updated entrance, clubhouse, a new scoreboard, a new team shop, and of course a name change to American Family Fields of Phoenix. In addition, the concourses along the First and Third baselines were widened, the bathrooms have been updated, and concession stands were renovated. The bench-style seats were replaced with stadium seating.
The stadium can now seat 7,000 and is located at 3600 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix.
Tickets can be purchased at the stadium box office, online or via phone at 1-800-933-7890. They range from $8-$34. Parking is $5-$10 cash-only. More parking info and where ride-share pick-up and drop-off is .
In addition to all the great renovations, the concession stands will have some new items which include Buffalo chicken nachos; BBQ mac and cheese; Bratcho, fresh-fried kettle chips with nacho cheese and bratwurst slices; Wisconsin fried cheese curds; and the County Stadium-style footlong brat, which is a footlong bratwurst served with hot Sauerkraut and a secret sauce.
PEORIA SPORTS COMPLEX
Home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, the Peoria Sports Complex is located in the northwest part of Peoria.
Conveniently off the Loop 101 and Bell Road, the baseball complex is located at 16101 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria within the city’s growing “P83” entertainment district.
New to this ballpark, fans can make their own burger at “Burgers on Deck” burger bar.
CAMELBACK RANCH – GLENDALE
Another great west valley location to catch a baseball game, Camelback Ranch is home to the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale.
Single-game tickets range between $10 – $69 depending on the game and the opponent. Dodgers tickets can be bought, here. White Sox tickets can be bought, here. A huge perk to those who attend a game here is that the parking is free. The address is 10701 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85037.
This year, the stadium is offering free Wi-Fi for fans.
The Oakland Athletics call HoHoKam Stadium home during Spring Training.
This stadium opened in 1997 and sits 7,500 with an additional 2,500 lawn seats. The address is 1235 N. Center Street in Mesa.
Single-game tickets are $10 – $35, depending on the game and the opponent. Tickets can be purchased, here, at the box office (near Gate D), or over the phone at 877-493-2255.
Parking is $5 and $10 for RVs and oversized vehicles.
Way out West, you can take in game with the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals who both call Surprise Stadium home during Spring Training.
The address is 15930 N. Bullard Ave. Surprise AZ, 85374. This stadium opened in December 2002.
This season’s new signature item is the “Double Dog Dare You” hot dog-sandwich. Enjoy, not one, but two 11-inch hot dogs stuffed inside a foot-long loaf of bread and is topped with bacon, chili, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, diced onions, jalapeños, and tortilla strips.
Fans also have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets or purchase tickets to the “Legends Deck,” which offers a meal from local restaurants, a drink voucher, access to flat-screen TVs and a private bar.
This year the Goodyear Ballpark will celebrate 10 years. The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds play their Spring Training home games at Goodyear Ballpark. This stadium seats 9,500 and is located at 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338.
Special fan experience packages are offered at this stadium. Both teams packages invite fans to either participate in an on-field workout or clinic, meet a couple players, and watch batting practice. The packages range from $80-$130 per person.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, the stadium will unveil a new mascot on their Opening Day, February 23rd. On March 2, the first 50 kids, ages 3-12, to get a wristband from Guest Services will be able to participate in a pregame on-field activity. This is available at Saturday games only.
The stadium will sell new snacks and treats for fans, including Funnel Cake fries, a Hatch green-chile burger, mini corn dogs, garlic fries, Philly Cheesesteak dog, and Hatch green chili-infused chicken sausage.
TEMPE DIABLO STADIUM
Tempe Diablo Stadium is the proud Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Angels. The address is 2200 W. Alameda Drive in Tempe.
Tickets range from $15-$100. Tickets can be purchased, here. Parking is $5 per vehicle and $25 per RV.
San Francisco Giants call Scottsdale Stadium home during Spring Training. The stadium’s address is 7408 E. Osborn Road in Scottsdale.
The stadium can hold roughly 12,000 fans. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased, here .
Paid parking is available at parking structures near the stadium. The city also offers a free trolley that will pick up and drop off people at the stadium. The shuttle begins 90 minutes before each game and ends 30 minutes after. The shuttle pick up is at the Loloma Station, at Fashion Square Mall near Nordstrom, or along Fifth Avenue, according to the website. View trolley map.