It’s that time—spring training—which means that the beginning of the 2017 baseball season is just weeks away. If you just love baseball, or if you want to mix your passion for the game with a little fun in the sun, why not get some of your friends together and take a tour of the stadiums in the Cactus League, the Arizona spring training ground for half of the Major League teams! The stadiums are modern, but smaller, so you can get closer to the action. The prices are more affordable than you’ll find at a major league park, and it’s Arizona in February and March—the best time of the year to come to the Grand Canyon state.
The Arizona Cactus League—Lots of Baseball without Lots of Travel
The Cleveland Indians pioneered spring training in Arizona, coming there in 1947. Now you’ll find half of the Major League teams and not 50 miles between any two stadiums. Here are the amazing facilities for catching spring training baseball in the greater Phoenix area:
- Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale—The hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the Colorado Rockies, conduct spring training at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community here. Built in 2011, this stadium is just across the highway from the Talking Stick casino.
- Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear—After a 16-year absence, the Tribe (Cleveland Indians) returned here eight years ago. A year later, the other Major League franchise in Ohio, the Cincinnati Reds, also made Goodyear Park their spring training home.
- Camelback Ranch, Glendale—In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers left their spring training facility of six decades in Vero Beach, Florida, coming to this new facility in the western part of Phoenix. That same year, they were joined at Camelback by the Chicago White Sox.
- The Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria—This facility, opened in 1994, provides spring training facilities to the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. The stadium seats more than 12,000 for baseball and has eight luxury suites.
- Billy Parker Field at Surprise Stadium, Surprise—The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals both left their spring training fields in Florida in 2003 to come and play at this stadium, named after local youth sports advocate and former Major League player Billy Parker.
- Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe—Just minutes from the Sky Harbor airport, this stadium as served as the spring training camp for the Los Angeles Angels since 1993.
- Sloan Park, Mesa—The newest stadium in the Cactus League, this 15,000 seat facility houses the world champion Chicago Cubs. Built in 2014, it is designed to look like the Cub’s Major League home, Wrigley Field, with signature bleachers and a left field party deck.
- HoHoKam Park—When the Cubs left HoHoKam Park for their new stadium at Sloan Park, the Oakland A’s, who had been at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium, took their place.
- Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale—With a capacity of 12,000, this stadium has been the spring training destination for the San Francisco Giants since 1992. It was extensively renovated in 2006.
- Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix—Owned and operated by the city’s Parks and Recreations Department, this facility is also the spring training facility for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have been there since 1998.
Don’t Miss an Inning—Hit a Home Run with a Charter Bus Trip to the Cactus League
Phoenix is a big city, spread out over miles and miles of desert. You don’t want to be buried in a map, trying to find the stadium. With a charter bus from BusRental.com., your trip can be all about baseball. Here are some additional benefits:
- Charter buses offer safety and security—Our drivers are simply the best in the business, due in significant part to the rigorous training we put them through. Another benefit of bus travel—the limited access to the bus ensures that you and your personal items are safe and secure.
- Charter buses offer reliable transportation—We’ll have you in the stands in plenty of time and will be waiting for you after the final out. With a charter bus, delays and cancellations just don’t happen. We have the cutting edge technology to respond to any issue, so we can always get you where you want to be when you want to be there.
- Bus travel offers the most affordable travel—Bus travel is hands-down the most cost effective way to travel. With the money you don’t spend on travel, you can get a shirt or a cap from your favorite team.
- Bus travel can accommodate any group—Large or small, your group will find a vehicle that’s perfect for your needs.
From the First Pitch to the Final Out—the Best Way to Catch Cactus League Spring Training
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