Central Arizona

The Cactus League Spring Training 2018

Come see your favorite Major League Baseball team in action during the 71st anniversary of spring training baseball in Arizona!

The Cactus League opens its 2018 season with an exhibition game between the Arizona State University Sun Devils and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Scottsdale) on February 21st. This season marks the 71st anniversary of professional spring baseball in the Grand Canyon State. Where else can you watch half of the Major Leagues’ 30 teams play without having to drive more than 47 miles. Hint: nowhere other than in Arizona!

The following is a profile of the Cactus League stadiums and their MLB tenants:

GLENDALE

The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers share Camelback Ranch as their spring training home. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this season, Camelback Ranch welcomed its two millionth fan during last year’s spring training season. Camelback Ranch will play host to World Baseball Classic (WBC) semifinalist Japan as they play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 19th.

Camelback Ranch
10710 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85307
623-302-5000

 

GOODYEAR

The Cactus League home for both Ohio MLB teams, the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, is Goodyear Ballpark. Goodyear Ballpark opened in 2009 and seats 10,311 fans at capacity. The 2017 spring training season set a new season attendance record of 174,369 fans at Goodyear Ballpark!

Goodyear Ballpark
1933 S. Ballpark Way
Goodyear, AZ 85388
623-882-3120

 

MESA

Sloan Park is the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, the 2016 World Series Champions. Sloan Park opened in 2014 and was built and paid for by residents of the City of Mesa, approved by ballot measure. Sloan Park seats 15,000 fans at capacity and cost almost $100 million to build.

Sloan Park
2330 W. Rio Salada Parkway
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-668-0500

HoHoKam Stadium is home to the Oakland Athletics for Cactus League play. The former spring home of the Chicago Cubs, the Stadium has been renovated and the Oakland Athletics have been its spring tenant since the 2015 Cactus League spring training season. HoHoKam Stadium is utilized year-round by local and national, youth and adult baseball tournaments and championships.

HoHoKam Stadium 
1235 N. Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
480-644-4451

 

PEORIA

The Peoria Sports Complex is the spring residency of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. This season marks the 25th anniversary of spring training baseball at the Peoria Sports Complex. In celebration of its silver jubilee, Your Peoria Days is being introduced. Your Peoria Days is a packed promotional calendar for the 2018 spring training season with themed days for fans that work, serve and volunteer in capacities that protect and provide for others.

Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382
623-773-8700

 

PHOENIX

The training ground for the Milwaukee Brewers’ Cactus League play is Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix. The facility is owned and operated by Phoenix’s Parks and Recreation Department and seats 7,000 fans at capacity.

Maryvale Baseball Park
3600 N. 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
623-245-5500

 

SCOTTSDALE

Scottsdale Stadium, in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, is the spring home to three MLB teams – the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants. The stadium, originally built in 1992, underwent a $23.1 million renovation in 2006 that added a new deck and terrace seating in the right field berm area.

Scottsdale Stadium
7408 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-312-2586
 

SURPRISE

The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers share Surprise Stadium as its Cactus League home. Practice fields are open to the public beginning at 9:30a.m. daily from February 14th to March25th. The stadium was built in 2002 and seats 10,714 people. Surprise stadium is also home to the Surprise Rafters who play in the Arizona Fall League.

Surprise Stadium
15960 North Bullard Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85374
623-222-2222

 

TEMPE

The Cactus League is not only home to both of Chicago’s MLB teams, it’s also the spring residency of both of Los Angeles’ baseball teams. The American League’s Los Angeles Angels play their spring baseball at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The stadium is bordered by one of Tempe’s Twin Buttes and the practice fields take up the bulk of space within the Angels’ 75-acrespring training complex.

Tempe Diablo Stadium
2200 West Alameda Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-350-5205

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15 Mar 2018


By Elaine Earle