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:
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 Ranch10710 West Camelback RoadPhoenix, AZ 85307623-302-5000
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 Ballpark1933 S. Ballpark WayGoodyear, AZ 85388623-882-3120
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 Park2330 W. Rio Salada ParkwayMesa, AZ 85201480-668-0500
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 StreetMesa, AZ 85201480-644-4451
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 Complex16101 N. 83rd AvenuePeoria, AZ 85382623-773-8700
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 Park3600 N. 51st AvenuePhoenix, AZ 85031623-245-5500
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 Stadium7408 E. Osborn RoadScottsdale, AZ 85251480-312-2586
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 Stadium15960 North Bullard AvenueSurprise, AZ 85374623-222-2222
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 Stadium2200 West Alameda DriveTempe, AZ 85282480-350-5205