Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun is the best location in the country for Spring Training Baseball. There are fourteen of the Major League baseball teams train in Arizona, forming what is Called the Cactus League. Baseball games are played in February and March of each year. People come from all over the country to enjoy the festive, relaxed atmosphere of the games and the unsurpassed warm sunny weather. Check out the action in the first photo.
Arizona has been gaining baseball teams that have relocated from the older site of Spring Training in Florida, called the Grapefruit Circuit. The advantages for Arizona are that almost all of the fourteen teams an games are located in the Phoenix Metro area called the Valley of the Sun. In Florida, the games are spread hundreds of miles apart. Also, the weather in Arizona is better because Arizona has less rain than Florida.
Arizona is an ideal place for baseball fans because on a typical day in the Spring, fans have a choice of six to seven Major League Baseball Spring Training games to attend. As the second photo shows, what could be more pleasant than watching a game while laying on a blanket spread on the lawn under the nice sunshine. And, in some cases, while thinking of your friends and family who are living in the snow and cold in the North.
Scottsdale Stadium is home to the San Francisco Giants. Tickets and information can be obtained by clicking here.