The Major League Baseball (MLB) lockout is over! Despite the shortened schedule, Arizona’s Cactus League is providing plenty of opportunities to catch a Spring Training game as it hosts half of the MLB in our state. With 10 state-of-the art stadiums all within easy driving distance of Estrella, the bases are finally loaded for fun this spring.
Here’s our guide for 2022’s Cactus League action, starting with our “hometown” teams who take the field at Goodyear Ballpark, just down the road.
Two of the most storied names in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Guardians call Goodyear Ballpark home. But history gets a modern twist with a brand-new video board, featuring cutting-edge graphics, animated between-inning promotions and a crisp display, featuring fan footage. With tickets starting at just $12, a seat on the grassy berm is the perfect spot to take in the game and build memories with family and friends. But you can always catch an amazing view of the action in the park’s seating bowl or bring a large group for a fun night on the party patio! Don’t forget to take your picture with the Zizz, one of the most unique sculptures you’ll find in baseball! And it is all just minutes from home, right down the hill from Estrella.
Ticket Prices: $12-80, free parking.
1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338
Just minutes away from the great shopping and dining in Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District, this beautiful park hosts both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. The stadium is one of the largest in the Cactus League at 13,000. If you can tear your eyes away from the on-field action, you will notice some of the park’s beautiful architecture including natural stone veneers, rusty metal panes and stadium colors that reflect Arizona’s landscape.
Ticket prices: $15-70, free parking.
10710 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037
Ranked by USA Today as Arizona’s best spring training stadium, this park offers one of the most serene views in the Valley. Free parking, great food and cheap tickets are just some of the amenities at the home of the Royals and Rangers. For those who live in the area, make sure to check out the countless events that Surprise Stadium hosts throughout the entire year, including college and amateur baseball tournaments.
Ticket prices: $8-55, free parking.
15850 N. Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374
Milwaukee’s award-winning park near the west side of Phoenix offers a state-of-the-art facility with easy access and lots of parking. The park offers several great group spaces including the Poba Party Patio, Mortensen Courtyard and two suites. The stadium was recently renovated to make more room for fans and improve the Brewers practice facilities, which now include new batting tunnels and pitching mounds.
Ticket prices: $12-60, $5 parking.
3805 N 53rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85031
This 145-acre complex features one of the best seating bowls in the Cactus League for up-close and personal action. The Pavilion features great food and craft beer, while the Colonnade, at 3,300 square feet, fits 600 shaded seats along with AC, ambient lighting, catering, private restrooms and a full-service bar. Kids will love the Peoria Cove, a splash pad and playground located in the park.
Ticket prices: $16-70, $5 parking.
16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382
Sloan Park offers fans a beautiful view of one of Arizona’s most popular spring training teams. The 15,000-seat stadium sits on a complex that features 7 practice fields, the largest workout facility in the MLB, six parking lots, a river-view park and so much more. Be sure to check out Riverview Lake and the Paseo Recreation Area before or after the game.
Ticket prices: $9-100, $10 parking.
2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201
Situated just off I-10 in Tempe, the home of the Angels is the oldest and smallest park in the Cactus League. The park is set to undergo major renovations in the next few years, with a new clubhouse, team store and concourse being planned. Fans can still enjoy a great experience this season, with a beautiful view of the Twin Buttes.
Ticket Prices: $12-80, free parking.
2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282
Smack dab in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale lies the home of the San Francisco Giants, as the centerpiece of a historic area. One of the Cactus League’s larger parks, Scottsdale Stadium brings old-school charm to a spring training game, with intimate seating and great in-game activities.
Ticket Prices: $11-90, free and paid parking is available at various garages in the area.
7408 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (50 minutes from Estrella)
The hometown D-Backs and Colorado Rockies play their spring training games at Salt River Fields near Scottsdale. The unique layout of the stadium puts fans on top of the action, while the picturesque mountain backdrop provides a beautiful setting for a game.
Ticket prices: $30-90, free parking.
7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Home to the largest scoreboard in the Cactus league at 12 by 16 feet, this park features crisp visuals, great in-game promotions, a shaded terrace level, berm seating and rich history to provide a unique experience for fans. The former home of the Cubs and ASU baseball, now, welcomes the Green and Gold.
Ticket Prices: $10-70, free parking.
1235 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201
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