BAseballIf you are an avid baseball fan looking for a trip where you can enjoy as many teams as possible in one location, Phoenix is the place to be this spring. There are now fifteen major league teams playing Arizona spring training baseball at ten diverse stadiums, all in the greater Phoenix area.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies formerly trained in Tucson, but now share the newest spring training stadium east of Phoenix on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  This is the first training site built on an Indian nation.  The Dodgers and White Sox share Glendale Stadium, the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds share Goodyear Ballpark, and the Chicago Cubs play at Hohokam Stadium, accompanied by the Cactus League’s only organist.  Maryvale Baseball Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Peoria Sports Complex is home to the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres.  Phoenix Municipal Stadium is home of the Oakland A’s, Scottsdale Stadium is the home of the Giant’s, and Surprise Stadium hosts the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers.  The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim train at Tempe’s Diablo Stadium.

 

There are daily games from February 25 through March 30 – day and night games – so many, in fact, that it may be difficult to decide which to attend!  For a full schedule of the Cactus league, visit http://www.springtrainingonline.com/features/master-schedule-cactus.htm.   Later in the summer, the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 2011 All Star Baseball Game at Chase Field on July 12.

 

As long as you’re in the area, why not spend some time discovering Arizona’s Red Rocks and Grand Canyon Country by RV, or possibly hiking and exploring Tucson, Tombstone and the Sonoran Desert?  No matter where you choose to go, the weather in Arizona will be pleasant.  The average temperature for Phoenix in March is 75 balmy degrees.  The deserts are in bloom and crowds at the Grand Canyon are far less than in summer months.    A visit to the Hohokam ruins of Casa Grande National Monument, just an hour southeast of Phoenix, will take you back in time.

 

Baseball is a great reason to visit Phoenix, but just one of the many reasons you should visit Phoenix this spring!  Call (800) 247-0970 for more information.

 

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