Cactus League Spring Training Games in Arizona

Cactus League Teams & Schedules

Arizona Diamondbacks

arizona-diamondbacks-200 Facility Name: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Address: 7555 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Tickets & Schedule

Since the Diamondbacks don’t even get to leave the state for their Spring Training like most teams do, at least they have the brand new facilities at Talking Stick in Scottsdale to look forward to. This is the first Spring Training facility in the nation to be built on Native American land. This move signals the death of Spring Training in Tucson as the D-backs and Rockies were the last teams to play games down there. Overall, the move is good for the Spring Training community, as you will no longer have to incorporate a 2 hour drive each way between Tucson and Phoenix if you want to watch a few different teams play.


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Facility Name: Sloan Park

Address: 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ 85201

Tickets & Schedule

The Chicago Cubs have one of the largest Spring Training followings in Arizona (probably due to a lot of Midwest relocation to Phoenix). This means that one of the largest Spring Training facilities in Arizona (13,000+) is usually jam packed. The park is located on the border of Mesa and Tempe, but there is little to do here except watch baseball. Get ready to tailgate and watch the Cubbies take on the rest of the Cactus league, including their division rival Brewers and Reds.


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Facility Name: Camelback Ranch

Address: 10710 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85037

Tickets & Schedule

The White Sox play in the sparkling new Camelback Ranch facility located in West Phoenix. They share a facility with the Dodgers, so alternating schedules means you will be sure to catch one of the two teams playing no matter what day you show up. There are over 140 acres of baseball goodness which provides fans with countless opportunities to meet players and interact with each other.


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Facility Name: Goodyear Ballpark

Address: S Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ, 85338

Tickets & Schedule

The Cincinnati Reds not only share a state, but they share a Spring Training facility with the Cleveland Indians. The Reds are fairly new to Arizona, having spent the last few decades gearing up for the regular season down in Florida. Their ballpark is amazing, their team is fun to watch, and they are growing quite a following in the Valley of the Sun. Pick up your spring training tickets and watch the Reds prepare for the regular season in their new(ish) digs.


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Facility Name: Goodyear Ballpark

Address: 1933 S Ballpark Way Goodyear, AZ, 85338

Tickets & Schedule

Just west of Phoenix is the quickly developing town of Goodyear, which means that the restaurants and facilities around the Spring Training Facility should be new and clean as well. The facility features upwards of around 10,000 seats which should be plenty of room to stretch out your legs and watch the Indians try to fix their many mistakes.


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Facility Name: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Address: 7555 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Tickets & Schedule

Just like the Diamondbacks, the Rockies are relative newcomers to the Phoenix area, having spent their previous training time down in Tucson. The stadium at Talking Stick will seat over 11,000 fans and feature high class amenities – all the benefits of a well funded, brand new ball park. Their location in Scottsdale as opposed to Tucson makes planning a week full of Spring Training games that much easier due to reduced drive time. Whether seeing a Rockies spring training game is your only destination or part of a month-long plan to see all the Cactus League teams, get your tickets early – the buzz about this park means the tickets are going quickly.


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Facility Name: Surprise Stadium

Address: 15850 N Bullard Avenue, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Tickets & Schedule

A little to the Northwest of Phoenix is the town of Surprise, another quickly developing community. The stadium holds about 10,500 fans and has been operating since 2002. There are plenty of lawn seats in the outfield for those wanting to see some games on a Budget, or for those who just don’t want to spend a lot of money to see the Royals (use whatever excuse you want). If anything you can get a good tan and the players can finally dust off the “I lost it in the sun” excuse.


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Facility Name: Tempe Diablo Stadium

Address: 2200 W Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85282

Tickets & Schedule

Seeing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Tempe, AZ might sound more like a law firm than a baseball team, but they are more than worth the trip out to Tempe. The Angel’s Spring Training facility was built in 1968, but underwent a major renovation in 2005, putting this facility near the top in terms of amenities and comfort features. The Angels always have a talented ball club, with lots of up and coming new players. Spring Training in Tempe, AZ is just the place to check out these young stars. When you’re done with the game, you can enjoy the nightlife that the college town of Tempe has to offer.


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Facility Name: Camelback Ranch

Address: 10710 W Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ, 85037

Tickets & Schedule

The Dodgers are celebrating another year in Arizona after decades in Florida. Their ballpark is a bit out of the way compared to the rest of the league, but the new facilities are worth the trip. Try to get seats on the first base side because there isn’t much shade on the third base side as it faces due south. The Dodgers are also one of the more popular teams to hold Spring Training in Arizona, as a lot of Phoenix residents are transplants from LA. It may not be as good as a Dodger dog, but there is plenty to eat and see when you spend the whole day at Camelback Ranch.


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Facility Name: Maryvale Baseball Park

Address: 3600 N 51st Avenue, Maryvale, AZ, 85031

Tickets & Schedule

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been to a Brewers Spring Training game yet because Maryvale scares me. Thankfully the Brewers Spring Training games are during the day, which makes things a little more bearable in this area. The stadium is quaint in size (7,000 seats) and has won a few awards for excellence. As with most Cactus League stadiums, there is stadium seating available as well as lawn seating for those who want to catch a game on a budget. This might be the year where I catch my first Brewers Spring Training Game!


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Facility Name: Hohokam Stadium

Address: 1235 N. Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201

Tickets & Schedule

Head east just a ways to Mesa and find another facility that saw major renovations in 2015. If you are in the mood for white cleats, then you will definitely want to head on over to watch the Oakland Athletics Spring Training games and practices. There are picnic areas down the left field line and seating for nearly 13,000 so get there early. Take advantage of Phoenix’s newly integrated light rail system and get dropped off practically at third base – now if only the A’s could get runners into scoring position that easily.


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Facility Name: Peoria Sports Complex

Address: 16101 N 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Tickets & Schedule

The San Diego Padres Spring Training games are held at the lovely Peoria Sports Complex, just northwest of Downtown Phoenix. They share the main ballpark with the Mariners, but each team has their own practice fields, just further proof that Southern California needs to be segregated from just about everyone else. This was the first Arizona spring training facility to be shared by two teams, and it still remains as one of top rated spring training sites in the state. There is seating for 11,000 fans which means that no matter how early or late you buy your tickets, you should be able to find a seat. Trade in your southern California sun for some of the Arizona kind and watch your Padres in some Spring Training action.


San Francisco Giantssan-francisco-giants-200

Facility Name: Scottsdale Stadium

Address: 7408 E Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Tickets & Schedule

Before the Rockies and D-Backs arrived, the Giants used to rule Scottsdale. Now there is some added competition, but the Giants spring training facilities are some of the nicest in the country. Located in old-town Scottsdale, this 12,000 seat ballpark has plenty of room for residents who are looking for unique opportunities to get drunk and tan. Step out of the bar and tanning booth and into some exciting Giants Spring Training Baseball. Watch them go up against unfamiliar foes as they gear up for the regular season, or if you prefer, watch them take on their NL West Rivals (any of them, seriously, they all play in the Cactus League now).


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Facility Name: Peoria Sports Complex

Address: 16101 N 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Tickets & Schedule

If you’re tired of the East Valley, it’s time to head westward again to the city of Peoria. This is a beautiful complex (I played in some fall baseball leagues here), and is home to both the Mariners and the Padres. The stadium which seats 11,000 is the centerpiece of 6 practice fields and expansive club houses. There isn’t a ton of shade here, so pack on the sunscreen or bring an umbrella if you plan to watch practice. Inside the main stadium there is plenty of relief from the sun, if only the Mariners bullpen could provide that kind of relief.


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Facility Name: Surprise Stadium

Address: 15850 N Bullard Avenue, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Tickets & Schedule

Let’s head on back to Surprise to catch the Texas Rangers. They share their facilities with the Royals, so make sure you show up on the right day or you will won’t be able to catch your team play (although it is spring training so does it really matter?). There is plenty of parking and seating available for you and your family or friends, so bring a group out to see this pretty fun team.


About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.