Cactus League Archives

Cactus League has $809M economic impact on Arizona


Spring training baseball has become a driving force in Arizona’s economy according to a pair of studies released today by Governor Doug Ducey and members of the non-profit Cactus League Baseball Association. The studies, conducted earlier this year, estimate spring training teams and the ballparks they play in now annually generate more than $809 million… Read More →

Baseball fans score big at Hotel Palomar through March

Blue Hound

Baseball season is rounding the corner as Spring Training has officially kicked off in Arizona with the Cactus League playing at 10 stadiums across the Valley. Fans from all over the country are taking over the Valley of the Sun to cheer on their favorite team. Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, is a top choice for… Read More →

ASU takes on Diamondbacks today at Salt River Fields


Although college baseball has been underway for the better part of a month, the first major league Spring Training games start this week. While the majority of the teams in the Cactus League will face off against each other for their respective opening days, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers have different teams to start… Read More →

Baseball City brings stars to Scottsdale


The City of Scottsdale and Baseball City, have announced an impressive list of Baseball Legends, All-Stars, Hall of Famers and Current Major League Baseball Players joining the premier FanFest happening Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the heart of Spring Training at the Scottsdale Civic Center. The 2015… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho anchors Cactus League experience

The OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

To truly embrace Arizona’s spring training experience you need to start with an anchor. For Cactus League baseball fans, there may be no better anchor than the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. The hotel has hosted Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, George Brett, Rickey Henderson and Leo Durocher.… Read More →

Five things to do before summer in Arizona

HotAirBalloon, WEB
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

While Phoenix natives enjoy beautiful weather in the fall and winter, it’s tough for anyone to stand outside for more than a couple minutes during the hot summer months. So, here are five outdoor activities to do with family and friends before triple-digit temperatures hit the Valley. Hiking Arizona is home to some of the… Read More →

Pink Pony offers Spring Training specials fit for Giants fans

Golden Gate Sazerac, Susan Cope

Spring Training is a few tender weeks away, and Pink Pony is already ready to round the bases with its special cocktail, Golden Gate Sazerac — an ode to the San Francisco Giants, we assume — and “bomb burger.” The specials run March 1 through April 1. The burger costs $13, the cocktail costs $11… Read More →

Spring training attendance grows


Major League Baseball says spring training games drew a record average of 8,078 fans, up 7.3 percent from last year’s 7,527. The previous mark of 7,793 had been set in 2008. Overall attendance for 447 dates was 3,610,738, baseball’s fifth-highest total, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs drew 213,815 fans and an average… Read More →

Goodyear Ballpark named best in Cactus League


After a long, fierce and competitive battle of the spring training ballparks, the results are in and it’s official. Goodyear Ballpark – the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, has been voted as best place to see a spring training game in the Cactus League in USA Today’s 10Best… Read More →

Spring Training Deals at Westgate District

Westgate Entertainment District
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

It’s time to play ball! There is no better time to enjoy a spring afternoon, the smell of freshly cut grass and the thrill of cheering on your favorite baseball team than during Spring Training in Arizona. Baseball reigns supreme in Glendale and the West Valley from February 26 to March 29 where five ballparks… Read More →

Four Peaks Brings Local Flavor to Cactus League


Four Peaks Brewing Company will be showcasing their beers throughout Cactus League stadiums this Spring beginning February 26th. “Response to Four Peaks beers by stadium concessionaires has quadrupled for 2014 over last year” according to Greg Ross, Four Peaks Marketing Director. Stadiums include Salt River Fields, Peoria Sports Complex, Camelback Ranch, Scottsdale Stadium, Maryvale Stadium,… Read More →

Scottsdale Promotes Spring Training in Denver, S.F.

by in Featured | Play Ball | Tourism

Spring training is a short countdown away, and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is reminding Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants fans that Scottsdale is the place to be for baseball and sunshine. The bureau unveiled exterior and interior ad placements on the Denver Light Rail on Dec. 30 to promote Scottsdale’s spring training… Read More →

Four Peaks Makes Mark on Spring Training


This Spring Training season, locally brewed Four Peaks craft beer made its way into the hands and hearts of baseball fans from across the globe—a big step for the Tempe-based company, whose clearly-stated mission is “to craft exceptional beer and be able to share it with good people.” Greg Ross, Director of Marketing at Four… Read More →

Spring Training Fun at Kelly's At SouthBridge

Kelly's Burger 2
by in Eat

When spring training starts, Kelly’s At SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale is a great place to stop to add to your fun-filled season! Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000 square foot swanky pub offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine and the perfect laid back atmosphere to celebrate the return… Read More →