Cactus League Archives

The Chicago Cubs' Hope Continues

The Chicago Cubs at HoHoKam Stadium - Play Ball
by in Play Ball

The Chicago Cubs aren’t called “The Lovable Losers” for nothing. However, when it comes to spring training, they’re one of the biggest draws in the Cactus League. Even with their 103-year World Series drought, they continually sell out their games and have set attendance records at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa for years. With a new… Read More →

Albert Pujols Adds Extra Excitement To Tempe Spring Training

by in Play Ball

Beautiful weather, sunny skies, hotdogs, beer, and now, Albert Pujols, one of the most prolific players in the MLB over the last decade will be apart of Arizona’s Spring Training season. Three-time MVP, and reigning World Series champion as part of the St. Louis Cardinals last season, Pujols signed a new contract with the Anaheim… Read More →

Cactus League 2012 Spring Training Schedule

2012 Spring Training Schedule
by in Play Ball

The tentative Cactus League 2012 Spring Training schedule for March is out! Download a printer friendly version here. Cactus League 2012 Spring Training Schedule   Key: AZ – Arizona Diamondbacks CWS – Chicago Red Sox OAK – Oakland A’s CHI – Chicago Cubs KC – Kansas City Royals SD – San Diego Padres CIN –… Read More →

Glendale CVB Expands Its Mission, Scope By Serving Entire West Valley

Glendale CVB - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Glendale CVB – Whether travelers are visiting for leisure or business, Glendale has blossomed from being considered a one-day destination to a highly sought-after travel experience both nationally and internationally in a single decade. And to successfully market Glendale’s increasing expansion as the host city of sporting and mega-events — as well as the entire… Read More →

Cactus League Baseball Is Back In Arizona

Cactus League - Spring Training is Back
by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events

February in Arizona means two things – gorgeous weather and spring training baseball. What initially began as minor league exhibition game in the early 1900’s has evolved into Major League Baseball’s conglomerate of Spring Training stadiums within the Phoenix area.  A long-­standing tradition for the Grand Canyon State, MLB’s Spring Training begins again later this month as the Cactus League kicks off… Read More →

A Threat By The Cubs To Leave Arizona Has Cactus League Sites Scrambling

It appears the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility will remain in Mesa - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Update: It appears the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility will remain in Mesa. Team officials recently notified a group from Naples, Fla., attempting to lure the Cubs to the Grapefruit League that they plan to continue to negotiate exclusively with the city of Mesa. Mesa, meanwhile, reportedly is looking at four sites for the new… Read More →

Two New Spring Training Stadiums Set To Debut In The West Valley

Two new spring training stadiums
by in AZ Business Magazine | Travel

With football, hockey, baseball and possibly USA Basketball joining the mix, the West Valley is becoming an active sports mecca for the rest of the Valley. Recent additions to this bustling hub of game activity are new Cactus League training facilities in Glendale and Goodyear that will come online for the 2009 spring training season.… Read More →

Gov. Janet Napolitano Is The Public Face Of Super Bowl XLII

Janet Napolitano

Head Coach New governors often inherit their predecessors’ programs and initiatives — the good and the bad — when they take office. So it was when Gov. Janet Napolitano officially took the state’s helm in 2003. But at least one of those programs already had her stamp of approval. Proposition 302, which provided funding for… Read More →