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W to host Spring Training Charity Poker Classic


The fifth annual Spring Training Poker Classic returns to W Scottsdale on Saturday, March 14. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Registration is at 6 p.m. with the tournament starting at 7 p.m. on the WET Deck. Guests must be 21 years or… 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 →

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 →

What’s new At Salt River Fields in 2015?


The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Arizona State University for the first game in 2015 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3 and fans will have much to look forward to at the D-backs’ award-winning Spring Training facility, including a 3-D printer and a food truck featured on the hit TV show “Shark… Read More →

House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A with Ian Bagg

Ian Bagg, via comedycentral.mtvnimages.com

The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds. Comedian Ian Bagg claims that he is the only comic not to have become a multi-billionaire after working with Judd Apatow. He may also be the first Canadian to have met three former U.S. presidents.… 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 →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

Ball in Grass, WEB
by in Blogs

It’s the first weekend of March, meaning that spring is nigh. So get ready to soak up the rays and head on out for a wonderful weekend, even if the weather reports let on about rain. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #sl5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on… 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 →

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 →

Salt River Fields Surpasses 1 Million In Attendance

Salt River Fields, Colorado Rockies - Image Provided by Flickr
by in Business News | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced that Saturday’s sold out crowd of 11,576 pushed the total attendance at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick over the one-million mark since the complex opened in 2011. The shared facility between the D-backs and the Colorado Rockies, constructed in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, reached the… Read More →

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards 2nd Annual Spring Palate Training

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
by in Events

Wine and baseball, anyone? The Arizona Stronghold Vineyards team will be heading down to Scottsdale to host its 2nd annual Spring Palate Training on Sunday, March 10 at Salt River Fields. The award-winning brand will be taking over one of the ballpark’s party decks for an hour-long palate training, beginning at 11 a.m. Ambassador of… 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 →