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How Gov. Rose Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

2016 Cactus League Schedule
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Near the end of spring training in 1990, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent came to Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford with an ultimatum, according to former Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Bruner. “Major League Baseball loves Arizona, but the Cactus League facilities are not very good,” Bruner said Vincent told Mofford. “If we didn’t do… Read More →

Colliers negotiates $4.6M multifamily sale

Villas at Montebella in Peoria, Arizona (Photo provided by Colliers International)
by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

Colliers International in greater Phoenix negotiated the sale of Villas at Montebella, a 100-unit apartment asset at 10860 N. 85th Ave. in Peoria, Arizona, for $4.6 million or $46,000 per unit. Executive Vice Presidents Bill Hahn, Jeff Sherman and Trevor Koskovich with Colliers represented both the seller and buyer. The seller was WE Villas at Montebella… Read More →

Travel tips for Sky Harbor’s busiest month

Sky Harbor

If you are traveling this Spring, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has some handy tips to help make your travel go smoothly during the month of March – the airport’s busiest. On an average day, about 110,000 passengers travel through Sky Harbor.  During the month of March, Sky Harbor is anticipating more than 140,000 travelers each day – an… Read More →

Here’s your 2016 Cactus League schedule

2016 Cactus League Schedule

It’s finally March, and that means the 2016 Cactus League season is finally here. Spring Training games officially started on Tuesday with the Cincinnati Reds playing against the Cleveland Indians while the Arizona Diamondbacks face off against the University of Arizona. On Wednesday the fun begins as the fifteen participating teams in the Cactus League… Read More →

Spring Training boosts some cities while others wait

Spring Training

Building spring training facilities for big-league clubs is considered an investment by Valley cities that will spur development. Some of the 10 Cactus League venues have come through, with one city manager calling March the city’s “second Christmas.” Others are struggling. Here’s a look at how some Cactus League stadiums are doing: Sloan Park, Mesa … Read More →

Tempe Marketplace offers free rides to Cubs fans

Tempe Marketplace
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Cubs fans will be pleased to hear Tempe Marketplace is helping fans avoid transportation hassles of getting to and from games with free, first-come, first-serve round-trip trolley rides between the shopping center and Sloan Park, the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, in Mesa. Back by popular demand, Tempe Marketplace is giving baseball fans an alternative… Read More →

As Cactus League returns, impact felt across the Valley

Cactus League
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

At opposite ends of the Valley, two cities with different histories and cultures share a common denominator: tourists flock there when the calendar flips to March in Scottsdale and Goodyear. Spring training has arrived. “It’s the perfect place,” Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall said. “It’s spring training and it’s spring break.” Cactus League… Read More →

Pavilions offers deals for Cactus League fans

Talking Stick Pavilions
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Pavilions will welcome returning fans with special restaurant and entertainment offers as the Diamondbacks and Rockies open their 2016 season at nearby Salt River Fields. With over 65 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues, The Pavilions at Talking Stick is the one-stop for fans to grab a bite, enjoy a brew and do a little… Read More →

Professional Sports Catering signs deal with Goodyear

Professional Sports Catering
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Professional Sports Catering, LLC, in conjunction with the City of Goodyear, announced a partnership today where Professional Sports Catering will manage all aspects of the food service at Goodyear Ballpark (Spring Training home of Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds), including the entire Cactus League season and any event taking place on the grounds. “From the… Read More →

Chompie’s offers Spring Training burger BOGO

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Whether you’re out to ballpark or not, Chompie’s has a deal to put you in the Spring Training spirit. During the Cactus League season from March 1 – March 30. Guests can buy any one full-price burger and two drinks, and get any burger of equal or lesser value for free. Chompie’s offers six charbroiled burgers on… Read More →

Westgate offers deals for Cactus League fans

by in Eat | 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. From March 1 through April 1, baseball reigns supreme in the West Valley with five ballparks hosting more… Read More →

Diamondbacks’ spring training opens on Feb. 17

Cactus League
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ sixth Spring Training at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick begins on Feb. 17: Wednesday, February 17: Pitchers and catchers report. Thursday, February 18: First workout for pitchers and catchers. Monday, February 22: Position players report. Tuesday, February 23: First full-squad workout. Workouts are open to the public, and fans may park in the Desert Lot… Read More →

W to host Spring Training Charity Poker Classic

Poker chips and playing cards

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 →