Planning to escape the winter cold and attend Spring Training in Arizona? This is the post for you. Here’s everything you need to get the most out of Cactus League baseball.
The Spring Training Tradition
MLB teams have been heading south for the winter for over 100 years. Fans love tagging along for practice games, too. It’s a great chance to see your favorite players up close and maybe get an autograph.
Some fans have such a great time they purchase a new Taylor Morrison home to relocate and live the desert life 365 sunny days a year! Taylor Morrison Phoenix features several gorgeous communities worth a visit between innings.
Cactus League Stadiums and New Homes in Phoenix
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Cactus League. Celebrate with peanuts & Cracker Jacks!
- The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians’ training facility is at Goodyear Ballpark. Great news for those living in Goodyear at Las Brisas Discovery II and Encore II.
- The Treo in Scottsdale offers quick access to two stadiums. The first, Scottsdale Stadium of the San Francisco Giants. The second, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
- The World Champion Chicago Cubs train at Sloan Park in Mesa. This is also home to the Oakland A’s facility, Hohokam Park. Taylor Morrison features 5 communities nearby.
- Several new home communities in Peoria, AZ are down the road from Peoria Sports Complex. Home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners.
Dates and Schedules
Players begin workouts Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Consult the official Cactus League website to see when your favorite position group warms up. The spring season begins Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and runs until Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Download a complete schedule and start making plans to see all your favorite clubs. Buy your tickets in advance.
Explore stadiums up and down the valley with this clickable map.
Batter Up for Spring Baseball!
When you get thirsty check out Phoenix area wineries and breweries. When your stomach grumbles dive into the Great Taylor Morrison Foodie Tour.
Remember to tour a variety of stadiums. Most of all visit a host of different communities. Work off those extra hot dogs with a fantastic nature walk!
Perez Setting up the Pitch by Charles Sollars via flickr cc2.0