March is fast approaching and with it, Spring Training! If you haven’t already reserved your room, you still have time for last minute hotel reservations at The Scottsdale Resort. Every year, baseball fans from across the country flock to the greater Phoenix area to for Spring Training, one of baseball’s most cherished traditions.
The practices and Cactus League exhibition games that make up Spring Training allow Major League Baseball teams to try new players, change up positions or lineups, and give the experienced players some time to get back in the swing of things before the regular season starts. Spring Training gives fans a chance to see their favorite players and check out the new recruits. The warm climate of Arizona that draws the teams attracts visitors from colder climates who are more than ready for winter to be over.
The Cactus League consists of 15 MLB teams that come to the greater Phoenix area for Spring Training every year. In addition to local favorites, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Cactus League includes teams from as far away as Chicago (both the Cubs and White Sox) and Milwaukee. You can check out the 2016 Cactus League schedule to help plan your visit.
During Spring Training, 10 different venues in the Valley of the Sun host the practices and preseason games. One of the most attended Cactus League venues is Scottsdale Stadium, spring training home to the San Francisco Giants since 1982. The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is a short 15-minute drive from Scottsdale Stadium. Not a Giants fan? No problem. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners all have Spring Training homes less than an hour away from the Scottsdale Resort.
In 2011, nearly 1.6 million fans joined their favorite MLB teams in Arizona and attended Cactus League games. The immense popularity of Spring Training means hotels fill up quickly. With less than three weeks left until opening day, you’re running out of time to book any last minute hotel reservations. Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to reserve a luxury room or suite at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.