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Scottsdale Spring Training: Meet the Cactus League

Scottsdale is one of just a few places where you can still catch a ball game even in the offseason. Peanuts and cracker jacks in-hand, baseball fans can take a peek at the practice games for teams like the Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, and 12 others. But traveling for Scottsdale spring training is about more than just baseball.


While the bats are down, you can still explore the desert. Lounge beside the pool, play a round of golf or dig into a meal at one of Scottsdale’s many world-class restaurants. During Scottsdale spring training, you’ll experience a little bit of everything alongside your favorite sport. 


Brush up on all things Cactus League, then take a peek at our top tips for maximizing your spring training escape. After all, it’s offseason for you, too. 

When is spring training?

The first games of the 2020 Cactus League begin Friday, February 21, 2020. The season wraps up on March 24, 2020. 

Which teams are in the Cactus League and where do they play?

  • Arizona Diamondbacks - Salt River Fields
  • Chicago Cubs - Sloan Park
  • Chicago White Sox - Camelback Ranch
  • Cincinnati Reds - Good Year Ballpark
  • Cleveland Indians - Good Year Ballpark
  • Colorado Rockies - Salt River Fields
  • Kansas City Royals - Surprise Stadium
  • Los Angeles Angels - Tempe Diablo Stadium
  • Los Angeles Dodgers - Camelback Ranch
  • Milwaukee Brewers - American Family Fields of Phoenix
  • Oakland Athletics - Hohokam Stadium
  • San Diego Padres - Peoria Sports Complex
  • San Francisco Giants - Scottsdale Stadium
  • Seattle Mariners - Peoria Sports Complex
  • Texas Rangers - Surprise Stadium

How often are the games?

During spring training, there are multiple games a day every day. Each of the teams adopts a different Phoenix area field as their home turf, allowing games to take place simultaneously. If baseball all day every day is a dream of yours, you’ll love spring training. 

How far are the fields from The Scottsdale Resort? 

How do I buy tickets to the games?

Cactus League tickets for 2020 games are already on sale. Purchase tickets through the main MLB website. Links to the ticket marketplace for each team can be found here

Off-Season Activities 

Though spring training is all baseball all the time, your vacation doesn’t have to be. Pick from some of Scottsdale’s best activities while you wait for your favorite team to step up to the plate.

Catch a Movie

The Scottsdale is getting in the Cactus League spirit but showing a special series of movies. Bring the popcorn as you watch a great baseball movie every Saturday at 7 p.m. See the schedule

  • Field of Dreams                             Feb. 29th
  • A League of Their Own                 March 7th
  • The Bad News Bears (1976)         March 14th
  • The Natural                                    March 21st

Swim in the Pool

Spring isn’t just great for baseball, it’s also great for Scottsdale. It’s sunny enough to get a tan, but not so hot you’re better off inside. Take a dip in the McCormick Pool in between games, then stop by poolside Twisted Vine Pool Bar & Grill for a frozen cocktail or afternoon snack.

Restore at Luna Spa

Make your getaway a relaxing one by spending an afternoon at Luna Spa. Indulge in your choice of treatments from a restorative sports massage to facials and body treatments. When you spend the day at our spa, you can enjoy the sauna, fitness center and more.

Dine at Kitchen West

Indulge in this uniquely Scottsdale restaurant. Its farm-to-table dishes draw inspiration from the desert, so no two dining experiences are alike. Dig into an acai bowl or all-American omelet before you go, then settle in for the night over Achiote Rubbed Chicken and a perfectly paired glass of wine.

Go on an Adventure

Don’t leave the desert without exploring the landscapes that make it unique. Cycle the Greenbelt to Tempe. Hike into the Sonoran Desert. Paddle the calming Saguaro Lake. All under the expert guidance of our adventure partners.

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