Spring Training Baseball 2017 in Arizona

Springtime in Phoenix Means Cactus League Baseball

Each spring the teams of the Cactus League play about a month of Spring Training Baseball. This is when the managers take a look at the players and determine the final roster based on their performance. The great thing about Spring Training games is that you'll get to see many of your favorite's teams players during one game.

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    Fans watch the spring training game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 9, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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    General information and dates about Spring Training Baseball in Arizona, including how the various Cactus League teams finished up the last regular season.
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    Ticket Box Office at Salt River Fields
    ••• Judy Hedding

    Get schedules, ticket information, and stadium information for each of the 15 MLB teams that play Spring Training baseball in Arizona.

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    March pinned on noticeboard
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    Some people aren't so much interested in just seeing one team play. They'd rather plan the month of March around several games in several locations. That's how I do it! Here's a calendar of all the games being played by date. You could even go to more than one in a day, if you choose to.
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    Cactus League Stadium Map
    ••• © Judy Hedding

    A map showing all ten Phoenix area stadiums that are used during Cactus League Spring Training baseball games..

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    March Weather in Phoenix
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    If you aren't a local, you probably want to know what the weather is like so you can decide — corduroys, sweaters and boots? Shorts, tanks and flip flops?

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    ••• Spring Training Schedule for the Seattle Mariners. © Judy Hedding
    We're pretty much used to the security procedures at sporting events, but just in case, you should review this list.
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    ••• Brewers Spring Training at Maryvale Stadium. © Judy Hedding

    The ten Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area are all different, with unique features, both positive and not-so-positive. Here are some tips about each stadium that you might want to know before you go to a game — maybe even before you buy the tickets to a game!

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    ••• © Judy Hedding

    Several stadiums offer free trolley transportation to the games.

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    Spring Training Arizona Practice Fields
    ••• Spring Training Arizona Practice Fields. Judy Hedding
    Practice sessions are open, although spectators are usually looking through a chain link fence to watch the ballplayers go through their routines. Find out where each team's practice fields are located, and get some tips about attending those sessions.
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    Getting Autographs at Spring Training Games
    ••• Getting Autographs at Spring Training Games. Judy Hedding
    One of the most popular activities during the Spring Training season in Arizona is getting autographs. Cactus League Baseball is exhibition baseball; the stadiums are smaller, and the ball players are generally more accessible.
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    Baseball Term: Frozen Rope
    ••• Baseball Term: Frozen Rope. Judy Hedding

    I learned many of the phrases of baseball at a Spring Training games. Enjoy this photo tour of stadium banners, each with a different baseball phrase.

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    Here are seating charts for all of the stadiums where Spring Training baseball is played. Both Phoenix and Tucson stadiums are included.
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    How to Tell the Teams Apart in Spring Training
    ••• How to Tell the Teams Apart in Spring Training. Judy Hedding
    The concept of home whites and coordinating colors between the teams isn't exactly a science at Spring Training baseball games. So how do you know which is the home team and which is the visiting team?
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    Dress the Part for Spring Training
    ••• Dress the Part for Spring Training. Judy Hedding

    You want to dress the part, don't you? Here are some recommendations for appropriate attire when attending a Cactus League baseball game.

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    The Wigwam
    ••• Red's Bar & Grill. © Judy Hedding
    Sports bars are popular places to go after a day of cheering for your favorite team during Spring Training. Here are the best sports bars in the area, grouped geographically. Don't be surprised if you see some of the ballplayers at these sports bars after the game.
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    Spring Training Tickets
    ••• Spring Training Tickets. Judy Hedding
    Every team has a different date, usually somewhere between November and mid-January. As I am advised of the dates that tickets for each team will go on sale, this is where will add it.