Cactus League Spring Training Opening Day is set for Friday, February 24. Fifteen Major League Baseball teams will partake in the annual tradition of preseason training and exhibition games at ten different stadiums across the Valley, all within an hour’s drive.

Bridget Binsbacher, Cactus League Executive Director, said Spring Training draws visitors from around the country. 

“Generations of baseball fans have fallen in love with Arizona, and they return year after year,” Binsbacher said. “This year, we are stressing that local fans have a great opportunity to attend games early in the season, before the influx of out-of-state visitors, which occurs in mid-March.”

She explained that the ticket demand isn’t as strong in the early weeks, so they want to ensure that Valley residents take advantage of the chance to enjoy baseball during Arizona’s best time of year. From signature hot dogs to the seventh-inning stretch, there’s plenty of family fun on offer, with special deals varying by stadium as the season runs through Tuesday, March 28.

This year, the Cactus League and the Arizona Board of Regents teamed up on a Spring Training incentive for college-bound Arizonans. The first 750 Arizona high school seniors who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will receive four free tickets to a 2023 spring training game. Below are details on all the Cactus League ballparks to catch Spring Training this season!

Scottsdale Stadium 

7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale

Home to the San Francisco Giants, Scottsdale Stadium offers a VIP Spring Training experience at the Charro Lodge, complete with prime seating and complimentary food and beverages for $1,000 per table of four. General admission tickets start at $13, and there’s a wide range of concessions, including French fries, bratwursts and nachos.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale

Cheer on the home team at the Spring Training stadium of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies also train and play here, offering a great preview of the National League West division. The Pepsi Patio is a popular spot for group outings, situated above the main press box with views of the grounds and the surrounding Sonoran landscape. Single-game lawn seating starts at $15.

Hohokam Stadium

1235 N. Center St., Mesa

The Oakland Athletics have a long history at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, with lawn seating starting from $10. The Stomper Kid Zone in centerfield is free to guests and welcomes children 12 or younger to play baseball, skeeball and participate in the tee-ball home run derby.

Sloan Park

2330 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Mesa

Catch the Chicago Cubs at Mesa’s Sloan Park, the largest Cactus League ballpark with 15,000 seats. Built in 2014, it’s also the newest Spring Training stadium, with seven practice fields and a high-def 28-foot-tall video board. Tickets range from $15 for general admission lawn to $88 for infield box on select days.

Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe

The Los Angeles Angels train and play their home games out of Diablo Stadium, the oldest Cactus League facility. It was built in 1968 and underwent a major renovation in 2005, with more upgrades planned in the coming years. Grab single-game tickets for $15-$55 each.

American Family Fields of Phoenix

3805 N. 53rd Ave., Phoenix

Head west to check out the training home of the Milwaukee Brewers. Tickets start at $12 for lawn seating with field and diamond boxes around $30-$45 per ticket. The Third Base Smokehouse and Game Day Grill are fan favorites, along with the parking lot pregame tailgates.

Camelback Ranch

10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox spend Spring Training at Camelback Ranch, which holds 13,000 people and features 13 full baseball fields where you can see professional athletes in action. Helmet nachos and Dodger/Chicago dogs are some of the most popular food options, and lawn tickets start at $10.

Goodyear Ballpark

1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear

The Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds are based out of Goodyear Ballpark, one of the newer Cactus League facilities completed in 2009. Kids run the bases post-game every Sunday, and a few special events are planned, including a Pint Glass Giveaway on March 17 and Fan Appreciation Day on March 26. Berm seats are $12 for adults and $7 for kids.

Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria

Across the Valley in Peoria, you can watch the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres train and play. Tickets range from $20-$50. Stay tuned for St. Patrick’s Day specials, Book it to the Ballpark, Dog Days, Kids Days and more.

Surprise Stadium

15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise

The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers play out of Surprise. The venue has room for over 10,500 baseball fans in the stands and another 3,000 on the lawn. Noodles, funnel cakes, corn dogs and chicken sandwiches are available, and there’s a great deal on $8 lawn tickets throughout the month.