Spring Training Cookies
It’s that time of year. Spring has arrived and that means Arizona becomes a very fun place to live. There are so many amazing activities in Arizona between February and May. Teams and their fans from all over the country come down to Arizona to enjoy watching their teams during Spring Training. One of the best parts about Spring Training is getting to watch the games in smaller stadiums. You can bring your beach towel and sit out on the grass or you can buy seats close up to watch your favorite players. The lawn seats are my favorite and they will only cost you about ten dollars. You can’t beat that price for a family outing.
The pitchers and catchers begin to arrive mid February but the games start at the beginning of March for Spring Training.
If you are not familiar with Spring Training there are two leagues. The Cactus League and the Grapefruit League. On the west side of the country you will find a dry heat, rocks, cactus and beautiful blue skies for the Cactus League. On the east side of the country you will find humidity, gorgeous palm trees, beaches and balmy temperatures in the Grapefruit League. Most New Yorkers end up in Florida, while most Chicagoans end up in Arizona.
The Cactus League in Arizona hosts the following teams:
One of the best parts about Spring Training is the stadium complexes. While the stadiums are smaller; the sports complexes are huge. It is fun to walk around the practice fields and cages and watch the practices. One of my favorite things to do with my son is to take our towels and go sit on the grass and people watch. People watching is always fun. My favorite field complex is the Peoria Sports Complex. There are great restuarants on every corner in the area and the field is gorgeous. I know, I know, I probably shouldn’t call the field “gorgeous”, but it is! This field is home to the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres.
If you live in Arizona, or close by you should definitely take advantage and get out and see game! Enjoy! Here are some more links if you need more information about games around the valley: