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Best Cactus League Stadiums – 2024 Spring Training in Phoenix

by Andy Vanr

Spring training in Phoenix, Arizona is a baseball lover’s paradise. Our guide below will help you plan and book the best Cactus League ballparks.

The Cactus League started in 1947 when the Giants and Indians first set up spring training operations in the area. Today, the Cactus League has expanded to 15 Major League Baseball teams in 10 ballparks. Unlike Florida Spring Training, all of the Cactus League stadiums are within an easy one hour drive of each other.

When does 2024 Baseball Spring Training Start?

The preseason begins on Thursday February 22, 2024. The final game will be played on Tuesday March 26, 2024.

2 people tossing baseball in park outfield
Sloan Park – Spring Training home of Chicago Cubs

Map of Cactus League Stadiums

Cactus League Schedule and Tickets

Click on your favorite MLB team below for the schedule and to purchase tickets.

MLB Team
Stadium

Location
Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Salt River
Chicago Cubs Spring Training Sloan Park Mesa
Chicago White Sox Spring Training Camelback Ranch Glendale
Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Goodyear Ballpark Goodyear
Cleveland Guardians Spring Training Goodyear Ballpark Goodyear
Colorado Rockies Spring Training Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Salt River
Kansas City Royals Spring Training Surprise Stadium Surprise
Los Angeles Angels Spring Training Tempe Diablo Stadium Tempe
Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Camelback Ranch Glendale
Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training American Family Fields of Phoenix Phoenix
Oakland Athletics Spring Training Hohokam Stadium Mesa
San Diego Padres Spring Training Peoria Sports Complex Peoria
San Francisco Giants Spring Training Scottsdale Stadium Scottsdale
Seattle Mariners Spring Training Peoria Sports Complex Peoria
Texas Rangers Spring Training Surprise Stadium Surprise

Can you buy spring training tickets at the stadium?

Yes. Tickets are usually available on game day. Just walk to the stadium box office. The only exception might be baseball clubs with a heavy snowbird fan base, such as the Chicago Cubs. Check ahead to avoid disappointment.

Best Cactus League Stadiums

Having trouble deciding which ballparks to visit? These are my top 3 ballparks:

1. Salt River Fields

Before the game, get autographs and selfies with the players between sections 101-104 and 120-123. Want to get more sun? Stretch out on the large grassy slope in the outfield.

Baseball team on field people stands
Salt River Fields is the spring home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

2. Sloan Park

Chicago Cubs fans call this park “Wrigleyville West” and it’s obvious why. The stadium replicates some aspects of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, including the brick backstop, the dark green tower lights and the marquee Cubs sign.

Sloan Park Chicago Cubs Ballpark Sign
Sloan Park Chicago Cubs Ballpark Sign

3. Camelback Ranch

This complex in Glendale is shared by the Dodgers and White Sox. There are trails going around and within the complex. Head to the practice fields early before game time and try for an autograph. Hungry? Order up an 18-inch Grand-Slam slice of pizza. It is well shaded and a beautiful place to watch baseball.

People sitting behind outfield fence Camelback Ranch
Camelback Ranch – The spring home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers

Phoenix Baseball Accommodations

With the Cactus League stadiums so close to each other, it’s possible to select accommodations anywhere in the Phoenix area. I booked one week at the AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown. It was conveniently located to all of the stadiums.

Rooftop swimming pool deck chairs
Enjoy the rooftop pool at the AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Tempe/Downtown.

These are just 2 of the great hotel options in the Phoenix area.

With your home away from home set, try visiting a different ballpark each day.

Innings Music Festival

Are you a baseball fan and a music lover? During spring training check out Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona on February 23 and 24, 2023. The 2024 musical lineup includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Eat World, Hozier, Macklemore, Young the Giant and many more.

Eddie Vedder performing
Original uploader was PJOrsi at hu.wikipedia, EddieVedder, CC BY 3.0

Arizona Fall League Baseball

Want more baseball? Don’t forget to come back to Phoenix for the Fall League. In this league, the MLB teams assign some of their best prospects to showcase their skills in front of fans and major league scouts. The prospects are divided into six teams that play against one another in a shortened schedule. The fall league runs from early October through to mid-November.

Head for the Sun!

Tired of the cold winter? Visiting Phoenix in February/March is the perfect remedy for the sun deprived baseball fan.

2 people with Chicago Cubs Mascot Clark
Andy with his friends at a Chicago Cubs game


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