The Cactus League industry continues to grow and contributes nearly $600 million annually in economic impact in the state of Arizona. With ten facilities hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix metropolitan area holds claim to the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the United States. Six out of every ten fans attending Cactus League games travel from out-of-town to visit and experience spring training baseball. Staying at one of the Phoenix resorts is the best way to see all the action.

Cactus League games start with gusto in mid-February, pitchers and catchers reporting in early February marks not only the real beginning of spring training, but also everything the Phoenix Metro region has to offer on top of favorite pastimes like golf, boating and hiking. Beginning with the renowned Waste Management Phoenix Open during the first weekend of February, Phoenix is home to some of the most distinctive and spectacular events in the country, including The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, which features an astonishing gathering of the most beautiful horses in the world and the Arizona Renaissance Festival, which is one of the most authentic and premier events of its kind and begins in early February every year.The 15 teams that train in the Phoenix area are the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Camelback Ranch is the Spring Training home of the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds play at Goodyear Ballpark during Spring Training. Sloan Park is the Spring Training home of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs.The Milwaukee Brewers play their home games at Maryvale Baseball Park.The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners each play their home games at Peoria Sports Complex. HoHoKam Stadium is the Springing Training home of the Oakland Athletics. Scottsdale Stadium is the Spring Training home of the San Francisco Giants. Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.Tempe Diablo Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Angels.The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies play their Spring Training games at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

While in town for Spring Training, there are beautiful resorts where you can call home for the time. Favorites are Marriot Canyon Villas, Westin Kierland and Sheraton Desert Oasis. Concierge Realty can help you book a studio or a one or two bedroom villa at any of these amazing properties.


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