See the Boys of Summer First at Cactus League Spring Training in Tempe, Ariz.

February 25, 2012

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See the Boys of Summer First at Cactus League Spring Training in Tempe, Ariz.

Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium during Cactus League Spring Training

Tempe, Ariz. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011

Looking forward to putting the cold, dreary winter weather behind you? Start planning your trip now to Tempe, Ariz. for Cactus League Spring Training.

Tempe, located in the center of the metropolitan Phoenix area, is the perfect home base for spring baseball. From February 25 through March 29, 2011, Cactus League Spring Training brings 15 Major League Baseball teams to 10 stadiums to play more than 200 games in 33 days. Spring training schedules, stadium maps, ticket information and Tempe hotel specials can be found at

Cactus League Spring Training is a great opportunity for fans to preview the 2011 Major League Baseball season and enjoy Arizona’s famous sunny skies. Favorite teams such as the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers make up the Cactus League. For the first time, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies will move from Tucson to the new Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, just northeast of Tempe.

Tempe Diablo Stadium is home to the Angels. Recently renovated, this stadium offers visitors a scenic mountain view and has one of the lowest lawn seating ticket prices in the league – just $ 6.

Die-hard baseball fans won’t want to miss the opening of Play Ball, The Cactus League Experience at the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tempe’s Papago Park. The 3,000 square foot exhibit will include more than 400 items that show the history of Cactus League Spring Training in Arizona. New items include a rare 1951 New York Yankees Spring Training program from when the Yankees were at Phoenix Municipal Stadium for only one year. There is also a silver serving tray engraved with the signatures of the 1954 World Champion New York Giants. The exhibit will look at the teams that have called Arizona home and the ways the teams impacted local communities. The exhibition opens in Tempe on February 19.

In addition to baseball, fans enjoy Tempe activities such as shopping, sightseeing, fine dining and golfing. The Mill Avenue District in Tempe is the perfect gathering spot for fans, with more than 70 shops, restaurants, taverns and theatres located along tree-lined, red brick sidewalks. Other popular Tempe activities include taking a Sonoran Desert hike at “A” Mountain or Papago Park, dining and shopping at Tempe Marketplace, sampling ethnic cuisine at one of the many locally owned eateries near Arizona State University, seeing contemporary art at the ASU Art Museum and hunting for bargains at Arizona Mills.

For more information about Cactus League Spring Training or about Tempe, visit or call 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Tourism Office

The Tempe Tourism Office is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Tourism Office’s mission is to provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit our Web site.


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