Sun’s out, mitts are snapping, and bats are cracking. Spring training 2023 is here and baseball fans are taking over Metro Phoenix. As temperatures rise, so does the excitement of being in the baseball mecca to cheer for your favorite teams.
In our return to normalcy, worry less about ballpark restrictions and focus on your preseason itinerary. Head out to the Valley of the Sun with our Major League Baseball stadium and local bar listings.
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Schedule: February 24 to March 28, 2023
10 ballparks are clustered within Metro Phoenix for Cactus League Spring Training 2023.
The proximity of all the stadiums makes it easy to catch your favorite team, as well as explore other ballparks to bask in the preseason experience.
Here’s a list of the Cactus League stadiums and their MLB teams:
- Goodyear Ballpark – Cleveland Guardians & Cincinnati Reds
- Surprise Stadium – Kansas City Royals & Texas Rangers
- Camelback Ranch – Los Angeles Dodgers & Chicago White Sox
- Peoria Sports Complex – San Diego Padres & Seattle Mariners
- American Family Fields of Phoenix – Milwaukee Brewers
- Tempe Diablo Stadium – Los Angeles Angels
- Scottsdale Stadium – San Francisco Giants
- Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Arizona Diamondbacks & Colorado Rockies
- Sloan Park – Chicago Cubs
- Hohokam Stadium – Oakland A’s
While ballpark games are great, there are a ton of other fun options nearby that are worth seeking out before or after a game.
Local Entertainment Near Cactus League Stadiums
16825 W Yuma Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338
Open: Everyday 11:00 am to 2:00 am (Next day)
If you’re rooting for the Guardians or the Reds, go to Roman’s Oasis to dial-up after the game. If you take West Yuma Road, the local dive bar is only 4 minutes away from Goodyear Ballpark.
This casual and rustic spot offers live bands, dance floors, DJ, line dancing, karaoke, and great food and drinks.
Order their Southwest burger with bacon, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and green chili — thank us later.
4245 N Craftsman Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open: Monday–Wednesday 3:00 pm to 2:00 am (Next day)
Thursday–Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 am (Next day)
For Giants fans, this sports bar is only 3 minutes away from Scottsdale Stadium via North Drinkwater Boulevard and East Indian School Road.
This is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun spot to kick off your weekends after all the MLB games. With acoustic live bands and a rooftop patio hangout, Rockbar is perfect for chatting with friends and family while enjoying their cheesy pizza and draught beers.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
2000 East Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
Open: Monday–Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Pre-game or post-match the Chicago Cubs spring training showdowns at Thirsty Lion Gastropub. Just 5 minutes away from Sloan Park through West Rio Salado Parkway, they offer a wide selection of local draft beers, craft cocktails, and specialty liquors. Their cocktails are crafted with fresh fruit purees and premium liquors. Wines also come in 25 varieties.
Enjoy a craft brew and a gorgonzola-infused burger while watching sports games on the patio or at the central bar.
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