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Baseball in Scottsdale
The springtime in Scottsdale means a reprieve from some of the bitter cold at night and longer days filled with sunlight. It also means that baseball fans from around the area can dust off their mitts and catch a game, and hopefully, a foul ball at one of the many local Spring Training baseball events.
MLB Teams in Scottsdale
The city of Scottsdale hosts three Major League Baseball teams’ Spring Training. The San Francisco Giants play their Spring Training games in Scottsdale Stadium, a 12,000 seat stadium in the downtown district of Scottsdale. The other two teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, play at Salt River Field at Talking Stick, which is located in northeast Scottsdale. All three teams are members of the Cactus League, a conglomerate of MLB teams that hold Spring Training in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In all, these 15 teams represent the greatest concentration of professional baseball in the country during their Spring Training season. For baseball fans, this means a plethora of games to see within a very short driving distance.
Hot Upcoming Games in the Cactus League
The season for the Cactus League will start off strong with a few formidable opponents going to bat. The Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, playing in a precursor to a regular season favorite series called the Battle for Ohio, will start the season with three consecutive games from March 3rd thru March 5th at Good Year Stadium. In what some consider the greatest rivalry matchup in professional baseball history, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants will play at Scottsdale Stadium on March 9th. Also, on March 20th, the intercity rivalry between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs will be played at Camelback Park in front of an expected sellout crowd of 13,000 fans.
Of course, there are many other fun activities in the Scottsdale area you can experience while visiting, and spring is a great time to enjoy them. In between baseball games, many visitors like to take in a round of golf at one of the 185 public and private courses in the immediate area. If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, the 6th annual Goodguys Spring National Car Show will be held at the Westworld of Scottsdale in March. On the 15th of the month, the show will culminate with a series of late model American muscle cars.
When you’re visiting Scottsdale this spring, it may be a good time to consider your lung health. The fresh dry desert air is something many of us take for granted. If you suffer from a lung disease that limits your ability to breathe, the Lung Institute may be able to help you. Through innovative cellular therapys, the Lung Institute is providing the tools for people breathe easier and get their life back within reach. Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 if you’d like to learn more about how we can help.