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San Diego Padres exhibition set for March 31

We have our first official event of 2016’s spring-training season on the schedule, as the San Diego Padres will travel to Southwest University Park to take on their Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas, on Thursday, March 31.

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Maryvale Baseball Park

Spring Training Tickets: The Lowdown

One of the most frequent questions we receive from readers is how to buy spring training tickets. Here’s our overview of the various ways you can buy spring training tickets, from safe and early to speculative and down the road.

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Now Available: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2016 / Arizona

We have another new eBook to announce: The Complete Guide to Spring Training 2016 / Arizona is now available for purchase.

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McKechnie Field

Planning for Spring Training 2016

If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good you’re interested in attending spring training in 2016. Good for you! Our job is to help guide you through the experience of planning your trip, whether it be a weekend in Phoenix or a week in Tampa Bay.

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Spring Training 2015

Over 4M fans at Spring Training 2015

The final numbers are in, and they’re impressive: Over four million fans attended spring training games in 2015, with the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants leading the way.

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Spring Training 2015

Spring night games: fans love them, players not so much

Everyone loves spring night games, except for front offices and players who want a more leisurely daily pace. But money may force more spring night games in coming years.

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Spring Training 2015

Will Ferrell to play nine positions in Cactus League action

Tomorrow is a good day to be a Cactus League ticketholder: actor Will Ferrell will play nine positions in five scheduled games, transported by helicopter between venues. UPDATED!

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Maryvale Baseball Park

Same as it ever was: Maryvale Baseball Park

At a time when Cactus League ballparks have been modernized and upgraded in recent years, Maryvale Baseball Park pretty much remains the same — which is either a good thing or bad thing, depending on your point of view.

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Surprise Stadium

Surprise Stadium: Worth the drive

It is a little off the beaten path, even for the compact Cactus League. But the immaculately maintained Surprise Stadium is a good bet for spring training, as the home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers is worth the trek.

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Renovations make Peoria Sports Complex a must-visit

After two renovation phases, Peoria Sports Complex is looking better than ever, with an expanded footprint, lots of socializing areas and upgraded fan facilities.

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