Two kinds of warm up happen for six weeks each year when baseball pros from 15 teams walk onto the grass at 10 stadiums for MLB Cactus League Spring Training in Arizona. The second kind of warm up is the one being enjoyed by spectators soaking up the perfect weather that Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun is known for at this time of year.
One of the best ways to know exactly where to be when, who’s on the mound and who’s in the dugout is The Ultimate Spring Training Cactus League Guide 2016 produced by Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.
The resort’s interactive map and guide shows you where all 10 stadium diamonds are located, what teams are playing each day and how to obtain tickets. Packed with insider tips, The Ultimate Spring Training Guide also points to parking, ball park entrances, accessibility, training practice at the diamond on non-game days and more. Beyond the ball parks, find out about super fun activity ideas for kids, hiking trails, Mexican restaurants, pizza joints, micro breweries and whatever takes your fancy.
“We pride ourselves on helping baseball fans make the most of their spring training visit,” said Ramon Martinez, director of public relations for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort.” Staff members look forward to this time of year, assisting guests with personal service and the inside scoop that elevates a stay from good to great…made even better for lucky fans who manage to snag that autograph or photo from a favorite player.
Talking Stick Resort is less than 2 miles (a complimentary shuttle is provided for guests) to Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, and only 6.2 miles from Scottsdale Stadium, home of the San Francisco Giants.
On the subject of diamonds, the resort holds the AAA Four Diamond Award. Martinez says, “As a 24-7 entertainment destination, we always have something going on. Guests may want to fuel up for a day at the ballpark at one of our restaurants, relax at the spa after an exciting game, spend a day out on our 36 holes of golf or dance the night way at our nightclub, Degree 270 – – we’ve got them covered.”
After a fun day in the ballpark stands, if you’re too excited to call it a day, Talking Stick Resort has 24-hour dining and a casino floor that never shuts down. Plus, you can bring your game day ticket stub and get a $2 draft beer. When it’s finally time to unwind, grab a beverage poolside, listen to nightly live music in one of the resort’s lounges, or enjoy a spectacular sunset that explains why Orange Sky is the perfect name for a fine dining restaurant in this location.
Talking Stick Resort suggests you pack light, bring sunscreen and a hat, rent a convertible and enjoy!