Arizona Fall League
 
SURPRISE STADIUM
Surprise indeed! This venue opened in 2003 and shoots to the top
the list. Small and intimate, yet has all the feel and ambience of a
MLB venue. This ballpark is the signature venue for a complex with
seven separate ball fields, and two teams train here, so chances
are there will be a game here every day in March. But try to to catch a
Royals game and maybe, just maybe, you'll see country music star
Garth Brooks in the lineup!
 
PEORIA STADIUM
Why does Peoria Stadium get a high ranking? No not Ichiro, or the
decidedly HOK architect look to the place. It's the food baby! Randy
Jones BBQ, Lousiana Sausages, Philly cheese steaks and Shish
Kebabs all make up for the lack of San Diego's signature fish tacos.
Stadium is set in the middle of a bustling suburban shopping area,
with plenty of malls and chain eateries nearby.
 
HO HO KAM PARK
Once the home for the Chicago Cubs and their long time spring
trianing traditions brought direct from the Windy City, the facility now
serves as the preseason training home for the Oakland A's
 
TEMPE DIABLO STADIUM
Yes Anaheim celebrates their history with their 2002 World
Championship banner hanging on the building, and a bust of
legendary owner Gene Autry graces the entrance lobby at the first
base side. A spectacular rock formation beyond the left field wall
gives this venue a decidedly Arizona feel.
 
MARYVALE BASEBALL PARK
Not too sharp, not too snazzy, minimal in terms of foods selection
and amenities....in other words, just like a spring training park
should be. So relax and kick back and enjoy the sun while
America's pastime plays out in front of you
 
SCOTTSDALE STADIUM
Nice ballpark with hints of Spanish architecture, and even some
suites and club seating here. Lots of star power with Barry Bonds
and the Giants, and the venue is steps away from Old Scottsdale, a
very cool shopping and restaurant district with lots to do and see.
  FORMER VENUES
 
 
PHOENIX MUNICIPAL STADIUM
An historic, old school spring training facility that goes back
decades. Walk along the concourse and read all the inground
plaques that explain the storied history of spring training and
Cactus League baseball.
 
TUCSON ELECTRIC PARK
Shared by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox,
this is also the regular season home of the PCL Tucson
Sidewinders, and for a triple-A venue, this place is pretty ordinary.
Misting cones above the lattice canopy help to cool fans in the hot
summers, and the white capped mountains off in the distance
make for a nice view.
     
Most of the venues on this list serve double duty... in March they are Spring Training homes for MLB teams, and in the fall
they serve as venues for the Arizona Fall League.