Tempe, AZ (Vocus) February 3, 2010
This year, Arizona’s Cactus League Spring Training will consist of 15 teams, the most in league history and the same number of teams as Florida’s Grapefruit League. In Tempe, Arizona, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will meet up with teams including the Cubs, Brewers, Giants, Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds, who will begin their first spring training season in Arizona. From March 3 through April 3, there will be more than 200 spring training games in Arizona.
Tempe Diablo Stadium is home field for the Angels, 2009 West Champions. Spring training tickets in Tempe start at just $6. A complete guide to spring training is available at http://www.StayInTempe.com , including the schedule of all of the games, Tempe hotel specials for baseball fans, a stadium locator map and ticket information.
Cactus League Spring Training is a great opportunity for fans to preview the 2010 Major League Baseball season and enjoy Arizona’s famous sunshine. Last year, more than 1.5 million fans were in attendance. In addition to baseball, fans enjoy activities such as shopping, sightseeing, fine dining and golfing.
This year, the City of Tempe is offering “Perfect Day” packages for golfers and baseball fans. A “Perfect Day” starts with a morning of golf for four with an electric cart at the championship-style Ken McDonald Golf Course and ends with four Field Level MVP tickets to that afternoon's Angels spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Cost of the package is $159, a savings of $125 off face value. Packages can be purchased online at http://pkreconline.tempe.gov (course numbers 20697 through 20714) or by calling Tempe Parks and Recreation at 480-350-5200.
In addition to MLB and golf action, March is full of special events in Tempe. Baseball fans can sample their choice of more than 200 microbrews at the Great Arizona Beer Festival, March 6-7 at Tempe Town Lake. Those looking for live theatre and a hilarious plot can see “Avenue Q” at ASU Gammage, March 9-14. Visitors looking for a memento of their trip can’t go wrong at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, March 26-28, which fills the Mill Avenue District with more than 400 artists and craftspeople displaying their wares.
Other popular Tempe activities include taking a Sonoran Desert hike at “A” Mountain or Papago Park, dining and shopping at Tempe Marketplace, sampling ethnic cuisine at one of the many locally owned eateries near Arizona State University, seeing contemporary art at the ASU Art Museum and hunting for bargains at Arizona Mills.
For more information about Cactus League Spring Training or about Tempe, visit http://www.StayInTempe.com or call 800-283-6734.
About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.