Today I booked my flights to/from Phoenix for Spring Training. I’ll be there March 13-16, taking in at least 4 games. For your convenience, I’ve constructed a Cactus League grid, similar to the regular season grid that I construct every fall. The grid is laid out from Northwest to Southeast in the metropolitan area, so you can see which games are close to other games. Games typically start at 1 PM everyday, though some teams schedule 7 PM night games on occasion (noted in bold). The grid is also split into western and eastern sections relative to Downtown Phoenix. Nine teams cover five ballparks in the more spread out west, whereas six teams hold five ballparks in the more compact east.
- Camelback Ranch: White Sox & Dodgers
- Goodyear: Reds & Indians
- Cubs Park: Cubs
- Maryvale: Brewers
- Peoria: Mariners & Padres
- Phoenix Muni: A’s
- Scottsdale: Giants
- Surprise: Royals & Rangers
- Tempe Diablo: Angels
- Salt River Fields @ Talking Stick: Diamondbacks & Rockies
And now the schedule (click image for PDF):
If you plan to be in the Valley of the Sun around the same time I am, let me know and we can plan something. It’s the last hurrah at Muni, so get out there and enjoy it if you can.