So you don’t want to pay for parking and tickets and all the food at the Diamondbacks game, go see an Arizona League game. You can see the Giants, Cubs, Angels, Brewers, Mariners, Padres, A’s, Royals or Rangers. That’s right you can see the newest members of these teams play on their rookie level minor league team.
And it’s free. Yes, FREE!
It’s a little known fact that we have minor league baseball in the Phoenix area. These are just drafted high school and college players, some of which will be in the majors soon. The parent club does not charge an entrance fee and there is no concessions. The season is two 28 game halves. The first half games are all day games starting in the morning. The schedule says 10:30 am, but I think 11 am is more accurate. The second half game times are 7 pm.
So, if you live near Hohokam in Mesa or Tempe Diablo in Tempe, drive on over to see some free baseball. The other spring training facilities holding games are the Brewers in Maryvale, the Giants in Scottsdale, the A’s in Phoenix near the zoo, the Padres and Mariners in Peoria and the Rangers and Royals in Surprise. I’d love to be a kid that lived near one of these ball parks and could walk on over.
This league starts in late June and finishes in August. Then we get into the Arizona Fall League. Not free, but it’s stocked with AAA players that are ready for the majors.
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