Directions at Disney World are clear and plentiful, but there’s no signage that points the direction to Champion Stadium. Instead, follow the signs to Wide World of Sports. The stadium has been the home of the Atlanta Braves since 1997 and is one of the finest in the Grapefruit League. It has a seating capacity
Opening in 1923, the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, LECOM PARK, is the oldest stadium in the Grapefruit League. Built in 1923, its first tenant was the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates moved to the ballpark in 1969 and was originally named McKechnie Field after former Pirates manager Bill McKechnie. In the early
In 2014 the Chicago Cubs opened the newest ballpark in the Cactus League, providing fans a new ballpark to escape the wintry weather in Chicago. The $99 million ballpark has a total seating capacity of 15,000 with 9,200 permanent seats in the main seating area and additional seating in the outfield lawn and patio areas.
As one of the Cactus League’s leaders in attendance, the San Francisco Giants are one of the most desirable tickets during Spring Training in the Valley of the Sun. The Giants have played at Scottsdale Stadium since 1992. In 2006, it underwent its latest renovation when $23.1 million was spent adding a new deck and
The Surprise Recreation Campus is home to Surprise Stadium, that houses both the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. Each team has a 37,000 square foot clubhouse. Surprise Stadium opened in 2002 and has a seating capacity of 10,500. Each fall the ballpark is the home of the Surprise Rafters who play in the
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have trained at Tempe Diablo Stadium for over two decades. The ballpark opened in 1968 and has a seating capacity of over 9,700. It has underwent two renovations, one in 1993 and the most recent before Spring Training in 2006. This renovation included a new facade, upgrading the clubhouse
Formely known as Hohokam Park and as the Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs, it is now called Hohokam Stadium and home of the Oakland Athletics. The Cubs moved from the ballpark to Sloan Park in 2014. The ballpark sat idle and was extensively renovated before becoming the Spring Training home of the Oakland
After more than five decades of training at Dodgertown in Florida, the Dodgers shifted their spring training home to Arizona in 2009. The Dodgers along with the Chicago White Sox moved to Camelback Ranch in February 2009. Named Camelback Ranch, the ballpark has a seating capacity of 13,000. It has the largest seating capacity in
Home of the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, Peoria Stadium was the first two-team spring training complex built in the country. It is thought of by many as one of the best baseball facilities in the Cactus League. Sitting on 150 acres, each team has 6 and 1/2 major league sized practice fields.
Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies moved from Tucson to Scottsdale’s Salt River Fields in 2011. The $130 million ballpark features 7,000 seats and seating for 4,000 in the lawn-berm beyond the outfield wall. The largest scoreboard in the Cactus League, 24ft x 48ft, can be found at Salt River Fields. Other features include