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Cactus League

001182_lo.jpgThanks to the sunny Arizona weather, baseball fans from across the country flock to Arizona each year for Major League Baseball spring training. Known as the Cactus League, 15 teams become temporary Arizona residents each spring, playing games at 10 stadiums and sports complexes in the Phoenix metro area.

The 2015 season kicks off in February and includes the following 15 teams and their stadiums:

Team Stadium
Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Chicago Cubs Sloan Park
Chicago White Sox Camelback Ranch
Cincinnati Reds Goodyear Ballpark
Cleveland Indians Goodyear Ballpark
Colorado Rockies Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium
Los Angeles Angels Tempe Diablo Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers Camelback Ranch
Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale Baseball Park
Oakland Athletics Hohokam Stadium
San Diego Padres Peoria Sports Complex
San Francisco Giants Scottsdale Stadium
Seattle Mariners Peoria Sports Complex
Texas Rangers Surprise Stadium

Things to Do

When you’re not watching the game, there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself – especially if you’re coming from a cool climate, where simply being outside in March is a thrill. Arizona has a plethora of things to do, and if you present your Cactus League ticket stub, you'll receive a discount off a general admission ticket at some of these popular attactions:*

Butterfly Wonderland  


Scottsdale - 9500 E. Via de Ventura 

Present your Cactus League ticket stub and save $3 off a general admission ticket

Experience a magnificent, lush, rainforest environment where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely, alighting on fragrant flowering plants and, quite possibly, on a friendly visitor’s shoulder or finger. Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM. Start planning now at

Phoenix Zoo  

Phoenix - 455 N. Galvin Parkway 



Present your Cactus League ticket stub and save $2 off a general adult admission ticket & $1 off a general kids admission ticket, kids 2 and under - FREE

A visit to the Phoenix Zoo opens a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. With cafés, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM. Start planning now at

Lowell Observatory

Lowell_220x147.jpgFlagstaff - 1400 W. Mars Hill Road 

Present your Cactus League ticket stub and save $2 off a general admission ticket

Peer through telescopes at night or visit with the instrument that helped Clyde Tombaugh discover Pluto. Tour our facility with friendly, knowledgeable guides. Experience the Universe through widescreen multimedia shows, exhibits, live presentations and SlipherVision, our new immersive space theatre. Open daily, Mon. - Sat. 9 AM - 10 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM. For more information, visit

Pima Air & Space Museum 

PimaAir_Space_147x220.jpgTucson - 6000 E. Valencia Rd. 

Present your Cactus League ticket stub and save $3 off a general admission ticket

The more time you have to spend at Pima Air & Space, the better your experience. We have 80 acres and more than 300 airplanes, not to mention all our artifacts (more than 125,000 on display) and the bonus 390 Memorial Museum ("the museum in the museum"), plus the exclusive and impressive “Boneyard” tour. Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM (last admission at 4 PM). Plan your trip at

Verde Canyon Railroad

VerdeCanyonRR_220x147.jpgClarkdale - 300 N. Broadway 

Present your Cactus League ticket stub and get a 10% discount on admission for your party

It's not the destination, it's the journey. Today people travel from all over the world to ride the rails into the Verde Canyon — an average of 90,000 people per year. They come to experience the sights and to revel in the casual elegance of train travel as they discover the heritage of the landscape. It’s a journey worth taking. It is the scenery that lures them but it is the Railroad that still brings them… because it’s always a good day when you’re on a train. Open daily, call for hours 800.582.7245. Plan your adventure at

OutofAfrica_220x147.jpgOut of Africa Wildlife Park 

Camp Verde - 3505 West Highway 260 

Present your Cactus League ticket stub and save $4 off a general admission ticket

Call us wild. Call us crazy. Just don't call us a zoo" At Out of Africa Wildlife Park, you get a completely different view of wildlife. That's because this isn't a zoo. Here, exotic animals from all over the world roam in spacious habitats, giving you a chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash, Wonders of Wildlife and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you've ever seen.  Open daily, 9:30 AM - 5 PM. Plan your adventure at


Here are some additional Spring Training features for fun baseball-related activities during your trip. 

Also, visit the official for more trip planning resources, including an online trip planner and stadium map.

No matter where you're staying in the Phoenix area, a trip to one of Arizona’s many golf courses is definitely a great addition to your vacation. Shopping, hiking, spa retreats and more are also fun ways to spend a day or two. You could even take a road trip to one of Arizona’s famed Old West destinations or national parks and monuments.

There’s no shortage of places to stay when you visit spring training. From luxury resorts in Phoenix and Scottsdale to comfortable hotels and affordable motels, lodging of all types is readily available.

Cactus League History

The Cactus League was officially inaugurated in 1946, when the Cleveland Indians beat the San Francisco Giants at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson. Soon after, in 1951, the New York Yankees – including infamous Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle – as well as the Chicago Cubs discovered Arizona spring training. The following decades saw additional teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, which joined the Cactus League during their 1998 inaugural season.

Over the years, the Cactus League has continued to grow and change – but some things always remain: sunny weather, fun folks and great games.

For More Information

For upcoming season information, tickets and more, visit the official Cactus League website.

*Terms & Conditions: Cactus League ticket stub(s) must be presented at the time of purchase. Offer only applies to person(s) with a Cactus League ticket stub. One discount, per ticket stub. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offer cannot be applied to pre-purchased or online tickets. Valid Monday, March 2 – Sunday, April 5, 2015.

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