Spring fever in Arizona isn't just about Spring Break. It is about enjoying the last weeks of moderate weather before the summer heat corrupts all our positive attitudes! And it definitely is about exhibition baseball, when Spring Training envelopes the Greater Phoenix area while it hosts 15 teams of Major League Baseball in their preparation for the games that really count. Before you start driving from stadium to stadium every day of the month in March, you can attend the Spring Training Festival.
When is the Spring Training Festival?Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where is it?It all happens on the grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Here is a map with directions and trolley information.
How much does it cost to get in?Admission is $5. Food and beverage tickets will be sold onsite. Bring cash. Public parking around the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall is also free.
What will happen?All 15 Cactus League teams will have team gear for sale and tickets for sale. Several baseball greats will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos. The Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience will bring some cool stuff from the museum for you to see. There will be ballpark food competitions. The Mad Science of Baseball will include experts who discuss baseball trends and innovations, and interactive experiments for of all ages. There will also be live music, autographs, baseball Meet & Greets, local restaurants serving their take on baseball food and ticket sales.
New in 2013: the Maya Beach Club VIP Dugout will host a day-life party with DJ E-Rock. The Dugout is a sneak peek of what to expect when the Maya Day & Night Club (a new 20,000-square-foot beach club) opens in Spring 2013. This VIP experience opens at 10 a.m. Admission to the Maya Beach Club VIP Dugout is $20 and cabanas rentals are also available. VIP wristbands received at the Maya Beach Club VIP Dugout will allow guests front of the line access to the W Scottsdale after party, where fashion meets baseball on the rooftop WET Deck.
I have more questions!Visit the Spring Training Festival online.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.