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Guide to Arizona sports

Andy Warycka is a graduate of the famed Rochester Institute of Technology's photojournalism program. The owner of Slideways Media, he has been writing and photographing professionally for over 15 years, and his past clients include profe...

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Sports are a part of almost every family, and Arizona is a sports lover's paradise. Whether your child is a budding athlete, or you want to find a great place to bond, visit any one of Arizona's sporting venues -- featuring basketball, baseball, football, hockey, racing or golf -- for a time to be remembered!

Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks

Joining Major League Baseball's National League in 1998, the Diamondbacks became the fastest expansion team in MLB history to win a World Series, doing it in only their fourth season in 2001. In addition to winning it all, the D-Backs have also won the NL West Division four times, most recently in 2007. Since their inception, the Diamondbacks have played their home games at Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark) right in downtown Phoenix.

Chase Field features a retractable roof with a real grass field and a massive HVAC system capable of keeping the ballpark at a comfortable temperature in the middle of even the most brutal Arizona summer day. There's also the Sandlot playground inside the park for kids and they offer value priced concessions as well. Pay parking is available, or you can skip the drive and take the Phoenix METRO Rail.

Catch the D-Backs during the MLB season, running from April to September.

More about the Arizona Diamondbacks

Address: 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602.462.6500

Website: dbacks.com

 


 

Cactus League Spring Training

MLB Cactus League Spring Training

Fifteen Major League Baseball teams warm up under the Valley's sun during Arizona's Cactus League spring training in March and April. These teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks (Scottsdale), Chicago Cubs (Mesa), Chicago White Sox (Glendale), Cincinnati Reds (Goodyear), Cleveland Indians (Goodyear), Colorado Rockies (Scottsdale), Kansas City Royals (Surprise), Los Angeles Angels (Tempe), Los Angeles Dodgers (Glendale), Milwaukee Brewers (Phoenix), Oakland Athletics (Phoenix), San Diego Padres (Peoria), San Francisco Giants (Scottsdale), Seattle Mariners (Peoria), Texas Rangers (Surprise).

Whether you're looking to see your favorite player or the stars of tomorrow, spring training is the affordable, easy way to do it.

More about MLB Cactus League Spring Training

Website: cactusleague.com

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