Scottsdale

Local Experts: Scottsdale, Jeff Ficker

By Local Expert Jeff Ficker

Spring Training in Scottsdale

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Downtown

Downtown

Scottsdale Stadium is right in the heart of the city’s Old Town and entertainment districts, a pedestrian-friendly area with dozens of great restaurants and bars. My recommendations for a great mix of food, drinks and atmosphere: sausage and beer at Brat Haüs, Mexican food at Barrio Queen, and cocktails and pub grub at Culinary Dropout. 

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Meet and Greets

Meet and Greets

One many of the great aspects of Spring Training is the easy access to MLB’s biggest players. Get to the games early, and stand behind the rail near the baselines, where players often walk up to high-five kids and sign a few baseballs. Many teams offer organized autograph sessions before or after games. 

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Scottsdale Batting Cages

Scottsdale Batting Cages

Ready to step behind the plate yourself? Former MLB player Chad Moeller’s Scottsdale Batting Cages can satisfy that urge, with six batting tunnels and pitching machines that throw up to 85 mph. The indoor baseball and softball facility also offers individual and group instruction, including clinics from the Diamondback and Yankee.

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Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort

Conveniently located next to Salt River Fields, Talking Stick Resort makes for a terrific home base or post-game destination. The AAA Four Diamond resort, owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is home to an excellent golf course and spa, the massive Casino Arizona, and the summer pool/dance party Release.

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Golf

Golf

How to fill up your day before games? Book an early morning tee time at one of Scottsdale world-class golf facilities. Desert courses such as Troon North Golf Club, We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, and the TPC Scottsdale (home of the Phoenix Open) offer challenging games and unique opportunities view the Sonoran Desert’s rugged landscape up close.


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10320 E Dynamite Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, United States
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Talking Stick Resort
9800 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256, United States
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Scottsdale Batting Cages
7498 E Monte Cristo Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, United States
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Meet and Greets
7408 E Osborn Rd (at N Drinkwater Blvd), Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
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Downtown
Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
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