The state of Arizona has a lot to look forward to in the 2024 MLB season. The Diamondbacks were on the verge of a World Series title, and are reloading to make yet another championship run.

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Just as the Diamondbacks are preparing for a new season, so is the rest of the league, and their path comes through Arizona.

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What is the Cactus League?

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The Cactus League is Arizona's spring training league, hosting 15 different MLB teams that train and play scrimmages against each other.

The teams are as follows:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Cleveland Guardians
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Oakland Athletics
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers
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These teams will rotate between each other, playing no-impact games to test their new and old talent. Teams want to be sure to be as prepared as possible for the regular season Opening Day on March 28, and these scrimmages give players and coaches alike much-needed experience.

Where Will Games Be Played?

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Teams are currently in training camps, which are closed to the public and will allow players and coaches to get acquainted with any changes made during the offseason.

Play will begin on February 22, pitting the Dodgers against the Padres, with 5 straight weeks of games following.

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The games will take place in these stadiums around the Phoenix metro area:

  • Surprise Stadium: Royals & Rangers
  • Peoria Sports Complex: Mariners & Padres
  • Camelback Ranch-Glendale: Dodgers & White Sox
  • American Family Fields of Phoenix: Brewers
  • Goodyear Ballpark: Guardians & Reds
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick: Diamondbacks & Rockies
  • Scottsdale Stadium: Giants
  • Tempe Diablo Stadium: Angels
  • Sloan Park: Cubs
  • Hohokam Stadium: A's
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Even if you're not a baseball fan, Cactus League games are a blast to attend and are incredibly cheap. It's worth the trip to go enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and watch some ball.

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the official Cactus League page Here.

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