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  • Writer's pictureBrian Frey

Spring Training!

t’s the Perfect Day for a Ball Game


The 2024 Spring Training Baseball at Scottsdale Stadium passed its half way mark this weekend. It’s not too late to get out to the ballpar and enjoy the perfect March weather.



Six games remain for the San Francisco Giants at their home ballpark in Old Town Scottsdale. Located at the corner of Drinkwater Boulevard and Osborn Road, the Stadium has a near history as old as spring training itself.



The Scottsdale Baseball Club was formed in May 1955 with the intention of building a ballpark that could host an MLB spring training season. Soon after, ground was broken on the 3,000-seat, $72,000 ballpark. Once construction was completed, Scottsdale Stadium became the home of the Baltimore Orioles in 1956 and was soon the most widely utilized of all Cactus League facilities.



The old wooden stadium became a local landmark for nearly four decades until 1992 when it was razed. Now the home of the San Francisco Giants, a new red brick stadium was built with an $8.4 million bond approved by Scottsdale voters—a vote that kept the Giants in town and spurred growth in the Cactus League resulting in new parks in Peoria, Maryvale, and expansion of the Cactus League into the West Valley.



In 2005, a $23 million upgrade was completed at Scottsdale Stadium. And, after the final game of the 2019 spring training season, construction began again. This time a $50 million makeover to improve ambiance and functionality. The new stadium aligned with a new contract between the Giants and spring training baseball hosts the Scottdale Charros to ensure Scottsdale will remain the Giant's home stadium through 2044.



Don't miss your chance to view a spring training baseball game from Scottsdale Stadium. Remaining games are March 13, 16, 17, 22 and 23. Visit SpringTraining.com for tickets.



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