Spring training is coming up sooner than you might realize. Here are all the teams that host spring training in Arizona’s Cactus League.
MLB spring training is coming up very soon. Slated to start in late February 2023, the teaser to the real deal of the MLB season is nearly upon us.
This begs the question, where does every team play when the exhibition get-ready games come around? In this article, we’ll specifically be looking at which teams are playing in Arizona and some of the brief history behind the Arizona league.
Where is spring training 2023?
MLB spring training is held in Arizona and Florida.
What is Arizona’s spring training called?
The MLB’s spring training in Arizona is called the Cactus League. The Cactus League was founded in 1947 as a conglomerate of utility and facility sharing between MLB organizations. The Cactus League helps promote the local economy in Arizona as well since the league and its participating teams is effectively a tourism attraction.
Is spring training only in Arizona?
No. Aside from Arizona’s Cactus League, There are games played in Florida, mostly on the western coast with three facilities on the eastern side of the state, too. That league is called the Grapefruit League.
Why is MLB spring training in Arizona?
MLB spring training is outdoors, and since it actually starts in winter months, it needs to be in regions of the country where the weather is at least somewhat warm and predictable. That makes Arizona a prime location given that it stays warm and dry for most of the year.
The Cactus League organization has helped make MLB spring training a staple in the region.
What teams host spring training in Arizona?
The following teams are slated to be in Arizona for spring training:
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Chicago Cubs
- Chicago White Sox
- Cincinnati Reds
- Cleveland Guardians
- Colorado Rockies
- Kansas City Royals
- Los Angeles Angels
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Milwaukee Bucks
- Oakland A’s
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
- Seattle Mariners
- Texas Rangers
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