Visit Tempe for Spring Training Baseball and More

February 6, 2014

Contact: Toni Smith, Tempe Tourism Office
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The Tempe Tourism Office Assists Baseball Fans with Cactus League Baseball Spring Training Vacations and Fun Outside of the Ballpark

Tempe, Ariz.February 6, 2014 – Baseball fans from all over the country will be visiting Tempe for Cactus League Spring Training games. The Tempe Tourism Office provides baseball fans with game and transportation information as well as ideas for pre and post-game fun events and outdoor activities. Visit to see team schedules, stadium maps and ticket information or call 800-283-6734.

Tempe makes it easy to get to and from games at Tempe Diablo Stadium and the brand new Cubs Park on the free trollies operating in Downtown Tempe and at Tempe Marketplace.

Visitors can start the day strolling the tree-lined streets of Downtown Tempe before heading to a spring training game. When it’s time to go to the game, they will find free trolley service to both Tempe Diablo Stadium and Cubs Park on Mill Avenue. The trolley stop is located on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Fifth Street and clearly marked with signage. Fans will be dropped off just south of Tempe Diablo Stadium. The trolley will circulate between Downtown Tempe and the stadium every 20 minutes, from 2 hours before game time, until 30 minutes after the game on all home game days. In the Mill Avenue District, fans can park for FREE at designated parking locations with validation, which will be provided on the trolley.

Fans enjoying the day shopping and dining at Tempe Marketplace can take advantage of free trolley transportation to the nearby Cubs Park. The trolley will depart every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. and brings fans back to Tempe Marketplace during and after the game. Please note the trolley will begin at 5 p.m. for the March 24th evening game. The trolley stop is located on the south side of the Tempe Marketplace District near Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill. For more information about the Tempe Marketplace free Spring Training Trolley, visit

In between games, visitors will find plenty to explore in Tempe’s great outdoors. They’ll find miles of hiking and mountain bike trails amid the beautiful desert landscapes in the South Mountain Park/Preserve. Those who prefer a shorter hike can head to Tempe’s Hayden Butte, more popularly known as “A” Mountain. Located in the heart of Downtown Tempe, this hike has amazing views of Tempe and its surrounding cities. For another point of view, nearby Papago Park is an excellent option. Located just north of Tempe Town Lake, Papago Park is home to the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden and several hiking and biking trails. The popular hike to “Hole-in-the-Rock” is not to be missed.

The paths and grassy knolls along Tempe Town Lake, located just steps from downtown, are ideal for a leisurely walk or a picnic. Water lovers can rent a kayak, pedal boat, hydrobike, paddleboard or pontoon boat at Tempe Boat Rentals, located on the south side of the lake. It’s the perfect way to have fun while soaking up some sun. Prices range from $18 per hour for a pedal boat to $70 per hour for an electric pontoon boat, which can seat up to 10 people.

For more information about Cactus League Spring Training or outdoor activities in Tempe, visit or call 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Tourism Office
The Tempe Tourism Office is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Tourism Office’s mission is to provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit our


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