June 21, 2019
Owned and operated by the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Stadium has been called “the gem of the Cactus League ballparks.” And it really is a gem. The stadium sits right in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale, which means it is close to everything. You can take in a ballgame, then walk on over to an upscale dining establish and some lively nightlife afterward.
Over the years, the stadium has been the spring training home for the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and the Oakland A’s. It now hosts the San Francisco Giants for spring training. For trivia buffs, this historic stadium can seat 12,000 fans, the outfield fence is 10’ high, and the turf areas of the stadium, landscaped areas and seating berms make up 250,000 square feet of grass.
The original stadium was designed by the same architects as Baltimore’s Camden Yards – HOK (Helmuth, Obata & Kassabum, Inc.). It was constructed in 1956, and the new stadium opened in 1992. Renovations in 2005 included an expanded club house, team store and centerfield entrance. The stadium’s design makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you experience America’s favorite pastime.
San Francisco Giants Spring Training
The San Francisco Giants use the stadium for spring training. And, for baseball lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this. The Scottsdale baseball stadium allows you to be so very close to the action. Workouts at the stadium are open and free to the public on the days when the Giants don’t have a home game. Practice usually starts at 10am. You can check the schedule on their website.
You can purchase tickets online or in person at the box office, or give them a call at 877-4SFGTIX. Shaded seats are available – just check the website for the seat numbers before you reserve your tickets or ask when you call. Be sure to take a look at the list of what to bring and what to leave at home.
The Scottsdale baseball stadium also hosts many different events during the year. Every October and November, the home team Scottsdale Scorpions take on top minor league players from the American and National Leagues. Past events included the ALECA 2019 K9 Trials Tough Dog Competition in April, a competition involving police and military K-9 teams. Impressive!
Location of the Scottsdale Stadium
The stadium is located at 7408 E. Osborn Road, right downtown. For general questions or a list of upcoming events, call 480-312-2586, or visit the stadium’s webpage or Facebook page.