Every February and March, Major League Baseball players flock to the Valley of the Sun to prepare for another season of baseball. Professional baseball has had a presence in Arizona since the early 1900s when minor league teams frequently stopped there to play exhibition games before their regular season. It has progressed over the years and continues to grow.
Currently, 15 teams and 10 first-class Cactus League stadiums draw large numbers of fans and provide significant economic impact to Arizona cities. These cities roll out the red carpet to groups following their favorite teams while enjoying Arizona’s sunshine, world-class attractions, dining options and fabulous shopping. Surrounded by the scenic landscapes of the Sonoran Desert, Greater Phoenix provides the excitement of the Old West within a thriving metropolitan area brimming with cultural and outdoor activity.