Sports in Arizona has been lacking excitement for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean the sports scene out here is lacking in any way. We have exciting baseball, basketball, hockey, and of course football teams, to meet the sports needs of any fanatic living in the sunny state of Arizona. In this day and age it takes more than just a few stadiums and franchises to really build a sports town, so what sets Arizona apart from the others?
Lets start off with spring training. Spring training is a chance for baseball fans to get an up close and personal look at their favorite teams and get to know some of their favorite players. The spring training facilities in Arizona are some of the best in the country. We are home to 12 baseball teams spring training camps and have the nicest weather in the country for spring training, hands down. We attract 100’s of thousands of baseball fans from around the country, and even around the world, every spring. Tourism has been down in Arizona in general but baseball helps us even out those numbers.
Some of most notable stadiums that have popped up over the years are the Cubs and the Giants spring training facilities. The Cubs build a replica of Wrigley Field in Mesa, Arizona, and have been selling out for the past 3 years since opening. I’ve been able to attend a few spring training games at this facility and can personally vouch for it being one of the top spring training stadiums in the country. One of my favorite things about this stadium is the law section. Some stadiums lack these “chill” areas and choose to mostly implement stadium seating into their facilities. The Cubs took the lawn seat idea and ran with it creating an ideal atmosphere to enjoy a day at the ball park. The San Francisco Giants have a really cool stadium tucked right in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale that makes for an awesome experience. The Giants, like the Cubs, took the lawn seat idea and ran with it. The bets part about both of these stadiums is that they don’t charge an arm and a leg for tickets so sports fans of all income levels can enjoy the facilities.
Spring training isn’t the only thing that makes Arizona such a great sports state. The college teams that we bring to the table, along with spring training, and also some championship caliber teams (especially for baseball and football) keep the Arizona fans interested in their teams. We might not have won a championship in quite some time but that doesn’t leave us fans hopeful for the future. Aside from watching sports teams, Arizona is also full of year round golf, softball, bowling, and pretty much any other recreational sport you can think of. Whether you’re a fan or an athlete, Arizona has a little something for everyone. This post was brought to you by www.mesatowingpros.com .