Tucson, Arizona, is the Spring Training home to the Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Tucson is a great place to camp out to enjoy all the action in the Spring Training Cactus League. Here is a guide to Spring Training in Tucson, Arizona.
Both the Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks play their Spring Training home schedules at Tucson Electric Park, part of the Kino Veterans Memorial Park complex. Located at 2500 East Ajo Way, Tucson Electric Park was completed in 1998 and has a seating capacity of 7,500.
The Colorado Rockies have held Spring Training at Hi Corbett Field at Randolph Park since 1993. Located at 3400 East Camino Campestre, the ballpark was built in the 1920s and upgraded in 1937 and 1992. There is a free shuttle to the ballpark from nearby Park Mall. It has a seating capacity of 10,000.
Hotels in the Tucson area include: Viscount Suites on East Broadway; Westward Look Resort on East Ina Road; the Best Western Inn Airport on Tucson Boulevard; the Tanque Verde Inn on Tanque Verde Road; the Inn Suites Best Western on Oracle Road; and Howard Johnson on East Benson Highway.
Local eateries include: El Charro Café on North Court; Lookout Bar & Grill on East Ina Road; La Fluente on North Oracle Road; The Tack Room on North Sabino Canyon Road; The Good Earth on Broadway and Wilmot; Gold Room at the Westward Look Resort; and Jack’s Original B-B-Q on East 22nd Street.
Tickets for White Sox and Diamondbacks games can be purchased at the Tucson Electric Park Ticket Office. Prices range from $5 to $16. You can contact the box office at 520-434-1111.
Tickets for the Colorado Rockies’ home exhibition games can be purchased at the Hi Corbett Field Ticket Office. Prices range from $2 to $15. You can contact the box office at 520-327-9467.
Pitchers and catchers for all three teams will report in mid-February, followed a few days later by all position players. The Colorado Rockies will host the Chicago White Sox at Hi Corbett Field to open the Spring Training schedule on Thursday, March 1.
The Chicago White Sox will host the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, March 10. “Sweet Lou” Piniella and the new-look Chicago Cubs come to Tucson to face the White Sox on Friday, March 16, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will come to town on Saturday, March 17. The White Sox will host Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, March 21.
If you are a fan of baseball, Tucson, Arizona, is a great place to spend Spring Training. Not only do you have access to the Chi Sox, the Rockies, and the Diamondbacks, but the Cubs are not far off in Mesa, the Giants in Scottsdale, the Athletics in Phoenix, and the Angels in Tempe. Enjoy Spring Training in Tucson, Arizona.