Cactus League

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The Cactus League is the Arizona equivalent of the Grapefruit League.

Current Teams[edit]

Cactus League Teams
Team Stadium Location
Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Field at Talking Stick Scottsdale, AZ
Chicago Cubs Sloan Park Mesa, AZ
Chicago White Sox Camelback Ranch Phoenix, AZ
Cincinnati Reds Goodyear Ballpark Goodyear, AZ
Cleveland Guardians Goodyear Ballpark Goodyear, AZ
Colorado Rockies Salt River Field at Talking Stick Scottsdale, AZ
Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium Surprise, AZ
Los Angeles Angels Tempe Diablo Stadium Tempe, AZ
Los Angeles Dodgers Camelback Ranch Phoenix, AZ
Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale Baseball Park Phoenix, AZ
Oakland Athletics HoHoKam Stadium Phoenix, AZ
San Diego Padres Peoria Sports Complex Peoria, AZ
San Francisco Giants Scottsdale Stadium Scottsdale, AZ
Seattle Mariners Peoria Sports Complex Peoria, AZ
Texas Rangers Surprise Stadium Surprise, AZ


Cactus League

Further Reading[edit]

  • Matt Monagan: "The wild story of how the Cactus League came to be: And the magical hot springs bubbling underneath",, March 11, 2020. [1]
  • Emily Nemens: The Cactus League, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY, 2020. ISBN 978-0374117948
  • Josh Pahigian: Spring Training Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ballparks of the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013 (originally published in 2005). ISBN 978-0-7864-7195-9
  • Tracy Ringolsby: "Cactus League's success a story of perseverance: Rockies' decision to train in Tucson in 1993 helped make Arizona hot again for MLB teams",, February 15, 2017. [2]
  • Charlie Vascellaro: "Arizona an early outpost of integration in MLB: Cactus League Hall of Fame inducts four pioneering African-American players", February 22, 2017. [3]