Take me out to the ball game! This Thursday Scottsdale Stadium will be filled with fans ready to kick off the much-anticipated, baseball spring training season with the San Francisco Giants. Spring training has become as much of an Arizona tradition as hot weather and has been going on ever since the Baltimore Orioles headed to Scottsdale in 1956. Whether a baseball fan or not, Valley residents can all appreciate the big bucks (more than $10 million dollars) spring training season brings to the city and its merchants every year, along with the great deals and fabulous events!
Scottsdale Stadium Upgrades
- New Charro Lodge: It wouldn’t be Scottsdale without a swanky upscale spot to watch the game. The Scottsdale Stadium has opened the Charro Lodge, located adjacent to the San Francisco Giants bullpen, for a VIP, relaxed atmosphere. Charro Lodge, similar to the FBR Bird’s Nest, will be dishing out complimentary cuisine and drinks. Passes to the Charro Lodge are available for single-game groups of up to eight people or they can be purchased as individual game passes. Prices range from $75 to $100 per person. This includes your ticket into the stadium.
- The Tiered Patio Lounge: For the classiest of the classy, comes the tiered patio lounge in Charro Lodge, where viewers looking for the whole nine yards can enjoy enjoy free food and drinks, as well as massages and pedicures from Bliss Spa at the W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences. There are about 550 tickets available for this special spot and prices range between $75 and $125.
Stay at the all-new and spectacular W Scottsdale this season because it has partnered with the Giants to offer its guests exclusive autograph signing sessions at the resort for guests along with package deals.
Autograph Signing: March 5 & 19 at 7 p.m. and March 26 at 10 a.m.
Get in game day spirit and stay at Caleo Resort & Spa because they are offering a Play Ball package which includes deluxe patio accommodations, a basket full of baseball snacks, a bucket of beers, baseball schedule, and an area map.
$275 per night
Don’t toss your game day tickets, because on the back is a 25 percent-off coupon for more than 45 Valley businesses, including the Bliss Spa, Canal, Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch and Z’Tejas. Check out the game program for a full list.
Spring Training Shopping Sprees
If you are in town solely for spring training of have some out of state friends here in town, enjoy a fabulous shopping spree! Scottsdale Fashion Square and The Borgata are offering a Shopping & Spring Training package where shoppers can show their out-of-state driver’s license to the concierge desk and receive a Shopping & Dining Incentives Book with more than $500 in savings.
If you really want to take advantage of Scottsdale’s world class shopping, experience Spree! The Art of Shopping. This customized shopping excursion provides the ultimate shopper with personalized retail tours with great shopping deals, special merchandise and services, along with complimentary wine, cheese and Champagne! Price is $495 for up to four people.
Opening Weekend BBQ
Asia De Cuba at Mondrian Scottsdale is hosting a spectacular Patio party in honor of Spring Training’s opening weekend! Starting this Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m., the post-game barbeques will feature specially priced cocktails, tasty treats, select lunch menu offerings and live music. Drink specials include $3 domestic bottles, $4 glasses of Sangria and $5 mojitos and margaritas.
Thursday, Feb. 26 – 6 p.m. to close
Friday, Feb. 27 – 6 p.m. to close
Sunday, March 1- 6 p.m. to close