Experiencing Spring Training Like a VIP at The Charro Lodge at Scottsdale Stadium

Of the 10 ballparks that host spring training in the Phoenix metro area each year, Scottsdale Stadium—the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants—offers the ultimate VIP experience for both dedicated fans and leisure visitors alike.

The Charro Lodge is a one-of-a-kind private facility built within Scottsdale Stadium that provides patio-style seating, all-inclusive food and drinks and an outstanding view of the game with its ideal location adjacent to the bullpen in right field.

Perfect for hosting groups or entertaining clients, The Charro Lodge accommodates up to 600 people with shaded seating and unbeatable 360-degree field views. Once inside, guests can enjoy a complimentary full-service bar and delicious food from a featured local restaurant and premium ballpark fare, plus some famous Charro hospitality that’s all included with the price of admission.

The Charro Lodge is managed by the Scottsdale Charros, one of the city’s leading philanthropic organizations that is composed of an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of business and civic leaders dedicated to supporting youth sports, education and charitable causes. Every March, the Scottsdale Charros welcome more than 200,000 fans to Scottsdale Stadium, making it not only one of the top destinations for spring training but also the Charros’s premier annual fundraising event.

The Scottsdale Charros and The Charro Foundation have donated more than $20 million to the community to date through grants to local charities and schools, students and teachers in the Scottsdale Unified School District.

“Scottsdale has a certain energy to it that is not found in many other places around the Valley,” says Bob Wetson, Scottsdale Charros 2023 baseball chairman. “The abundance of quality retail, restaurants and hotels, along with the best service in Arizona, means that everyone who comes through town will find something fun to do. I love that Scottsdale Stadium is located in the heart of Old Town, which provides unparalleled access to the best entertainment in the entire metro area.”


It all started back in 1961, when a special activity affiliate of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce convened at Hotel Valley Ho with the goal to promote and attract tourism to Scottsdale through sports and cultural activities. The Scottsdale Charros began hosting the Boston Red Sox for spring training at the old Scottsdale Stadium the following spring.

In fact, many credit the Scottsdale Charros for helping to save the Cactus League by attracting the Chicago Cubs for spring training from 1967-1978, followed by the Oakland A’s for a three-year contract, that ended in 1981. The San Francisco Giants have called Scottsdale Stadium home for spring training ever since.


After Scottsdale Stadium received a $50-million upgrade in 2019, the Scottsdale Charros, the San Francisco Giants and the City of Scottsdale extended their contract to 2044.

“We are very excited about having the first ‘normal’ spring training season since 2019,” says Weston about the 2023 spring training schedule. “While we are proud of the experience we have been able to provide fans during the past few challenging seasons, we cannot wait to enjoy the first full schedule in the newly renovated stadium.”

While spring training continues to be the primary fundraising activity for the Scottsdale Charros, the group has identified new opportunities to raise funds for charitable causes including the Charro Invitational Golf Tournament, which will also take place this spring as well as hosting the annual Parada Del Sol Historic Parade in Old Town Scottsdale.

VIP tickets to The Charro Lodge for the 2023 season can be purchased at this link.

This feature is in our special edition IN AZ 2023 issue. Read the full issue online here for more inside intel on where to stay, dine and everything in between IN AZ this sporting event season.

Photos courtesy The Scottsdale Charros

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