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Why Spring Training is Fun for Everyone
Spring training is finally beginning! And you don’t need to be a baseball fan to get excited, because the spring training season is undoubtedly a terrific time for everyone...

 
Why Spring Training is Fun for Everyone

Spring training is finally beginning! And you don’t need to be a baseball fan to get excited, because the spring training season is undoubtedly a terrific time for everyone.
  
In case you don’t really understand what spring training is, it’s a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season of Major League Baseball (MLB). In other words, it’s when baseball players get ready for the season and compete for roster spots on MLB and Minor League Teams.

The spring training season starts in mid-February and continues until just before Opening Day of the regular season, which falls on April 3rd this year. Anyone is welcome to buy tickets and attend the spring training games.
  
Even though baseball is the main attraction of spring training, you don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy attending the games. Spring training games are entertaining for several other reasons that don’t directly relate to sports, allowing all attendants to have a pleasant and desirable experience.

The Food and Drinks
Who doesn’t like to indulge in their favorite comfort foods every once in awhile? At spring training games, you can satisfy plenty of your classic cravings. Delicious snacks such as peanuts, crackerjacks, hot dogs, and nachos are typically available at spring training games, along with other
 
popular tasty snacks. And because everyone else is usually enjoying these eats too, there’s no need to hesitate or hold back on snacking. You can also purchase beer, wine and even cocktails at most stadiums to quench your thirst.

Enjoy the Atmosphere and Environment
Especially in Arizona, home of the Cactus League spring training, games occur during a beautiful weather season. According to Visit Arizona, average temperatures are around 70 degrees during spring training season. So while you watch the game, you can breathe in some fresh air and get completely comfortable. Spring training games are also held at more relaxed and intimate venues, so they provide great opportunities to meet famous baseball players and get autographs as well as photos. Overall, the environment is pleasant, casual and friendly.
 

Socialize and Bond with Others
Whether you bring family, friends, co-workers, or even a date with you, almost everyone is guaranteed to have a great time at a spring training game. Your company will enjoy themselves mainly because spring training appeals to all types of people, and it’s something new to experience. Also, practice games aren’t as rowdy as real games, so you can easily socialize with your guests and carry on conversations. A sense of camaraderie often exists throughout the stadium as well, allowing everyone to get along and bond with one another.

Explore the Nearby Attractions
Because most stadiums are located in popular areas, you can naturally turn a spring training game into an entire day of fun activities. With top-rated restaurants, hotels and shopping centers encompassing most stadiums, finding fun things to do before and after the game is easy and enticing. For instance, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies
 
play at Salt River Fields, which is surrounded by fantastic bars and restaurants. Arizona’s newest and largest spring training stadium Sloan Park, home of the Chicago Cubs, is also near exciting areas like Tempe Marketplace and Arizona State University.

As you can see, spring training games aren’t just about baseball. If you want to enjoy spending time with others in a wonderful and new environment, spring training games are truly the place to be this season. Especially if you live in Scottsdale, visiting the excellent spring training stadiums near you is well worthwhile. To see which spring training games are available to you, visit the Cactus League website.