SOURCE: Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

February 11, 2009 18:16 ET

Winter Blues Give Way to Spring Fever in Scottsdale

Cactus League's 2009 Spring Training Season Full of Specials for Travelers; www.ScottsdaleCVB.com/baseball

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Kick off excess cold weather gear and head to Scottsdale for warm sunshine and America's favorite pastime. The 2009 season of Cactus League spring training includes a record 21 games and starts Feb. 25 running through April 2 at Scottsdale Stadium in downtown.

This year's extended season means baseball fanatics will have a record number of opportunities to catch the San Francisco Giants in action. And, for true baseball fans, there's no better way to experience spring training than to be right in the middle of the action at the Charro Lodge, a true VIP experience with catered food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Whether looking for high-end or budget and family-friendly, guests making the trek to Scottsdale for spring training this year will find no shortage of specials and activities.

SCOTTSDALE'S SPRING TRAINING PACKAGES

-- Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale is offering the Cactus League Escape with rates starting at $199 per night thru March 31. Guests enjoy accommodations five minutes from Scottsdale Stadium and can take pleasure in daily complimentary breakfast, an evening reception, airport transportation and more.

-- Go back in time and stay where baseball players like Ted Williams and Bob Fuller spent their spring training days. During the month of March, Hotel Valley Ho features the Spring Training package with rooms starting at $289 and choice of a complimentary Valley Ho t-shirt or cap. Rates start at $199. All guests enjoy complimentary transportation from Hotel Valley Ho to Scottsdale Stadium on the Scottsdale Trolley.

-- FireSky Resort & Spa is welcoming Giants fans back to Scottsdale with the Play Ball package. Guests indulge in deluxe accommodations, baseball snacks and bucket of beers. Plus, a baseball schedule and area map will make it even easier to experience the fun and get around town. This package is available March 1-31 with rates starting at $275 per night.

OUT-OF-THE-STADIUM FUN

With more than $3.3 billion of development that includes luxury, multi-use projects such as the Scottsdale Waterfront and SouthBridge, downtown Scottsdale is the place to be for fun after the game. Exciting nightlife opportunities like Dos Gringos, Axis/Radius and Geisha A Go Go mesh with world-class dining from the likes of Digestif, CANAL and Eddie's House. And the Southwest's largest shopping mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square, has your dose of high-end national retail stores. Getting around the area is easy, too, with the free trolley service that runs daily and properties like the new W Scottsdale Hotel & Residences, Mondrian Scottsdale and Hotel Indigo are all within walking distance of the baseball action. If art is your thing, there are more than 100 galleries and 65 public works on display. And Native Trails, a four-month series of free festivals celebrating Native American traditions, is a great cultural addition to baseball fervor. If you're not staying in the downtown area, it's still easy to get from your resort to downtown Scottsdale with the Scottsdale Resort Trolley.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Travelers can purchase tickets online at www.springtraining.com (operated by the Scottsdale Charros). The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau also offers useful tools from sample itineraries to detailed information on events, accommodations, vacation packages and activities.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Tatum Luoma
    Director of Public Relations
    Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Email Contact
    Tel: 480-889-2719