Our home team, the Diamondbacks, play at Chase Field which has a retractable roof and a natural grass playing field. Oh how I love the smell of freshly mowed grass!
The warm Arizona weather attracts several major league teams for Cactus League spring training. A few of the teams playing in the valley are Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners. The Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies train in Tucson.
My favorite team is the Phoenix Suns! I love to go to dinner then head over to catch a game at the US Airways Center. It is an awesome stadium. Our own WNBA team the Phoenix Mercury also play in this stadium June through August. Arizona State university’s Sun Devils are a part of the Pac 10 Conference. There is never too much basketball for me!
The Arizona Cardinals play in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. It was built in 2006 and seats 67,000. In 2007 the Fiesta Bowl was played here.
Some more entertaining sporting events and teams in and around Scottsdale are the Arizona Sahuaros soccer team, Horse racing at Turf Paradise, Greyhound racing at the Phoenix Greyhound Park, and plenty of professional golf tournaments.
No matter what kind of sports enthusiast you are, the Valley of the Sun has an incredible variety of activities to enjoy the great outdoors!