Spring is in the air as Major League Baseball teams venture south for the 2023 spring training season in Florida and Arizona
There’s no better time of year to visit these sun-soaked destinations and enjoy the fun of Major League Baseball in the casual, relaxed environments of spring ballparks. See your favorite players from your favorite teams up close, and explore all the fun and adventures that each state has to offer.
Generations of baseball fans have flocked to Arizona and Florida to experience the magic of spring training. Florida’s Grapefruit League includes teams such as the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, and the Philadelphia Phillies, while Arizona’s Cactus League counts the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco Giants among its members.
Both leagues play full schedules of exhibition games during the spring training season, and these matchups are held in smaller ballparks than those that host regular season games. Spring training games are a must-see for any baseball fan.
Global Air Charters has years of experience chartering to the many executive airports in Arizona and Florida, and we can expertly tailor your arrival to best suit your baseball team’s schedule and your own. Contact your GAC broker today to plan a baseball vacation you won’t soon forget.
Spring Training in Florida
Spring training in Florida is a statewide phenomenon, as virtually every Florida city has at least one training site. George M. Steinbrenner Field, in Tampa, is the springtime home of the New York Yankees. Modeled after Yankee Stadium, Steinbrenner Field is just north of Tampa’s bustling downtown and lavish Riverwalk complex, home to many of the city’s best hotels and restaurants. After the game, take a streetcar tour through Tampa’s Channelside District to historic Ybor City, where you can enjoy authentic Cuban food and Tampa’s vibrant nightlife.
Beachgoers may opt to visit BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, where the Philadelphia Phillies train each spring, or Saint Petersburg’s Tropicana Field, which the Tampa Bay Rays call home. Both sites are just minutes from some of Florida’s most beautiful beaches and finest accommodations. And vacationers who visit Champion Stadium in Orlando to watch the Atlanta Braves can cap off their trip with a day (or two!) at one of Orlando’s world-famous amusement parks.
Spring Training in Arizona
Most of Arizona’s Cactus League games are held in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Baseball fans can easily visit more than one park in a single day, and with some planning, could even explore every one of Arizona’s spring ballparks in just a few days.
Start your visit with a trip to the stunning Salt River Fields, where the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies set up camp. Located minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX), Salt River Fields is situated on the tribal lands of the Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, ensconced in the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
The proximity to many spring training sites makes Phoenix the perfect destination for any baseball fan. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Chicago White Sox all practice in the city, while the facilities for the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago Cubs, and the Oakland Athletics are each less than a thirty-minute drive from downtown Phoenix.
Whether your ideal spring vacation includes a stroll on the beach, a hike through the desert, or just a sunny afternoon spent relaxing in the stands, MLB spring training games in Arizona and Florida have it all. Let Global Air Charters tailor your perfect spring getaway today.