Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is mostly known as the spring training complex for the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is also host to the Salt River Rafters, a baseball team in the Arizona Fall League (AFL).
A respectable stadium which provides baseball in the area during the fall months in Arizona. It makes for a rare treat when the rest of the nation is battling winter weather.
For all the baseball purists or baseball nerds (as we’re sometimes called), an Arizona Fall League game is just the ticket for you. Scottsdale Stadium provides lots of baseball and sports history. If in town in Oct or Nov, be sure to stop by and take in nine innings.
The Peoria Javelinas are one of six teams to play in the Arizona Fall League, who play for a little over a month in October and November in various spring training complexes in the Greater Phoenix Area. The Javelinas play at the Peoria Sports Complex, which is home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners in the spring, and the AZL Padres in the summer.
For baseball fans, the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is an undiscovered gem.
Some say it is the way that MLB Spring Training used to be: lots of sun, reasonable ticket prices, plenty of general admission seats, a relaxed atmosphere, an up close opportunity to take photos, and get lots of autographs. Throw in some night games, lots of great restaurants in the Phoenix, AZ area, off-season rates for lodging and it is a recipe for baseball nirvana!
The Glendale Desert Dogs are a part of the Arizona Fall League, a yearly instructional league that features the game’s top prospects every October and November. In addition to hosting the Desert Dogs in the fall, Camelback Ranch was built as the Spring Training home for the LA Dodgers and Chicago White Sox in 2009.