From near and far baseball fans travel to the 10 spring training facilities across metro Phoenix in March to watch over 15 teams and 200 games in what is one of the best times of the year... Spring Training! This is a great time to remember that it's easy to go local when you're out and about enjoying baseball and beautiful weather. Here are some great local deals you can take advantage of: Chompie's is offering buy one get one free burgers through March 30th when you purchase two beverages, Mill Avenue District is offering FREE Spring Training Trollies for Angels and Cubs games when you present your game ticket at Hayden Square Garage or City Hall Garage, and Monti's has a great deal for a burger with fries and a Bud Light for only $12 when you show your day of game ticket.
On top of these great deals, we compiled a list of 10 ways for you to go local during spring training this year. Play ball and shop local Arizona!
1. Get your baseball gear from a local sporting goods store.
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You can't sit at a game all day and not play catch afterwards!. Check out some great baseball shops here.
2. Grab your bottled water, peanuts and seeds from your local grocery store.
You know you're going to want them one you get inside the stadium right? Plan ahead and pick a convenient store near your on your way to the game.
3. Over 21? Do your pre-game and post-game drinking at a local bar or brewery.
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4. Stop in for a bite to eat at a local restaurant after the game.
Image via Brat Haus in Scottsdale.
Sitting in the sun all afternoon can work up an appetite. Stop by one of the many local restaurants you have to choose from whether your are on the west or the east side.
5. Visit a museum, zoo, botanical garden or art gallery.
Photo by: Cindy McDaniel for the Desert Botanical Garden.
There are plenty of great things to do after the game ends. Arizona has so much to offer - make it a day and visit a place of culture after the game. View our list of galleries and museums & or check out a zoo or botanical garden.
6. Catch a ride to the game from a local cab company.
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Don't want to drive to the game and sit in traffic afterwards? Call up a local cab company to take you to and from the game.
7. Visiting? Stay at a local hotel and travel to other great areas across the state.
Image via Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.
Lots of people come to Arizona to see their favorite teams play throughout March. Stay at a local hotel while you're hear to go to games and as you travel through Arizona.
8. Get your pens and markers from a local office supplier.
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Showing up to games and practices unprepared will leave you empty handed when asking for autographs. Make sure to get your supplies from a local company.
9. Hopping on your bike to ride to the game? Get tuned up at a local bike shop.
Image via Bike Barn in Phoenix.
You definitely don't want to get a flat on the way to the game. Make sure you bike is in great shape before heading out by getting a local tune up.
10. Don't forget your cap!
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What's a baseball fan without a cap on his head? Check out some local Hats and Caps shop and be prepared for some sun!