Baseball City kicks off spring training with interactive baseball experience

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The City of Scottsdale is kicking off spring training with a free and interactive Baseball City FanFest at Scottsdale's Civic Center, just minutes away from the training spots for the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and more.

Come and swing for the fences, test out the newest baseball products and meet Hall of Famers and All-Stars, for the ultimate baseball fan experience.

Baseball City opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will until 6:30 p.m. both days. The event is free, but some activities cost a little extra. The event includes interactive displays, meet and greets with legends and current MLB players, and clinics for players of all ages for a hands-on baseball experience. Interactive games include a speed pitch, professional batting cages, running the bases competition and lil' sluggers.

The Baseball City player lineup includes Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres legend Steve Garvey, Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins, Boston Red Sox legend Bill Buckner and many more.

Baseball City has also partnered with the Arizona SciTech festival to bring fans the science behind sports.

More information on the event can be found at

Baseball City
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8
11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.