Friday, March 3

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Field Trip Friday

Salt River Fields: Spring Training Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies

D-backs Spring Training begins!
Graham Rossini, the D-backs VP of Special Projects, talks accolades, attendance records and the World Baseball Classic games at Salt River Fields against Team Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Tokyo qualifier.

New concession stands at Salt River Fields
Ike's Love & Sandwiches and Maui Wowi smoothies are just two of the new snacks you can get at the next D-backs game. You can find Gonzo's sandwich on Ike's menu at all their Valley locations.

For more information on Salt River Fields, visit:

Address: 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 270-5000

What to wear to a Spring Training game?
The Scottsdale Quarter shows us some cute but practical outfits for game day

For more information on stores at the Scottsdale Quarter, visit:

Address: 15059 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Hours: Open today 10am- 9pm
Phone: (480) 270-8123

D-backs' Race Against Cancer event hits close to home

D-backs CEO Derrick Hall tells us about the 5th annual 5K/1 mile walk through downtown Phoenix on April 9th. Hall is a cancer survivor himself and his wife is currently going through treatment.

The 5K will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the 1-Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. at Chase Field. Each participant will receive an exclusive D-backs racing shirt, unique finisher medal courtesy of Safelite AutoGlass, D-backs drawstring bag and a ticket to a D-backs game. Participants are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the $40 early registration for the 5K and $20 for the 1-Mile. Early registration ends on March 31, after which registration will be $50 for the 5K and $30 for the 1-Mile. Registration for children 12 and under to participate in the 1-Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk is only $5. 

For more information or to register, visit:

Sloan Park: Spring Training Home of the Chicago Cubs

Chicago-style stadium food at Sloan Park
One of the best parts of Spring Training is the food! Sloan Park offers Chicago Cubs fans traditional Chicago dogs and beefs from Portillo's, deep dish pizza from Giordano's and other specialty items!

For more information on Sloan Park visit:

Address: 2330 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 668-0500

One-of-a-kind garage sale hosted by Cubs' wives
The Cubs Wives will be hosting the Cubs Charities' annual garage sale during Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. They will be selling game-used uniforms, bats, locker tags, autograph baseballs and more. Proceeds raised during the event will benefit the Paz De Cristo Outreach Center in Mesa, whose mission it is to feed, clothe and empower those in need in the East Valley of the Phoenix area. Fans need a game ticket to get in.

For more information on Paz De Cristo Outreach Center visit: and Facebook:

Address: 424 W Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: (480) 464-2370

Cubs fans & former players gather at Diamonds Sports Grille in Mesa

Opened by famed Chicago Cubs announcers Harry Caray and Steve Stone some 30 year ago, the Diamonds Sports Grille remains a Cubs hub for former players like Fergie Jenkins and fans. The bar runs a free shuttle to and from Sloan Park on game days. 

For more information, visit

161 N Centennial Way Mesa, AZ. 85201

Spring Training in full swing at Goodyear Ballpark

The Right Field Pavilion at the Goodyear Ballpark Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, received a complete makeover during the offseason including a new bar with eight tap handles, new lounge furniture and 9 televisions. 

Right Field Pavilion received a complete makeover during the offseason, including a new bar with eight tap handles, new lounge furniture and 9 televisions
New food items include a taco salad, mac & cheese bowl, mac & cheese burger, 2 lb. Bavarian pretzel and taquito dog (a Goodyear Ballpark creation)
New experiences for fans include Batting Practice Fan Zone, Player/Broadcaster Meet & Greet and an On-Field Workout

For more information, visit:

Goodyear Ballpark
Address: 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear AZ 85338
Phone: (623) 882-3120
Cross Streets:  S. Estrella Parkway, S. of Yuma Rd.

New food & merchandise at Surprise Stadium

Spring Training is in full swing around the Valley. Surprise Stadium is Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals is celebrating 15 years of Spring training.  Here is what's new at the ballpark this year!

Hosting the World Baseball Classic this year.  Team Venezuela will be playing here March 8 and 9.

Highlight some of our new food items such as the Triple Play a hot dog, wrapped with a hamburger wrapped in bacon and the "Triple Play with a Homerun" which is a "Triple Play" but with tomatoes, onions and sauce", Brats and mac n' cheese, and our double margaritas in a souvenir cup and craft beers.

Four Peaks Pavilion great seat in the house.  For $30 you get a ticket to the game, 1 catered meal from a local restaurant and 1 drink ticket (good for a non-alcoholic or alcoholic drink)

For more information, visit:

Surprise Recreation Campus Surprise Stadium
15960 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise, AZ  85374
Cross Streets: Bullard Avenue between Bell Rd. and Greenway Rd.
Camelback Ranch 

It's arguably the best time of year in the Valley with Spring Training in full swing. Camelback Ranch is where the White Sox and Dodgers play!

For more information, visit: and Facebook:

Camelback Ranch-Glendale
10710 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85037
Cross Streets: Camelback Road/111th Avenue (Ballpark Way)

Family-friendly fun at Sugar Bowl after Spring Training game 

The ice cream shop delivering shakes, malts, floats, sandwiches plus salad and an arcade has been family owned and operated since 1958. 

For more information, visit:

Sugar Bowl 
Address: 4005 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Hours: Open today  11am-10pm
(480) 946-0051

Drexyl Modern American-Old Town Scottsdale

Spring Training is now in full swing and GMAZ is finding some of the great deals for fans to enjoy before or after the game!
This year, quench your thirst during Spring Training 2017 at Drexyl Modern American Restaurant!
Enjoy $1 You-Call-It wine, beer and spirits at the bar on game days with ticket stub and purchase! 
(Limit one per guest, some liquor restrictions may apply)
Offer is valid during all Spring Training games during the 2017 season.

For more information, visit: and Facebook:

Drexyl Modern American
8877 N. Scottsdale Rd., #402
Scottsdale, AZ 85258