Atmosphere

When attending a Giants spring training game, you’ll want to get to the ballpark early just to secure a good parking spot. The parking around Scottsdale Stadium can be a bit tight meaning you’ll want to arrive early to find a good space. Some of the best parking spaces near the stadium are located in the free parking garage on Drinkwater Blvd behind left field and the Parking Corral on the corner of E 2nd Ave and Brown.

If you get to the ballpark early, you can also take the opportunity to watch the Giants practice before the game. The Giants hold the majority of their practices in the stadium, so arrive at 10 am and watch a full three hours of Giants practice before the game.

Those of you who are looking for something else to do before the game will be in luck, as Scottsdale Stadium is located downtown near a wide variety of bars and restaurants. There are a lot of bars and restaurants within walking distance to the ballpark, so get here early to find a parking spot and grab a bite to eat or something to drink before the game.

A Giants spring training game is a fantastic experience for any baseball fan and the ballparks excellent downtown location ensures you’ll find plenty to do before first pitch.

Traditions

Giants Practices

Arrive at Scottsdale Stadium at 10 am if you want to catch the Giants practice. The big league club’s practices typically take place inside the stadium, although the facility also features a practice field to the right of the stadium as well as a half field. Those of you who want to see the minor leaguers will want to make the 1.8 mile trip to Indian School Park, which is located at 4415 North Hayden Rd.

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Spirit of Volunteerism

The Spirit of Volunteerism sculpture outside Scottsdale Stadium honors spring training volunteer leader Jim Hill. Hill managed over 150 volunteers each season to aid in fundraising for youth sports, so take a minute to check out the statue dedicated to him before the game.

Giant Baseballs

Get your picture taken with the giant baseballs outside Gate B. The balls present a fun photo op and are a favorite among young fans, so don’t miss them when attending to a Giants spring training game.

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