Ready to soak up the sun while watching your favorite baseball team? Missed those ballpark hotdogs? Spring training 2022 is set to kick off in metro Phoenix.
But there's a catch.
Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired in December and team activities aren't taking place right now. USA Today Sports reports that the league and the MLB Players Association are set to meet Thursday, Jan. 13, to discuss a new agreement.
Fifteen teams play their spring training games at 10 ballparks around the Valley, so there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy a sunny day at the ballpark, assuming a deal is reached. Here’s how to get tickets to spring training 2022 games in metro Phoenix.
When is Cactus League spring training 2022?
Spring training in Arizona is scheduled to start Saturday, Feb. 26, and end Tuesday, March 29. Dates are subject to an agreement between the league and the players association.
When do spring training tickets go on sale?
Season tickets are already on sale, as are single-game tickets at some ballparks. The Arizona Diamondbacks are having a presale Jan. 13-14 for members of their email list, and their tickets for the general public go on sale Jan. 15. Check your favorite team's website for on-sale dates.
How much do spring training tickets cost?
Ticket prices vary based on a number of factors: the team, stadium, day of week and time of day. You could get a $12 general admission ticket to a Milwaukee Brewers game at American Family Fields of Phoenix or a prime seat for a San Francisco Giants weekend game at Scottsdale Stadium for $80 or more.
Where do I buy spring training tickets?
Go to your favorite team's website, or go to https://cactusleague.com, which has a page for each team. You also can buy tickets on each ballpark's website (see the list below). If your preferred date is sold out, try a reseller such as Stub Hub.
Spring training COVID-19 protocols
The Cactus League has no official COVID-19 requirements for fans at spring training games. Individual venues are free to set their own rules.
“The Cactus League is monitoring the COVID-19 situation," said Bridget Binsbacher, Cactus League executive director. "At this time, we do not anticipate attendance restrictions for the 2022 Cactus League season.
"As for COVID-19 protocols, fans are advised to check with their respective ballparks ahead of time.”
Where is spring training in Arizona?
Arizona Diamondbacks: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale. 480-270-5000, https://saltriverfields.com.
Chicago Cubs: Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa. 480-668-0500, https://www.mlb.com/cubs/sloan-park.
Chicago White Sox: Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 623-302-5000, https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/spring-training/ballpark.
Cincinnati Reds: Goodyear Ballpark,1933 S. Ballpark Way. 623-882-3130,
Cleveland Indians: Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way. 623-882-3130, https://www.mlb.com/reds/spring-training/ballpark.
Colorado Rockies: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale. 480-270-5000, https://saltriverfields.com.
Kansas City Royals: Surprise Recreation Campus,15960 N. Bullard Ave. 623-222-2222, https://www.mlb.com/royals/spring-training/ballpark.
Los Angeles Angels: Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe. 480-350-5265, https://www.mlb.com/angels/spring-training/ballpark.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Camelback Ranch, 10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 623-302-5000, https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/spring-training/ballpark.
Milwaukee Brewers: American Family Fields of Phoenix, 3600 N. 51st Ave. 623-245-5500, https://www.mlb.com/brewers/spring-training/ballpark.
Oakland Athletics: Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N. Center St., Mesa. 480-644-4451, https://www.mlb.com/athletics/spring-training/ballpark.
San Diego Padres: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. 623-773-8700, https://www.mlb.com/padres/spring-training/ballpark.
San Francisco Giants: Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. 480-312-2586, https://www.mlb.com/giants/spring-training/ballpark.
Seattle Mariners: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. 623-773-8700, https://www.mlb.com/mariners/spring-training/ballpark.
Texas Rangers: Surprise Recreation Campus,15960 N. Bullard Ave. 623-222-2222, https://www.mlb.com/rangers/spring-training/ballpark.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Spring training 2022: How to buy tickets to Cactus League games