Tempe Diablo Stadium was built in 1968 and underwent an extensive renovation in 2005. Perched on the side of Tempe’s rocky Twin Buttes, the stadium complex shares the picturesque landscape with the adjacent Buttes Resort and is one of the Cactus League’s most centrally located ballparks.
Address: 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe. See it on a map.
Parking: Stadium lots cost $5, but you’ll need to arrive early to get a spot. Patrons can also park at one of two Downtown Tempe Park-iT locations including City Hall or Hayden Square garages. Parking tickets will be validated at the trolley stop at Fifth Street and Mill Avenue. The trolley hits the stadium every 20 minutes beginning two hours before game time, until 30 minutes after the game.
Tickets: $15-$75 (varies by opponent), available at angels.mlb.com
Best place to sit: It’s tough to beat the sizable grass berm seating in left field when it starts at $15.
Concessions: Enjoy domestic and microbrew beers, hot dogs, fries, sodas and soft drinks. Some outside food allowed; check for restrictions.
Best Pre-Game/Post-Game Spots
Bar hop on Mill
Taking the Spring Training trolley allows patrons to explore downtown Tempe before and after the games. Instead of sitting in traffic, fans can enjoy a meal or shop at the diverse lineup of stores.
Meet me at the market
Shop, drink and dine at the massive outdoor Tempe Marketplace with 1.3 million square feet of retail space, featuring dramatic light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features.
Address: 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Explore local history
The Pueblo Grande Museum preserves the story of the Hohokam Native Americans and offers a glimpse into modern archaeology.
Address: 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix
Experience sea life
See more than 5,000 sea creatures in this 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium inside nearby Arizona Mills at the Arizona Sea Life Aquarium. There’s also a Legoland Discovery Center next door.
Address: 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 145, Tempe
Explore 12,000 square feet of climbing surface at Phoenix Rock Gym.
Address: 1353 E. University Drive, Tempe