Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Team: San Francisco Giants
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Scottsdale Stadium, the home of the San Francisco Giants since it opened in 1992, is a classy place to watch a spring training game. The stadium isn’t over the top, but it’s in a great area, and no seat is a bad one. It’s a fairly large spring training complex, with the ability to hold around 12,000 fans each game.
Fans will absolutely have trouble parking near the stadium should they decide to drive. Walking may be a better option since there aren’t many spots to put your car anytime close to first pitch. There are a couple of garages within walking distance of the field, but convenience is certainly something that Scottsdale Stadium lacks.
The food, however, is remarkable once you find a spot and get inside the stadium. There are plenty of different options that aren’t very expensive, and the quality is fantastic. While price isn’t a factor for food, it usually is for a seat. The lawns seats are more expensive than most, although your chances of catching a ball before or during the game are very high.
The reigning champion Giants tried to keep their roster relatively intact this offseason. San Francisco has a near identical product that it’ll put on the field come Opening Day, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
The biggest question mark for the Giants is how Tim Lincecum, who struggled last season, will pitch. If he bounces back, there’s no reason why San Francisco can’t repeat as World Series winners.