If you are a baseball fan, the Cactus League spring training in the Phoenix area offers an unparalleled experience. You can see half of the Major League’s 30 teams play, all within less than an hour’s drive of each other. Not to mention the beautiful surroundings and the warm weather, when much of the rest of the country is in an icy grip.
One of most impressive spring training facilities is in Glendale, AZ, a neighborhood in West Phoenix. The amazing Camelback Ranch facility is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. With more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields, three half-fields, and seating for more than 13,000 fans, Camelback Ranch is one of the largest and most scenic facilities in the Cactus League.
Because the facility is located just across the Loop 101 from Glendale’s Sports and Entertainment District, there are plenty of amenities for baseball fans to enjoy. As Charlie Vascellaro mentions in his blog post on Major League Baseball’s website, “Located in historic downtown Glendale, Haus Murphy German Restaurant and Beer Garden serves up a variety of German beers, schnitzel and sausage specialties, and has fast become a popular postgame venue of the baseball community.”
If you don’t live here, but make regular treks to the Phoenix area to take in baseball’s spring training season, (and especially if you are a Dodger or White Sox fan,) be sure to check out the Dollar Self Storage facility in Glendale. You might be able to store your coolers and foam fingers there!
And if you do live in the area, and are bringing up the next generation of baseball players through the Little League experience, you might want to look into using Dollar Self Storage for shared sports equipment storage. Several teams could share the same unit, and you could have a sign out sheet for equipment. How’s that for thinking outside the clubhouse. (Please bear in mind that storage units may not be used as batting cages!)