Macayo's Mexican Kitchen
No trip to Arizona for Spring Training is complete without enjoying the best tasting Mexican food around. Macayo's Mexican Kitchen is a Valley of the Sun tradition, serving delicious chimichangas, tacos and enchiladas in town since 1946. Before or after the Cubs game, fans can visit any of 3 our East Valley locations in Ahwatukee at 48 th St & Warner, Downtown Tempe at 3 rd St. & Ash, and in Mesa at Dobson & Baseline. www.macayo.com
First Base Side
Sit on the 1st base side of Tempe Diablo Stadium. There is a mountain directly behind the left field. The view of a mountain behind MLB players is something you can only see at the cactus league.
St Patrick's Day
Tempe Diablo Stadium is one of the few stadiums that serves green beer on St Patrick's Day. Dust off that "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirt and get your St Patrick's night started early with a few green beers at the stadium.
Dos Gringos Southwestern Patio Grilles
Over the past decade, Dos Gringos has become a “Spring Training Tradition” for fans across the nation. Fans flock to these Arizona renowned patio bars for cold cervezas and award winning tacos. With locations in Tempe, Old Town Scottsdale and the all new Mesa location, Dos Gringos has you covered no matter where the your teams are playing. You can't go wrong with their laid back and friendly atmosphere, award winning tacos and most importantly, inexpensive drinks. Stop by and kick back on the huge patios and see what all the fuss is about at the number one Corona purchaser in the nation and the number two in the WORLD! Whether it's going to be a happy hour meeting place or a weekend party destination Dos Gringos takes care of all your partying needs. So strap on those party hats and come and visit the #1 day drinking spots in the country...after all, they did invent drinking. 1001 E 8 th St. Tempe, AZ 85281 (Rural Rd and 8 th St near ASU Campus) 480.968.7879
Visit the Top of the Rock
For a sweet view of the field, head up to the Marriott Top of the Rock restaurant before the game, which is beyond the left field corner, but not on the property of the Spring Training complex. No cost for the view.
Joe Connor, Author of A Fan’s Guide To The Ultimate Spring Training Experience, www.modernerabaseball.com
Tempe's Version of The Big A
Just like Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Tempe Diablo Stadium is synonymous with congestion. It's tightly fit into real estate bordered by a rock formation, industrial section and I-10. The end result is traffic headaches coming and going, the worst you'll find in spring training on either coast. The stadium does have 1,350 paved parking spaces behind home plate and right field, but those fill up quickly and later arriving (or traffic delayed) fans will need to park in one of the nearby office complexes, where prices are reasonable but the wait to leave after the game is not. www.springtrainingconnection.com
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