Tips And Tricks For San Francisco Giants’ 2013 Spring Training

By Bryan Rose

Mar 31, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) smiles in the field during the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

With pitchers and catchers already in camp and the rest of the roster to report in just a few days, it’s just about time for fans to make their annual trek to Scottsdale as the Giants prepare to defend their second World Series title in just two seasons (that’s so fun to write).

The Giants routinely have one of the more popular Spring followings and there will undoubtedly be a heavy handful of orange and black faithful who’ll be making their first trip to Arizona – so here are a few tips and tricks to make your time in the sun a bit more fun.

Tickets are extremely cheap (assuming you don’t need to sit behind homeplate) and can be had just about anywhere – though be forewarned, like a few other teams, the Giants do use a dynamic pricing schedule meaning tickets will increase depending on the opposing team and/or situation. That said – you can still hit just about any game you want on the cheap if you don’t mind sitting down the line or in the outfield. If you don’t feel like waiting at the Scottsdale box office, places like StubHub are your best best – no need to scalp tickets in Spring.

There are two locations you’ll want to be aware of – both the Scottsdale Stadium, which is located at 7408 E. Osborn Road and the minor league complex at 8045 E. Camelback Road. While some Spring Chicken’s might be able to make the walk on foot, you might want to find yourself a taxi to take you from one field to the other. The minor league complex usually opens about 10AM to the public where you can watch workouts and intrasquad games.

Here is the Giants’ schedule if you need it.

Enjoy your time if you’re going!