With 2017 Major League Baseball just around the corner, you can get a thrilling sneak peak at the upcoming season by visiting Phoenix, AZ or central Florida where the teams are playing spring training games in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. Tickets to see your favorite teams play are generally more affordable than in-season play, and players are often friendly and chatty during pre-game practices.

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If you’re on track to make the trek to see your favorite team suit up, we can offer some friendly, useful advice to grab affordable airfare.

Cactus League, Phoenix, AZ
Suiting up in Phoenix are the following teams:

cactus league teams

The entire Cactus League schedule can be found here:

Flights to Phoenix are generally reasonable, from most gateways around the country.
Here’s a few sample fares to the Valley of the Sun from popular gateways on nonstop flights:

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Grapefruit League, various cities in central Florida
Teams that play in the Grapefruit League:

grapefruit league teams

The entire Grapefruit League schedule can be found here:

Here are some sample airfares from team cities to give you an idea of costs and itineraries:

spring training flights

A few tips for scoring a home run on your Spring Training airfare from any city:

  • Are you willing to mix and match airlines on your outbound and return flights? Sometimes this can shave dollars off your itinerary.
  • Flexibility with your departure times and days of travel last minute can make a big difference on the deals available.
  • Avoid flying on Thursdays and Sundays (typically the two most expensive days of the week).
  • Book direct on CheapAir.com or give us a call at 1-800-CHEAPAIR. Our Los Angeles- and Chicago-based travel advisors would be happy to give you custom advice to make your travel plans quick and easy. Play ball!

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