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Guide to spring training stadiums: SF Giants' Scottsdale Stadium

The Giants were one of the first MLB teams to begin training in the Phoenix area. They bring out a large contingent of diehard fans every spring.
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A logo at Scottsdale Stadium is shown during a spring training baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

As far as location goes, it's hard to beat the San Francisco Giants' spring training home in Scottsdale.

There are all kinds of hotels, restaurants and bars in close proximity to Scottsdale Stadium.

How to buy tickets

To purchase tickets for games at Scottsdale Stadium, head to the San Francisco Giants' website or call 877-4SFGTIX. You can also buy tickets at the Scottsdale Stadium box office.

Where to park

Scottsdale Stadium has perhaps the Cactus League's most difficult parking situation, due in part to its location near Old Town Scottsdale.

If you arrive early enough, there are free parking structures at Second Street and Drinkwater, Second Street and Brown and Third Street and Craftsman Court.

Otherwise, you can hop on a shuttle to the stadium from Loloma Station, Fashion Square Mall or along Fifth Avenue.

There's also a fair amount of surface street parking in the area, but much of that is metered or subject to a three-hour limit, making parking there for a baseball game difficult.

Ballpark highlights

Scottsdale Stadium offers a beautiful view of Camelback Mountain and the McDowell Mountains if you find the right seat.

After every 1 p.m. game, kids who attend the game get to run the bases.

The stadium also hosts Scottsdale Scorpions games for the Arizona Fall League.

San Francisco staples Anchor Steam beer and garlic fries are available for those Bay Area visitors who miss home even while watching the Giants.

Nearby restaurants and bars

Old Town Scottsdale is filled with bars, restaurants and clubs.

A few of the highlighted restaurants to pair with a ballgame are Grimaldi's, Culinary Dropout and Los Olivos.

Goldwater Brewing Co. isn't far from Scottsdale Stadium for anyone looking for a craft pint.

For more information on Scottsdale Stadium, visit the Giants' website or the City of Scottsdale's.