On behalf of everyone at Arizona KEY Magazine, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Arizona, the Grand Canyon state. Spring Training offers baseball fans a unique opportunity. The venues are state of the art and provide for intimate, up close and personal viewing. The players are more accessible, all of the teams are tied for first place, and hope springs eternal. It all starts here at Spring Training, where practice and game play will help the "boys of summer" endure the season and hopefully earn a spot in the "fall classic".
Helping you navigate the Cactus League is hall of fame sport's writer Charlie Vascellaro. Through his cover story and team previews, you'll be guided thru the Spring Training season with substantive information delivered with Charlie's brilliant flair.
Arizona KEY Magazine's Cactus League 2012 Spring Training Visitor & Travel Guide marks the 10th Anniversary of this extremely popular publication. The first issue of KEY in the Valley of the Sun debuted in 1969.
For over 40 years, Arizona KEY Magazine has been an integral part of the Grand Canyon State. Of course a few things have changed since the sixties - we now have information via the internet, HD videos, eReaders, iPhones, Twitter, Facebook, FlickR and YouTube, all of which may be found at ArizonaKEY.com. But one thing remains the same whether you are "old- school" or "new-school", we still provide pertinent and timely travel information to visitors and residents alike.
Thanks to our advertisers for supporting the book, and thank you to the concierge and other travel professionals who use the publication as a resource for their guests. Lastly, thank you to all of the Spring Training fans - it warms my heart when I see the Spring Training Guide sticking out of a purse or back pocket - we do it for you.
See you at the ballpark,