Ah, spring is in the air… In Arizona, spring means baseball, hotdogs and
apple pie beer on a nice sunny day.
Suppose you are a snowbird that has flown south to get out of that nasty cold and away from that strange white stuff that falls from the sky. Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got a few ideas and tips for you. First of all, if you are a baseball fan coming to the Valley, you can ditch the car this year and catch the action at Tempe Diablo Stadium via a FREE shuttle service courtesy of the Angels Spring Training Trolley.
Here’s the scoop…
Tempe is introducing the free Angels Baseball Spring Training Trolley, which will transport baseball fans to Tempe Diablo Stadium for each Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim home game. Beginning March 6 and continuing through April 1 on game days, fans will be picked up and dropped off at two locations in Tempe, the Mill Avenue District and Tempe Marketplace.
Here’s some suggestions…
1. Leave the car behind, use the Sky Harbor Shuttle
2. Find a great hotel close to the light rail line
3. Enjoy some Spring Training baseball
4. Grab a cold beer or two
5. Enjoy your stay in Sunny Arizona
Baseball fans from around the country can stay in a nice hotel, eat at some awesome restaurants, check out a bunch of great artsy fartsy stuff and even take a hike without ever turning the key of a car. I may be a bit of a transit geek, but it sounds like a cool vacation to me.
To get to the Spring Training shuttle / trolley from the light rail line, just exit at the Mill Avenue station and head south a couple of short blocks to 5th Street. See the light rail map below to get a good idea of the area.
The trolley will circulate between the Mill Avenue District and the stadium every 20 minutes from 11am until 30 minutes after the game on game days. Pick-Up/ Drop-Off at: Mill Avenue Stop – Northwest Corner of Mill Avenue and 5th Street (in front of Lotions & Potions) Look for the ‘Trolley Stop’ Sign
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*Flickr Photo by the super-cool CWaterhouse*