- Jim McLennan at Big League Stew1 yr ago
Have a baseball road trip coming up? Well, in a bid to help you with your upcoming journeys, Big League Stew has solicited the help of the locals. That's right, we've been hitting up our usual guest blogger crew to feature 10 tips for enjoying each of the 30 ballparks like the locals do. Have a suggestion in addition to the ones listed here? Make sure to list it in the comments below.
1. Where to stay: If you're an out of towner coming to Phoenix, the obvious location is downtown, within walking distance of the park. However, in an Arizona summer, "walking distance" is the sprint from your air-conditioned car to the air-conditioned final destination, and the downtown district is heavily business-oriented, so gets kinda quiet after 6pm. If you're driving, there are considerably cheaper alternatives down the I-10 west of downtown; out between 80th and 100th Ave is still only 15 mins from the park. Or, if you're looking for nightlife, consider Tempe, home to ASU with all that entails, and a light-rail journey from Chase Field.