When it comes to spectators, the Chicago Cubs are the Cactus League’s prime draw. With the league’s largest seating capacity, Mesa’s Sloan Park has hosted the 20 biggest crowds in Cactus League history, led by the 15,849 who attended a 2018 game against San Francisco. The Cubs in 2016 averaged a record 15,078 per game.
This spring, Sloan Park’s hottest tickets promise to be March 25 and 26, when the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox make a rare Cactus League appearance. The Red Sox trained at Scottsdale Stadium from 1959-65 before moving camp to Florida.
– Andrew Bagnato, Bagnato Pflipsen Communications