Major League Baseball spring training is a series of practice and exhibition games prior to the start of the regular season and typically takes place mid February until the first week of April, just before the season opening day.
Since spring training is held in locations with warmer climate such as Florida or Arizona, and since it usually coincides with spring break for many college students, spring training attracts a lot of fans. Florida-training teams play in the Grapefruit League, Arizona-training teams play in the Cactus League.
The Grapefruit League takes place March 2 - April 3, 2010, the Cactus League March 3-April 3, 2010.
Grapefruit League teams and training locations: Atlanta Braves - Lake Buena Vista, Baltimore Orioles - Sarasota, Boston Red Sox - Fort Myers, Detroit Tigers - Lakeland, Florida Marlins - Jupiter, Houston Astros - Kissimmee, Minnesota Twins - Fort Myers, New York Mets - Port St. Lucie, New York Yankees - Tampa, Philadelphia Phillies - Clearwater, Pittsburgh Pirates - Bradenton , St. Louis Cardinals - Jupiter, Tampa Bay Rays - Port Charlotte, Toronto Blue Jays - Dunedin.
Cactus League teams and locations: Arizona Diamondbacks - Tucson Electric Park, Tucson, Chicago Cubs - HoHoKam Park, Mesa, Chicago White Sox - Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Cincinnati Reds - Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear Cleveland Indians - Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear, Colorado Rockies - Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, Kansas City Royals - Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, Los Angeles Dodgers - Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Milwaukee Brewers - Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix, Oakland Athletics - Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, San Diego Padres - Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, San Francisco Giants - Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Seattle Mariners - Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria.