MLB* teams come to Phoenix and Tucson for Spring training, along with legions of baseball fans. Traffic and congestion all go up considerably this time of year, similar to the milder months of winter when snowbirds descend upon Phoenix in droves.
Fortunately Spring Training only lasts until April and as the temperatures rise most of the tourists make a mass exodus out of the state before the heat becomes too unbearable, at least for the tourists.
There was once a time when spring training games were inexpensive, affordable, and convenient, but currently tickets rival and oftentimes exceed prices for "real" baseball games during the regular season.
And traffic to and from a game, regardless of stadium, is completely out of hand.
You can attend a Diamondbacks game for $8 a seat in the upper level and yet for spring training games you can pay anywhere between $15 and $30 unless you sit on the lawn.
The game doesn't count toward season record and
you may not even see marquee players.