Photo courtesy of city of Scottsdale

As the Cactus League swings into full gear, Old Town Scottsdale is buzzing with excitement for the return of spring training and for a special cinematic treat that celebrates America’s favorite pastime.
Scottsdale Stadium, the spring home of the San Francisco Giants, finds itself at the center of the season’s festivities, surrounded by an array of bars and restaurants that cater to fans and families alike.

Adding to the allure of game days, the city of Scottsdale is set to host a unique outdoor event that combines the love of baseball with the charm of a night under the stars. On Saturday, March 9, residents and visitors are invited to a free screening of “The Sandlot,” the beloved film that captures the spirit and nostalgia of childhood baseball adventures. The event will take place on the East Lawn of the Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 E. Drinkwater Blvd., offering a perfect evening outing for families, friends, and fans of all ages.
Gates will open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie scheduled to start at 7 p.m. While admission is complimentary, attendees are encouraged to pre-register through Eventbrite to secure their spot for what’s expected to be robust attendance. To enhance the movie-going experience, food trucks will be on-site, providing a selection of light snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

“The Sandlot” screening is an opportunity to enjoy a classic film but also a way to engage with the community and make the most of the spring training season. Parking in Old Town Scottsdale is free and available adjacent to the Civic Center. For more details on the movie night and to register, visit