One of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the 133-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and in 2012 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America.
Scottsdale is the Spring Training home for the Giants. The Giants were one of the first teams to bring spring baseball to Arizona, moving to Phoenix in the early 1960’s. The team has hosted spring training baseball at Scottsdale Stadium since 1982. The Giants currently rank among one of the top-drawing teams each spring, averaging close to 11,000 fans per game during the month of March.