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Fan in the Stands in Arizona

There’s no better way to ‘think spring’ than experiencing North Side Chicago baseball in the Arizona sunshine. Join fellow fans in your area on this exciting spring training getaway with tickets to four games: Chicago North Side vs Texas, WBC vs Chicago North Side, Cincinnati vs Chicago North Side, and Chicago South Side vs Chicago North Side. Spend five nights at the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Chandler-Fashion Center hotel featuring daily cooked-to-order breakfasts and evening receptions with refreshments. This lively sports vacation includes a tour of Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale, the Desert Botanical Garden, and a good amount of free time for making the most of your days in enchanting Arizona.

Hosted By: Mark Henderson

Chief Meteorologist


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The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Motorcoach & Professional Driver
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
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Day 1 : Fly to Phoenix

Fly to the desert warmth of Phoenix, Arizona. The ideal Southwest climate is the perfect place for a round of golf or taking a dip in our hotel pool.

Day 2 : Chicago North Side vs. Texas

Begin each day with delicious breakfasts at our hotel. Today’s baseball adventure brings us to Surprise Stadium, located northwest of Phoenix. Enjoy an exciting game versus Texas and a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : WBC vs. Chicago North Side

Join fellow fans on a fascinating guided tour of Phoenix, a city that started in the 1860s as a simple farming community and now the fifth-largest city in the United States. Enjoy today’s game at Sloan Park in Mesa, Chicago’s North Side training facility. Our team will face off against a WBC team. The WBC is an international baseball tournament that will have professional players from major leagues around the world. In the evening enjoy leisure time in Old Town Scottsdale, the famously posh shopping and dining district brimming with Southwest & Old West charm.


Day 4 : Cincinnati vs. Chicago North Side

Bask in Arizona’s warm, spring weather at Sloan Park as we watch Chicago North Side take on Cincinnati. Enjoy our lovely desert location with time at leisure today.


Day 5 : Chicago South Side vs. Chicago North Side

Today we visit the remarkable Desert Botanical Garden, founded over 70 years ago, complete with research and exhibits that showcase enchanting desert flora. Take time to explore the unique beauty that surrounds us. Our last game has Chicago’s North Side facing off against Chicago’s South Side at Sloan Park. After we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with new friends, sharing the best moments of our trip!

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Fly Home


Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 5 nights at the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Chandler-Fashion Center

Attractions & Highlights

  • Phoenix city tour
  • Four Chicago North Side baseball games
    • Chicago North Side vs. Texas
      WBC vs. Chicago North Side
      Cincinnati vs. Chicago North Side
      Chicago South Side vs. Chicago North Side
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Desert Botanical Garden

7 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing


Price Per Person





Final Payment Date: 01/20/2023

Tour Map for Fan in the Stands in Arizona

Departure Cities

WIFR TV Pickup Locations:

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Rockford, IL - Holiday Inn

South Beloit, IL - Flying J Travel Plaza

Mark Henderson

A native of Schaumburg, Illinois, Mark Henderson grew up watching Tom Skilling on WGN-TV in Chicago.

“I developed a passion for weather that has stuck with me for more than three decades.”

That passion led him to Valparaiso University and eventually to WIFR on July 5, 2003, following stints in Wisconsin and Michigan.

“I enjoy being able to help our viewers in any way I can, whether by helping a mother decide how to dress her child for school or providing potentially life-saving information during the most dangerous situations.”

Away from WIFR, Mark likes to spend time with his wife, Sara, and their daughters, Juliana and Emilie, cooking, or visiting local restaurants, wineries and craft breweries.

Join Mark and WIFR Viewers on this wonderful tour!