Portillo’s, Complimentary Transportation and ‘Show Your Stub’ Deals for Spring Training Games
Cubs fans can enjoy their favorite Chicago dogs from Portillo’s, and then hop on a FREE trolley at Tempe Marketplace to take them to and from the game. After the game, they can use their game-day ticket stub to get special deals and offers from the center’s restaurants and retailers.
As baseball fever sweeps into the Valley, Tempe Marketplace is helping fans avoid transportation hassles of getting to and from games with FREE, first-come, first-serve round-trip trolley rides between the shopping center and Sloan Park, the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, in Mesa. Back by popular demand, Tempe Marketplace is giving baseball fans an alternative to battling traffic congestion and long line-ups into and out of the sporting facility for each of the Cubs’ 15 home games starting on March 4. Last year, the center shuttled 6,789 riders during the spring training season. Instead of having to wait in line, riders will be assigned a number to reserve their spot, allowing them to grab a pre-game bite or drink before heading to the park.
And the fun won’t end at the ballpark as Tempe Marketplace is offering special Show Your Stub deals to all baseball fans, whether they’re trolley riders or not. Throughout the season, fans showing their same-day, game day ticket stubs will have access to great discounts at a host of restaurants and stores.
Trolley service runs every half hour to and from the ballpark. For home games beginning at 1:05 p.m., trolley service will start at 11 a.m. and run every half hour to and from the ballpark. For the 4:05 p.m. game on March 17, trolley service will begin at 2 p.m. and run every half hour to and from the ballpark. Trolley pick-up locations are located by the Thirsty Lion and Kabuki at Tempe Marketplace. Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ (Loops 101 and 202). Baseball fans can learn more about Tempe Marketplace’s trolley service and spring training specials by visiting tempemarketplace.com/trolley/ and tempemarketplace.com/playball/