If you are an Angels fan, Spring Training is one of the best ways to get a chance to see all of your favorite players. Minor league stadiums are considerably smaller than major league stadiums which means there really is not bad seat. We like sitting on the lawn when we bring our kids because it gives them a chance to wiggle a bit without disturbing our neighbors too much. Chances of catching a home run are decent too! Get to the stadium early so that the kids can try to snag autographs or baseballs during batting practice. The players are usually pretty receptive.
If you love your Angels baseball, and you want to get as close to them as possible, Tempe Diablo Stadium is the place to go during Spring Training. The tickets are not cheap, and there is not much shade to be had, but the chance to say hello to your favorite ballplayer is pretty much priceless.
The stadium itself is well kept and has a few options for food and the local brewery-4 Peaks- is on draft here. As I stated before, shade is limited during the day games and we baked in our bench seats, but we were able to stand at the top of the stadium and look down at the field in the shade when it wasn't too crowded. The staff is friendly and helpful. I left my phone on a table and within minutes lost and found helped me recover it. The guys on the field keeping fans off helped distribute balls to the kids and were in good spirits.
Our seats were on the first base line, where the players enter and leave for the locker room. This was the perfect place for my daughter to hang off the side and ask for autographs (she acquired at least 10!). She has learned how to not let the adult "fans" elbow her out of position and this 10-year-old knows that a new ball and a Sharpie is all you need during Spring Training.
There is also a lawn area where lucky fans can snag a home run ball (and if Mike Trout is up, your chances soar). The lawn area is cheaper and people stretched out on blankets looked appealing, but being able to listen to the outfielders conversations were worth where we sat.
My kids enjoyed their time at Tempe Diablo, but next time I think I'd wait for an evening game to be a little bit cooler.