Located in Scottsdale Arizona on land owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the stadium was built to be the Spring Training home of the Major League Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
When it opened it was heralded as the first baseball stadium to be built on Native American land.
It features a central stadium as well as 12 full-size practice fields and two half-fields.
Besides being the Spring Training home for the Diamondbacks and Rockies, the facility is also used by the Arizona Summer League a minor league for rookies, and the Arizona Fall League where it is home to the Salt River Rafters.
There are also several non-baseball events that take place on the 140-acre site throughout the year.
In this section you will find pertinent information about Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
|Stadium Facts & Figures|
|Name||Salt River Fields at Talking Stick|
|Design Principal||Mo Stein|
|Project Manager||Andy Henning|
|Managing Contractor||Mortensen Construction|
|Ground Breaking||November 17, 2009|
|First Official Game||February 26, 2011|
|Construction Duration||14 Months|
|Construction Costs||$100 million|
|Physical Address||7555 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
|Coordinates||33° 32’ 46” N 111° 53’ 7” W|
|Major Cross Streets||North: East Via de Ventura
South: East Indian Bend Road
East: N. Dobson Road
West: N. Pima Road
|Record Attendance||12,996 (March 16, 2014)|
|Ownership & Operations|
|Owner||Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community|
|Operations||Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community|
|Field Surface & Dimensions|
|Playing Surface||Tifway 419 Bermuda Grass|
|Field Dimensions||LF: 345’
|Outfield Wall Height||LF Corner: 12’ 0”
LF: 10’ 0”
RF: 10’ 0”
RF Corner: 12’ 0”
|Batters Eye||76’ 6” wide by 25’ high|
|Backstop||129’ wide by 31’ high. Backstop is 49’ from home plate|
|Concourse||The length of the main concourse is 2,059 feet|
|Seating||The ballpark features 4 private luxury suites capable of holding 15 people each, Pepsi Patio can accommodate 500 people, Coors Light Cold Zone/Miller Lite Taste Zone can accommodate 300 people each, 11,000 club seats, and approximately 6,000 lawn seats|
Salt River Fields was designed first and foremost as a baseball stadium and training facility for Major League Baseball. That doesn't mean that it is focused solely on baseball or the baseball season. Since it's opening in 2001, Salt River Fields has been home to several non-baseball events that have proven to be very popular. Below are a list of a few of the more notable:
- Independence Day Music Festival
- Octoberfest at Salt River Fields
- Arizona Taco Festival
- Halloween Spooktacular
- Street Eats Food Truck Festival
- Musical Concerts
- True Music Festival featuring Wiz Khalifa, BassNectar, The Flaming Lips, Capital Cities
- Tim McGraw featuring Dakota Bradley & Chelsea Bain
- Brantley Gilbert featuring Tyler Farr & LoCash Cowboys
- Miranda Lambert & Darius Rucker
- Blake Shelton featuring Crystal Bowersox & Casey James
- Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
- Phillip Phillips featuring Sara Robinson & The Midnight Special, The Senators, Matt Kahler
- Larry Fitzgerald Celebrity Softball
- Family and Date Night with Duck Dynasty's Jase Roberts
- Races & Fun Runs
- Neon Splash Dash Live Bright 5K
- Hot Chocolate Race - 5K
- Swift Charities 5K
- Arizona BBQ Festival
- AIA Division II and Division I State Championship Baseball Games
- Pop Art Your Pet Festival
- Arizona Rookie League Baseball
- Arizona Fall League Baseball - Salt River Rafters
When the Arizona Diamondbacks decided to move from Tucson to the Valley of the Sun for Spring Training, they knew they would need something special. As a long time partner with the Native American community the Diamondbacks along with the Colorado Rockies began discussions with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to develop the first Spring Training facility to be built on Indian ground.
A ground breaking ceremony was held at the site on November 17, 2009 for construction to begin on a state of the art facility they would share with the Colorado Rockies. Construction was completed in time for the first game in the Cactus League season on February 26, 2011.
In this section you will find details about the various aspects of Salt River Fields and what makes it such an incredible Spring Training venue.
Facts & Figures
In the brief history of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick there have been several events that have had tremendous meaning not just for the Arizona Diamondbacks or baseball but for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Several of these events are listed below to give you an idea of what this facility means to the area and to the people.