Salt River Fields Facts & Figures

Located srfin 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
Architect HKS, Inc.
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
Capacity 11,000
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 srf dimensionsLF: 345’
LCF: 390’
CF: 410’
RCF: 390’
RF: 345’
Outfield Wall Height LF Corner: 12’ 0”
LF: 10’ 0”
CF: 25’
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 Other Events

Salt River Fields srf balloon festivalwas 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

 

 

Salt River Fields Complex

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to build Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the first Major League Baseball spring training facility to be built on Indian land in the nation.

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Salt River Fields

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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.

 

History
SRF History
Facts & Figures
Facts and Figures
Other Events
Other Events
Location
Map to SRF
Seating Layout
SRF Seating Chart
Complex
SRF Complex

 

 

Salt River Fields History

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.

 

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