Salt River Fields Accolades

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has become the premier Spring Training complex in Major League Baseball by taking home 29 local and national awards. Salt River Fields provides a state of the art baseball and special event venue with all the amenities to make any event successful.


2011

  • 7th Annual RED Awards // Most Challenging Project
  • BaseballParks.com // 12th Annual Ballpark of the Year Award
  • Digital Ballparks // Ballpark of the Year
  • Ballpark Digest // Ballpark of the Year
  • Phoenix New Times // Best of Phoenix // Best Place to See a Spring Training Game
  • ENR Southwest // Best Sports & Entertainment Project // Best of 2011 Projects
  • United States Green Building Council // LEED Gold Certification
  • Recognized in National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum as first MLB facility on Native American land

2012

  • SportsBusiness Journal // Sports Facility of the Year Finalist
  • REmmy Awards // Leadership for an Innovative Project

2013

  • Stadium Journey Magazine // Top Stadium Experiences of the Year
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Spring Training Field
  • Architectural Record Magazine // Good Design is Good Business
  • Athletic Business Magazine // 26th Annual Architectural Showcase
  • USGBC Heavy Medal Awards // Community & Transportation Award
  • Site of first-ever instant replay challenge in MLB history
  • AZCentral’s Best // Best Live Music Venue

2014

  • Stadium Journey Magazine // Best Cactus League Ballpark
  • Site of first-ever use of “pitch clock” in MLB history
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Spring Training Field
  • USA Today // 10 Best Readers’ Choice // Best Spring Training City
  • Stadium Journey Magazine // Top Stadium Experiences of the Year

2015

  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Spring Training Field
  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Culinary Event (Arizona Taco Festival)
  • TripAdvisor // Certificate of Excellence 26. 2015 Phoenix Magazine // Best of the Valley

2016

 
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