WELCOME TO SALT RIVER FIELDS

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to build the award-winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which opened in 2011 as the first Major League Baseball Spring Training facility to be built on Indian land in the nation.

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick includes an 11,000-seat capacity ballpark, a total of 12 practice fields and office buildings that include Major and Minor League clubhouses, training facilities, and offices for each team.

The complex is spread throughout 140 acres of scenic landscape that has unmatched views of Camelback Mountain, the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks, Red Mountain, and the Superstition Mountains. The stadium design immerses fans in the game of baseball while using Native American influence and regional architecture to offer fans the ultimate Spring Training experience. The design allows fans multiple observation areas, allowing glimpses into the players’ daily lives and training routines.

The stadium is at the heart of the complex, with batting cages, practice fields and clubhouses radiating around it. A traditional Native American ramada shade is incorporated into the venue as a way to shade fans from the hot southwestern sun. According to solar path studies conducted by HKS, virtually all fans attending Spring Training games in March and sitting above the cross aisle will be in the shade for the entire game, while approximately 85 percent of the fans in the 7,000 fixed seats will be shaded as the game progresses.

Designed to also serve as a symbol within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, promoting and encouraging environmental stewardship, the facility earned prestigious LEED Gold Certification for New Construction from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Salt River Fields is the first LEED Gold-certified sports venue of its kind in the United States.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is to provide a clean, safe and family friendly environment while showcasing Major League and minor league baseball, along with other signature events and festivals, while making a positive impact for the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.

Features & Attractions:

  • 7,000 fixed seats & 4,000 lawn seats
  • A uniquely designed roof in the traditional Native American ramada
  • Two 85,000 square-foot clubhouses for both clubs
  • Pepsi Patio – unique rooftop hospitality space with 360-degree view located above press box
  • Miller Lite Loft / American Airlines Deck – large hospitality space located on 3B/1B sides of press level
  • Cold Stone Kids Fun Field – free whiffle ball field located down RF concourse
  • Scoreboard – High-definition 24 X 48 foot high LED video board
  • Seven parking lots with over 3,000 spaces
  • 500,000+ square-foot grass multipurpose fields
  • 12 practice fields & 3 acre irrigation lake

Take a Trip Around Salt River Fields

About Our Name & Logo

The name Salt River Fields at Talking Stick defines the location of the new baseball spring training complex and speaks to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s cultural heritage.

“Salt River Fields” alerts baseball fans that they are visiting the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

“Fields” refers to the 12 practice fields located within the facility and also the Community’s rich agricultural history.

“Talking Stick” is an historical reference to the traditional Pima calendar stick on which carvers recorded historical events and milestones.

The Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Logo was designed by local Pima artist Royce Manual and refined by Dallas-based design firm, FocusEGd. Manuel incorporated a rattlesnake to symbolize the Arizona Diamondbacks and the role the rattlesnake plays in Native American legend. The logo emphasizes a mountain to symbolize the Colorado Rockies and the scenic mountain ranges that surround Salt River Fields.

Awards & Accolades

2011

  • 7th Annual RED Awards // Most Challenging Project
  • 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 // 10Best 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
  • Phoenix Magazine // Best of the Valley

2016

  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Spring Training Field
  • Phoenix New Times // Best of Phoenix // Best Place to See a Spring Training Game
  • Concierges Magazine // No. 1 Spring Training Facility
  • Best Spring Training Destination // Sports on Earth
  • #1 Cactus League Spring Training Ballpark // Best of the Ballparks // Ballparks Digest
  • Best Food Truck Festivals // Top 10 Event of 2016
  • Stadium Journey Magazine // Best Spring Training Experience
  • Stadium Journey Magazine // Top Stadium Experiences of the Year

2017

  • Arizona Foothills Magazine // Best of Our Valley // Best Spring Training Field
  • The Phoenix New Times // Best Place to See a Spring Training Game
  • # 1 Cactus League Spring Training Ballpark // Best of the Ballparks // Ballparks Digest

2018

  • Maricopa County Climate and Health Champion Award – Sustainability

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