to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
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.
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.
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.
“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 “Talking Stick” is an historical reference to the traditional Pima calendar stick on which carvers recorded historical events and milestones.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.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is served by major freeways, Interstate 10, Interstate 17, and the Red Mountain Freeway Loop 202 and the Pima Freeway–Loop 101, both of which border the Salt River Indian Community. The Loop 101 provides nine interchanges along a nine-mile stretch on the Salt River Indian Community’s western boundary while the Red-Mountain Freeway–Loop 202 follows the southern boundary. Highway 87–Beeline crosses the Community from south to east.
Looking to take a rideshare to or from Salt River Fields? The suggested pickup and drop off area is on the access road along the grass field parking lots or Centerfield Parking Lots.
USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River
Located on the West side of the complex at the Home Plate Parking lot.
Opening February 22, 2020
Open daily dawn until dusk | Free and open to the public
Salt River Fields and Spectra Food Services have partnered to create the Salt River Fields Garden along the first baseline, adjacent to the Cold Stone Fun Field. The Garden will produce an assortment of vegetables and herbs, including tomatoes, parsley, peppers, rosemary and others, providing Salt River Fields Chefs with herbs and produce to use in their concession delights.