About Salt River Fields
Salt River Fields
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, better known to fans as simply Salt River Fields, is a stadium complex located in Scottsdale suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. With a capacity of around 11,000, it’s one of the premier spring training stadiums for Major League Baseball. It’s also the first to ever be both built on Native American land and owned by a Native American community, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
The History of Salt River Fields
Phoenix has been a hot location for MLB spring training facilities for a while now, and the impetus behind the building of Salt River Fields can be traced to this demand. The White Sox moved their spring training facilities there from Tuscon in 2009, prompting both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to seek out new digs as well. A major bidding war ensured, with the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community coming out on top. Construction was fast-tracked, with Salt River Fields opening in February of 2011, and the stadium has been earning accolades ever since.
What Makes Salt River Fields Events So Special?
Salt River Fields has been a runaway hit with fans and ballplayers alike since it opened. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig couldn’t stop raving about the facilities, which include party pavilions, luxury suites, a kid-friendly zone, huge practice facilities for both teams, and even a man-made lake stocked with tens of thousands of fish. This has made Salt River Fields the jewel of what’s been coined the “Cactus League” of spring training venues in and around Phoenix, making a game at this stadium a must-see event!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Salt River Fields located?
Salt River Fields is located on the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona.
What kind of events does Salt River Fields host?
As a baseball field, this venue only hosts baseball events.
Which team is playing at Salt River Fields?
Currently, no team permanently resides here. But, it does serve as the Major League Baseball spring-training facility for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The popularity of this stadium is so high, though, that it’s attracted international attention! In fact, a Japanese pro baseball team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, also signed on to use Salt River Fields as its spring training headquarters as well starting in 2018.
Where can I park for free at Salt River Fields?
Salt River Fields events have over 4000 parking spots available for fans. We recommend you arrive early to secure your spot. Prices vary depending on the event, but in general, gameday parking is available in all lots for $5.
What is the seating capacity of Salt River Fields?
Salt River Fields events can seat up to 11,000 fans.
Who owns Salt River Fields?
The stadium is owned by the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community.
How do I get to Salt River Fields using public transport?
Fans wishing to ditch the car can turn to public transport to arrive at Salt River Fields events on time. There are a number of bus routes, that’ll drop you off right by the stadium. Be sure to find the best route for you.