Salt River Fields at Talking Stick brings two members of the Cactus League together in one location on an Indian Reservation, replacing Tucson Electric Park (Diamondbacks) and Hi Corbett Field (Rockies).
Salt River Fields represents the first Major League Ballpark to be built on Native American sovereign land. The land is sacred to the Native American community and Mortenson was diligent in working to understand the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s tradition and culture. Together, they worked to create a sports complex showcasing the cultural diversity and history of the Pima and Maricopa people.
This two-team spring training facility is on a 140-acre site and includes 7,000 fixed seats; 4,000 berm seats; four major league fields, eight minor league fields, four practice half-fields, and two agility fields. There are two separate clubhouses for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, as well as a visiting team clubhouse. The facility also features a 3-acre man-made lake that is used for irrigation of the fields. Commissary, novelty, concession, and restroom facilities are located throughout the complex. The scope of the project also included circulation and access roads, parking lots, and associated utility infrastructure.
The facility is LEED Gold Certified
- During its inaugural season, Salt River Fields saw a 60 percent increase in overall attendance.
- Delivered early and under budget.
Facts And Figures
Completed January 2011
Construction Cost: Confidential
279,635 square feet
7,000 fixed seats
4,000 berm seats