Is it just us or did this new Scottsdale baseball stadium seem to just pop up practically over night? We’re talking about the beautiful new Salt River Fields at Talking Stick — home to both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies for the spring training season.
The much-awaited 11,000-seat stadium is the Cactus League’s newest facility — the first to be built on Indian land — and, wow, is it a beauty. Located just off the 101 freeway at the Indian Bend exit and part of Casino Arizona’s Talking Stick development, the $100 million project includes such features as 13 playing fields, a kid’s play area , designated autograph-seekers section, lots of food and beverage options plus $5 on-site parking for 3,000 cars. A uniquely-designed shade structure reminiscent of a Native American ramada will provide relief from the hot Arizona sun while the stadium’s location allows for breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains, most notably the McDowell’s and Camelback Mountain.
The first game — Diamondbacks vs. Rockies — is scheduled for February 26 at 1:10 pm and is a sell-out at this time. Tickets for the remaining 30+ games range in price from $25 for an infield box seat to $8 for a spot on the lawn. Also available are “party deck” tickets priced at $19 each. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium or by visiting Spring Training Tickets – Salt River.
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* Photo courtesy of Salt River Fields.