Salt River Fields is the new spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. — Photo courtesy of Salt River Fields
Every spring, baseball fever spreads across the Valley of the Sun, drawing baseball aficionados from across the country to the sunny climes of the desert for long afternoons of America’s favorite pastime. This year’s edition of Cactus League Spring Training will be bigger and better than ever, with the opening of a new spring training facility in Scottsdale, Salt River Fields.
Salt River Fields, Scottsdale’s new ballpark and spring training facility, is situated on a 140-acre site in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in East Scottsdale. This 13,000-seat stadium represents a $100 million project that encompasses 13 fields, including one main stadium, with each team assigned six fields. The main stadium features vast panoramic views of some of the region’s most iconic mountain ranges, including Camelback Mountain, the Four Peaks, Red Mountain, and the Superstition Mountains.
The stadium adjoins the Talking Stick Resort and Casino, the award-winning Talking Stick Golf Club, and the Pavilions retail center, making this a major sports and entertainment hub. Salt River Fields is also the new spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. Fans will love catching an afternoon ball game at Salt River Fields, which features innovative design and spectacular views of the surrounding desert. The stadium’s unique layout is designed to be exceptionally fan-friendly, offering spectators unparalleled views on all the baseball action and close-up encounters with their favorite players. Major league action never felt so close, or so thrilling, than at this new state of the art spring training facility in Scottsdale.