Chronological Tour: Stop 386

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Home plate entrance to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Oct-2016.

Desert foliage peppers the outfield areas of the park.

An Arizona Fall League game as photographed from behind the plate.

Quick Facts: Rating: 4 baseballs
This former country club site, part of the Talking Stick Resort on the land of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community adjacent to Scottsdale, opened in 2011 to host the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies for spring training. Both clubs (Rockies and D-backs) moved their facilities from Tucson.

The new facility was an instant hit, with the Diamondbacks (the team of local interest, playing their home games in central Phoenix) averaging over 11,000 fans per Cactus League game. For one contest during 2014 spring training, they jammed nearly 13,000 into the park.

In addition to spring training, the Major League Baseball-sponsored Arizona Fall League, a prospect development program playing in October and November, utilizes the park.

Game # Date League Level Result
1535 Tue 11-Oct-2016 Arizona Fall Offseason Pro SALT RIVER 7, Peoria 7, 11 inn, tie
1538 Thu 13-Oct-2016 Arizona Fall Offseason Pro Mesa 7, SALT RIVER 5
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