The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to build Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the first Major League Baseball spring training facility to be built on Indian land in the nation.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick includes an 11,000-seat capacity ballpark, a total of 12 practice fields and office buildings that include Major and Minor League clubhouses, training facilities, and offices for each team. The site is near Indian Bend Road and the 101 Freeway.
7555 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is on 140 acres of scenic landscape that has unmatched views of Camelback Mountain, the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks, Red Mountain, and the Superstition Mountains.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick offers the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a Native American community and to create a stadium and sports complex that showcase cultural diversity and the rich history, culture and artistic values of the Pima and Maricopa Indian tribes.
Among the recent awards given to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick are "Best Spring Training Facility" by Arizona Foothills magazine for the sixth consecutive year, featured as the "Best Spring Training Ballpark in Arizona" by the Chicago Tribune (2018), one of the "25 must-see buildings in Arizona" by the Arizona Republic (2017), "Best Cactus League Ballpark" by Ballpark Digest (2016 & 2017), "Best Spring Training Food" by Phoenix Magazine (2017), "Best Spring Training Destination" by Sports On Earth (2016), "#1 Spring Training Facility" by Concierges magazine, and "Best Place to See a Spring Training Game" by Phoenix New Times (2016). In 2014 Stadium Journey named Salt River Fields both the "Best Cactus League Ballpark" and "Top Stadium Experiences of the Year." USA Today awarded Scottsdale the "Best Spring Training City" (2014) and in 2015 TripAdvisor gave the complex a Certificate of Excellence.
Salt River Fields has led the Cactus League in attendance for seven consecutive seasons, welcoming more than 300,000 fans each year and is still the only Major League Baseball Spring Training complex ever to break 300,000 fans in a season. It is also the first Spring Training facility to receive a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program and the first Spring Training complex to be built on Native American land.