Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks
Opened in the spring of 2011, the 11,000 seat ballpark and adjoining complex of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is the first Major League Baseball spring training facility to be built on Indian land in the nation. This project offered the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a Native American community to create a sports complex that showcases cultural diversity, and the rich history, culture and artistic values of the Pima and Maricopa Indian Tribes.
In partnership with designer Kim Dalton, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors performed on a 6-month fast track schedule to provide the furnishings in all offices, training rooms, clubhouses, dining areas, and reception areas as well as soft seating on the outside decks of each team clubhouse.
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain views in all of baseball, Salt River Fields puts fans on top of the action and up-close to their favorite players from the major leagues. Located on a 140-acre site, Salt River Fields lies in the heart of the East Valley, near the Pima-Loop 101 Freeway and Indian Bend Road.
The complex consists of separate training facilities and clubhouses accommodating each team as well as an 11,000-seat central stadium which features a uniquely designed roof structure that offers fans in the cross aisle plenty of shade.
The stadium design offers completely open fan observation areas, allowing glimpses into the players’ daily lives and training routines. The stadium is at the heart of the development, with batting cages, practice fields and clubhouses radiating around it. The site also supports 12 practice fields and two soccer fields at the facility.
Visit the Arizona Diamondbacks website for stadium information.