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A HISTORY OF SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK

  • On March 27, 2009: The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community submitted a proposal to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies to build the teams a new home for spring training on the Community. If accepted, this would be the first major league spring training facility built on tribal land.

  • July 16, 2009: The Community announced that it had signed a Memo of Understanding with the teams to pursue building this project.

  • July 23, 2009: The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies announced the location for the new spring training facility on Community land. The location, at Indian Bend and Pima Road, is served by two major freeways and is minutes away from Sky Harbor Airport and Scottsdale Airport.

  • November 16, 2009:  In a formal ceremony, ground was broken to construct the newest enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Designed by HKS architects, the spring training facility would be built by Mortenson Construction.

  • June 4, 2010: The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies announce that the new facility will be called Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. It joins Talking Stick Golf Club and Talking Stick Resort as the latest entertainment venue in the Community’s Talking Stick brand.

  • Spring, 2011: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will open as the Cactus League’s newest and finest major league baseball spring training facility.