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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 12:03

Salt River Fields

HKS Architecture has unveiled the design plans the new Salt River Fields at Talking Stick spring training stadium, which will be the new shared home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The design follows in the footsteps of the Camelback Ranch spring training facility for the Dodgers and the White Sox in that it is being deemed a "destination-driven environment" for fans.

Salt River Fields also highlights how clubs are reaching out to new methods of funding. The 140-acre spring training home of the two clubs is the first training facility built on Native American land. Owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the complex consists of separate training facilities and clubhouses accommodating each team as well as an 11,000-seat central stadium.

The Community’s theme for the ball park is “Two Teams – Two Tribes – One Home.”

The two teams housed in the venue are the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies: the two tribes are the Pima and Maricopa tribes which comprise the Community.

The expansive facility is set to open on February 1, 2011, and is located at Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road, on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land.

According to Mo Stein, FAIA, principal and director of HKS’s Phoenix office, Salt River Fields will be active 365 days a year. “The Diamondbacks and Rockies will have a baseball presence for training at all levels as well as community activities including youth camps, community events, festivals and retreats – boosting the local economy year round.”

Mortenson Construction is the general contractor for Salt River Fields.

SELECT EACH IMAGE BELOW TO SEE IN HIGH-RES

Salt River Fields (1B side)

Aerial perspective looking at the
Rockies’ Clubhouse with the main
stadium in the background

Salt River Fields (3B side)

Aerial perspective looking at D-backs’
Clubhouse with the main stadium
in the back ground

Salt River Fields (Player perspective, Rockies Dugout)

Players’ perspective entering the main
stadium from the Colorado Rockies’
Clubhouse

Salt River Fields (Aerial perspective, looking to outfield lawn)
Aerial perspective above home plate
entry looking back toward the outfield
lawn seating
Salt River Fields (From Party Deck)
Main stadium view from the edge of the
third base party deck looking back
toward the first base party deck
Salt River Fields (Home Plate main entry)
The Home Plate main entry welcomes
fans with an entry bridge  over
a cascading water feature

Salt River Fields (Plan View)

A site plan of the Salt River Fields at
Talking Stick complex

Source: HKS Architecture


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