Cactus League tour: Salt River Fields

Fans watch a game between the Diamondbacks and Athletics from the outfield lawn at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.  

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Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is a must-see ballpark for any baseball fan, with its panoramic views of some of Arizona’s most scenic mountains and family friendly atmosphere.

Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, Salt River Fields is the second-newest facility in the Cactus league (to Sloan Park). The stadium offers multiple seating options, including the upper deck group seating areas or the huge lawn that spans the outfield.

As you walk around the stadium, you are enticed by the many aromas the ballpark offers. You can satisfy any appetite with Crust Pizza, 101 Cattle Co., Sonoran BBQ, Island Noodles, Cactus Corn, Tweety’s Indian Fry Bread or traditional ballpark fare. Berrie Kabob’s and Duncan Donuts offer a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, while Cold Stone Creamery can cool you down on those hot spring days.

For those over 21, you can enjoy a cold margarita at Salty Senoritas or a beer at the Budweiser Bowtie hangout.

Throughout the main concourse are multiple kiosks featuring craft beers of Arizona and Colorado, along with Jack Daniels and Absolute cocktails.

It’s no wonder the facility is breaking attendance records year after year every spring. The experience for fans of all ages to be able to get autographs and greet the players is what it’s all about.

We caught up with some fans that enjoy all the above along with beer, weather and baseball.