The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Arizona State University for the first game in 2015 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3 and fans will have much to look forward to at the D-backs’ award-winning Spring Training facility, including a 3-D printer and a food truck featured on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.”
Concessions at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick offer a diverse food selection and this year fans will be able to enjoy select fresh Maine lobster dishes from Cousins Maine Lobster food truck, as seen on “Shark Tank.”
Another addition this season includes Dunkin’ Donuts, which will feature freshly made donuts and hot and iced coffee. The Banana Boat Lawn will offer additional beer portables.
Fans can also enjoy new food items at two grill cart portables, including beef, chicken or vegetable quesadillas, gluten-free options and fresh-made guacamole at Southwestern Fare (located along the third base line main concourse) and three handcrafted gourmet sliders at Stolen Base Sliders (located along the first base line main concourse).
Also new in 2015, fans will be able to purchase a 32 ounce souvenir beer mug at all beer portables throughout the stadium in which fans will be able to bring back the mug for discounted refills through the duration of spring training.
Fans can also look forward to a 3-D printer along the main concourse. Salt River Fields will be the first and only spring training venue to offer the advanced technology, which can create custom busts and statues of fans in D-backs team colors, jerseys and logos for a unique keepsake.
D-backs players will sign autographs for free, courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, before each home game from 11:45 a.m. to noon on day games and from 5:45- to 6:00 p.m. on night games. Also new in 2015 is an expanded souvenir program available for $2, which includes 12 commemorative baseball trading cards featuring D-backs and Rockies players.
Tickets for games at Salt River Fields start at $9 and can be purchased at www.dbacks.com/spring or by calling 480-362-WINS.
Fans can also enjoy games from one of three shaded party decks with the comfort of padded seats on the second and third levels and expansive views of the entire field with majestic mountain vistas in the background for as low as $20.
For a complete list of Cactus League schedules, visit www.cactusleague.com.
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