Salt River Fields at Talking Stick tops MLB in spring training attendance

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring training home to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, drew a season-record 351,866 fans in 2015 to top all two-team complex attendance in MLB this season.

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.

Salt River Fields drew more than 125,000 additional fans than the second-highest attended two-team complex, Camelback Ranch (234,360).

This season, the D-backs set the highest single-game attendance record at Salt River Fields with 13,507 on March 14 vs. the Rockies. The Rockies also set a club-best attendance record of 13,126 on March 21 vs. the Dodgers.

The complex has totaled 100 sellouts since Salt River Fields opened five years ago. The D-backs’ 198,012 fans this season is a club-best, beating the previous record of 189,737 set in 2011.

Among the recent awards given to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is “Best Spring Training Facility” by Arizona Foothills magazine for the third consecutive year and “Best Culinary Event” honors by Arizona Foothills for the annual Arizona Taco Festival.

It is also the first Spring Training facility to receive a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

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