PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that today's sold-out crowd of 12,809 set the single-game record for Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The previous record was 12,799 set last year on March 31 vs. the Dodgers.
"Once again, we're seeing incredible crowds at Salt River Fields and we expect it will carry over to Chase Field," said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. "Arizona is the center of the baseball world and there is a lot of excitement surrounding the team right now."
The award-winning facility, now in its third season, has sold out seven of its first 12 games. The D-backs game against Seattle one week from today (March 24) is already sold out, as is the March 27 game vs. San Francisco. Limited tickets remain for this Tuesday's 1:10 game vs. SD, this Thursday's 1:10 game vs. Cleveland and the March 26 night game against the Angels.
The combined attendance at Salt River Fields this spring between the D-backs and Rockies is already at 316,208, the third-highest ever for a two-team complex.
Among the recent awards given to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick "Best Spring Training Facility" by Arizona Foothills magazine, while the complex was also a finalist for the Sports Facility of the Year from the Sports Business Journal. 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.