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Friday, February 23, 2024

Over a decade later, Salt River Fields remains one of the most popular facilities to attend a spring training game. Located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, it carries an inherently unique vibe. The Community is home to two distinct Native American tribes: the “Pima” – Onk Akimel O’odham (Salt River People) and the “Maricopa” – Xalychidom Piipaash (Upriver People). While they have distinguishable cultures and languages, the two tribes share a great amount of the same values. Similarly, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies come from two different states, with different players, yet, they both have made Salt River Fields their spring training home.

Opening Day at Salt River Fields is also celebrated as “SRPMIC Day” in which Salt River Fields and both of the teams celebrate their partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

SRPMIC Day at Salt River Fields

Image from 2023 SRPMIC Day on Opening Day

Opening Day will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 and the pre-game ceremony will feature SRPMIC basket dancers, the National Anthem performed in O’odham language by Sistine Lewis, former Miss Indian Arizona. Salt River Council members will be in attendance with SRPMIC President Martin Harvier throwing out the first pitch. Along the concourse Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community artists Raeann Brown, Alice Manuel, and August Wood will demonstrate traditional basketry and SRPMIC artist Dwayne Manuel will showcasing a live painting in the outfield concourse.

The Spring Training season at Salt River Fields begins on Friday, February 23 through Tuesday, March 26. Purchase your tickets now.

Two tribes, Two teams, One home!